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Four Fort Worth companies named Small Businesses of the Year

Altitude Trampoline in North Fort Worth was honored by the Fort Worth Chamber in the emerging business category.
Altitude Trampoline in North Fort Worth was honored by the Fort Worth Chamber in the emerging business category. Star-Telegram

An oilfield services firm, an aviation maintenance and repair company, a manufacturer of aerospace electronic components and a trampoline park on Wednesday were named winners of 2015 Small Business of the Year Awards.

The awards were presented by the Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce and announced at Fort Worth Mayor Betsy Price’s State of the City address at the Fort Worth Convention Center.

“These outstanding businesses are models of entrepreneurial vision, courage and spirit that define Fort Worth,” said Bill Thornton, president and CEO of the Fort Worth Chamber. “Small businesses continue to drive our local and national economy, and the Chamber is committed to support their success and recognize their impact.”

The winners were:

▪  Altitude Trampoline Park in Fort Worth, honored in the emerging business category. The city’s first indoor trampoline park is owned by founder Jeff Rutten, and Curt Skallerup serves as president and CEO.

▪ Precise Energy Products in Fort Worth, in the 1-10 employee category. Precise Energy provides nitrogen, cementing, wireline and coiled tubing units to the oilfield services industry in the U.S., Iraq, Nigeria, United Arab Emerits and Australia. Gregg Cobb is its president.

▪ Broadie’s Aircraft in the 11-50 employee category. Broadie’s is an aviation maintenance and repair center for corporate, private and charter aircraft at Meacham International Airport, where it was founded in 1946. Ken Broadie is president of the family-owned and operated business.

▪ InterConnect Wiring in Fort Worth in the 51-150 employee category. InterConnect is a maker of aerospace products such as electrical wiring harnesses, power distribution panels and modification kits. The company, headed by president John Ashour, also rewires military aircraft.

The winners were chosen from 88 nominees and a total of 12 finalists.

Sandra Baker, 817-390-7727

Twitter: @SandraBakerFWST

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