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Greg Sandler, Publisher
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Ohio Company Named 'Exporter of the Year' in the Environmental Category by U.S. Export Promotion Magazine

Feb. 17, 2012 - New Waste Concepts has been named a 2012 Exporter of the Year award winner by ThinkGlobal Inc., publisher of Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

ThinkGlobal, which also manages the USA Export Expo, selects the Exporter of the Year Awards. The 2012 Exporter of the Year program is sponsored by DHL.

Commercial News USA is a catalog-style magazine that reaches more than a quarter-million readers in 178 countries worldwide in print and online. Awards are given to one U.S. company in each of 12 industry categories. Privately held New Waste Concepts was named Exporter of the Year in the Environmental category. Awards will be presented on March 27 during the Asia/Pacific Business Outlook conference in Los Angeles. All Exporter of the Year award winners also will be profiled in the May/June 2011 issue of Commercial News USA.

New Waste Concepts, based in Perrysburg, Ohio, is a leader in the global distribution of cover materials and other products and equipment which New Waste Concepts manufactures. They supply proven solutions to some of the biggest companies in the waste industry.

"Exporting could not be more important to New Waste Concepts' success and survival during these turbulent economic times," said Milton Knight, CEO. "Over the last 5 years, we have grown sales relating to exports from 15% to 44%. It has contributed to our being sharper and more focused domestically because of the effort required to be successful selling overseas."

Criteria on which winners were selected include the total number of documented export transactions, the total percentage increase in sales, exports as a percentage of total sales, the company's commitment to exporting, the company's commitment to customer service, and the company's innovation and originality in marketing products or services. To be eligible for the award, a company must currently be exporting from the United States.

"New Waste Concepts is indicative of how proactive American companies are growing by exporting," said Gregory Sandler, president of ThinkGlobal. "This year’s winners reflect the diversity of American exporters, 97 percent of whom are small-medium sized enterprises. Exporting is a critical part of the U.S. economy, accounting for 12.5 percent of the nation's GDP. In fact, 70 percent of the world's purchasing power is located outside of the United States."

"DHL is pleased to be part of this national program that recognizes excellence in exporting," said Ian Clough, CEO of DHL Express U.S. “These winners underscore how important it is for U.S. companies to participate in the global marketplace."

About ThinkGlobal

ThinkGlobal Inc. is a print and online publishing company that manages the USA Export Expo and produces Commercial News USA, the official export promotion magazine of the U.S. Department of Commerce. ThinkGlobal also is a corporate marketing partner with the U.S. Commercial Service, part of the International Trade Administration within the Commerce Department.

About DHL

DHL is part of Deutsche Post DHL, the global market leader in the logistics industry. The company's global network is composed of more than 220 countries and territories and about 300,000 employees worldwide.

Information about the Exporter of the Year awards, including profiles of all the winning companies, is available online at



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