Stone Mountain-based Ashford International and Doraville-based Purafil Inc. have been selected by the U.S. Commerce Department for excellence in exporting awards.

      Ashford provides turn-key technology solutions primarily for local and regional government, education and infrastructure projects.

      The company has been involved in a wide variety of projects in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America including a $13 million project  providing computer equipment to 1,000 schools in Brazil.

      As with many Ashford projects, the World Bank funded the Brazilian project through a United Nations development program.  The company had revenues of $25 million in the past fiscal year.

      Its web page may be accessed at  Call Meck Stockton at (770) 879-6266; fax, (770) 879-6265 for info.

      Purafil is a world leader in air purification, manufacturing systems which remove corrosive and toxic gases from industrial and commercial environments.

      The company markets its environmental products and services worldwide and had

$20 million in sales last year to customers ranging from pulp and chemical factories, sewage treatment plants, and museums including the Smithsonian and the British Museum.

      It web page may be accessed at  For more information, call Stephanie Church at (770) 662-8545; fax, (770) 263-6922.