Hurd Honored with Presidential Award for Exports

May 21, 2013

U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce Rebecca Blank presented Hurd Windows & Doors with the President’s “E” Award for Exports at a May 20 ceremony in Washington, D.C. The awards are designed to recognize companies that make significant contributions to the expansion of U.S. exports.

According to Dominic Truniger, Hurd president and CEO, the Medford, Wis.,-based manufacturer's products are sold in 30 countries worldwide. The company has been selling its windows and doors internationally for more than 25 years, and has created an International Services Group made up of specialists who work exclusively in the area of international sales and service support with internal language capabilities in Spanish, French, Chinese, Korean and Japanese.

Today, Hurd has eight sales representatives who live or travel abroad to grow Hurd’s sales around the world, officials note.  The company has recently seen significant growth in such international markets as Ireland, South Korea and Africa.

Accepting the award on behalf of Hurd was Truniger, along with Scott Klieforth, director of international sales, and April Lucas, director of marketing. “We are honored to be recognized for our export efforts, as Hurd has recently made significant advances in expanding our international market presence. We have made a concerted effort to diversify our global presence, and we are thrilled with the results,” Klieforth stated.

“I am delighted to be recognizing this year’s Presidential ‘E’ Award winners for their outstanding contributions to U.S. exports and congratulate Hurd Windows & Doors on its outstanding export achievement,” said Acting Secretary Blank. “It is businesses like Hurd that are strengthening the economies of local communities, creating jobs, and contributing to the worldwide demand for ‘Made in the USA’ goods and services.”