Globe Award goes to Flex-a-Lite

Flex-a-Lite, located in Fife, is the recipient of the World Trade Center Tacoma Globe Award and will be honored for contributing to the community’s capacity for international trade at the Eleventh Annual Globe Awards Dinner, Jan. 20, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. at the Tacoma Sheraton Hotel.

Flex-a-Lite was nominated by Moss Adams in response to a WTCT request for recognition of a business or individual that has enhanced the community’s international status through their trade participation, as part of the Annual Globe Awards Dinner.

Eddie Davis, founder, and Rainier Willingham, president, will be honored as leaders who continue the tradition of successful global trade within the community.

Flex-a-Lite has been a global leader in cooling product technology since the 1960s. Flex-a-Lite provides belt-driven engine cooling fans, electric fans, transmission and engine oil coolers, and polycarbonate windows to passenger cars, the automotive aftermarket, as well as the younger sport compact market. In 1968, Flex-a-Lite designed the first plastic heavy-duty truck fans for Class VI and VIII trucks. Between 1977 and 1979, they created the first one-piece plastic truck fan and the first injection-molded truck fans. During that period, they also produced the first electric engine-cooling fan for the U.S. aftermarket. Under the brand name “MariSource,” Flex-a-Lite started the production of vertical incubator systems for salmon and trout hatcheries worldwide.