Article Photos: Choctaw company shows military commitment 6/8

Stephen Benefield, right,  managing officer at Choctaw Defense, a growing company owned by the Choctaw Nation that has lucrative contracts with the Department of Defense, visits workers in the company's machine shop. He watches John Adams, left, and Fred Barnett lift a large section of sheet metal onto a  machine that  makes precise cuts.   The company  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