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Griffin: GSI Expansion Is More Good News for the Growing Arkansas Aerospace Industry

April 02, 2015

Says, ‘Will grow good paying jobs for hardworking Arkansans’

LITTLE ROCK –Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin today issued the following statement after taking part in Galley Support Innovations’ (GSI) ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate their completed expansion and new multi-million dollar contracts:

“This expansion for GSI will help our economy and grow good paying jobs for hardworking Arkansans. Companies like GSI are vital to the aerospace industry here in Arkansas, and I am proud to support the expansion of this family owned and operated business. I applaud the Arkansas Economic Development Commission for their efforts to help make this expansion a reality.”

GSI is a Sherwood, Arkansas based family owned and operated interior hardware manufacturer that has been in business for over 50 years.

The expansion includes an additional 21,200 square feet of space for manufacturing, new shipping and receiving areas, executive offices and new parking and remodeling of existing facilities. There will be 20 new full time employees. 

About Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin

Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin was elected on November 4, 2014, and completed his second term as the 24th representative of Arkansas’s Second Congressional District. For the 113th Congress, he was a member of the House Committee on Ways and Means while also serving as a Deputy Whip for the Majority. In the 112th Congress, he served as a member of the House Armed Services Committee, the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and the House Committee on the Judiciary.

Griffin is a graduate of Magnolia High School, Hendrix College in Conway and Tulane Law School in New Orleans, and attended graduate school at Oxford University. He has served in the U.S. Army Reserve for 18 years, was deployed to Iraq with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and holds the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. He also served as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas and Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Director of Political Affairs for President George W. Bush. Griffin lives in Little Rock with his wife Elizabeth, a Camden native, and their two children.



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