Team Durant in national spotlight with two big new employers, 500+ jobs

DURANT – In April 2015, BrucePac announced plans for a 40,000-square-foot food processing facility in Durant. The family-owned food processing company based in Woodburn, Oregon, now operates in the former JC Potter Sausage facility since their $20 million renovation.

The company expects to double its current 150 employees.  For career opportunities, click here.

Two months after the BrucePac announcement, Commercial Metals Co. promised to build there what to-date will be the third largest investment in Oklahoma statewide – its second technologically advanced micro mill in Durant. Based in Irving, Texas, Commercial Metals started construction on the plant in April, saying it expected to invest $342 million to build the mill and buy manufacturing equipment and hire 220 people to start.  For Commercial Metals career opportunities, click here.

Commercial Metals is Fortune 500 company,  celebrating its 100th year in operation with 80 metal recycling locations in several states.

The main steel micro-mill in Mesa, Ariz., began operations in 2009 as one of the most technologically advanced of its kind. The Durant location will mirror the Mesa location, utilizing that technology and the newest available, The Durant Daily Democrat reports.

According to the company, CMC is the nation’s leading supplier of long products, and addition of the Durant micro-mill will add to CMC’s portfolio of highly efficient, customer-focused and cost-effective steel production facilities.

Efforts by Durant officials to attract the companies and the related investment and jobs to Bryant County were cited when Site Selection magazine included Team Durant in its list of the Top 10 Micropolitan Economic Development Groups in the country.  Tommy Kramer, executive director of the Durant Industrial Authority, said the award was based on new business investment and job creation.

Read more from The Durant Daily Democrat by Dan Pennington. Photo courtesy of City of Durant.

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