Photo Release -- LINE-X(R) Protective Coatings Granted State Honors From Governor Robert Bentley for Global Marketplace Presence With Governor's Trade Excellence Award

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HUNTSVILLE, Ala., March 7, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, was recently honored by Alabama Governor Robert Bentley with the presentation of the 2013 Governor's Trade Excellence Award. One of eight companies recognized, LINE-X Protective Coatings is a franchise-based company with approximately 500 locations in more than 48 countries, including new Master Distributors in Russia, Cyprus and South Africa. International exports represent approximately 22 percent of LINE-X annual sales for the 2013 fiscal year, more than 3 percent growth over 2012. The Governor's Trade Excellence Award recognizes Alabama companies that have made a significant contribution to or had success in international business in the areas of agribusiness, manufacturing and services.

From left: Paul DeSmet, LINE-X Executive Vice President; Steve Decker, LINE-X Vice President of International Operations; Alabama Governor Robert Bentley; Janet Mayo, LINE-X International Development Associate; Tim Garner, LINE-X Chief Financial Officer

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"LINE-X is continually responding to industry needs around the world – whether it's designing new protective coatings for an oil pipeline in Saudi Arabia or protecting 2.5 million truck beds in the United States," said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. "LINE-X has placed greater emphasis on growing International Operations by creating an International Development Associate position dedicated to increasing the LINE-X presence around the globe. We are honored to receive the Governor's Trade Excellence Award and be recognized by the Alabama Department of Commerce and Export Alabama Alliance for our continued work to grow internationally."

The Governor's Trade Excellence Award was established to identify Alabama's successful and innovative companies who export, promote exports and encourage greater involvement in the global marketplace while working to develop and enhance awareness of the impact of export business to Alabama's economic prosperity.

The criteria used by the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance to determine the 2013 award winners includes: level of export sales in proportion to total sales, sustainable growth in export sales, quality of export marketing strategy, senior management commitment to export development; innovations in exporting and having benefited from export assistance, to make export sales or open new overseas markets.

About the Governor's Trade Excellence Award

The Governor's Trade Excellence Award was established in 2005 to demonstrate the exporting excellence of Alabama businesses and to celebrate their export success. The award program, coordinated by the Alabama Department of Commerce and the Export Alabama Alliance, includes large, medium, and small exporters as well as new-to-export companies from every region of the state.

About LINE-X Protective Coatings

LINE-X Protective Coatings ( is the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings offering scientifically formulated polymers that permanently bond to a wide range of surfaces for unmatched durability. LINE-X products are utilized in automotive, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, military, marine and custom applications. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with more than 500 locations in 46 countries, it is the goal of LINE-X to consistently produce the highest quality and most reliable materials available. Follow LINE-X on Twitter @LineXprotects, become a fan on Facebook of LINE-X Protective Coatings and check out what LINE-X is doing on YouTube at:

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