Excel Industries Inc. of Hesston was named the winner Wednesday of the Governor’s Exporter of the Year award.
It was one of two top awards announced at the annual Team Kansas/Kansas Cavalry Awards Banquet, which was held at Emporia State University.
The other top award winner was B&W Trailer Hitches of Humboldt, which won the Governor’s Award of Excellence.
The event was sponsored by the state Department of Commerce and Team Kansas/Kansas Cavalry, a volunteer group of business leaders.
In addition to the company awards, several individuals were honored at the banquet. They included Wichita businessman Jack P. DeBoer, chairman of the board of Hix Corp., and founder of Residence Inn, Summerfield Hotel Corp. and Candlewood Hotel Co. DeBoer was recognized as the Contemporary Award Winner.