Hytrol Conveyors Honored with White House Ceremony

WASHINGTON - Federal Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez joined President Bush yesterday at the White House to present Hytrol Conveyor Company of Jonesboro with the Presidential "E" Award for excellence in exporting.

The "E" award is the highest honor the federal government can give to an American exporting company.  The award serves to recognize U.S. firms for their competitive achievements in world markets and their part in increasing U.S. exports abroad.

Hytrol's export sales have increased by 90 percent over the four-year period.  The company manufactures conveyor belts and related products.