The U.S. Small Business Administration formally approved Danko Arlington as a Certified HubZone Small Business Concern on July 29, 2005.
The SBA’s HubZone program provides incentives to government contractors to place orders with companies that are located within designated historically underutilized business (HUB) zones and who hire at least thirty five percent of their workforce within the zones.
Danko Arlington, located in Baltimore’s Arlington and Park Heights neighborhoods, has recently expanded the company payroll with local residents. As a result, the company has become a valuable resource in the city’s Northwest District for job training and steady manufacturing work.
The company specializes in small production runs of high quality commercial and aerospace aluminum sand castings and machining. In addition to selling to all five branches of the U.S. armed forces, the company also provides a variety of cast parts to other agencies of the Federal Government.
The company plans to take advantage of its new certification to increase its market share, while at the same time, revitalize the surrounding neighborhood through local hiring.