Tag Archives: Penny Pritzker

Vitamix Receives Presidential Exporting Honor

Secretary of Commerce Pritzker, left, presents the E Star Award to Vitamix’s Michel Nouafo and Jodi Berg.

WASHINGTON-Vitamix was presented with the president’s E Star Award for Exports from U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker at a ceremony here. The E Awards are given to companies that have made a significant and multiyear contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports. According to a Vitamix statement, the blender manufacturer received an E AwardMore »

Last updated: May 29, 2014

Hornick: Southern Style

Louis “Tripp” Hornick III

The window-treatment vendor re-establishes a U.S. manufacturing presence with its new South Carolina facility By David Gill Within five years of its first century in business, always as a New York-based company, Louis Hornick & Co. is establishing new roots in South Carolina with its new manufacturing facility in Allendale County. This move stems fromMore »

Last updated: November 27, 2013

Walmart Talks Domestic

Bill Simon, Walmart

The retailer hosts a summit intended to fuel made-in-America products By David Gill By convening its manufacturing summit in Orlando, Fla., last month, Walmart put its mouth where its money is. The retailer called together government officials—including Penny Pritzker, U.S. secretary of commerce, eight state governors and representatives from 32 state governments—and executives with supplierMore »

Last updated: September 9, 2013

Walmart Holds Manufacturing Summit


ORLANDO, Fla.-Walmart hosted its summit meeting to advance the renewal of U.S. manufacturing here yesterday, with almost 1,500 government officials and supplier executives in attendance. The summit, which was held at the Orlando Convention Center and which included sessions on bolstering U.S. manufacturing, was part of the retailer’s commitment to purchase an additional $50 billionMore »

Last updated: August 23, 2013