Valmont plans new facility near Tulsa with 70 workers
BY KYLE ARNOLD World Staff Writer
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Utility pole maker Valmont Newmark is planning a new facility near Tulsa that could bring 70 jobs to the area by the area by the end of 2013.
Valmont has started construction on a new, 123,500 square foot manufacturing facility just outside the Tulsa Port of Catoosa at the Riverview Industrial Park.
The company hopes to have the plant online by the end of next year, said Roger Snavely, manager of Valmont’s plant in North Tulsa.
“Basically the utility industry is very, very busy,” Snavely said.
The facility will make electric line transmission poles.
Valmont has two facilities in the Tulsa area where it employs about 400 people. One does galvanized coating on steel and the other makes transmission poles. Snavely said that building is reaching its production capacity.
The new facility will do essentially the same type of work done at the company’s facility at 801 N. Xanthus Ave. in Tulsa.
The facility will mostly employ welders and fitters, he said.