TOLEDO, Ohio, October 6, 2010 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited SSOE Group (www.ssoe.com), an international engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) firm, yesterday to present the firm with an Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce.
According to Brown, “When it comes to exports, most people think about the manufacturing of goods—which is critical to Ohio’s economic health. But we can’t afford to overlook the export of services, which is exactly SSOE specializes in—and why they’ve been recognized as a model for exporters.”
Of the certificate, Tony Damon, CEO and President of SSOE said, “This is really an honor for us to receive this award. As international opportunities continue to increase export has become a large part of our growth strategy. Currently 8% of our total revenue comes from international business; we are working toward increasing that number to 25% by 2015.”
SSOE Group is planning several new international locations in the next year in China, India and Canada.
The Export Achievement Certificate from the U.S. Department of Commerce was created to recognize small and medium sized enterprises and organizations that have successfully entered the international marketplace.
As a Top 10 Engineering / Architecture firm for the past 4 years, SSOE Group focuses on delivering Great Client Service to clients through a full range of project delivery solutions. They have been named a "Great Workplace" (Great Place to Work®) and one of the "Best AEC Firms to Work For" (Building Design + Construction).
With more than 20 offices around the world, SSOE is known for making its clients successful by saving them time, trouble, and money. Over the company's 65-plus year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to semiconductor, automotive, food, chemical, glass, manufacturing, healthcare, power, and general building industries. SSOE has completed projects in 40 countries. Visit www.ssoe.com for additional information and career opportunities.