Oklahoma Quality Jobs payouts

Oklahoma Quality Jobs payouts
Oklahoman Modified: September 29, 2013 at 3:00 pm •  Published: September 29, 2013

Halliburton Co. has accepted $1.29 million in Quality Jobs payments from Oklahoma in 2013 through August. The company laid off 130 people in Duncan in Jaunary. Halliburton has accepted $16 million in Quality Jobs payments since 1996.

Tulsa glass manufacture Zeledyne accepted more than $2.26 million in Quality Jobs money between 2008 and 2010. The company issued layoff notices to a combined 531 workers in Tulsa in 2010 and 2011 before closing in 2011.

Minnesota-based wind turbine tower manufacturer DMI Industries accepted $2.18 million in Quality Jobs money between 2009 and 2013. The company gave layoff notices to 167 workers in Tulsa in August 2012, before closing the Tulsa plant in November.

Wichita-based Spirit AeroSystems accepted more than $2.5 million in Quality Jobs payments from Oklahoma in 2013, and $18.8 million in Quality Jobs payments total since 2007. The company said in August that it would sell its Tulsa plant, which employs about 2,800 people. Spirit in July said it had laid off 360 workers in Wichita and Tulsa.

From 2004 through 2011, Minnesota-based data security companmy Imation Corp. accepted more than $1.9 million in Quality Jobs payroll rebate payments from Oklahoma. The company laid off 107 workers in Weatherford in 2011 when it closed its plant there.

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by Brianna Bailey
Business Writer
Brianna Bailey has lived in Idaho, Germany and Southern California, but Oklahoma is her adopted home. She has a bachelor's degree in Journalism from the Univerisity of Oklahoma and has worked at several newspapers in Oklahoma and Southern...
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