President Donald Trump has honoured two Indian-American businessmen in recognition of their small but significant contribution to the US economy.
Trump felicitated Sharad Thakkar and Karan Arora along with seven other owners of minority businesses in the Oval Office of the White House yesterday.
Thakkar is president of Polymer Technologies, which is recipient of Minority Energy Firm of the Year.
Based out of Ohio, Polymer Technologies works with plastic industry individuals to transform their throwaway scrap plastic into valuable raw material.
PTS has a proven track record of providing long-term solutions in automotive, home care, and lawn care product lines.
Based out of Florida, Arora is director of family-owned Natural Vitamin Labs, which is recipient of Minority Export Firm of the Year award.
With 25 years of experience in supplying natural health products to industry partners worldwide, NVL operates from a 95,000-sq ft facility in Miami, Florida.
The facility is equipped with a manufacturing practices system and fully automated packaging machinery that allows precision and error minimization, resulting in high speed production.
A night earlier, Thakkar and Arora received their respective awards from the Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross at an event in Detroit.
Both Thakkar and Arora came to the US as students for studies and earned the pathway to citizenship through H-1B and Green Card.
Arora said Trump's policies are reviving America's manufacturing base.
The simplification of tax code would come out as a great boon for small family-owned businesses like him.
"There is a big demand (globally) for US-made products, which have more value anywhere in the world," Arora told
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