White House Ceremony Marks Mallory Alexander as Recipient of U.S. “E Star” Award for Exporting Excellence
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
MEMPHIS, Tenn.—May 23, 2012 (James Street Media Services)— The President’s “E Star” Award for Excellence in Exporting was presented to Mallory Alexander International Logistics at a White House ceremony on May 17, 2012. The company was further honored at a Department of Commerce reception attended by Secretary of Commerce John Bryson, U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen (D-Tenn.) and other dignitaries. Accepting the award on behalf of Mallory Alexander were Neely Mallory III, President and Lamar Black, Vice President, Global Network.
The “E Star” is presented only to companies that have previously received the “E” Award, which was accepted by Mallory Alexander in 2006. The “E Star” recognizes continuing noteworthy export promotion efforts and gives the company rights to fly the ”E” Star flag along with the “E” Award flag at all of their locations.
In announcing the award, the Department of Commerce recognized that Mallory “has demonstrated a sustained commitment to export expansion. The “E” Awards Committee was especially impressed with Mallory Alexander’s growing number of international partners, allowing you to better serve U.S. exporters. Mallory Alexander’s ability to educate clients through in-house workshops and seminars was especially compelling. The company’s achievements have undoubtedly contributed to national export expansion efforts that support the U.S. economy and created U.S. jobs.”
Following the White House presentation, Neely Mallory said, “We share this honor with our customers, carriers and the worldwide Mallory Alexander team. It is a credit to all our efforts.”
The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President on December 5, 1961 to recognize persons, firms or organizations which contribute significantly to increased U.S. exports. The Award has its roots in World War II, when more than 4,000 “E Pennants” were presented to war plants for their contribution to the war effort. A symbol of their patriotism was the flag emblazoned with the large “E”.