Fire Truck Maker KME Finalist for Pennsylvania Governor’s ImPAct Awards

NESQUEHONING, PA—Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized KME as a Pennsylvania company that is creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards. The Governor noted that as a finalist for the Export Impact Award in the northeast region, KME was in the top 0.1 percent of Pennsylvania companies.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact, and Export Impact. KME was recognized for the tremendous growth of its export sales with two new joint ventures in Asia, continued growth in the Middle East, and new distribution to South America.

According to John J. Kovatch III, president and CEO, “KME is pleased to be able to bring the safety and technology available to the U.S. fire service to departments around the globe. In addition, we are creating job opportunities in the U.S. at our company and those of our vendor partners.”

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