Federal, regional, local and state officials joined Macy's April 17 in celebrating the groundbreaking for the retailer's 1.3 million-square-foot, $180-million fulfillment center in north Tulsa County. The center represents the largest Tulsa-region jobs announcement in nearly a decade.
Tulsa-based BizJet International unveiled a facility April 10 that will house a new product line the company is introducing as part of its long-term growth strategy. At least 60 jobs are being added as part of the newly-announced expansion.
BizJet International Sales & Support announced earlier this year that up to 250 jobs are being added companywide. BizJet currently employs around 300 at its Tulsa International Airport headquarters.
The Tulsa Regional Chamber, through its Tulsa’s Future regional economic development plan, announced nearly 6,000 new jobs in northeast Oklahoma during 2013, a number that surpasses last year’s job creation numbers by more than 2,000 jobs.
Northeast Oklahoma continues to receive national and international recognition for business attraction and expansion. The Tulsa region ranked No. 5 in a list of top 10 metros with population between 200,000 and 1 million for new and expanded facilities for 2013. The ranking was announced today in the latest issue of Site Selection magazine, a leading publication in the corporate real estate and economic development fields.
Taylor Forge Engineered Systems is marking its expansion in the Gas Processing and Heat Transfer business with construction of a new manufacturing center in Tulsa. The company plans to expand its workforce as part of its strategy for continued growth.
Taylor Forge is in the process of applying for the State of Oklahoma’s Quality Jobs incentive, and plans to add as many as 100 employees at its new facility.
SWEP, a leading manufacturer of brazed plate heat exchangers, celebrated the grand opening of its North American headquarters in Tulsa May 16. The company began operations in Tulsa this year to support its growing customer demand. Company officials, clients, Tulsa Regional Chamber representatives, the Oklahoma Dept. of Commerce and others joined SWEP for its grand opening and open house at 12122 E. 55th Street.
Global investment publication fDi Magazine includes Tulsa on its newly-released list of “American Cities of the Future,” placing Tulsa No. 10 among mid-sized cities in the category of “Foreign Direct Investment Strategy.”
Whirlpool Corporation, a leading manufacturer and marketer of major home appliances, plans to add around 150 new jobs and $18.8 million in capital investment at its Tulsa facility beginning in 2014. The project is part of Whirlpool Corporation’s plan to invest more than $1 billion in its U.S. operations.
Lufthansa Technik Component Services (LTCS), headquartered in Tulsa at the Tulsa International Airport complex, received its 25th Lufthansa aircraft, and first B747, for disassembly this month. The MRO provider which is specialized in the repair and overhaul of aircraft components established a disassembly service to gain and utilize the surplus material from Lufthansa aircraft which are withdrawn from service last year. LTCS celebrated a major expansion in 2012, and the company continues to grow and expand its offerings.
The renovated facility at TIA is more than 90,000 square feet and includes a large administrative building for its engineering and program management staff, system development laboratory and testing space, and two hangars capable of accommodating the multiple special-mission aircraft the business supports. Located at 6501 East Apache Street, the facility is conveniently situated near the intersection of East Apache Street and Sheridan Road, on the southwest side of TIA, with easy access to the airport’s commercial terminal.