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Oklahoma business briefs, Aug. 15

Oklahoma business briefs, Aug. 15
Published: August 15, 2013


LSB to build Ark. ammonia plant

LSB Industries Inc. said Wednesday its chemicals subsidiary has agreed with SAIC Constructors to build a 375,000-ton-per-year ammonia plant in El Dorado, Ark. Under terms of the agreement, SAIC will provide engineering services and manage construction of the ammonia plant and associated facilities. The project is expected to cost $250 million to $300 million and is expected complete by the end of 2015. LSB said it will pay for the project with the proceeds of its $425 million senior secured notes sale completed Aug. 7.

Access Midstream offers notes

Access Midstream Partners LP on Wednesday announced the start of a $400 million public offering of senior notes. The notes issuance will be in addition to ones Access issued in April 2011. Proceeds from the latest offering will be used to provide working capital, repay debt and fund Access' capital expenditure program or acquisitions.

Roundtable names new officers

The Oklahoma Business Roundtable on Wednesday announced its recently elected officers and executive committee members. Officers are Chairman Bill Burgess of Vortex Inc. in Lawton, Vice Chairman Rhonda Hooper of Jordan Associates in Oklahoma City, Secretary/Treasurer Tom Clark of Tulsair Beechcraft in Tulsa, and immediate past chairman Bryan Gonterman of AT&T-Oklahoma in Oklahoma City. Other executive committee members elected are Gov. Bill Anoatubby of the Chickasaw Nation in Ada, Rick Armstrong of Flight Safety International in Broken Arrow, Ted Haynes of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Oklahoma in Tulsa, Lou Kerr of the Kerr Foundation in Oklahoma City, Renee Porter of Advancia Corp. in Oklahoma City, Lew Ward of Ward Petroleum in Enid, and Dana Weber of Webco Industries in Tulsa. Ex officio members are Fred Morgan of the State Chamber of Oklahoma, Mike Neal of the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce and Roy Williams of the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber of Commerce. The Oklahoma Business Roundtable serves as the state's major economic development support organization. The nonprofit organization assists with dozens of programs and activities that help promote business investment and jobs in the state.

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