Tag Archives: Manufacturing

Family-built

Spaeth Inc., a mechanical contractor in Oklahoma City, recently celebrated a century of service while welcoming the great-grandson of founder Ervin Spaeth to its ownership team. Brian Spaeth joins his father, Steve Spaeth, who is vice president, and his uncles, Kevin Spaeth and Dean Gillmore — president and secretary, respectively — to help lead a

Woodwork

Oklahoma has a problem: cedar trees feed wildfires. And Windle has a solution. Now, he just needs customers to bridge the gap between the two. Windle’s company, Edmond-based Cedar Closets & Products LLC, builds cedar closet paneling, shelving, cabinets, shoe racks and other home furnishings using the aromatic but problematic Eastern Red cedar tree, a

Record time

Wood’s agency submitted its grant application to the U.S. Economic Development Administration just in time. And as luck would have it, EDA Regional Director Pedro Garza was in town and available for an afternoon walk-through of the proposed infrastructure project at University North Park. “I’ve done other EDA grants, and you had to make phone

Canary Wellhead Equipment purchased by Denver company

Canary Wellhead Equipment Inc. CEO Jim Chappell announces sale of company to Denver-based Frontier Energy Group. Photo by Mark Hancock “We were looking for a buyer,” Canary co-founder Jim Chappell said. Canary was founded by Lynn Blevins and Chappell in 1984. They were using equipment painted yellow, and decided to call the manufacturing company Canary.

Cintas Corporation

U.S. Corporate Headquarters: Cincinnati Website: cintas.com Year Founded: 1929 Vice President: Brad McNeese Status: Public Full-Time Employees in State: 351 Part-Time Employees in State: 1 From its headquarters in Cincinnati, caters to approximately 90,000 businesses by manufacturing business identity uniforms, and provides entrance mats; restroom supplies; promotional products; first aid, safety and fire protection products

Aero dynamics

Mary Smith, director of the alliance, says the event has grown by leaps and bounds each year in both attendance and offerings. “It started as a way to connect Tinker Air Force Base to a pipeline of qualified, certified and credentialed workers,” she says. “When Mary Fallin was lieutenant governor, she expanded the summit to

Oklahoma unemployment rate unchanged for October

In October, Oklahoma’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate remained at 6.9 percent from the previous month. Oklahoma’s October 2010 rate is also the same as the October 2009 unemployment rate. The national unemployment rate held steady at 9.6 percent in October 2010. In October, over-the-month losses were seen in the supersectors of Trade, Transportation & Utilities

Compass briefs: Kimray Inc. included in virtuous business documentary

Kimray Inc., an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, will be featured in the PBS documentary “Doing Virtuous Business.” The film explores virtues that, when put into practice, can reshape priorities, elevate organizational vision and strengthen economic and social parameters. The documentary is based on the book “Spiritual Enterprise” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch,

Kimray Inc. featured in PBS documentary on virtuous business

Kimray Inc., an Oklahoma-based manufacturer of oil and gas control equipment, will be featured in the PBS documentary “Doing Virtuous Business.” The documentary explores the impact that virtues such as respect, courage, patience, discipline, compassion, forgiveness, gratitude and humility have on companies. The documentary is based on the book “Spiritual Enterprise” by Theodore Roosevelt Malloch,

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