As word spreads around the country of 'bounce back' and the the oil industry activity picks up in Oklahoma, a chemical manufacturing company has taken interest in Chickasha.
Optum Energy Solutions produces additives that are put in pipelines to reduce turbulence and will be bringing jobs to Oklahoma.
Christy Elkins, CEO of Chickasha Economic Development was quoted as saying that “They were looking for a facility that would meet their needs in the SCOOP and STACK kind of region where they needed to be as far as oilfield play,”
According to KOCO News 5, The company has the potential to being 80 quality jobs to the area by early 2018, and that these jobs will pay in the range of $40,000 to $50,000 per year.
Further, the move by Optum Energy Solutions will assist greatly in bringing manufacturing jobs back to Chickasha - which are especially needed since the Delta Faucet Operation closed more than 10 years ago.
“For us to be able to get these good kind of quality, living wage jobs back to Chickasha is a really good thing,” Elkins said.
About Optum Energy Solutions
From their website "With decades of experience in the global flow improver industry, Optum Energy Solutions delivers the most reliable pipeline drag reduction solutions to ensure maximum efficiency. Using the most advanced technology for engineering, manufacturing and delivering DRA, Optum offers consistent quality, user-friendly logistics, and proprietary industry-leading drag reducers."
From their Careers page, "Optum Energy Solutions is a rapidly growing company in the DRA technology industry serving pipeline operations across the United States and internationally. If you are interested in being a part of a modern, growing and unique company, please fill out the following form".
Form can be found here: http://optumenergy.com/contact-us/careers/