Huntsville, Greg Brown, Co-CEO of Brown Precision, Inc. named SBA’s 2022 Alabama Small Business Person of the Year
For more than 50 years, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has celebrated National Small Business Week (NSBW), which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Greg Brown, of the Huntsville-based company, Brown Precision, Inc (BPI), was selected by the SBA as the 2022 Alabama Winner of Small Business Person of Year (SBPOY) Award. The SBPOY Award recognizes exemplary entrepreneurs from each of the nation’s 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
BPI manufactures specialized precision machines for diverse industries such as aerospace, medical, and power generation markets. Since Mr. Brown joined the company in 1995, BPI has grown to nearly 180 employees and over $23 million in sales. In addition to its 53,000 square-foot facility in Huntsville, Alabama, BPI had opened a new 30,000 square-foot manufacturing plant in Atmore, Alabama in 2016. Under Mr. Brown’s leadership, BPI has also benefited from SBA assistance through its 7a loan, 504 loan, and COVID-19 disaster assistance.
Mr. Brown stated that he can unequivocally say that if it were not for SBA programs, the company would not be in the position it is today. BPI is well positioned to continue growing and Mr. Brown is grateful that SBA recognizes the importance of U.S. manufacturer contributions like his company for the overall U.S. economy. Entrepreneurs, like Mr. Brown, are providing jobs for Americans and delivering the essential products that Americans depend on. It is these contributions that SBA seeks to recognize each year during NSBW. Mr. Brown was formally recognized by SBA Alabama District Director, Thomas Todt, on May 5, 2022, at an event held by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, during the week of the 2022 NSBW.