NEW YORK, August 23, 2007 – Inc. today ranked Brown Aviation Tool Supply Co No. 2,896 on its first-ever Inc. 5,000 list of the fastest-growing privately held companies in the country. Brown Aviation Tool posted $6.7 million in sales during 2006 which contributed to their overall growth of 114 percent during the three year period beginning in 2003.
Brown Aviation Tool is an Oklahoma City based supplier of specialty tools used to build and repair aircraft structures and supplies these tools to major airlines, military customers, repair stations, individual mechanics, and aircraft kit builders all over the world. Contracts with the US Air Force and several major airlines, along with new product innovations, have helped contribute to the accelerated growth of the company.
Michael Brown, president and founder of Brown Aviation Tool, and a former aircraft mechanic, credits the loyalty of his long-time customers and employees with the company’s success. “We have been continually serving many of our customers since the company was founded in 1992 and we have been doing so with the hard work and dedication of employees that have worked for the company almost since the beginning,” says Brown. The company began as a reseller of used and surplus aircraft tools from government auctions and aircraft factories and has today grown into one of the largest suppliers of specialty aircraft tools in the world. “I literally began this business sorting used tools in my apartment dining room and peddling them all over Oklahoma & Texas out of the back of my pickup” Brown shared. The company has experienced sales growth each and every year since being founded in 1992.