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Kansas Department of Commerce Announces Finalists for Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award

Apr 29, 2019

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Topeka, Kan. – The Kansas Department of Commerce is announcing the finalists for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award. The winner will be announced on June 4th at an Awards Presentation Banquet.

The following three companies are the finalists for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award:

Cargill Protein

Headquartered in Wichita, Kan., Cargill Protein North America is an industry leader that produces, distributes and markets beef, turkey, chicken and egg products to retail, food-service and food ingredient companies throughout North America, and exports meat and by-products around the world.

Cargill Protein North America’s 28,000 employees, and more than three dozen protein processing facilities in the U.S., Canada and Mexico, are focused on delivering superior, innovative, products and services to help customers grow their businesses by meeting consumer needs and desires.

Pinnacle Technology, Inc.

Pinnacle designs, manufactures and sells laboratory research equipment to the preclinical neuroscience market world-wide. Pinnacle offers a range of turn-key systems for brain research and is committed to developing new tools that simplify measurement, reduce cost and enable new research. In addition, Pinnacle offers a host of supporting products ranging from cages to software analysis suites.  Exceptional customer service and forging collaborative relationships with clients is the foundation for Pinnacle’s success.

Primary Color Music

Primary Color Music is a team of music-lovers who are dedicated to crafting the perfect song and sound for visual media.
Building off his father’s legacy as a jingle-writer and his own experience as a musician, Sam Billen founded PCM in 2013. Later joined by brother Dan Billen and recording artist Ryan Pinkston, PCM has since grown into an international team with on-the-ground representation in both the United States and Japan.
The PCM team brings an ad industry background together with a creative practice as composers / producers, allowing them to develop projects from concept to delivery. They have created music for leading global brands such as Coca Cola, Nike, Honda, and Google and have worked on a total of over 600 projects worldwide.

Questions should be directed to April Chiang, at [email protected].