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The recipients of the 2014 Norwegian-American Achievement and Trade Awards

The Norwegian-American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is happy to announce the 2014 Recipients of the Norwegian-American Achievement and Trade Awards.

The Achievement Award goes to Mats Zuccarello, the Norwegian ice hockey player with the New York Rangers, for his outstanding performance as a major hockey player who was the highest point scorer during the regular season, taking the NY Rangers to the Stanley Cup play-offs. In recognition of his efforts, the fans voted him the player who performed above and beyond expectations, earning him the Steven McDonald Extra Effort Award last winter. Zucca, as he is popularly called, is considered one of the highest achieving sports persons in Norway, and that says a lot for a country with so many Olympic gold medal winners. Off the ice, Zucca is much involved in charitable activities focusing on children; he is an Ambassador for the charitable organization, Right to Play, founded by another Achievement Award recipient and Olympic Gold medal winner, Johann Olav Koss.

The Trade Award goes to Jotun Paints, Inc. in recognition of their recent investment and strong presence in the USA. The company has opened a new manufacturing facility in Louisiana and has become an important employer in that region during difficult economic times in the U.S. Jotun’s main focus in North America is Marine and Protective coatings. Jotun Paints, Inc. is headquartered in Houston with offices in various regions of the United States and Canada.

Jotun is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of decorative paints, marine, protective and powder coatings. The Group has 70 companies and 36 production facilities on all continents. Jotun products are available in more than 90 countries. Jotun has more than 9,500 employees and is headquartered in Sandefjord, Norway.

The date of the award presentations and dinner will be November 6 at Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, New York City.

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