Written by The Business Journal Staff
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced Tuesday that Dinuba-based Warren & Baerg Manufacturing has been selected as 2016 Exporter of the Year for the Fresno District Office, which serves 15 counties in the San Joaquin Valley and Central Coast areas.
The recognition comes in advance of National Small Business Week, which takes place the first week of May.
Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has recognized National Small Business Week to honor the contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans own or work for small businesses, which create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S.
During National Small Business Week, the SBA highlights the impact of outstanding small business owners from all 50 states in a variety of categories including Exporter of the Year.
A family-owned manufacturing business established 50 years ago in Dinuba, Warren & Baerg has been exporting for more than 35 years.
Under the leadership of company President Randy Baerg, the company has used innovative approaches to break into new foreign markets. Currently, the firm has customers in Europe, Asia, South America, Africa and Australia who use their hay cubing machinery in a variety of applications.
“The SBA’s Fresno District Office is proud to honor Warren & Baerg as our 2016 Exporter of the Year,” said Fresno District Director Carlos G. Mendoza.
“In addition to their outstanding track record in exporting, SBA is also recognizing the company for their extensive community involvement,” Mendoza added.
Warren & Baerg and their employees generously support numerous organizations and causes in Dinuba, Mendoza said.
The company was nominated for this award by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Commercial Service, and will be recognized by the SBA 0n May 3 during National Small Business Week at a Business Recognition Luncheon hosted by the UC Merced Small Business Development Center.