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Officials dedicate new MST manufacturing facility in Claremore

Local, area and state leaders celebrated the dedication of an MST Manufacturing building at a ceremony Friday.

The new business adds 100 quality jobs and a capital investment of at least $5 million.

MST Manufacturing is owned by Kenneth Statton, who founded his first machine shop with his father more than a quarter century ago.

The Statton Group grew from a garage-based startup to serving aerospace industry leaders such as Boeing, NORDAM and Spirit AeroSystems. The firm later launched M&M Manufacturing, which grew to more than 70 professionals.

Kimberly-Clark Corp. pouring $120 million into Jenks mill expansion

Kimberly-Clark is making at least a $120 million investment that will add more than 50 full-time jobs to its facility in Jenks.

The multi-phased project, which will expand the Jenks mill by 270,000 square feet and install new assets for manufacturing Kleenex folded tissue products and Scott bath tissue, is expected to be completed in 2020.

Whirlpool announces 150 new jobs, $55 million expansion

Whirlpool Corporation plans to expand its operations in Tulsa with the addition of a new Factory Distribution Center (FDC). Adjacent to its existing manufacturing plant, the warehouse will support increased production capacity and improve efficiencies within the existing supply chain across North America, while simultaneously supporting growth in the region.

QuikTrip to build north Tulsa distribution and manufacturing center

QuikTrip plans to build a 250,000-square-foot manufacturing and distribution facility near 43rd Street North and Garnett Road to accommodate the growth of QT Kitchens and other facets of its business.

QT spokesman Mike Thornbrugh said the company has outgrown the facility it has near U.S. 169 and 51st Street, and the new facility is part of the company’s long-term plan.

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