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Industry News Shotcrete Technologies Receives A total of 66 U.S. companies were presented with the Presidential Award for Exports President’s “E” Award this year. President Kennedy revived the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. The “E” Award Program was established by Executive Order 10978 on December 5, 1961. U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Award for Exports through the Department of Commerce’s U.S. and Foreign Commercial Service office network, located within U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presented Shotcrete the Department’s International Trade Administration, which Technologies, Inc., with the President’s “E” Award for Exports has offices in 108 U.S. cities and more than 70 countries to at a ceremony in Washington, DC, on May 28, 2014. The “E” help U.S. exporters. Awards are the highest recognition any U.S. entity may receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion Industry Personnel of U.S. exports. “Exporting, especially to developing countries, is a founda- Genesis 3 Hires Education tion of our sales growth, and we are honored to receive the ‘E’ Award,” said Mary Jane Loevlie, CEO of Shotcrete Technolo- Coordinator gies. “In this challenging international environment, we are a small company able to compete with the large multinationals due to our nimbleness in the marketplace, and ability to ‘cus- tomize’ for each application. In the early 90s, exports made up less than 15% of our sales, but due to international demand for Genesis 3 has added Katie Wilke Junkers quality and service, our exports have grown dramatically to to its growing team to help handle their nearly 50% of our total revenues. Our manufacturing and increasing number of students and mem- technical training enable several U.S. businesses and contrac- bers. Wilke Junkers will work with Director tors to thrive.” Katie Wilke of Operations Lisa Bouton, Chair of the “Shotcrete Technologies has demonstrated a sustained com- Junkers Education Council David Peterson, and mitment to export expansion. The ‘E’ Awards Committee was volunteers to assist and manage the many facets of continuing very impressed with Shotcrete Technologies innovation in education, social media, and database management. Genesis 3 developing products for the infrastructure repair industry. The has experienced substantial growth in the number of courses company’s customization of products for export markets was and range of topics offered, particularly in the last 3 years, also particularly impressive. Shotcrete Technologies’ achieve- and maintaining the all-important IACET certification has ments have undoubtedly contributed to national export expan- been handled by Wilke Junkers on a limited basis. She will sion efforts that support the U.S. economy and create American now have more time to spend in this area as well as expanding jobs,” said Secretary Pritzker in her congratulatory letter to the her responsibilities in other areas. company announcing its selection as an award recipient. Her current duties include full database management of Shotcrete Technologies has been a leader in shotcreting for student education and CEU accreditation as well as maintain underground projects, infrastructures, and new construction the Constant Contact e-blast software of contact data. Wilke since 1979. Junkers will handle the creation of annual transcripts, CEU Affiliations with ASLA and APLD, and maintain the IACET certification, including attending webinars in guidelines and updates when necessary and maintaining IACET policies and procedures. She will also take on the role, alongside Dave Peterson, of developing and designing updates for the University Catalog and support solicitation of Genesis 3’s sponsors with underwriting costs in exchange for advertising. Since 1998, Genesis 3 has grown to become a major international offering with themed educational schools that feature international experts in various design and con- struction fields. Inspired by Skip Phillips and Brian Van Bower, Genesis 3 is committed to raising standards in the industry by providing continuing education for quality- oriented professionals. 62 Shotcrete • Summer 2014


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