Tideflats Throwback: ‘E’ is for export
Over the years, the Port’s role in exports has earned it two prestigious awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce — the President’s “E” and “E Star” awards.
The President's “E” Award is awarded to recognize persons, firms or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.
The Port received the “E” Award in 1975, when the Port’s export tonnage had seen an 80% increase between 1972 and 1975.
On Feb. 13, 1993, the Port was awarded the President's “E Star” Award for continued excellence in export promotion at public ceremony in the Terminal 7 warehouse.
Sen. Patty Murray (center) presents the “E” Star Award to then-Port of Tacoma Commissioners Jack Fabulich (left) and Mike Fletcher (right).