Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 9, 2014

Oklahoma business briefs for Jan. 9, 2014
Published: January 9, 2014

Oklahoma briefs

LSB shuts down Pryor plant

Oklahoma City-based LSB Industries Inc. has shut down the anhydrous ammonia plant at its Pryor chemical facility due to safety concerns. Excessive vibrations in the second stage of the compressor were detected by recently installed monitors, LSB said Wednesday. The second stage compressor of the ammonia plant has been sent to a Houston laboratory for high-speed testing and diagnosis. LSB expects the ammonia plant at the before the end of January. The company on Dec. 30 announced that the ammonia plant at the Pryor facility had been restarted after having been down for most of the fourth quarter of 2013.

OCCC offers two-day CNG class

Oklahoma City Community College will hold a compressed natural gas conversion class Jan. 27 and 28. The class will train and certify students to perform conversions using the Versus program. The class will focus on safe practices, system components, schematic reading and wire soldering. The class will be from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Cost is $395 per student. The class will be at the Transportation Technology Center on OCCC's main campus, 7777 S May. For information, call (949) 322-8055.

Retirement LLC adds Capella Inc.

Retirement LLC — Series Two, based in Oklahoma City, announced that it has agreed to merge third-party administrator Capella Inc., of Sioux Falls, S.D., into Retirement LLC — Series Two. The transaction closed Jan. 2. Capella is the largest retirement plan consulting organization in South Dakota. Retirement LLC — Series Two is an independent third-party administration firm and record-keeper for tax-qualified retirement plans. The firm operates from offices in Oklahoma City, with its corporate headquarters in Northbrook, Ill. Retirement LLC — Series Two provides consulting, record-keeping, actuarial services and plan administration services to more than 1,600 plans.

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