May. 18, 2012
Falcon Waterfree Technologies was awarded the Presidential “E” Star Award for Exports by U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary John Bryson at the White House in Washington, D.C. on May 16, 2012. The “E” Star Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.
“Falcon is honored to receive the “E” Star Award and wishes to congratulate the other winners as well,” said Marc Nathanson, Chairman and CEO of Falcon Waterfree Technologies. “Our company is committed to increasing its presence in the global market in order to achieve our goal of increasing international export sales that are good for the planet.” Falcon Waterfree Technologies, located in Los Angeles, California, manufactures and markets advanced waterless urinal technology for commercial, institutional, and government facilities.
“I am pleased to recognize Falcon Waterfree Technologies for receiving the President’s “E” Star Award, which honors companies that make significant contributions toward increasing U.S. exports,” said U.S. Commerce Secretary John Bryson. “This Administration is committed to leveling the playing field for American businesses and workers to help U.S. companies build things here and sell them around the world. “E” Star Award winners like Falcon Waterfree Technologies have excelled in this effort, demonstrating four years of successive export growth. It is companies like this that are helping to grow our economy and put more Americans back to work.”
A business client of the Department’s U.S. Commercial Service, Falcon Waterfree Technologies has benefited from export counseling, trade shows, market research, and business matchmaking to greatly expand its export sales. The company conducts business in over 50 countries and is committed to its goal of increasing international export sales. Falcon Waterfree Technologies demonstrated a substantial increase in the volume of exports over a four-year period, which is a major criteria for the award.
U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Star Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service office network in 108 U.S. cities and more than 75 countries which helps U.S. companies export. The primary criterion for the “E” Star Award is four years of successive export growth or of supporting the export growth of others. “E” Star Awards are awarded to applicants that can demonstrate a significant contribution to U.S. export expansion that is measurable, innovative, sustainable, and has broad impact. All nominations are reviewed by the “E” Star Award Committee, which is chaired by the Department of Commerce, and includes representatives of ExIm Bank, the Small Business Administration, and the Departments of Agriculture, Labor, State, and Transportation.
This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first presentation of the President’s “E” Award by President John F. Kennedy. The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order in 1961 to encourage U.S. companies to sell their products abroad. A second award, the President’s “E Star” Award, was authorized by the Secretary of Commerce in 1969 to recognize “E” Award recipients for their continuing significant contributions to U.S. export expansion. A total of 41 U.S. companies and organizations were presented with the “E” Award at the May 17, 2012 World Trade Week ceremonies in Washington DC.
About Falcon Waterfree Technologies
Founded in 2000, Falcon Waterfree Technologies manufactures and markets advanced waterless urinal technology for commercial, institutional, and government facilities. Falcon Waterfree conducts business worldwide, with manufacturing facilities in 7 countries as well as offices and affiliates in more than 50 nations. Falcon Waterfree products are in use around the world in stadiums and arenas, schools and universities, airports and every type of commercial and institutional facility.
Falcon is privately owned by Mapleton Investments and Capricorn Investment Group.
For more information, please contact:
Will Bennett, Vice President – Corporate Development
Falcon Waterfree Technologies, LLC