Appleton Earns Wisconsin’s Top International Trade Award

APPLETON, Wis., May 13 /PRNewswire/ — Appleton received the 2008 Governor’s Export Achievement Award for large manufacturing exporters from Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle at the 44th annual Wisconsin International Trade Conference held in Milwaukee today.


“We are focused on expanding our international market presence,” said Sarah Macdonald, vice president and general manager of Appleton’s International Division, who accepted the honor on behalf of the company. “We are encouraged with the success we have achieved so far and honored by the recognition those achievements have earned. This award is a tribute to the customer focused approach that all of our employees use in their daily work.”

The Governor’s Award, presented in several categories, honors Wisconsin-based companies and organizations that have achieved extraordinary results in international markets or have contributed to Wisconsin’s ability to compete globally. Entities are selected for innovation, effectiveness and special effort in growing exports, and enhancing employment, the economy and the international prestige of Wisconsin.

“I’m proud to recognize Wisconsin companies and institutions that have demonstrated leadership and innovation in responding successfully to international market challenges. They are building a great name for Wisconsin around the globe,” said Doyle.

Appleton became a two-time recipient of the Governor’s Export Achievement Award by capturing the distinction for large manufacturing exporters in 2008, as it also did in 1996. Appleton sells its paper products to customers in more than 70 companies. The company’s international revenue grew by more than 70 percent from 2005 to 2007.

About Appleton

Appleton creates product solutions through its development and use of coating formulations and applications, encapsulation technology and secure and specialized print services. The Company produces carbonless, thermal, security and performance packaging products. Appleton is headquartered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and has manufacturing operations in Wisconsin, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and the United Kingdom, employs approximately 3,000 people and is 100 percent employee owned. For more information visit

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