6 companies, Tuskegee University honored with trade awards

Governor names May World Trade Month

Tuskegee University was recognized with the Governor’s Trade Excellence Award.

Six Alabama companies and Tuskegee University were recognized Wednesday by Gov. Kay Ivey with trade awards.

The six companies were Adah International and ICONN Orthopedics, both based in Birmingham; Bud’s Best Cookies, based in Hoover; Canfor Southern Pine, based in Mobile; Hyundai Motor Manufacturing of Alabama, based in Montgomery; and Pinnacle Solutions, based in Huntsville.

They were recognized for success in selling their goods and services in markets across the globe, and helping to sustain robust export activities that create jobs and spark economic growth across the state.

Tuskegee won the 2023 Governor’s Trade Excellence Award for “extraordinary results in international initiatives that include partnerships with dozens of overseas universities and hosting students from more than 20 countries in recent years.”

Ivey designated May as World Trade Month.

- Sponsor -

“Thanks to tremendous levels of innovation, craftsmanship and ingenuity, Alabama’s talented workers turn out products that are in-demand around the world,” Ivey said. “These products elevate the ‘Made in Alabama’ brand and transmit the message internationally that top-quality goods come from our state.”

Hilda Lockhart, who headed the Office of International Trade at the Alabama for 24 years, was honored as Trade Advocate of the Year.

The latest Alabama business news delivered to your inbox