Saturday, September 1, 2007

450 New Jobs coming to Catoosa

According to the Claremore Progress newspaper.

New wind tower company announces plant, 450 jobsRumors that Rogers County and the metro Tulsa area were due a “big” economic boost some time this year were confirmed late last week when DMI Industries, a West Fargo, N.D.-based wind tower manufacturer, announced in a low-key, two-page media news release that they are building a plant in Catoosa that will employ 450 people.“It’s big, as big if not bigger than Gatorade and Google combined,” said Don Cochran, executive director of the County Industrial Development Authority which played a supporting role in attracting the expanding industry to the Tulsa metro area. On Tuesday, DMI representatives will be hosting a job fair at the Renaissance Hotel in south Tulsa to begin filling up to 200 positions. When fully operational, the plant will employ 450. Mike Neal, Tulsa Metro Area Chamber president and CEO, said the announcement “takes another prime property off of the available list in Tulsa.” “It also is another example of the Chamber’s efforts to recruit progressive, high-quality jobs to the metro region. The economic impact of approximately 450 jobs with DMI will support an additional 540 indirect jobs in the metro region and generate a total economic impact of $157 million in goods and services.”

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