CATOOSA — Bonnie Longcrier worked in a bank for a while before she took a job in a very different field. She’s helping to build pressure tanks that are used in oil production.

At Worthington Industries’ Port of Catoosa location, she now supervises four inspectors who test the vessels before they are sent to clients.

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“I’m extremely proud to say that I’m in the oil and gas industry,” she said.

She said that some of the male inspectors were slow to accept a younger female boss, Longcrier said. “How to earn their trust? Be good at the job,” she said.

For 60 years, Worthington Industries has made steel products and services for a variety of markets including automotive, construction and agriculture in addition to the work making pressure tanks and cylinders like the ones that Bonnie Longcrier works on that are bound for the oil and gas industry.

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Matt joined the Tulsa World in 2007 after graduating from Oklahoma State University. He is a third-generation Cowboy. Before joining the photography staff, Matt was a reporter on the breaking news beat.