Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Oklahoma City –Lt. Governor Todd Lamb hosted the 16th Annual Small Business Day at the Capitol on Wednesday, April 30th. Lt. Governor Lamb, who serves on the Governor’s Cabinet as the Small Business Advocate, used Small Business Day to recognize three of Oklahoma’s successful small businesses. Ram Jack Systems of Ada, APSCO of Tulsa, and GEFCO, Inc. of Enid were awarded the 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 are the engine of our economy.”
Ram Jack Systems offers a reliable method for supporting residential and commercial foundations. The 40 year old company employs 85 Oklahomans and continues to grow year after year, providing the essential service of keeping homes and businesses safe. For more than 82 years, GEFCO has been a leader in the design and manufacture of portable drilling rigs and is a great community partner to Enid, where they employ 172 people. APSCO has evolved from a small company to an operation of more than $10 million and a workforce of 65 employees. Started in 1964 in a garage, and now led by the founder’s son, APSCO exports 90% of its work out of state.
According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses total over 97% of all Oklahoma’s employers. “Oklahoma businesses of all sizes power our economy, but small businesses are the pistons that power the engine,” said Lt. Governor Todd Lamb.
“Small Business Day is an important day to recognize their importance. Oklahoma’s future is limitless as long as we continue to remove obstacles to growth,” concluded Lamb.