Attorney general chooses unit chief
The Oklahoma Attorney General’s office has a new chief for its public utilities unit, which represents consumers in rate cases at the Oklahoma Corporation Commission. Jerry Sanger, who joined the attorney general’s office in April 2013, is the new chief, Attorney General Scott Pruitt said Monday. Sanger was previously an environmental attorney at the Department of Environmental Quality. “Jerry’s experience with the Department of Environmental Quality and his recent service to the AG’s office provide an excellent foundation for leadership as unit chief,” Pruitt said in a statement. “Jerry’s commitment and dedication will assist the AG’s Office in protecting the interests of Oklahoma utility rate-payers.” Sanger succeeds Bill Humes, who was promoted to senior assistant attorney general, said spokesman Aaron Cooper.
Health data firm launches
TULSA — EngageHi2, a privately owned IT consulting firm focused on healthcare information management, has launched its business. The company said it specializes in clinical and evidence-based consulting services; information management; project management; and assisting with planning hardware selection and installation, and IT services and support.
Enable to upgrade Cox City facility
Enable Midstream Partners LP on Monday announced several new natural gas transportation services agreements. It also announced plans to upgrade its Cox City natural gas processing facility in Grady County to better serve producers in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province, where higher levels of liquids-rich natural gas require enhanced processing capabilities. Enable also will transport natural gas for the Grand River Dam Authority’s planned power plant in Mayes County and St. Louis-based Laclede Gas Co.
Holcim’s Ada plant awaits remodel
ADA — A Massachusetts-based company has announced plans for a $100 million modernization project at a cement plant in Ada. Holcim US Inc. is awaiting approval from state environmental officials to begin the modernization project, said Robin DeCarlo, Holcim’s senior vice president for corporate communications. “We are expecting there will be approximately 250 temporary jobs during the modernization phase, which will have a direct and positive impact on the Ada economy,” DeCarlo said. “The modernization will increase our plant’s capacity in Ada by about 20 percent.” The Ada plant, which has about 120 workers, uses limestone from a nearby quarry to produce cement. The modernization project is set to begin at the end of this year, The Ada News reported.
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