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, 29 2022

Ready Set Move: Striving to make Muskogee Work Ready

Muskogee, OK- With a record number of job openings locally and nationally, employers are scrambling to find talent. The Port of Muskogee’s economic and workforce development effort is creating tools for employers in this plight. Supported by the City of Muskogee and Muskogee County the Port understands the importance of recruiting talent to our community […]

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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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April, 26 2022

GEORGIA-PACIFIC MUSKOGEE MILL INVESTING NEW CAPITAL

Georgia-Pacific has announced plans to upgrade areas of its 640-acre Muskogee bath tissue, towel and napkin manufacturing operations.  The Muskogee Mill has proposed investments of more than $50 million during the next three years to improve the safety, reliability and efficiency of operations in addition to the investment of a new production line and equipment. […]

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February, 11 2022

Firm to Invest $100 Million in Muskogee Data Centers

On Friday, the firm YZY Capital Holdings, LLC, announced it has entered into a binding agreement with the Muskogee City-County Port Authority to build two data centers in Muskogee county. The investment worth $100 million will be used to construct and operate two 50MW data centers, one in Muskogee and another other in Oktaha. As […]

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February, 11 2022

Blockchain Infrastructure Solutions Company Coming to Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – FEBRUARY 4, 2022 The Muskogee City-County Port Authority announced an agreement with Core Scientific, Inc. (NASDAQ: CORZ) (“Core Scientific”), a leader in high-performance, net carbon neutral blockchain infrastructure and software solutions, to develop a 500 Megawatt data center at the Port of Muskogee John T. Griffin Industrial Park. The Muskogee data center […]

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February, 11 2022

Muskogee Communications Investing $1 Million, Expanding Footprint in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – JANUARY 25, 2022 The Muskogee City-County Port Authority in partnership with the City of Muskogee announced today the major expansion of Muskogee Communications, a Gold Level partner with Motorola since the early 1970s. Muskogee Communications vice president Scott Wilson said, after nearly 50 years and three additions to its existing offices the […]

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February, 11 2022

Local Manufacturer Plans $27 Million Expansion, 80 New Jobs

MUSKOGEE, OKLAHOMA – January 21, 2022 The Muskogee City-County Port Authority in partnership with the City of Muskogee is pleased to announce the expansion of a long-time manufacturer that is investing $27 Million and promises to bring 80 new jobs to the community. CaptiveAire Systems, Inc. is the nation’s leading manufacturer of commercial kitchen ventilation […]

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March, 02 2021

Stakeholders prepare for MKARNS’ 50th anniversary

Lock & Dam 16 near Webbers Falls is one of five such structures the Tulsa District U.S. Army Corps of Engineers operates and maintains along the upper reaches of the McClellan-Kerr Arkansas River Navigation System. Preston Chasteen / U.S. Army Corps of Engineers-Southwestern Division  Having the ability to access seaports around the world by water from inland […]

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January, 14 2021

Our View: Aviation Welcome Here

It’s exciting to think that Muskogee could soon recruit aviation and aerospace companies. The industry is reported to be the state’s second largest, with an economic impact of about $44 billion annually, and Muskogee officials are finding ways to bring some of that money to Muskogee. The Port of Muskogee’s Industrial Development Office has announced plans to […]

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January, 14 2021

Frix Praises Muskogee Workforce Designation

State Rep. Avery Frix, R-Muskogee, commented on the announcement that Muskogee has been designated as one of nine Centers for Workforce Excellence under the Oklahoma Works Together program. The program establishes a local, industry-based workforce model that can be used to help existing businesses find workers and attract new industry to the state. “Muskogee and […]

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January, 14 2021

Port, City Invest in Aerospace Recruitment Efforts

Port of Muskogee’s Industrial Development Office plans to invest in the aviation and aerospace industry. Industrial Development Director Marie Synar said a tax incentive offered by the state generated “an increased number of leads for both the state and Muskogee.” She said Skydweller Aero Inc. identified Muskogee as a “finalist community” before selecting Ardmore as its […]

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December, 07 2020

Refresco Announces Plans for Growth

Refresco US, Inc. has announced plans to add 75 new jobs and invest nearly $12 million at its Fort Gibson operation.   The company says investments in facility and equipment upgrades will increase production capacity, modernize operations and increase efficiency.   “These investments will provide a better working environment for our employees and ensure this […]

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December, 07 2020

GMMA Education Scholarship Deadline Extended

Muskogee, OK- The Greater Muskogee Manufacturing Alliance (GMMA) Education Scholarship deadline has been extended to May 15th. The unprecedented closure of businesses and schools have prompted the extension.   “By extending the deadline, applicants will have additional time to complete and gather the necessary documents,” said Lindsey McCall, workforce development manager for the Port of […]

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December, 07 2020

More Than 75% of Businesses Have Lost Revenues Due to COVID-19

This week, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority and the Greater Muskogee Area Chamber of Commerce announced the creation of a new task force intended to address how the community moves from disaster response to economic recovery.   The Muskogee Forward Economic Recovery Task Force is asking local businesses participate in a survey to provide data […]

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December, 07 2020

Port Secures Funds for Rail Project

On Tuesday, the Muskogee City-County Port Authority board of directors authorized the execution of a grant acceptance agreement with the U.S. Department of Transportation.  The grant, known as the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Development (BUILD) grant, totaled $5,789,210 and will go toward rail access improvements at the Port of Muskogee.   Projects include track […]

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December, 07 2020

Industry Celebrated This Week

In recognition of National Manufacturing Day on October 2, Mayor Marlon Coleman has issued a proclamation, declaring the week of September 28 – October 2, as “Industry Appreciation Week” in Muskogee. “Our industry and manufacturing partners are key to the heartbeat of Muskogee,” said Mayor Coleman.  “Their investment and commitment to our community make us […]

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