Northern Michigan Business Honored For International Exports

A Northern Michigan business was recognized Friday for their international work.

Congressman Jack Bergman recognized Aster Brands of Charlevoix today for the export of their Redi-Rock brand.

The company invents manufacturing equipment for concrete retaining walls.

They received an excellence in exporting award Friday for their recent expansion into Europe and sales success in Norway.

“Winning this award is actually kind of humbling, when we started it was never like  let’s figure out how to sell stuff all over the world, it was just kind of trial and error,” said Jake Manthei, President of Aster Brands.

“It’s important to again, call out and recognize, call out, celebrate and reward outstanding performance,” said Rep. Jack Bergman, R – MI 1st District.

Congressman Bergman says he is happy to see a piece of Northern Michigan around the globe.