SBA Names William R. Jones of Solar manufacturing, Inc. Winner of its 2010 “Eastern PA and Region 3 Small Business Exporter of the Year” Awards

The SBA’s Philadelphia District Office announced that the winner of the 2010 “Eastern Pennsylvania and Region 3 Small Business Exporter of the Year” awards is William R. Jones, Chief Executive Officer, of Solar Manufacturing, Inc. In honor of these achievements, Dave Dickson, SBA’s Philadelphia District Director, will appear at Solar Manufacturing, Inc., 1969 Clearview Road, Souderton, PA 18964 on May 4, 2010 at 1:00 p.m.

Solar Manufacturing, Inc., manufactures vacuum furnace systems that heat treat, braze, carburize, and nitride metal parts. The systems are used in various industries/markets, including aerospace, medical, automotive, petro chemical, power generation and commercial and captive heat treating. Solar has established a market internationally for the vacuum furnace systems and its customer list includes many industry giants.

“Every year, the SBA’s Philadelphia District Office awards the ‘Small Business Exporter of the Year’ award to an individual who uses creative overseas marketing strategies and effective solutions to export-related problems to grow their business,” said Dickson. “As this year’s award winner, William Jones more than appropriately joins the roster of award winners from previous years and across the country whose enterprising initiative has benefited not only their own business and employees, but the community at large. With this award, the SBA applauds Mr. Jones for his exemplary contributions to this Nation’s business community and economy.”

The “Small Business Exporter of the Year” award is presented on a district, regional – Region 3 consisting of Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, and Washington, D.C. – and national level.

William R. Jones of Solar Manufacturing Inc., was nominated for the “Small Business Exporter of the Year” award by Patricia J. Kratz, Vice President, Univest National Bank and Trust Co.

SBA Philadelphia District Director David Dickson will present the Agency’s 2010 “Eastern Pennsylvania and Region 3 Small Business Exporter of the Year” awards to William R. Jones at the annual “SBA Day at the Ballpark” event on May 6, 2010.

The event will start with a 10:00 a.m. awards ceremony and luncheon at “Chickie’s & Pete’s,” a sports-themed restaurant and local favorite, at its Packer Avenue location – 1526 Packer Avenue, Philadelphia, PA – followed by a 1:05 p.m. Phillies game at nearby Citizens Bank Park. The event will be open to the media.