SSOE Group, international EPCM firm, Awarded National Export Achievement Award from the U.S. Department of Commerce

TOLEDO, Ohio, October 6, 2010 – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) visited SSOE Group (, 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.

About SSOE Group

As an internationally ranked architecture and engineering firm, SSOE is known for delivering unparalleled client value that advances the AEC industry. They have been named a “Great Workplace” (Great Place to Work®) and one of the “Best AEC Firms to Work For” (BD+C).

Over the company’s 75-year history, it has earned a reputation for providing quality project solutions to high-tech and general manufacturing clients in the semiconductor, automotive, battery, food, chemical, and glass industries. SSOE also provides forward-thinking design across healthcare and general building sectors such as corporate workplace, education, and judicial—with projects completed in 40 countries. Visit for additional information and career opportunities.

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