PHILADELPHIA — Bradford White was recently honored as the 2016 Pennsylvania Company of the Year by the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia (WTCGP). The company was recognized for its extensive efforts to increase exports and thereby promote manufacturing job creation in the U.S.

The WTCGP is a membership-based nonprofit organization and part of a network of more than 300 world trade centers in nearly 100 countries worldwide. The organization’s mission is to accelerate global business growth for companies in southeastern Pennsylvania and Southern New Jersey by providing customized trade counseling, market research, educational programs, trade mission support, and opportunities that connect the region’s companies with a powerful network of international business leaders and government officials. Since 2002, the WTCGP has served as a catalyst for regional job creation, helping area companies generate more than $1.5 billion in incremental export sales and supporting more than 19,000 jobs.

During the award ceremony, a video of Nicholas Giuffre, president and CEO, Bradford White, was shown to the guests in attendance. In it, Giuffre expressed his appreciation to WTCGP representatives for their help in developing Bradford White’s global presence.

“Bradford White has relied on our association with the World Trade Center of Philadelphia to help navigate our global sales strategy. Our association with this organization has been a valuable asset in growing our international presence. It gives me great pride to ship our American-built, quality products all over the world,” said Giuffre.

“Working with Bradford White has always been a true partnership,” said Ron Drozd, manager of export services, WTCGP. “The Bradford White message of American made and more American jobs is in perfect step with the WTCGP’s mission to increase exports, create jobs, and build a stronger America. Bradford White is a tremendous example of how to access international markets and the company is making a positive impact in the global marketplace.”

Bruce Carnevale, executive vice president and COO, accepted the award for Bradford White.

“We have recommended, and will continue to recommend, the valuable services of the World Trade Center of Greater Philadelphia to all companies in southeastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey looking to take advantage of global business opportunities,” Carnevale said. “The market intelligence, customized research, and international networking expertise opens doors in a way no single company could on its own.”

Publication date: 8/29/2016 

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