President George W. Bush and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez presented Johnsonville Sausage LLC with the President’s “E” Award for Export Excellence at the White House on May 20. The “E” Award recognizes U.S. firms for their competitive achievements in world markets and their part in increasing U.S. exports abroad. Through extensive consumer research, Johnsonville produces several products solely for certain markets and tailored to the local flavors of that country. Products include lemon and herb sausage in Japan, honey and garlic sausage in Canada and meridionale sausage in France.