Sanford entrepreneurs refurbish helicopter blades and make blades for electricity generation

 Jeff Small owes his company, in a way, to having long hair years ago.

His Advance Composite Structures at Sanford’s airport, specializing in the esoteric craft of refurbishing helicopter blades, has 33 employees and projects more than $6 million sales this year. The company is nurturing another enterprise, one that involves spinning blades that generate electricity and don’t fly around. Read more here.