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Firefighting Equipment Maker Phenix Technology Celebrates Receiving Presidential Award for Export Sales

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Phenix Technology, Inc., a 46-year old Inland Empire firefighting equipment manufacture, whose products are sold around the world, received the President’s “E” Award for Exports. The company was recognized at a prestigious ceremony in Washington, D.C., on May 21, when U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross formally presented the award.

The award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. Thirty-two U.S. companies and organizations received the award this year.

Phenix Technology, Inc. is a manufacturer of products and equipment for emergency service personnel. Phenix Technology, Inc. has become a well-known and respected name in the firefighting industry around the globe. Best known for rescue and firefighting helmets, the company has provided American-made products to first responders since 1972.

Phenix Technology, Inc.’s exports have grown by more than 700 percent the last 5 years. Phenix Technology, Inc. exports to sixteen countries that include Chile, Mexico, Thailand, and Canada.

The manufacturer raised the President’s “E” Award for Exports flag and provided tours to attendees during an open house celebration in Riverside, California, on August 1.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service, located within the Department’s International Trade Administration. The U.S. Commercial Service helps U.S. companies expand into international markets by lending their expertise at every stage of the exporting process.

U.S. exports totaled $2.21 trillion in 2016, accounting for nearly 12 percent of U.S. gross domestic product. Exports supported an estimated 11.5 million jobs nationwide in 2015, according to the most recent statistics from the International Trade Administration.

About the “E” Awards

In 1961, President Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth and case studies which demonstrate valuable support to exporters resulting in increased exports for the company’s clients. 

For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit

For more information about Phenix Technology, Inc., visit

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