KME Press Release-PA Governor's Impact Award

Nesquehoning, PA – Pennsylvania Governor Tom Corbett recognized KME as a Pennsylvania company that is creating jobs and making positive contributions to the state’s economy at the inaugural Governor’s ImPAct Awards. The Governor noted that as a finalist for the Export Impact Award in the northeast region, KME was in the top .1% of Pennsylvania companies.

The Governor’s ImPAct Awards recognized 50 companies from throughout the state in five categories: Jobs First, Community Impact, Small Business Impact, Entrepreneurial Impact and Export Impact. KME was recognized for the tremendous growth of its export sales with two new joint ventures in Asia, continued growth in the Middle East and new distribution to South America.

According to John J. Kovatch III, President and CEO, “KME is pleased to be able to bring the safety and technology available to the US fire service to departments around the globe. In addition, we are creating job opportunities in the US at our company and those of our vendor partners.”

KME is a leading custom manufacturer of a full range of specialty vehicles for military, industrial, commercial, aviation and municipal markets. Additional information on KME can be found at or by emailing to For more information on this press release, contact Phil Gerace, KME Dir. Of Sales, or 570-669-5174.

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