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Upper Tantallon, NS – Acadian Maple Products was awarded the Outstanding Exporter Award at this year’s Atlantic
Canada Craft Awards for Excellence. The award was presented on February 1st, 2014 at a gala ceremony held in
conjunction with the Atlantic Craft Trade Show (ACTS).
“We are extremely pleased to be recognized with this prestigious award,” says William Allaway, CEO of Acadian Maple
Products. “Exports have become a very important part of our overall strategy. With much help from ACOA and Taste of
Nova Scotia, we have been able to develop a market in Western Europe and exports to this region now represent 20 per
cent of our business.”
The Outstanding Exporter Award recognizes an individual, organization or company for exporting achievement of
crafts/giftware outside Atlantic Canada for a minimum of two years. Acadian Maple Products currently exports Canadian
maple syrup to Ireland, Switzerland, Holland, Norway and the UK.
The Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence are the principle form of recognition for leadership and excellence for
professional craft producers and for those who are strong supporters of the craft industry in Atlantic Canada. Awards
were presented in each of the following categories: Excellence in Product Design, Outstanding Exporter, Outstanding
Retailer and Industry Leader/Supporter. Recipients of the Atlantic Canada Craft Awards for Excellence are craft and
giftware producers throughout Atlantic Canada who, by their professional example, personify outstanding standards
within the industry. Through dedication and commitment, recipients are those who have achieved prominence in their
communities and creditability in the industry.