FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:  April 27, 2016

Recipients of the Small Business Award of Excellence Announced by Lieutenant Governor Lamb

Oklahoma City –Lt. Governor Todd Lamb hosted the 18th Annual Small Business Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 27th.  Lt. Governor Lamb, serving as Small Business Advocate in the Governor’s Cabinet, recognized three of Oklahoma’s outstanding small businesses. Aircraft Structures International Corporation of Enid, Field’s Pies of Pauls Valley, and Glass Trucking of Newkirk were awarded this year’s Lieutenant Governor’s Small Business Award of Excellence.

Lt. Governor Lamb said that “these businesses are just a few examples of what make our state great: Small businesses truly an instrumental part of our economy.”

Aircraft Structures International Corporation has designed and fabricated tooling as well as manufactured parts for Bombardie Aerospace such as: fuel cells, cowling, engine mounts, fairings, flaps, and access doors. The company has been able to double the number of employees since last year. Since 1922, Field’s Pies has been serving wonderful pies and has made the transition from restaurant to factory. The company currently employs 40. Glass Trucking has evolved from a small produce distributor to a thriving trucking company with recognition for safety by the Truckload Carriers of America.

According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses total over 97% of all Oklahoma’s employers. “Oklahoma is a state powered by small businesses. Small Business Day is an important event to recognize the success of some of the entrepreneurs that have made a difference in the community,” said Lt. Governor Todd Lamb.

“Small Business Day is also a time to visit with Oklahoma Legislators on bills that impact their businesses,” concluded Lamb.

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