LEWISTON – The Maine International Trade Center announces the winners of the 2009 Maine International Trade and Investment Awards.

Winning the 2009 Exporter of the Year award is Elmet Technologies Inc. of Lewiston. A manufacturer of specialized refractory metal products, Elmet has recently begun a focused and disciplined approach to exporting – and has been rewarded with an expanding overseas customer base, particularly in Europe and Asia.

Elmet Technologies is an 80-year-old company with more than 200 employees. Its products are used in a number of high-technology industries, including electronics, nuclear, medical, lighting, semiconductor, furnace, energy and aerospace.

The company will be recognized at 29th Maine International Trade Day event, which will be held May 28 at the University of Maine in Orono.

Maine International Trade Day is northern New England’s largest international trade event, with more than 200 attendees from Maine, New England and eastern Canada. The 29th Trade Day, “World Economic Outlook” will feature speakers and panelists discussing the state of international markets in the current global financial environment.

For more information on Maine International Trade Day, visit the Trade Center’s Web site at www.mitc.com.


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