The Small Business Administration (SBA) has selected McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. as 2017 Exporter of the Year for the Commonwealth of MA.

“McLane has not only been a recipient of SBA STEP grants that have assisted in defraying costs to promote American exports, but has also worked with the MA Export Center and the Small Business Development Center to reach new markets globally.” said  SBA Massachusetts District Director Robert Nelson.  “Congratulations to all at McLane – it is truly amazing what our small businesses in the Commonwealth are doing internationally due to a combination of passion and hard work.”

Located in Falmouth, McLane manufactures time-series in situ oceanographic instrumentation for scientific deployments in the open ocean and freshwater environments. McLane manufactures three main oceanographic product lines: profilers, samplers and flotation.

“We are so fortunate to be part of the extraordinary science community here on Cape Cod and to work with the world leaders of ocean sciences,” states Dr. Yuki Honjo, owner of McLane.  “We are immensely proud of our team here at McLane and what we have accomplished in furthering the frontier of autonomous in-situ ocean instrumentation.”

McLane instruments have been deployed worldwide in some of the most remote oceans on earth. Products are delivered worldwide both directly and through international sales representatives. McLane instrumentation is used by researchers in over 50 countries worldwide including the Americas (Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Chile), Asia/Oceania (India, Japan, Korea, China, Indonesia, Vietnam, Australia), Europe/ME (UK, Ireland, Middle East, Spain, Portugal, France, Russia, and Germany).

McLane has regularly been included in the Marine Technology Reporter (MTR) list of the 100 leading subsea companies.

McLane will receive the Exporter of the Year award at an SBA awards lunch at Granite Links Golf Club on May 2, 2017.

About McLane Research Laboratories:
McLane Research Laboratories, Inc. was founded in 1983 to provide advanced time-series samplers and engineering design services to the international oceanographic community.  Product lines include a range of bio-geochemical/physical oceanography sampling and profiling instruments for use in oceanographic research and environmental monitoring. The objective of McLane Research Laboratories is to enable worldwide investigators to achieve their research and scientific goals by providing advanced, cost-effective instrumentation.  For more information on McLane Research Laboratories, visit www.mclanelabs.com.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration:
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) was created in 1953 and since January 13, 2012, has served as a Cabinet-level agency of the federal government to aid, counsel, assist and protect the interests of small business concerns, to preserve free competitive enterprise and to maintain and strengthen the overall economy of our nation.  The SBA helps Americans start, build and grow businesses.  Through an extensive network of field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations, the SBA delivers its services to people throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Guam.  To learn more, visit www.sba.gov