AERO Specialties Named N.W. Region Exporter of the Year

May 10th, 2011 - Boise, Idaho. AERO Specialties, Inc., a leading manufacturer and international distributer of aircraft ground support equipment is proud to announce it has received the U.S. Small Business Administration’s 2011 Northwest Region Exporter of the Year award. This recognition comes in addition to being designated by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as the 2011 Idaho Exporter of the Year. AERO Specialties’s achievements were honored during the Boise World Trade Day celebration, held on May 4, 2011 at Boise State University.

Approximately 200 people were in attendance to observe SBA’s Region 10 Administrator present this prestigious award to AERO’s President, Matt Sheehan. The ceremony brought closure to a day of seminars designed to educate local business owners on successful international marketing and exporting strategies.

“AERO Specialties is very humbled to receive such a distinguished award,” stated Sheehan. “My entire sales team works hard to meet the expanding need for our products on the international marketplace; it is an honor for all of us at AERO to be recognized in this capacity for our contributions to help grow the American economy. Dedication to superiorly manufactured products and providing exceptional service after the point of sale will facilitate the augmentation of American exports,” Sheehan added. “I would like to thank the SBA and Amy Benson of the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Assistance Center for their contributions to our growth,” concluded Sheehan.

AERO Specialties remains committed to exporting American manufactured goods. Exported goods represent approximately 40 percent of total annual sales for AERO Specialties. AERO Specialties ground support equipment (GSE) is used by corporate flight departments, fixed-base operators, airlines and military installations from Iraq to Nigeria to Tahiti.

ABOUT AERO Specialties: Truly a one-stop GSE shop, AERO provides new, used and refurbished aircraft GSE to general and commercial aviation customers worldwide. AERO manufactures hybrid ground power units, lavatory and potable water service carts, oxygen and nitrogen system service carts, as well as aircraft towbars and heads. AERO is also an authorized distributor of major GSE manufacturers, such as Eagle Tugs, TLD, Unitron and Clyde.

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