On Tractor- Gilbert Goldberg, SBA Cleveland District Director Standing left to right – Chris Hignight, Service Parts Mgr., Roscoe Lehman, Design Engineer, Jace Jungemann, Customer Relations Mgr., Justin Tressell, Fabrication Dept. Manager.
Ventrac has been named the winner of the 2014 U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Small Business Exporter of the Year for the Cleveland District.Gilbert Goldberg, the District Director of the SBA Cleveland District office presented the award on Friday, May 9th, 2014.The entire Ventrac employee body was gathered at the Venture Drive facility as four representatives from various departments accepted the award on behalf of everyone at Ventrac.Ventrac exports tractors and attachments into many countries, including Australia, Canada, China, Japan, South Korea and Sweden.
Ventrac’s export growth was recognized during a ceremony on May 20, 2013 in Washington, D.C. Ventrac was honored to receive the 2013 Presidential “E” Award for Exports documenting the company’s achievement in making significant contribution to the increase of U.S. exports. Accepting the award was the President of Ventrac, Dallas Steiner.
In photo, left to right – Ken Hyatt, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, Rhoda Steiner, Dallas Steiner, Ventrac President, Rebecca Blank, U.S. Acting Secretary of Commerce
Since 1999, Ventrac has explored and grown in the world of exports. Expanding worldwide to locations in Europe, Asia, Canada, Africa, South America and the UK, Ventrac has proven that exports can be an important and stable part of business. With tools available through the Small Business Administration, Ventrac is able to better understand how to choose the strongest candidates to partner with abroad.
Export Video Contest
Ventrac recently entered a video contest sponsored by the SBA and Visa. Video entries are to inform other small businesses of the advantages of exporting and to highlight their personal success stories. The entries are also to increase awareness of the government assistance available from the SBA and to explain how exports have successfully grown or maintained a healthy business.
Our video entry features Dallas Steiner, President and CEO of Ventrac, and describes how Ventrac’s export market has helped create a secure and profitable company. Strong exports helped Ventrac weather the recession and the world of international sales continues to grow today.
Sweden’s 1000th Tractor Sold
Ventrac’s export division continues to expand with many success stories along the way. One distributor across the seas , LAPAB of Sweden, has done a phenomenal job with Ventrac. It is exciting to see how they have grown with Ventrac. LAPAB specializes in the Ventrac 3000 series tractors and distribute quite a few. Just how many? Well…in April, 2011, LAPAB helped deliver the 1000th tractor to a very happy and satisfied customer. Anders Pettersson and Peter Karlsson from LAPAB, along with Parkmaskiner (one of LAPAB’s dealers) made the delivery to FaBo Falkenbergs Bostader. This new unit is one of ten Ventrac machines this customer owns!
The 1000th Ventrac Tractor Sold In Sweden
Ventrac knows that exports can provide stability to any growing business. For more information about Ventrac tractors and where to find, visit www.ventrac.com.
We would like to welcome our newest International Distributor to the Ventrac family, Asia Turfquip Supplies, in Singapore. ATS is a diversified company that provides quality turf products and the latest innovations in turf management practices. Their locations serve Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia and they are a key industry player, serving golf courses, public parks, recreation facilities and water management. Having just received their first shipment of Ventrac equipment as a new distributor, they were aimed and ready to focus on training and operation.