Frigid Fluid Earns Illinois Export Award
CHICAGO – Illinois Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti and the Illinois Department of Commerce & Export Opportunity (DCEO) presented Frigid Fluid with one of the 2016 Governor’s Export Awards; Illinois’ highest recognition of export achievement honoring Illinois companies that have achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export assistance.
“Our state takes great pride in its exports, and through this event we recognize businesses and organizations that succeed in international trading and exporting,” said Lieutenant Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti. Acting director of DCEO, Sean McCarthy, added: “Each of these recipients has demonstrated a true gift for expanding across markets and showing off Illinois around the globe”.
When asked about the “Export Continuing Excellence” award, Relationship Manager, Robert M. Pine, stated that “Frigid Fluid recognized, and is responding to, the increasing economic strength and consumer demand in Latin America and Africa, in addition to expanding its base in Canada, Europe, Australia and New Zealand”.
Brian Yeazel, president and fifth generation owner of Frigid Fluid, added how “this is another proud milestone for our family company, founded in 1892. It fits nicely with our history of innovations, including the invention of the casket lowering device 100 years ago, our unique Silitech line of embalming fluids, and over 35 years of exporting American made products.”
Lt. Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti presented the awards at a reception Tuesday evening, December 6, at the Union League Club of Chicago.