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America’s #SBDC Client Showcase – Torklift

6 Days to the Congressional Showcase!

State: Washington
SBDC: Washington SBDC
SBDC Advisor: Sharon Sappington
SBDC Client: Torklift

TorkliftTorklift was founded in 1976 and started as a small retail shop where automotive and RV-related services and products were sold. It soon became a hub of new product innovation that exploded into the expansion of a manufacturing arm that sells RV and automotive products world-wide, with a strong fan-base of “Torklift-only” customers. Torklift products and services include trailer hitches, suspension, truck camper tie downs and turnbuckles, step systems, custom fabrication, trailer repair and wiring. The company has also hosted a community-wide fund-raiser called the Kent Turkey Challenge that has raised more than $113,000 for the Kent Food Bank since its inception.

“Our Washington Small Business Development Center has helped us with quite a few projects that we would not have completed due to resources and time constraints. They provided us with quality research about expanding into other countries as well as markets. They also provided a pathway to gaining media exposure to our organization that led to additional opportunities.” — Candice Boutilier, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing, Torklift

Read more about Torklift here. Follow Torklift on Twitter @Torklift.


The America’s SBDC 2017 Client Showcase Reception will be at 5:30 pm on Monday, February 6, 2017, at the Rayburn House Office Building. Invite your Members of Congress now!

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