Sawyer Receives 2018 Governor's Award in Oklahoma

April 13, 2018

INDUSTRY NEWS (Tulsa, OK) – Sawyer Mfg. was honored to receive the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting at the 2018 Oklahoma World Trade Conference held at the Renaissance Hotel & Convention Center in Tulsa, OK.


The Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting annually recognizes an Oklahoma company that has shown achievement in exporting through increasing export sales, breaking through in a particular competitive market, introducing a new product into export trade, or successfully responding to a foreign market challenge. Their commitment to international growth, creative sales strategies and overcoming global trade complications to bring their product to a competitive world market earned Sawyer Mfg. Company the nomination for this year’s award.


Sawyer Mfg. was established in 1948 to fulfill the equipment needs of pipeliners, and in the time since its founding, the company has risen from a local manufacturer to a global distributor of welding and pipeline equipment. All of Sawyer’s equipment is designed, drafted and manufactured in its Tulsa, OK facility.


Dave Hembree, President, said Sawyer Manufacturing has long been focused on getting its products to the people who need them, wherever they are in the world, but said the 2018 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Exporting is about more than that.


“As long as Sawyer has been in business, we have been exporting our products throughout the country and world, and you can find our equipment at jobsites all around the globe. Obviously, this award is a testament to our exporting expertise, but more than anything, this award is the result of the hard work and dedication exhibited by our 57 remarkable employees,” Hembree said.


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