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Oklahoma business briefs for July 3

Oklahoma business briefs for July 3, 2014
Oklahoman Published: July 3, 2014

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5 directors resign after company’s sale

Five directors of Access Midstream Partners LP resigned after the pipeline partnership was acquired by the Williams Cos. Inc. William B. Berry, William J. Bryant, James J. Cleary, Domenic J. Dell’Osso Jr. and William A. Woodburn stepped down when the deal closed. They were replaced by Williams representatives Robyn L. Ewing, Sarah C. Miller and Richard D. Rodekohr. The Access Midstream board must sign off on Williams’ plan to merge the Oklahoma City-based company with its own pipeline partnership, Williams Partners LP.

OKC-based American Fidelity places second

Oklahoma City-based American Fidelity Assurance Co. recently placed second at the International Lean Best Practices Awards presented by the Institute of Industrial Engineers. Lean is a systematic, disciplined approach to identifying and eliminating waste through continuous improvement. Other finalists for this year’s competition included first-place winner Jabil, based in Shanghai; TADA, based in India; and IBM, based in the U.S. Institute of Industrial Engineers is a global association of productivity and efficiency professionals specializing in industrial engineering, health care, ergonomics and other related professions.

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