President of Orlando-based manufacturing firm named 2013 District, State, and Regional Exporter of the Year by the Small Business Administration
April 17, 2014 (Newswire.com) - Hernon Manufacturing, the innovator in adhesives, sealants and dispensing equipment, is pleased to announce that its President and CEO, Harry Arnon, was recently named the 2013 District, State, and Regional Exporter of the Year by the U.S. Small Business Administration.
"It's an honor to be recognized by the SBA and to have worked with them to grow our exporting division," said Harry Arnon, President and CEO of Hernon Manufacturing, Inc.
Started as a home-based business in 1978, Hernon Manufacturing now employs 40 people. The company experienced an increase in annual revenues of 32% in 2012 due to its participation in the Small Business Development Center program.
To assist Mr. Arnon cultivate the exporting division of his company, the SBDC at the University of Central Florida helped Arnon evaluate, recommend and target overseas markets to position the company for its tremendous growth opportunities. The company now sells in more than 25 countries, is engaged in strategic partnerships to repackage and/or distribute their products in those nations. Additionally, all of Hernon Manufacturing's products are made in the United States.
"We have found the SBA staff helpful and willing to go the extra mile to help our company in any way possible," said Edgardo Rodriguez, Hernon Manufacturing's Director of Sales and Manufacturing. "They have been a tremendous asset for our company."
Hernon Manufacturing produces over 5,000 high performance adhesives, sealants, and processing equipment. The company currently exports products to the following countries: Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, Hungary, United Kingdom, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Brazil, Ecuador, Venezuela, Egypt, South Africa, China, India, Israel, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, and the Dominican Republic.
In addition to the recent SBA Exporting Award, Hernon Manufacturing was also named one of the 50 Florida Companies to Watch of 2012. Out of more than 400 nominees, Hernon was selected to receive this honorable distinction due to its impressive employment rates, revenue growth, entrepreneurial leadership, product innovation, social responsibility and competitive business practices. Hernon also received the William C. Schwartz Industry Award for its new water-proofing technology for ammunition used by the military and law enforcement, as well as for an advanced process of applying sealants to bullets.
HERNON Manufacturing has been committed to delivering world class adhesive, sealant, and impregnation solutions along with precision dispensing systems for nearly four decades. A long-time member of Central Florida's industrial manufacturing community, HERNON offers strong brands and technologies, all made in the United States, for a diverse range of industries including: Energy/Power Generation, Medical, Electronics, Electrical, LED, Automotive, Appliances, Sporting Goods, Ammunition, Communications, Aerospace, Aviation, High Tech Audio, Defense, Fire Suppression, Transportation, and Marine. HERNON Manufacturing is proud to be an ISO-9001 and ITAR registered company whose products meet or exceed Mil-Specs.
• Awarded 2012 ThinkGlobal Exporter of the Year
• Nominated one of Florida's Top Companies to Watch in 2012
• Received the 2012 William C. Schwartz Industry Innovation Award
• Named 2013 State of Florida Small Business Exporter of the Year
Visit http://www.hernon.com or contact 407-322-4000 for more information.