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Sky's the Limit for Aviation Businesses in Tennessee
(Published: June 3, 2013)

Terry Mullins, the chief executive officer of Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering, Inc., has a pretty simple business philosophy:

"We just go after where the money is. We're able to pick and choose which markets are hot."

While the philosophy may be simple, the services the company provides are anything but. Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering designs and builds equipment used on some of the world's most complex machinery - everything from submarines to the International Space Station.

Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering is one of the businesses highlighted this month in the Secretary of State's Tennessee Business Spotlight. This month's theme focuses on businesses with connections to the aviation industry.

Oak Ridge Tool-Engineering does aviation work, including manufacturing parts for Apache helicopters used by the military, but the company serves many other high-tech clients as well.