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Oklahoma business briefs for Aug. 26.
Oklahoman Published: August 26, 2014

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Chesapeake Arena sets job fair

The company that manages Chesapeake Energy Arena and Cox Convention Center will host its annual career fair next month. SMG and its food and beverage arm, SAVOR, are looking to hire more than 350 full- and part-time positions in its guest relations, event security, operations and food and beverage departments. The career fair will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Sept. 15. For a full list of open positions and descriptions, as well as to apply online, visit

Matrix Service acquires company

Matrix Service Co. has extended its reach into California with the acquisition of assets from HDB Ltd. HDB provides construction, fabrication and turnaround services to energy companies in central California. The business now will be known as Matrix Service. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Matrix said it funded the deal, which totaled less than $10 million, with cash on hand. “This acquisition advances our expansion into the upstream and midstream markets and strengthens our geographic footprint in California's primary oil producing region,” CEO John R. Hewitt said. “HDB has a long-standing reputation for safety, building solid customer relationships and delivering exceptional service. The company is a great cultural fit for Matrix from a core value perspective.”

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