Conestoga Finalist for Exporter of the Year
Joe Denoyer - December 6, 2021 9:29 pm
Governor Laura Kelly announced Black & Veatch as the winner of the 2021 Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award, the top export business award presented by the state.
“Our export industry is critical to our economy, and both finalists for the Governor’s Exporter of the Year Award demonstrated exemplary exporting performance and a steadfast commitment to long-term sustainability,” Governor Kelly said. “Congratulations to Black & Veatch on this well-deserved recognition. Your accomplishments have helped improve quality of life, create economic opportunities in our state, and reduce environmental impacts worldwide.”
An engineering, procurement, consulting and construction company based in Overland Park, Black & Veatch was one of two finalists for this award alongside Conestoga, a Liberal-based renewable biofuel producer. The Governor made the announcement during a ceremony today at the Kansas Statehouse.
Black & Veatch began exporting in 1961 and currently exports to 173 countries. The company contracts with the federal government to tackle massive infrastructure projects in underdeveloped parts of the world, therefore exporting their expertise by way of professional consulting, engineering and construction services. Their infrastructure projects address power, water, gas/fuels, mining, telecommunications, utilities, transportation and other needs worldwide.