CHICAGO, ILLINOIS, U.S. — 4B Components Ltd. received the 2019 Governor’s Export Awards from the Illinois Lt. Governor Juliana Stratton and Erin Guthrie, acting director of the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) during an award ceremony at the Union League Club of Chicago.

The Governor’s Export Awards honor Illinois companies that achieved excellence in exporting, as well as organizations that provide export assistance. It was established to recognize small and medium-sized businesses and organizations that promote export awareness for Illinois' products and services.

“It is an honor to receive the Governor’s 2019 award for export,” said Johnny Wheat, president of 4B USA. “We appreciate the hard work, dedication and commitment of our many valued customers who’s continued support over the years has enabled us to attain this prestigious recognition. Exports are a vital component of our business and the 4B Group now sells to more than 80 countries worldwide.”

4B Components Ltd. was established in the United States in 1984 and is a subsidiary of the 4B Braime Group, a worldwide manufacturer of bulk granular material handling components for both the commercial agriculture and industrial sectors. 4B provides mechanical and electronic components that help plants operate safer and more efficiently. With sales in over 80 countries the 4B group said it is committed to exports and the USA division’s growth in Central and South America has helped consolidate 4B’s global position. From elevator buckets to drop forged conveyor chain and electronic hazard monitors to level indicators 4B provides a portfolio of products along with engineering design and support.