Clear Edge Filtration to build plant, hire 180
BY KYLE ARNOLD World Staff Writer
Thursday, April 26, 2012
4/26/12 at 3:36 AM
Tulsa-based Clear Edge Filtration Inc. plans to close two facilities in New York state and move up to 180 jobs to a new plant in Tulsa, officials announced Wednesday.
The company, which makes equipment and parts for industrial filtration systems, said plants in Skaneateles Falls and Moravia, N.Y., will close beginning in the first quarter of next year.
Clear Edge said it will build a 175,000-square-foot plant in Greenhill Distribution Center, a 292-acre industrial park just east of U.S. 169 and 46th Street North.
"The new facility will accommodate Clear Edge's growing demand for their lines of industrial process filtration products and house a new research and development laboratory," a news release stated.
Employees from the shuttered New York state facilities will be offered employment in Tulsa, Clear Edge said.
Clear Edge's corporate headquarters is in Tulsa, but the company maintains only a small number of administrative jobs here.
The Tulsa Metro Chamber issued an emailed statement saying it "congratulates Clear Edge on their expansion."
"Working closely with the company on their plans, we are confident the new Greenhill facility and announcement of up to 180 new jobs is a testament to the company's commitment to the Tulsa region," it said.
A representative for Clear Edge did not return phone or email messages by press time.
The company has 16 manufacturing facilities nationwide, according to its website. Both New York locations are manufacturing and sales facilities.
Clear Edge Filtration, owned by a Dutch equity firm, was founded in 1829 in the United Kingdom as an industrial filter fabric producer.
Original Print Headline: New plant to bring 180 jobs
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