When we returned from Washington, D.C. where we attended a ceremony in which we were recognized as Small Business Administration (SBA) Arkansas Small Business Persons of the Year. What an incredible experience!

First, we were humbled to be included in such a remarkable group of people. It certainly made us realize that what we do every day and how we build business in America matters!

When we heard the following words, we saw the impact that we, and our fellow entrepreneurs in the United States make a difference in lives:

“There are more than 28 million small businesses serving as the economic engine of our country, employing half of the private sector and creating two out of three net new jobs.  If our small business sector was a country, its output would rank number three above Germany and Japan.”

Twenty-eight MILLION small businesses! You can’t imagine how that hit us – because we were one of only 54 other small business owners recognized this year. That’s a very small percentage of the 28 million! And we were just so proud to be representing the spirit and hard work that goes into driving that economic engine!

We were also able to meet and talk with Mark Cuban. That was a thrill because every entrepreneur admires those role models we have watched and getting to meet them is an honor.

So now we are back in Arkansas at Galley Support Innovations doing what we love to do most – sharing this award with those people who work alongside us every day to make such an honor possible. We continue to work toward providing the environment where our employees do their best to create the highest quality products and service for our customers.

There is nothing more exciting that to take on a challenge such as an engineering design dilemma from a customer and turning it into reality – and a reality that they love!

If you have a hinge- or latch-related engineering challenge for us, bring it on! We have been privileged to work with some of the best clients in the world including Boeing, Rolls Royce, Sikorsky, Lockhead Martin, and Gulfstream®. We’d love to see what we can do for you!