Commerce Reps Visit PC Businesses

Mike Seals - August 24, 2020 11:34 pm

On August 18, representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Commerce (Commerce) spent the day in Ponca City visiting four businesses; Custom Mechanical Equipment, Log10, LLC, MJ&H Fabrication and Quarter Turn Resources, Inc.

They also met with community leaders, including Mayor Homer Nicholson; Senator Bill Coleman; Chelsea McConnell, Mainstreet director; Steve Hermann, Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) Board Chair, David Myers, PCDA Executive Director; Laurence Beliel, PCDA Director of BR&E; Lori Henderson, PCDA CFO; Nancy Taylor, PCDA Board Secretary; and Rich Cantillon, Ponca City Chamber of Commerce Executive Director.

Representing Commerce were Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Jennifer Springer, Director of Business Development, and Stan Ralstin, Regional Development Specialist.

“These community visits are giving us great insight into how Oklahoma businesses are responding to new challenges,” said Kisling. “It was great to meet with business and civic leaders in Ponca City and get a better understanding of what their operations look like and how we can connect them with Commerce services.”

This visit was one of many scheduled on behalf of Governor Kevin Stitt to gauge how small businesses are faring during the COVID-19 pandemic, see what measures businesses have taken to better withstand the crisis and identify future opportunities for programs to help business recover.

All companies visited were recipients of either the Oklahoma Bounce Back Program or the Oklahoma Manufacturing Reboot Program:

  • Custom Mechanical Equipment: Oklahoma Bounce Back Program recipient; manufactures multizone rooftop HVAC units in addition to building lithium battery storage units and providing powder coating services
  • Log10: Manufacturing Reboot Program recipient; specializes in detection, prevention and elimination of microbial pathogens in foods, feed and environments
  • MJ&H Fabrication: Oklahoma Bounce Back Program recipient; manufactures vessels, process piping, skid and modular packages, and structural steel for numerous industries
  • Quarter Turn Resources: Oklahoma Bounce Back Program recipient, provides valve solutions to the North American natural gas and oil industry

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