Launched April 10, the Oklahoma Manufacturing Reboot Program was created to address the negative effect the COVID-19 pandemic has had on Oklahoma businesses, specifically manufacturers. The program assists Oklahoma manufacturers as they retool to develop new products and/or expand current capabilities. This program utilizes up to $5 million from the Governor’s Quick Action Closing Fund to assist existing Oklahoma manufacturers as they retool to develop new products and/or expand current capabilities.
In the one week the application was available, Commerce received more than 300 applications.
To date, 24 companies have been awarded contracts through the Reboot program. Those companies are listed below*.
*This list will be updated as additional contracts are finalized.
|Access Optics LLC||Broken Arrow||Expand new product lines including COVID19 test kits|
|Acme Engineering and Manufacturing Corporation||Muskogee||Design and manufacture and staff training for new product line.|
|Advantage Controls||Muskogee||Purchase new machinery and equipment to increase productivity, reduce costs, increase jobs and expand sales of water treatment systems that are critical to the healthcare sector.|
|Ahrberg Milling||Cushing||Retool new pellet to increase capacity and workforce.|
|Amethyst Research Incorporated||Ardmore||Purchase of critical equipment and training for staff to operate machinery and expand customer base.|
|ASC, Inc.||Tulsa||Purchase new CNC equipment to weld utility poles.|
|Cosmetic Specialty Labs, Inc||Lawton||Expand retooling of facility to provide PPE.|
|Discovery Plastics, LLC||Miami||Adding 30K sqft capacity to accommodate aerospace customers and diversify exposure to Oil & Gas.|
|DuraCoatings Holdings, LLC||Oklahoma City||Upgrade to produce Level 2 surgical masks primarily for Health Care sector.|
|Factory Direct, Inc.||Oklahoma City||Purchase critical CNC machinery to improve production line.|
|Ferra Aerospace, Inc.||Grove||Retool and upgrade facility to increase productivity and customer base.|
|Gemini Industries, Inc.||El Reno||Retool to produce new products including hand sanitizers.|
|Hill Manufacturing & Fabrication||Broken Arrow||Retooling from primarily oil and gas to machinery that can serve other high potential markets.|
|Midwest Cooling Towers||Chickasha||Adding equipment for a new and expanded product line in Oklahoma|
|Mint Turbines, LLC||Stroud||Purchase machinery for critical supply to tier 1 manufacturer.|
|MST Manufacturing LLC||Claremore||Purchase materials and machinery to satisfy new and potential contracts for future business.|
|Newell Coach||Miami||Expand motorhome paint facilities and increase capacity and capability to take on more customers and access new markets.|
|No Man's Land Foods, LLC||Enid||Repurposing vacant building for increased production line to serve new markets.|
|OGI Process Equipmet||Sand Springs||Upgrade and update machinery and equipment, train and hire new staff and increase productivity.|
|Oklahoma Custom Coating LLC||Seminole||Update paint production line and increase capacity.|
|PARK DENTAL RESEARCH CORP||ARDMORE||Develop rapid deployment of nanotechnology disinfectant product in Oklahoma and across the United States.|
|Parks Manufacturing LLC||Seminole||Upgrade machinery and equipment and training to improve productivity and attract new markets.|
|Parrish Enterprises, Ltd.||Enid||Retool to manufacture a new competitive product line that is not currently produced in the USA.|
|Pelco Structural, LLC.||Claremore||Upgrade and retool electronics system to increase capacity and serve new product lines/markets.|
|Rapid Application Group LLC||Broken Arrow||Expand production capacity of FDA approved PPEs.|
|Simergent, LLC||Oklahoma City||Increase prototype manufacturing and product assembly capabilities in Oklahoma through the acquisition of commercial grade manufacturing equipment, training of employees, and addition of personnel.|
|Southern Machine Works, Inc.||Duncan||Upgrade and retool machinery and equipment, add staff training and increase capacity to meet current customer demands.|
NOTICE: The application period has now closed. Visit our COVID19 page for updates and other programs.
Oklahoma manufacturing companies that meet the specified NAICS code requirements (NAICS codes 311111-339999).
All manufacturing NAICS are eligible, however examples include manufacturers of:
- Medical device equipment
- Personal protective equipment
- Hygiene products, disinfecting equipment, and filtering equipment
- Water treatment equipment
- Food and pharmaceuticals
- Supporting critical industries identified by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security including telecommunications, chemicals, transportation equipment, etc.
Priority will be given to companies producing products for the healthcare industry such as medical devices, personal protection equipment or pharmaceuticals; however, other projects will be eligible.
The proposed project must be a net benefit to the state. To be eligible, companies are required to offer health insurance to employees.
How Much Money Will Be Awarded Per Company?
Awards will range from $25,000 to $150,000, depending on market potential and long-term economic impact of the new production capabilities in Oklahoma’s economy.
What Can the Funds Be Used For?
- Purchase of machinery
- Purchase of CAD/CAM equipment or software
- Training for new and/or existing employees
What Happens After My Company Receives The Funds?
Participating businesses will be required to provide quarterly reports verifying employment levels and expenditures.
The program applies to Oklahoma manufacturing companies in NAICS codes 311111-339999.
New jobs that are created as a result of the program must pay wages that meet or exceed the average county wage in the county they are created. See the Average County Wage Table on this page.
Funded projects must be revenue neutral to the state, and while new job creation improves an application’s score, new jobs are not required if the projects can expand sales, improve productivity, or increase diversification and capabilities of a company.
Not all submitted projects will be funded.
Average County Wage Threshold Table
|County||Average County Wage|