October 17, 2012
By Michelle Horst – Journal Staff Writer
KEARNEYSVILLE – Two Jefferson County businesses have expanded from West Virginia into the international market. Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin, the West Virginia Export Council and the West Virginia Development Office are recognizing this accomplishment.
Debra Martin, international trade manager of the West Virginia Development Office, presented Schonstedt Instrument Company of Kearneysville and STaSIS Engineering of Summit Point with the Governor’s Commendation for International Market Entry on Monday afternoon.
“I think it’s great when you think about a little company in West Virginia, we just have 26 employees here in Kearneysville, and we’ve shipped to 85 countries around the world. About 30 percent of our business comes from outside the United States,” Mark Pugh, CEO of Schonstedt Instrument Company, said.