Exporter of the Year finalists announced

The Governor's Exporter of the Year Award will be announced June 29 at the Kansas Cavalry Encampment, and five Kansas companies are in the running for their outstanding international marketing achievements.

The five, announced by the Kansas Department of Commerce in conjunction with the Kansas International Trade Coordinating Council, are Bio-Microbics of Shawnee, Chemidex of Overland Park, Osborne Industries of Osborne, and Premier Pneumatics and Research Products, both of Salina.

The five were chosen from a pool of 16 applicants. The award encourages the growth of the state's international commerce by showcasing successful exporters.