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Poriferous LLC receives Presidential Award for exports


  • By The Newnan Times-Herald
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  • Nov. 15, 2021 - 2:13 PM

Poriferous LLC receives Presidential Award for exports

Poriferous LLC CEO Aaron Noble (left) receives the Presidential Award for exports from Deputy Secretary of Commerce Don Graves.

The U.S. Department of Commerce awarded Poriferous LLC the 2021 President’s “E” Award for Exports.

The President’s “E” Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.

Poriferous LLC, located on Pine Road in Newnan, is the manufacturer of Su-Por Surgical Implants which are long-term, implantable medical devices for the augmentation and restoration of the craniomaxillofacial area.

Made from pure porous high-density polyethylene, the devices are available in sheets, blocks, spheres and anatomical shapes. The unique nature of the device allows for the patient’s own tissue to integrate, eliminating migration, reducing infection and improving clinical performance.

“Exporting is an important part of our sales,” said Aaron Noble, Poriferous LLC CEO. “Surgeons in foreign markets want quality medical devices made in the United States, and we are honored to receive the ‘E’ Award.”

In total, the department honored 70 U.S. companies and organizations from across the country for their role in strengthening the U.S. economy by sharing American ingenuity outside of our borders. The ceremony was held to jointly recognize awardees from 2021 (32 organizations) and 2020 (39 organizations).

In 1961, President John F. Kennedy signed an executive order reviving the World War II “E” symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America’s exporters. Criteria for the award is based on four years of successive export growth in one or more international markets.

U.S. companies are nominated for the “E” Awards through the U.S. Commercial Service, the export promotion arm of the Department’s International Trade Administration. With offices in over 100 cities across the U.S. and in 75 markets around the world, the International Trade Administration is the premier resource for American companies competing in the global marketplace. For more information about the “E” Awards and the benefits of exporting, visit www.trade.gov .