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November, 21 2022

More Than on the Job Training

By Nicole Harkreader Demystifying apprenticeships for employers is a task that local and state officials are taking on currently.  An apprenticeship program’s purpose is to invest in employees for a higher return. These apprentices follow a curriculum made specifically for their role. The intention is to hire and create strong members of the company and […]

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October, 31 2022

PORT MUSKOGEE AWARDED $33.9 MILLION IN INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS

Contact: Kimbra Scott, Port Director (918) 682-7886 Kimbra@muskogeeport.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 31, 2022 SOLE OKLAHOMA PIDP GRANT RECIPIENT SELECTED BY U.S. DOT Muskogee, OK – The Muskogee City-County Port Authority has been awarded a Port Infrastructure Development Program Grant (PIDP) from the U.S. Department of Transportation for $23.9 million to address infrastructure needs at Port […]

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October, 25 2022

TRAFERA HEADED TOWARDS 111 TECH JOBS IN MUSKOGEE

Trafera is a Minnesota based company that provides technology hardware and digital lesson plans to school districts across the nation.  In October of 2021, Trafera announced an expansion to Muskogee with the establishment of a regional repair and distribution center at the former National Guard Armory building located at the Muskogee-Davis Regional Airport. Since that […]

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October, 10 2022

Businesses and Individuals Honored at Awards Banquet

Contact: Darla Heller, Deputy Director Workforce Development (918) 682-7887 darla@muskogeeport.com October 7, 2022 The Muskogee City-County Port Authority, Indian Capital Technology Center and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce hosted the 23rd annual Business and Industry Banquet and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, recognizing local businesses and individuals for their outstanding achievements and contributions to […]

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September, 23 2022

PORT MUSKOGEE’S MASTER PLAN REVEALED

Port Muskogee’s infrastructure improvements will position Muskogee for success over the next 50 years by significantly improving safety and operational efficiency, improving resiliency to withstand significant flood events, and supporting continuous growth with increased multi-modal throughput in the terminal area. Based on a Waterfront Infrastructure Assessment and Resiliency Study, improvements were prioritized for various infrastructure, […]

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August, 29 2022

ACME EXPANSION CREATING JOBS IN MUSKOGEE

Acme Engineering & Manufacturing Corporation has announced plans to invest in new equipment for its Muskogee manufacturing plant.  Acme has proposed investments of more than $3 million over the next couple of years that will increase operational capacity and create up to 65 new jobs. Acme is a Muskogee based family-owned business specializing in engineering, […]

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August, 23 2022

GRIFFIN FOODS INVESTING NEW CAPITAL IN MUSKOGEE PLANT

The Muskogee City-County Port Authority in partnership with the City of Muskogee is pleased to announce the expansion of a long-time manufacturer investing over $1,000,000 in new equipment and creating new job opportunities. On Tuesday, Griffin Food Company, a Muskogee based company established in 1908 specializing in the production and packaging of liquid and emulsified […]

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July, 05 2022

Paradigm Shift, shifting the Workplace

Muskogee, OK – From rich diversity to unique approaches to problem solving, this Oklahoma based company is putting Muskogee on the map. Paradigm Shift is a local company based out of downtown Muskogee. Employing 55 interns this summer, having over 100 contracted facilitators and seasonal workers and a full-time staff of 25, they are breaking […]

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June, 08 2022

Robinson recognized during ceremony renaming River Center and unveiling Port of Muskogee improvements

Muskogee, OK- On June 7, 2022, Port of Muskogee Director Emeritus Scott Robinson was recognized for more than 31 years of service in a ceremony at the newly renamed Robinson Gallery and Event Center at Three Forks Harbor, 5201 Three Forts Road, Fort Gibson, OK. In addition to addressing the impactful career of former director […]

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May, 17 2022

Two Muskogee Companies Awarded State Grant

Muskogee, OK- The Oklahoma Department of Commerce announced the award of $9.24M for Oklahoma businesses for the Oklahoma Innovation Expansion Program (OIEP). The funding will facilitate $58.065 million in projects. These companies plan to create 767 jobs with a total payroll of $35.4 million. “We are excited to announce this impressive round of OIEP funding […]

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