Garreco honored at 2018 Arkansas Business of the Year Awards

(Left to Right) Patrick Gardner, CFO; Bob O’Neal, CEO; Ben Steckling, Research and Development and Technical Sales

Heber Springs, Arkansas (February 22, 2018) – On Thursday, February 22nd, Garreco, LLC was recognized at the 30th Annual Arkansas Business of the Year Awards which was held at the Statehouse Convention Center in Little Rock. Garreco, a leading producer of dental gypsum, abrasive products, and supplies for the dental laboratory, was named a finalist for Arkansas Business of the Year Category II (31-55 Employees). Although the company did not take home the award, Garreco was honored with some of the top businesses, executives, and non-profit groups in the state.

“Although we did not win an Arkansas Business of the Year award, we were honored to be recognized as a finalist,” said the company’s CEO, Bob O’Neal. “Our team has been working hard to continue to grow Garreco and being a finalist for the Arkansas Business of the Year Awards helps us to increase our exposure around the state and the country.”

Winners of the Arkansas Business Award included Tacos 4 Life, CapSpire Inc., Chenal Family Therapy PLC, and Swift Travel Deals, with Danny Ford of Glen Sain Motors being named the Business Executive of the Year. The EAST Initiative won Nonprofit Organization of the Year and Todd Herman of the Arkansas Arts Center was awarded the Nonprofit Executive of the Year Award.

The Arkansas Business of the Year Awards are designed to publicly recognize and honor the state’s top executives, small businesses and nonprofit groups. Arkansas Business Readers make nominations and an independent panel of judges selects the winners.

About Garreco, LLC
Garreco is one of the leading United States manufacturers of dental gypsum and has been providing quality dental laboratory products for over 28 years. In addition to its dental offerings, Garreco produces products for the industries of aerospace, jewelry casting, forensics, taxidermy, special effects, and hobby. Not only does Garreco provide a wide range of quality products under their own brand but they also manufacture private-labeled products and offer custom formulation, color, set times, and packaging. To learn more about the company, please visit

Point of Contact:
Lauren Acklin
Marketing, Garreco, LLC
Telephone: 800-334-1443 ext. 224