Caperton Furnitureworks honored for new exports
Governor Earl Ray Tomblin joined the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office, to honor a state record-setting 52 West Virginia businesses with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry awards on June 6. This award honors companies that have successfully exported to a new country in the past year.
Among the businesses honored was Morgan County’s Caperton Furnitureworks. The wood furniture manufacturer exported locally-made products to the Dominican Republic and Pakistan in 2012.
“In 2012, our state’s exports reached a record high of $11.3 billion,” Gov. Tomblin said.
“Expanding into new markets around the world has provided our businesses an opportunity to demonstrate their ability to successfully compete in the global marketplace. And I’m pleased to have this opportunity to honor them for their success.”
The Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry award is a framed piece of currency from each new country to which the recipient business began exporting in 2012. The presentation is based on the tradition of displaying the first dollar a business earns.