OGI Process Equipment named Small Business Administration's 2023 Oklahoma Manufacturer of the Year


Sand Springs, OK – March 16, 2023 – OGI Process Equipment, a Sand Springs based manufacturer of industrial process equipment, has been named the Small Business Administration's (SBA) Oklahoma Manufacturer of the Year for 2023.

The SBA's National Small Business Week awards recognize outstanding small businesses that have demonstrated excellence in their respective industries, including manufacturing, export, and innovation.

"We are honored to receive this recognition from the Small Business Administration," said Stacey Schmidt, President of OGI Process Equipment. "This award is a reflection of the hard work and dedication of our entire team, and we are grateful for the support of our customers, suppliers, and partners who have helped us achieve this success."

OGI Process Equipment, along with the following 2023 Oklahoma Award winners, will be honored as part of the SBA’s National Small Business Week which will be observed April 30th -- May 6th, 2023.


Oklahoma Small Businessperson of the Year
Michael Bausch, Owner
Andolini’s LLC DBA Andolini’s Worldwide
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Entrepreneurial Success Award
Kris Reynolds, Managing Partner and CEO
Arrowhead Consulting
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Veteran-owned Business of the Year
Adam Oglesbee, CEO
Warfeather, LLC
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Manufacturer of the Year
Stacey Schmidt, President
OGI Process Equipment
Sand Springs, OK

Oklahoma Family-Owned Business of the Year
Mark Tedford, Owner/CEO
Tedford Insurance
Tulsa, OK

Oklahoma Small Business Champion of the Year
Janice Williams, Executive Director
Stigler Haskell County Chamber of Commerce
Stigler, OK


About National Small Business Week

For more than 60 years, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. More than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. As part of National Small Business Week, the U.S. Small Business Administration takes the opportunity to highlight the impact of outstanding entrepreneurs, small business owners, and others from all 50 states and U.S. territories. Every day, they’re working to grow small businesses, create 21st century jobs, drive innovation, and increase America’s global competitiveness.

To register for National Small Business Week and for other event information, visit www.sba.gov/NSBW.


About OGI Process Equipment

OGI engineers, manufactures, sells, and services water bath heaters, fuel gas heaters, glycol dehydrators, direct contact water heaters, and other fired process equipment for the oil and gas, natural gas, food processing, food and beverage packaging, concrete, commercial car wash, pharmaceutical, and manufacturing industries, as well as for military and government agencies.  The company has a reputation for producing high-quality products that are both reliable and efficient, and for providing exceptional customer service and support.  OGI is recognized as a Women-Owned business, certified by the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council.

About the U.S. Small Business Administration

The U.S. Small Business Administration makes the American dream of business ownership a reality. As the only go-to resource and voice for small businesses backed by the strength of the federal government, the SBA empowers entrepreneurs and small business owners with the resources and support they need to start, grow or expand their businesses, or recover from a declared disaster. It delivers services through an extensive network of SBA field offices and partnerships with public and private organizations. To learn more, visit www.sba.gov.


Media Inquiries:

Larry Weatherford
Public Affairs Specialist/Veterans Business Development Officer
Oklahoma District Office
U.S. Small Business Administration
(405) 609-8012 / (202) 531-2267 cell