Walex Products Company, a specialty chemical products manufacturer based in Wilmington, N.C., has received the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Achievement Award.
The Export Achievement Award recognizes U.S. businesses that achieve competitive success in international markets.
U.S. Congressman Mike McIntyre presented the award in a Sept. 1 ceremony at Walex's manufacturing facility in Leland, N.C.
Walex, an FMCA commercial member since 2001, has offices in Beijing, China and Sao Paulo, Brazil.
The company’s products for commercial and consumer waste treatment have expanded into over 30 countries throughout the world, with applications in construction, recreation vehicles, emergency response, military operations, commercial transportation and other industries.
Bill Williams, company president, said Walex products have been used in:
wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
the Olympics in Beijing
Carnaval in Brazil
RVs in New Zealand
buses in Mexico
portable toilets at construction sites in Germany
high-rise office buildings in Hong Kong
merchant ships in Spain
movie sets in Canada
coffee fields in Colombia
World Cup soccer matches
“Our products are needed to maintain the health and safety of living and work conditions of people all over the globe, and are needed to treat waste and protect the environment,” Williams said.