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Ruppersberger to Present Export Achievement Award to Local Manufacturer

Jun 8, 2018
Press Release

(Timonium, MD) – Congressman C.A. Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD) on Monday will present an “Export Achievement Award” to a Second District manufacturer that exports its products to 26 countries. The awards are bestowed by the U.S. Commercial Service – a unit under the U.S. Department of Commerce – to small and mid-sized businesses that utilize its international trade services.

The agency helped Edgemere-based Chesapeake Specialty Products open doors in Germany, Russia, Thailand, Vietnam and Turkey since 2015. The company’s abrasives and additives have been used on the Key and Bay Bridges, as well as other bridges and overpasses along the East Coast. The company’s iron additives are contained in popular garden fertilizers like Scotts Miracle Gro. Its sand additives are used in car production by brands including Ford, GM and BMW.  

“The math is simple – if only 5 percent of the world’s population is American, 95 percent of the potential customers for our goods and services are in other countries,” Congressman Ruppersberger said. “We need to do everything we can to help U.S. businesses reach new markets, increase sales and create new jobs through exporting. With the help of the U.S. Commercial Service, the Second District’s own Chesapeake Specialty Products is proof of the success that can come when companies go global.”

Maryland firms exported more than $10 billion in goods in 2017, supporting more than 45,000 jobs in the state.

Who:       Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger
                Colleen Fisher, Director, U.S. Commercial Service
                Ken Sanchez, CEO, Chesapeake Specialty Products

When:     Monday, June 11, 2018
               10: 00 AM

Where:   Chesapeake Specialty Products 
               5055 North Point Boulevard
               Baltimore, Maryland 21219