Twenty-six businesses honored for exporting to new markets

The State of West Virginia honored 26 businesses this month with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry Award for exporting to a new country during the previous year. This year, 10 of the companies received the award for the first time.

“Since 2002, more than 2,200 such awards have been presented to 169 companies that have sold products to 188 counties around the world,” said Mike Hall, the governor’s chief of staff, who presided over the ceremony.

This year’s exporting award winners are:

Berkeley County

Doc’s Tea, Inwood. Country: Turks and Caicos Islands. Product: Ready-to-drink teas.
Mountaineer Brand, Martinsburg. Country: Saudi Arabia, Italy, Singapore, Israel, Denmark, India, Poland, Norway, Chile, and Pakistan. Product: All-natural beard and body care products.
Brooke County
American Muscle Docks and Fabrication, Wellsburg. Country: United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Sweden, and Finland. Product: Boat docks, dock hardware, marina accessories, and metal fabrication goods.
Cabell County
Blue Ink Technology Inc., Huntington. Country: Canada. Product: BIT TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System), and BIT Air Scale for heavy-duty commercial vehicles.
Hancock County
Chestnut Hill Candle Co., Chester. Country: Poland, Italy. Product: Candles.
The Homer Laughlin China Co., Newell. Country: Australia. Product: Tabletop dinnerware and ceramics.
Jackson County
J&M Industrial, Millwood. Country: Uruguay, Mongolia, Ireland, Switzerland, Tinian, New Zealand, South Africa, Nicaragua, and Azerbaijan. Product: Used and surplus industrial equipment.
Constellium Rolled Products, Ravenswood. Country: India, Israel, and Norway. Product: Aluminum coil, sheet, and plate products.
Mustang Sampling, Ravenswood. Country: Russia and Singapore. Product: Liquefied natural gas systems.
Jefferson County
Schonstedt Instrument Co., Kearneysville. Country: Barbados, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Kenya, Libya, Peru, Yemen, Somalia, and Sri Lanka. Product: Underground locators-magnetic and pipe/cable locators.
Kanawha County
D.R.K. Studios, St. Albans. Country: Australia, Canada, Spain, and United Kingdom. Product: Custom prosthetics, props, and make-up for haunted house, movie, escape room, and cosplay industries.
Industrial Bolting Technologies Inc., Charleston. Country: Democratic Republic of Congo, Kazakhstan, Turkey, Mexico, Argentina, Poland, Colombia, Singapore, Peru, Brazil, and United Kingdom. Product: Hydraulic torque wrenches.
J.Q. Dickinson Salt-Works, Charleston. Country: Andorra, Poland, Sweden, New Zealand, Singapore, South Africa, and Qatar. Product: Solar evaporated culinary salt.
Preiser Scientific, Saint Albans. Country: Senegal. Product: Laboratory equipment and supplies.
Marion County
Athena Sciences Corp., Fairmont. Country: Afghanistan and Iraq. Product: Technology and software.
ND Paper, Fairmont. Country: China. Product: Recycled pulp.
Marshall County
Best Business Strategies, Glen Dale. Country: Myanmar, Liechtenstein, Jordan, Guatemala, Spain, Egypt, Brazil, and Netherlands. Product: Sage 50 Accounting software and remote support.
Mason County
APG Polytech LLC, Apple Grove. Country: Luxembourg, Italy, Romania, Lithuania, and Japan. Product: PET (plastic) resin with barrier properties.
Mingo County
Sport Outfitters, Williamson. Country: Canada. Product: ATV resort on the Hatfield/McCoy Trails.
Monongalia County
IstoVisio Inc., Morgantown. Country: Australia, Germany, and United Kingdom. Product: Scientific visualization software for CT, MRI, and microscope data.
Morgan County
Caperton Furnitureworks, Berkeley Springs. Country: Guinea, Belgium, Zambia, Nigeria, Finland, Bulgaria, Kyrgyzstan, Sri Lanka, Switzerland, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, and Mongolia. Product: Hardwood furniture.
Ohio County
Direct Online Marketing, Wheeling. Country: Republic of Malta and Tanzania. Product: Digital marketing and advertising.
MEDI-KAL Resources Inc., Wheeling. Country: Kenya, Ghana, Liberia, South Africa, and Zambia. Product: Imaging and non-imaging medical equipment for hospitals and medical clinics.
TROY Group, Wheeling. Country: Belgium, Burkina Faso, Malawi, and Republic of Vanuatu. Product: Security printing solutions.
Wheeling Truck Center, Wheeling. Country: Ecuador, Denmark, Myanmar, Aruba, and Saint Lucia. Product: Truck parts.
Putnam County
Multicoat Products, Fraziers Bottom. Country: South Korea, Dominican Republic, and Venezuela. Product: Construction coatings for use in the swimming pool industry. Waterproofing for basements, paints, stains, and sealants, stucco systems, and other specialized coatings.