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Three companies approved for Oklahoma's Quality Jobs Program incentives

Companies could win wage rebates by creating up to 400 jobs in Oklahoma City and Guthrie.
BY BRIANNA BAILEY Published: January 4, 2013

Three Central Oklahoma companies project they will create a combined 404 new jobs with the aid of incentives worth up to $7.2 million from the state's Quality Jobs Program.

Houston-based, oil-field equipment manufacturer Forum Energy Technologies Inc. has been approved to receive the largest chunk of incentive money for creating up to 218 new jobs at its 45,000-square-foot plant in Guthrie. Forum can receive up to $3.5 million in job creation incentives over the next 10 years. Forum also has manufacturing facilities in Elmore City and Chickasha.

Centek Inc., an oil-field manufacturing company based in southwestern England, also has qualified for Quality Jobs funds of up to $2 million for creating 104 jobs at its new Oklahoma City plant. Centek manufactures well casing stabilizers for the oil and gas industry. The company also has struck an agreement worth up to $200,000 in job creation incentives with Oklahoma City through the city's $75 million Strategic Investment Program.

Oklahoma City-based Empirical Loss Management LLC, an insurance claims administration service startup, has qualified for $2.2 million in Quality Jobs Program funding to create 82 new jobs in the city.

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