Six Tulsa, Okla. Companies Expanding

Six Tulsa, Okla. companies recently announced plans to add jobs or expand their workforce in 2016, resulting in nearly 300 new positions for the Tulsa region. The companies making announcements included Atalaya Resources (energy), Janeway Machine (aerospace), M&M Manufacturing (advanced manufacturing), The Persimmon Group (professional services), Melton Truck Lines (transportation and distribution) and Verinovum LLC (health care, information technology).

The new jobs announced will have a combined economic impact of $225 million, according to Tulsa Regional Chamber economist Bob Ball.

Tonya Janeway, president of Janeway Machine, said that during 2016, the Sapulpa-based CNC machine and manufacturing company plans to add 15 to 18 jobs to its current workforce of 32.

The new positions are being generated by three new contracts with companies out of New York and California, Janeway said.

Janeway Machine builds aerospace structures, including wing and seat components. The manufacturer is AS9100 certified and has its tier one approval from Boeing, its tier one approval from Lockheed Martin and is one audit away from earning its tier one approval from Gulfstream, Janeway said.

“We have some great things coming to Sapulpa, Oklahoma, and we’re excited to be part of the Tulsa Regional Chamber,” Janeway said.

Melton Truck Lines has been headquarters in Tulsa since 1991 when it relocated from Arkansas. Since then, the company has grown from 200 trucks to 1,200 trucks and 1,500 employees. During 2015, Melton added 70 trucks (as well as the same number of driver jobs) and expects to make similar expansions during 2016.

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