Pacific Expeditors (PacEx), a leader in cannabis distribution and consulting, today announced that it has been recognized as Company of the Year from The 2018 American Business Awards®. Making history for the first time, The American Business Awards® has honored a cannabis company in the nation's premier business awards program.

PacEx was awarded the Bronze Stevie® for Company of the Year in the Transportation category for their accomplishments in a new and emerging market. The American Business Awards® committee recognized PacEx for "relentless determination and professionalism that has helped shape and refine the cannabis industry." The committee commented, "PacEx has been at the forefront of regulatory conversations and shaping the cannabis industry as a viable market for small and large farmers alike, bringing only safe, premium cannabis to the retail space."

The highly competitive American Business Awards®program received more than 3,700 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry this year for consideration. More than 200 professionals worldwide participated in the judging process to select the winners. The Stevie® Awards celebrates some of the world's premier business.

"I am incredibly proud of our team and their accomplishment," said Chris Coulombe, CEO of PacEx. "Our team has worked tirelessly to provide world-class services and prepare our company and portfolio members for long-term growth. This award shows us how far we've really come in a short period of time. To make history as the first cannabis company to be recognized as Company of the Year by the ABA is a proud moment for PacEx and a pivotal one for the industry at large."

The 2018 American Business Awards® is widely considered one of the most prestigious recognition programs for all companies and business owners. To win, nominees must demonstrate that they have fast-growth businesses and stand out as leaders in their industries.

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