Israel Hernandez, assistant secretary for trade promotion and director-general of the U.S. Commercial Service, awarded the U.S. Commerce Department's Export Achievement Certificate to AERCO International. The award is presented to businesses that have benefited from the department's Commercial Service export assistance to make their first export sale or open new foreign markets.

In 2003, the company participated in the Gold Key Service program that provides for prescreened business appointments abroad, all prescreened by the Commercial Service in Poland, with a focus on the high potential of companies in Warsaw to offer AERCO's products. As a result, AERCO signed an agreement with Poland.