Buckman win business award

7 December 2009

Specialty leather chemical manufacturer Buckman have been named winner of The Greater Memphis Chamber International Business Council’s 2009 Global Business Award.

Buckman vice chairman Kathy Gibson received the award on behalf of the company at a special ceremony held at the International Business Council’s Annual Fall Meeting on November 13 at the Memphis Hilton Hotel.
‘The Global Business Awards are designed to recognise companies based in the Memphis community that excel in international business, as well as being outstanding community leaders’, said Mike Demster, Greater Memphis Chamber Vice President, International and Technology Business Development. ‘Both Buckman and Luminetx exemplify the criteria for the awards through their growth and global sustainability and their strong values and ethical conduct in dealing with their employees and global partners.’
In her acceptance speech, vice chairman Kathy Gibson stated that: ‘We started out in Memphis in 1945 with one product, one employee and one customer. Today, with 1500 employees, 10 manufacturing sites, thousands of products, and hundreds of patents which allow us to serve customers in over 90 countries, we are still very proud to call Memphis our home and international headquarters. Today we’re not only committed to our global growth, we remain committed to Memphis and the tremendous opportunities that are here to grow business. I know I speak not only for my family but also for the 1500 associates of Buckman worldwide in thanking you for this recognition.’

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