More Michigan companies are realizing that tapping into foreign markets can be a money maker and job creator.
Looking for a way to diversify and weather the economic downturn, the owners of Rugged Liner Inc. in Owosso hired an international sales director in 2010 to expand sales beyond the United States and Canada.
Now, the 120-employee company exports truck bed liners and other accessories to 65 countries, representing nearly a third of its revenue. The company added a new facility and hired about 35 people in response to increased international sales. This month it was named "Exporter of the Year" in Shiawassee County through the I-69 International Trade Corridor.
The Michigan Chamber of Commerce supports exporting through the CertifyMichiganTM program, which provides electronic Certificate of Origin services through an online portal that is secure, simple and fast. You can trust the Michigan Chamber to serve your export documentation needs.