S&K Aerospace Wins Native/Tribal Business of the Year Award
S&K Aerospace, LLC was named the 2023 Native/Tribal Business of the Year by the National 8(a) Association and HUBZone Contractors National Council. The award was announced at the Small Business Industry Awards Gala held February 15th in New Orleans, Louisiana.
S&K Aerospace is a subsidiary of S&K Technologies, Inc. and owned by the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes (CSKT). The company is a graduate of the Small Business Administration’s 8(a) Program which offers business assistance and services to firms that are owned and controlled by socially and economically disadvantaged individuals. Organizations like the National 8(a) Association and HUBZone Contractors National Council also provide business assistance to encourage growth and success in federal contracting.
S&K Technologies, Inc. was established in 1999, and through its many subsidiaries, supports federal and commercial customers in many industries, including aerospace, information technology, engineering, security, space technology, environmental services, construction, and more. The company is headquartered on the Flathead Reservation in Northwest Montana, with offices throughout the Contiguous United States and worldwide.
Formed in 2005, S&K Aerospace is an industry leader in aerospace, logistics, and supply chain management with global reach. Actively performing on multiple contracts, S&K Aerospace supports the military supply and component repair requirements of the U.S. military and over 100 foreign military allies.
“We’re incredibly proud to have won this award, representing not only S&K Aerospace, but the entire S&K family of companies and the CSKT. We have built a strong and profitable business that contributes to the progress and well-being of our Tribal community, while providing incredible service to our customers,” said Tony Amadeo, President of S&K Aerospace.
Each year, S&K Technologies declares a dividend to the CSKT Shareholder which helps to fund critical services on the Reservation and surrounding communities. “The profound impact of this funding can’t be understated,” said Chad Cottet, S&K CEO. “By the end of 2023, S&K will have delivered a total of $71.55 million in dividend to the CSKT for their strategic use to benefit the Tribes.”
When asked about S&K Aerospace’s selection for the award, Michelle Burnett, Executive Director of the HUBZone Contractors National Council, stated that, “I am incredibly humbled to witness S&K’s commitment to their tribal community and the positive impact it has had. It is inspiring to see a business that not only excels in their industry, but also invests in their community. By investing in their community, S&K is setting an example for other businesses and showing how corporate responsibility can benefit everyone. It was an honor to recognize them as the Tribal Small Business of Year.”
Learn more about S&K Aerospace at: https://www.skaerospace.com