The Exporter of the Year Award is awarded to a manufacturer that has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to international trade through increased exports. Hydro International is a global leader in sustainable technologies for stormwater control and wastewater treatment. With headquarters in the UK, the company also has offices in Portland, Oregon, as well as here in Portland, Maine. With 25 employees, the Maine office focuses on the company’s stormwater control products, both domestically and in Central and South America. As a result of participation in the 2011 State of Maine Trade Mission to Chile & Brazil organized by MITC, the company won their first contract in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2012. To date, an additional 20 sales have been made in Brazil.