Englewood, CO, May 30, 2005 --(PR.com
)-- Baxa Corporation was honored as Colorado’s Small Business Exporter of the Year at an awards ceremony held at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science on May 25, 2005. The award was presented by the Colorado Small Business Administration, and accepted by Baxa President and Chief Operating Officer, Jeff Baldwin.
“We appreciate the recognition for our efforts to champion Colorado exporting,” said Jeff Baldwin. “Baxa began exporting in 1985, and we use suppliers and partners worldwide.” Today, about 20% of the company’s sales are outside the United States. International sales growth for 2004 increased 29% over the previous year.
A family-owned business, Baxa is celebrating 30 years of operation in 2005. Headquartered in Englewood, Colorado, the company employs 300 associates to manufacture devices and systems used in hospitals and alternate-site facilities for safe and efficient preparation, handling, packaging and administration of fluid medications. Baxa products are sold direct through subsidiary and sales offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Denmark and Germany; and through distribution partners worldwide.
This is the first year that Baxa Corporation has been nominated for a Small
Business Administration award. The company joined eight other small business champions in categories such as Small Business Finance Champion and Women in Business Champion.
About Baxa Corporation
Founded in 1975, Baxa Corporation is a Denver-based manufacturer of medical devices and systems for preparing, handling, packaging, and administering liquid medications. The company manufactures and markets a wide range of healthcare products for use in hospitals, critical care units and alternate-site pharmacies. Privately held, Baxa Corporation has subsidiaries and sales offices in Canada, the United Kingdom; Denmark, and Germany; and distribution partners worldwide. Further information is available at www.baxa.com.
About the Small Business Administration (SBA)
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 as an independent agency of the federal government to support small business concerns and strengthen the overall national economy. The Colorado District Office is responsible for the delivery of SBA's programs and services throughout Colorado. Further information is available at www.sba.gov/co/.
Marian Robinson, Vice President, Marketing, Baxa Corporation: 800.567.2292 ext. 2157 or 303.617.2157
Maggie Chamberlin Holben, APR, Absolutely Public Relations: 303.984.9801 or 303.669.3558