EP International Company
2441 W. 205th St. Suite C200C
Torrance, California 90501

Phone: 424-558-3392
Fax: 424-558-3401

Who We Are

Founded in 1989, EP International Company has grown to become one of the most dependable exporters of Beans, Peas, lentils, Seeds grown both in Canada and the United States. We also handle grains, such as Rye and Oat. We export not only conventionally grown products but also organically grown products.

Most of our products are for human consumption but off-grade products and seeds, such as Millets, Canary Seed, and Sunflower Seeds are being exported as animal feed.

What We Do

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We contract with farmers to help them grow specially developed varieties and supply them to our buyers on a steady basis all the year round. Our goal is to supply these crops at competitive prices in a timely manner. Our logistics staff will monitor your shipping until your order arrive at your destination on time.

We are also representatives of many farmers and processors in the world and take a strong pride in marketing their products efficiently in the overseas market.

President's E Award for Exports

The "E" Program has its roots in patriotism and business achievement. E pennants originated in 1906 from the Navy's "E" given to defense production plants, from the Maritime Administration's "M" pennants awarded to shipyards, and from the Army's "A" pennants. During World War II, E pennants were presented to factories to publicly recognize industry's contribution to the war effort through excellence in manufacturing, quality, and production.

The President's "E" Award was created by Executive Order 10978 of the President on December 5, 1961, to afford suitable recognition to persons, firms, or organizations which contribute significantly in the effort to increase United States exports. President John F. Kennedy revived the World War II "E" symbol of excellence to honor and provide recognition to America's exporters and the first E ceremony was held when President Kennedy presented ten Awards at the White House in 1961.

Why was EP International given this prestigious award? Well, according to Don Evans, the US Secretary of Commerce, I am very pleased to recognize the accomplishments of the EP International Company in Exporting Agricultural Products to a growing number of international buyers. Your company has demonstrated very impressive export growth, increasing sales nearly four fold between 1997 and 2000. By remaining dedicated to selling high quality US goods, EP International has developed new markets and new products for sales abroad, helping our nation remain competitive in the global market. The intelligence and dedication you and your employees have displayed in marketing your products has resulted in a great success. We couldn't have said it better ourselves.

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US Secretary of Commerce, Don Evans, presents the Presidents E Award for Exports to William Kim, President of EP International Corp, on June 6th, 2002, at a reception in the Secretarys Private Dining Room, of the Herbert C. Hoover, Department of Commerce Building in Washington D.C.

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Christopher Cox (R.), (center), the 47th District of Orange Countys Republican Congressman to the US House of Representatives congratulates William Kim, (right), President of EP International, and Edward Kim, (left), Director of International Sales, on their receipt of the Presidents E Award for Exports on June 6th in his private meeting room in the Capitol Building of Washington D.C.


Edward R. Madigan U.S. Agricultural Export Excellence Award

Edward R. Madigan was an accomplished congressman from the state of Illinois when he became the US Secretary of Agriculture in 1991 to 1993. During his tenure he introduced a new aim for the department, overseas exporting. According to Secretary of Agriculture Ann Veneman, "Secretary Madigan realized that vigorous export growth is vital to the future prosperity of rural communities across America as well as the entire US economy."

The Madigan Award was created as a part of the Federal Agricultural Improvement and Reform Act of 1996. As a part of the Farm Bill, its purpose was to celebrate those companies that achieve great developments in new products and services or creative marketing for agricultural export markets.

Once again there is no company better suited for the receipt of this award. According to Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, "EP International Company from Irvine, Calif., was selected for its successful efforts to expand sales to Asian markets for U.S. dried legumes, seasonings and processed ingredients. EP International Company was selected because of its demonstrated commitment to expand exports with its strong promotional efforts, development of new products for different consumer tastes, market research initiatives and Web site development. EP International also participates in USDA programs and is a member of the U.S. Dry Pea and Lentil Council and the National Dry Bean Council. As a result of these activities, its exports have increased about 550 percent over the last four years."

We are proud to have received this honor and will continue to work hard to do what we do best.

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US Secretary of Agriculture, Ann Veneman, presents the Edward R. Madigan Agricultural Export Excellence Award to William Kim, President of EP International Corp, on May 16, 2003, at a reception in the Hall of Heros, in the Department of Agriculture Building in Washington D.C.