Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc. is honored to be a part of a new video series developed by the Washington State Department of Commerce. As the leading exporter of hay and straw products, Anderson Hay was asked to be featured in ‘Export Washington’. This series of short videos was created by Commerce to highlight Washington State companies who are stimulating the local economy by exporting local products. Commerce hopes to raise awareness about the many benefits associated with foreign exports.
Founded over 50 years ago, Anderson Hay is a family owned company that specializes in the export of Timothy Hay, Alfalfa Hay and Grass Straw products. Anderson Hay remains dedicated to its founding principles and values its long standing relationships with growers and customers. These relationships have been forged over the years to build Anderson Hay into a fast growing, top producing Washington State company. Our network of family owned farms throughout the Western United States produce the highest quality Timothy Hay, Alfalfa Hay, Grass Straw, Horse Hay and Cattle Hay on the market.
The video featuring Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc.includes an interview with CEO Mark Anderson. The video gives an inside look at the corporate offices headquartered in Ellensburg, WA. The entire Anderson Hay family was ready to show the production team the work that takes place in the offices and warehouses.
“We are very excited to have the opportunity to help promote the Washington Export Initiative, a cause that is very close to the heart of our company,” said Mark Anderson, CEO and president of Anderson Hay & Grain Co., Inc. “We hope the video series will remind local business owners of the great opportunity for economic growth through foreign exports and we’re honored to be featured among such a prestigious group of Washington-based organizations.”
The World Institute for Strategic Economic Research reports that exports of Washington-made goods have been on the rise. Washington-made exports rose to a record $64.6 billion in 2011, an increase of 21%. According to Commerce, “The state is the largest U.S. exporter on a per capita basis; with approximately four percent of Washington companies exporting, compared to a national average of one percent. In fact, one in three jobs Washington State is tied to trade, either directly or indirectly.”
"This is truly welcome news for our state," said Gov. Chris Gregoire. "The global marketplace continues to recognize the outstanding quality and value of products and services from Washington State. We will continue to build the strong relationships with trading partners overseas that further expand opportunities for our businesses."