[caption id="attachment_19006" align="alignleft" width="300"]<a href="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/05\/Secretary-John-Lauran-E-Awards.png"><img class="size-medium wp-image-19006" alt="U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presents President\u2019s \u201cE\u201d Award to Falcon Analytical President John Crandall and Controller Lauran Shafer." src="https:\/\/mountainmedianews.com\/wp-content\/uploads\/sites\/13\/2016\/05\/Secretary-John-Lauran-E-Awards-300x271.png" width="300" height="271" \/><\/a> U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker presents President\u2019s \u201cE\u201d Award to Falcon Analytical President John Crandall and Controller Lauran Shafer.[\/caption]\r\n\r\n<span style="line-height: 1.5em;">At a ceremony last week in Washington, DC, Falcon Analytical, a high-tech Lewisburg manufacturing company, was presented the President\u2019s \u201cE\u201d Award for exports by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker. The president\u2019s \u201cE\u201d Award is the highest recognition any U.S. entity can receive for making a significant contribution to the expansion of U.S. exports.<\/span>\r\n\r\nFalcon\u2019s primary product is a patented gas chromatograph analyzer, branded the \u201cCALIDUS\u201d GC. The company has sold CALIDUS GC systems to users in 15 foreign nations through 22 sales representatives located around the globe.\r\n\r\nFalcon\u2019s CALIDUS GC performs 10 to 50 times faster than traditional GCs and is a fraction of the size of the previous technologies. It is rugged, light weight and can be deployed fixed-base for process applications or transported for mobile use.\r\n\r\nFalcon\u2019s export destinations have included Albania, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Norway, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and the UK. In the UK alone 49 CALIDUS GCs have been deployed in mobile labs to perform fuel fraud analysis and help officials detect illegal fuel sales.\r\n\r\nU.S. companies are nominated for the \u201cE\u201d Awards through the Department of Commerce\u2019s U.S. Commercial Service office network, located within the Department\u2019s International Trade Administration. Successive years of export growth and an applicant\u2019s demonstration of an innovative international marketing plan that led to the increase in exports are significant factors in selecting the winners.