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Chad Ratcliff welds corners of a T-62 shipping container in a production area  at Choctaw Defense, a growing company owned by the Choctaw Nation that has lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense. It manufactures shipping containers, trailers and other heavy equipment used by the military. Their plant is located in the Choctaw Business Park on the south side of McAlester.   Photos taken Thursday, June 23, 2011   Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman ORG XMIT: KOD