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Companies could receive up to $22.5 million in Oklahoma state benefits

Six companies, including Altus Flight Academy, have pledged to create more than 1,200 jobs in Oklahoma, resulting in benefits from the Department of Commerce.
By Hillary McLain Modified: June 28, 2013 at 9:00 pm •  Published: June 27, 2013

Service King Manufacturing said it plans to add up to 175 jobs in Stroud as part of the program. Service King manufactures and assembles oil-field equipment.

NXTGEN Filterworks LLC, ABB Totalflow and Helmerich and Payne International Drilling Co. also pledged to create jobs, further expanding Oklahoma's energy market.

Together, the six companies pledged to create 1,227 new jobs over the next 10 years.

Altus Flight Academy also enrolled in the 21st Century Quality Jobs Program through the Department of Commerce and could receive up to $10 million for the creation of 110 new jobs.

The 21st century program is designed to provide additional incentives for companies to bring “indisputably impactful high-wage jobs” to the state, according to the department.