Southwest PPE ServicesEspañola
Nominated by: Española  Mayor Alice Lucero

Southwest PPE Services is a division of Mountain Air Cleaners, and has managed to extract admirable growth in a declining industry with the system the company has devised to care for Personal Protective Ensembles used in the fire service industry. The company is reconditioning PPEs to give them longer life and reduce fire service budgets. Southwest PPE Services currently employs 16, and is expanding to serve the entire intermountain corridor. It has been growing at a rate of 75 percent year over year, and has been named a 2016 Venture Acceleration Fund award winner.