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Date: 2011-07-11

U.S. CONGRESSMAN MIKE KELLY HONORS ROGERS® FOR EXPORT ACHIEVEMENTS

Albion, PA —In a ceremony on June 29, 2011, Congressman Mike Kelly (PA-03) presented Rogers Brothers Corporation with the U.S. Commercial Service’s Export Achievement Award. The event took place at the Rogers Brothers factory in Albion, PA.

The Export Achievement Award recognizes U.S. companies that have made their first export sale or entered a new overseas market with the assistance of the Department of Commerce’s U.S. Commercial Service. With joint assistance from the U.S. Commercial Service in Pittsburgh and Lima, Peru, plus the Small Business Development Center at St. Francis University Small Business Development Center’s Center for Global Competitiveness, in Loretto, PA, Rogers® was able to develop relationships within the Peruvian market and, ultimately to sell a lowbed trailer to a large copper mining company. Future sales in this market are currently being negotiated.

“U.S. manufacturers are very competitive and are successful internationally,” said Congressman Kelly. “Rogers Brothers is a great success story that shows how a small company can reach out from Albion, PA to foreign markets and highlights the fact that exports to foreign markets mean jobs back home. The assistance provided by the U.S. Commercial Service meant that Rogers didn’t have to go to Peru to develop this business – the Peruvian market was brought to them.”

Lyn Doverspike, the Director of the Pittsburgh office of the U.S. Commercial Service commented, “What is unique about Rogers Brothers and speaks to their success is its longevity. A 106 year-old family owned company, that stays in business and thrives, demonstrates the ability to change, adapt and refocus over the years and capitalize on growth opportunities outside of US. markets. Many a business could take a page from their playbook. Not exporting today is like leaving money on the table.”

In his acceptance speech, Mark Kulyk, president of Rogers Brothers Corporation, expressed appreciation to the agencies involved in developing this overseas market. “From the exposure that St. Francis provided at the trade show in Peru to the export counseling provided by the Pittsburgh and Lima offices of the U.S. Commercial Service, the professional assistance we received was invaluable and extremely helpful in our sales efforts in Peru and elsewhere.”

Although best known for construction trailers, Rogers excels in building to customer specifications. Their modular designs offer increased versatility with detachable rear frames and interchangeable deck styles. Custom-engineered trailers are designed to meet the needs of the transportation, oil, gas, steel, mining, utility and heavy-haul industries.

The fourth generation of the Rogers family works to focus on superior quality while bringing fresh ideas to manufacture and design. That’s why they are able to offer a 7-year limited frame warranty. Each trailer is made with a sense of pride, because the family name is on it!

ROGERS . . . since 1905, The Ultimate in Trailers®

For more information, contact Rogers Brothers Corporation, 100 Orchard Street, Albion, PA 16401. Phone: 800.441.9880. Fax: 814.756.4830. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Web Site: www.rogerstrailers.com.

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From left to right: Lyn Doverspike, Director of the Pittsburgh office of the U.S. Commercial Service, Mark Kulyk, President of Rogers Brothers Corporation, U. S. Congressman Mike Kelly. Congressman Mike Kelly presented Mark Kulyk with The U.S. Commercial Service's Export Achievement Award. Following the award ceremony, Mark Kulyk conducted a tour of the Rogers® factory. This 121-ton capacity trailer was built by Rogers for a copper mining company in Peru.
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