In the back of a Dustex sales and support office in Acworth, Ga., testaments to the company’s past are tucked away. Founded in Buffalo, N.Y., in 1947, the company has been customizing systems for controlling air pollution in industrial environments for nearly 70 years. The story is all there, written in hand-drawn plans indexed in gray metal map cabinets. In […]
Spitfire Studios never set out to become an international film house. Even from its outset 11 years ago, the company’s founders always had in view a future filled of feature-length movies. But Bollywood? That was something they never saw coming. “Essentially the viewers in India are tired of their own country, and because of globalization, […]
It was a good thing Robert Fabbrini kept up his Italian. The general manager at Atlanta Brewing Co., the company behind Red Brick Brewing, had studied the language in school, but he never expected it to lead his company into an export journey. In 2013, when Red Brick got an off-the-wall call by an Italian […]
When Sean Casey looked into the crystal ball for his young company, it became increasingly clear that the key to its future lay beyond U.S. borders. The former residential real estate broker had founded Rotorcorp LLC with his brother in California, a helicopter pilot and mechanic who had cashed out of another venture providing aerial […]
As his company takes off, Azim Barodawala is up in the air a lot these days, but his strategies for reaching global customers are firmly grounded. Atlanta-based Volantio makes software that helps airlines boost revenue, enhance customer service and improve marketing. Customers range from Qantas in Australia — where the Volantio started — to the […]
A Gwinnett County manufacturer has netted a national export award for entering new markets overseas with help from the U.S. Commerce Department.
Known for its news coverage of international business and profile articles highlighting Georgia exporters, Global Atlanta itself got into the export game in 2016. The publication was honored with the GLOBE (Georgians Leveraging Opportunities By Exporting) Award for sales to the nations of Barbados in the Caribbean and Qatar in the Middle East. The Georgia Department of Economic […]
Despite export headwinds including a stronger U.S. dollar, two dozen mostly small Georgia companies found ways to enter 129 new countries with their products and services in 2016, earning accolades from the state’s economic development department. Gov. Nathan Deal, called Georgia’s “economic developer in chief” at a reception announcing this year’s GLOBE award winners, thanked the companies for their contribution to the […]