Tideflats Throwback: ‘E’ is for export

From Almond Roca and John Deere tractors to apples and grain, exports are a big part of our Port of Tacoma's cargo activity and our regions economy.

Over the years, the Ports role in exports has earned it two prestigious awards from the U.S. Department of Commerce the Presidents Eand E Starawards.

The President'sEAward is awarded to recognize persons, firms or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase U.S. exports.

The Port received the EAward in 1975, when the Ports export tonnage had seen an 80% increase between 1972 and 1975.

On Feb. 13, 1993, the Port was awarded the President's E StarAward for continued excellence in export promotion at public ceremony in the Terminal 7 warehouse.

Sen. Patty Murray (center) presents the EStar Award to then-Port of Tacoma Commissioners Jack Fabulich (left) and Mike Fletcher (right).