Big role for these firms
Scientists and engineers from 16 of the most technologically-advanced countries on Earth work each day to expand and improve the operations of International Space Station.
When the time comes to convert their work into computer programming language and integrate it with the operating systems aboard the ISS, they turn to Cimarron Inc., a small, woman-owned company in Houston.
The company store grows up
Becky Gabruk, manager of the Boeing Store in Seattle, has sold hats to Boeing retirees and “Pudgy Plane” stickers to airline pilots. Her customers have included flight crews on layover from nearby Sea-Tac Airport, tourists from across the United States and overseas, and Boeing employees shopping for Christmas presents. But there’s one customer who really stuck in her mind.
“A boy came into the store with his family,” she said. “He was about eight or nine years old. He walked in and looked around, and then stopped in front of me and said, ‘This is the coolest store I’ve ever been in!’”
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