Awards, promotions, partnerships, expansions, machinery sales and a medical symposium: it remains a very dynamic industry. Blowmolding machinery manufacturer Rocheleau Tool & Die, founded in 1938 and in its third generation of ownership by the Rocheleau family, was awarded the Ambassador's Award by the Associated Industries of Massachusetts' International Business Council (AIM-IBC) at the AIM-IBC annual meeting this month.
The awards recognize Massachusetts firms, institutions and public agencies of all sizes that demonstrate excellence in international trade. "What's the lesson here? You don't have to be a big company to succeed internationally. You don't have to be a well-known company to have a global presence. Most companies that excel in international trade begin carefully, plan ahead, research their competition, know their markets, use local experts, and exercise patience," said Richard Lord, president and CEO of AIM.
Rocheleau Tool & Die serves customers in more than 28 countries, including the Caribbean, and offers operator screens and manuals in Spanish. Employment at Rocheleau has doubled since 2000, largely because of the growth of overseas sales, which account for nearly 50% of the company's annual revenue....