August 20, 2004
V.I.P.s visit Phipps & Bird
Richmond , VA-- Hector Barreto, Administrator of the U. S. Small Business Administration, and Senator George Allen toured the Phipps & Bird manufacturing facility located at Summit Avenue and Moore Street on Thursday, August 19th.
The visit follows Phipps & Bird’s recent acquisition of two buildings in Richmond ’s “Scott’s Addition” industrial park. The acquisition, funded by C.I.T. Small Business Lending Corp. and Virginia Asset Finance Corp., is backed by an SBA guarantee.
Phipps & Bird, parent company of CONFAST, Inc., provides turn-key contract manufacturing services to local businesses in addition to producing its own proprietary line of analytical equipment. The company, founded by state senator Lloyd C. Bird in 1925, moved to Scott’s Addition in 1996.
|Senator George Allen and Hector Barreto, Administrator of SBA with Wes Skaperdas President and General Manager of Phipps & Bird, Inc.|
|Hector Barreto, Administrator of SBA, Pattie & Wes Skaperdas and Senator George Allen.|
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