Oklahoma City-based Kimray boosts starting pay 19 percent

The Oklahoma City manufacturer of valves and controls for the oil and gas industry said it increased entry-level hourly wages to $12.50, up from $10.50.
by Paul Monies Published: June 12, 2014
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Kimray Inc. wants to build a new 90,000 square-foot office building at E. Britton Road and N. Eastern Ave. as part of plans for a new headquarters in Northeast Oklahoma City.
Kimray Inc. wants to build a new 90,000 square-foot office building at E. Britton Road and N. Eastern Ave. as part of plans for a new headquarters in Northeast Oklahoma City.

Kimray also said it was increasing its shift differential, the extra amount paid to second- and third-shift employees, to 15 percent, up from 10 percent.

“I’m excited that Kimray is taking this step,” said Shad Glass, Kimray’s vice president of human resources and organizational development. “Now we can add a competitive base wage and an industry-leading shift differential to our already impressive benefits package for our employees.”

New campus planned

Kimray, which was founded in 1948, makes pumps, valves, controls and other oil-field equipment. The company recently announced plans for a new 390,000 square-foot campus at the northwest corner of Eastern Avenue and Britton Road.

by Paul Monies
Energy Reporter
Paul Monies is an energy reporter for The Oklahoman. He has worked at newspapers in Texas and Missouri and most recently was a data journalist for USA Today in the Washington D.C. area. Monies also spent nine years as a business reporter and...
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Kimray’s website shows several openings, including jobs for machinists and engineers as well as warehouse and sales positions. For more information, go online to www.kimray.com/careers.

I’m excited that Kimray is taking this step.”

Shad Glass,
Kimray’s vice president of human resources and organizational development

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