Oklahoma business theme briefs, Sept. 13

Oklahoma business theme briefs for Sept. 13, 2013.
Published: September 13, 2013
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Class held for auto technicians

Oklahoma City Community College will offer an evening class next month to help experienced automotive technicians earn state certification to work on compressed natural gas vehicles. The six-day class, which runs from 6 to 9:30 p.m., begins Oct. 21 at the college's Transportation Technology Center. Students will learn about safety, fuel characteristics, systems operation, fuel-line bending, system diagnosis and inspection and regulations. They will be able to take the state's certification test at the conclusion of the class. For more information, contact John Claybon at 682-7855 or jclaybon@occc.edu.

OGE recognized for innovation

OGE Energy Corp. made the InformationWeek 500 list of top technology innovators in the United States for the second year in a row, the company announced this week. The company earned the recognition for creating its integrated operations center, which combines information technology, corporation communications and smart grid monitoring.

Plant opens expanded facility

Forum Energy Technologies Inc. has opened a 10,000-square-foot addition to its manufacturing facility in Elmore City. The Houston-based company now has 70,000-square-feet of manufacturing space spread over 50 acres. “We have increased our manufacturing capability in Elmore City significantly over the last several years as we have responded to growth in customer demand,” plant manager Gauthier Pierozak said. “This latest expansion will allow us to produce larger size equipment for the unconventional shale markets under development throughout the United States.”

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