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U.S. Chamber Names AGM Container Controls, Inc. America's Small Business of the Year

Monday, May 11, 2009 - 8:00pm

Tucson-based Manufacturer Presented Award at America's Small Business Summit 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today presented AGM Container Controls, Inc. with the Small Business of the Year 2009 Award. The award honors the Tucson-based manufacturer for being a leader in the community, demonstrating intelligent business judgment, and showing a true commitment to its employees and customers.

"There is no secret to AGM Container Controls' success," said Thomas J. Donohue, U.S. Chamber president and CEO. "They continue to provide quality products and first class service. AGM encompasses the attributes that any company needs to succeed in a tough economy—business judgment, customer service, and a commitment to their employees."

From the U.S. Chamber's 56 Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winners, seven regional finalists were selected from across the country. AGM Controls received the final award today during a luncheon at America's Small Business Summit 2009. The annual event brings hundreds of small businesses to Washington, D.C. to meet with business leaders, members of Congress, and administration officials and to discuss issues that are important to growing their businesses and the economy.

America's Small Business of the Year Award, sponsored by Sam's Club®, pays tribute to companies showcasing exemplary staff training and motivation, community involvement, customer service, and business and financial planning.

AGM Controls began in 1964 when Roger Stewart started Arizona Gear Manufacturing to market a new product called breather valves, which prevents excessive pressure of vacuum buildup in sealed containers. A few acquisitions and name changes later, AGM Container Controls has a varied product line ranging from national defense equipment to wheelchair lifts for public facilities. For more information about the company and specific services provided, please visit their Web site at: www.agmcontainer.com/.

More information on the award and America's Small Business Summit is available at: www.uschambersummit.com/sbsummit.

The U.S. Chamber is the world's largest business federation representing more than 3 million businesses and organizations of every size, sector, and region.

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