WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Olympia J. Snowe (R-Maine) yesterday met with fellow Mainers Trapper Clark and Tom Sturtevant, who received national recognition for winning a prestigious award from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  Mr. Clark and Mr. Sturtevant, President and Vice President respectively of Alcom, Inc., were acknowledged as the Maine Small Business Persons of the Year on Tuesday at the National Small Business Week 2010 National Awards Luncheon in Washington, D.C. 

“Trapper and Tom are shining examples of America’s entrepreneurial spirit, and I was so pleased to meet with them during National Small Business Week,” said Senator Snowe, Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship.  “I was truly impressed to hear the story of their company’s tremendous growth during these tumultuous economic times, and I am delighted that they employ over 80 Mainers – with plans to hire additional workers.  I commend Trapper and Tom for their incredible dedication and work ethic, and I congratulate them on this wonderful recognition.”

Alcom, Inc., an aluminum recreational trailer manufacturer located in Winslow, was founded in 2006.  The company originally operated in Waterville’s Wyandotte Mill, before utilizing an SBA 504 loan to move to an expanded, state-of-the-art 70,000 square foot facility in the Winslow Industrial Park.  The company now employs just over 80 workers and is slated to complete $18 million in sales in 2010. 

Senator Snowe also offered remarks in the Congressional Record on Thursday, May 20th, praising Trapper Clark and Tom Sturtevant for their entrepreneurial spirit, dedication, and commitment to their company’s success.  She presented framed copies of her statement to Alcom’s leaders at their meeting.