Beebe Recognizes for Exports

May 22nd, 2014 by Gwen Green

Rudy Ortiz with Scott and Kyle Allmendinger, a client business of the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, received the 2014 Governor’s Award for Excellence in Global Trade in the small business category.

Governor Mike Beebe presented the award to company founders Kyle and Scott Allmendinger May 22 at a luncheon at the Governor’s Mansion. The brothers founded the business in July 2009.

Based in North Little Rock, is a wholesale e-commerce business selling used and refurbished commercial cleaning equipment and parts. has shipped to more than 30 countries on six continents.

Ex SpeechIn certain parts of the world, access to high-quality cleaning equipment is limited. helps fill the growing demand for affordable high-quality floor scrubbers, sweepers, buffers, burnishers, and other industrial-grade cleaning equipment.

Exports have become an increasingly important part of the company’s sales and last year accounted for 22 percent of total sales.

The ASBTDC assisted in its international business and exporting endeavors by providing market research and performing website analysis.  Following the analysis, ASBTDC helped the Allmendingers optimize the website to improve search engine rankings and “internationalize” their site for a worldwide audience.

During his remarks at the luncheon, Scott Allmendinger thanked ASBTDC and Business Consultant Rudy Ortiz for assisting the company.

Organized by the Arkansas District Export Council and U.S. Commercial Service, the Governor’s Awards for Excellence in Global Trade annually recognize Arkansas companies that have distinguished themselves in international trade and exporting.


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