Kimray Inc. plans to move its headquarters to a spacious new campus at Britton and Eastern, the equipment manufacturer announced Thursday.
“Kimray's products and services for the energy industry are known for their quality and dependability, which has allowed the company to grow significantly over the past 65 years,” CEO Tom Hill said. “Very few companies have the opportunity to design their ideal space for the future and also impact a new area of the community in a positive way.
“We are excited for this change and what it will mean for our employees, customers and community.”
Kimray intends to develop about 35 acres in a 136-acre tract on the northwest corner of Britton and Eastern, although the additional space gives it room to grow.
Kimray's new campus will allow the company to consolidate its facilities.
Construction will not begin until 2015 at the earliest.
The Oklahoma-based manufacturer, which has about 850 employees, has produced control equipment for the oil and natural gas industry since 1948. It sells to customers worldwide.
“Kimray is proud to be an American manufacturer and is also committed to being a good neighbor,” Hill said. “As we've done in our current location, we hope to create long-term, collaborative relationships with our neighbors.
“We are just beginning the planning process for the new campus, but we envision beautiful grounds that incorporate landscaping and other design elements to ensure our campus fits in with its surroundings.”
The company currently occupies multiple buildings spread over about 20 acres west of Interstate 235 near NW 42, about five miles south of the area that will be its new home.