North Dakota Trade Office member Fargo-based Brandt Holdings Company was awarded a 2011 Presidential E-Award for excellence in exporting on May 16, 2011.
Brandt Holdings President Ace Brandt and International Sales Manager Stacy Anthony accepted the award. It was presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gary Locke and North Dakota Senator John Hoeven at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
Brandt started the company in 1992 and it has grown to include four divisions: agriculture, construction, real estate and entertainment. The agriculture and construction divisions of the company offer John Deere agricultural products and Vermeer and Bobcat construction products. The real estate portion includes a 200-acre land development company. The entertainment division consists of the Fargo Hockey Club, a United States Hockey League team.
The President’s “E” Award was created by Executive Order of the President on December 5, 1961, to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. It is the mark of excellence for any firm engaged in exporting their manufactured good or service and for export service providers.