Plymouth, MA, April 30, 2018. Flexo Concepts has been named “2018 Exporter of the Year” for Massachusetts by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The company was selected for innovation in sales, marketing and distribution in the printing and related industries and outstanding growth in export revenue.

SBA Massachusetts Director Robert Nelson reflected on the growth Flexo Concepts has achieved since 2001 when the company began actively focusing on growing its global business: “With exports to 36 countries currently generating 40% of total sales, Flexo Concepts has grown its current export revenue to levels that surpass the company’s total revenue in 2001.”

“We cannot think of an achievement that better represents the efforts of our entire team. Our employees are very proud to receive this recognition,” said Flexo Concepts’ CEO Kevin McLaughlin. He also credited industry partners and organizations like the SBA, MassExport, MassMEP and others who have helped along the way.

The company has been awarded Massachusetts STEP Grants in each of the last 5 years to bolster export activities. Funding was used to support its presence at international trade events that paved the way for new business development relationships.

“There are a lot of challenges selling globally,” added McLaughlin’s business partner and Flexo Concepts President Greg Howell. “It takes a coordinated effort and commitment from everyone in the organization to achieve the success we have had.”

“Flexo Concepts is an exceptional small business and exporter and we are thrilled to see them recognized by the SBA,” said Assistant Secretary of Business Development & International Trade Nam Pham. “We look forward to watching their continued growth.”

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About Flexo Concepts

Headquartered in Plymouth, Massachusetts, Flexo Concepts manufactures TruPoint® doctor blades and wash-up blades and MicroClean™ dry media anilox cleaning systems.  All products are designed to improve print quality and reduce operational costs for flexographic and offset printers.  Flexo Concepts maintains distribution locations in North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia.  For more information about the company and its products visit  For regular updates, follow Flexo Concepts on Facebook and Twitter.

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