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Success Stories

Businesses across the state of Washington have been discovering the exciting growth opportunities in the global marketplace. With the support of the Washington State Department of Commerce, many businesses have begun successfully exporting their products to new foreign markets. Click on the company names below to learn their stories. 

How a hay grower from Ellensburg became one of the top 50 exporters in the United States. 

B&G Machine

A 60-year-old family-owned business explores new markets with the Washington State Department of Commerce trade specialists, opening new opportunities in Europe, Asia, and Canada


How support from the Washington State Department of Commerce helped this automotive research provider get a foothold in China.

General Plastics Manufacturing

This successful Tacoma company leveraged STEP support through the Export Voucher and Europe Market Accelerator programs to increase its export sales by more than $500,000.


A growing mobile technology company opens the door to new partner contacts overseas after the Washington State Department of Commerce comes knocking with export assistance.


A young Seattle-based software company connects with key players in international mobile advertising as part of a Washington State Department of Commerce trade delegation to Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in February, 2012. 


How traveling with a Governor’s Trade Mission helped this metal tooling shop bring more aerospace business to Washington state. 

Janicki Industries

A high-precision tooling manufacturer expands sales overseas with the help of Washington State.

Slingshot Sports

A water sports equipment manufacturer in the Columbia River Gorge maintains a nimble export strategy that helps it reach customers in 60 countries.  

Stemilt Growers

Learn about a Washington State apple grower that sells apples throughout Asia and in 26 countries around the world.

How a Washington tech company reinvented the way the world texts.

Wood Stone Ovens

Find out how a stone hearth oven manufacturer is now exporting ovens to 75 countries around the world.


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