Webco Industries marked the beginning of construction activities on the first building of the F. W. Weber Leadership Campus today with a ceremonial planting of trees on the site in Sand Springs, Okla. The more than 72,000 sq. ft. building will house Webco’s corporate leadership team, Webco University, and the Webco Tech Center.
“Webco has an opportunity to lead, and this commitment in form of a leadership campus designed to promote collaboration, information sharing, and technical innovation is one of the ways we are choosing to continue to build our forever,” Dave Boyer, COO and President of Webco, said.
The leadership campus, named for Webco founder William (Bill) Weber, will occupy about 35 acres of land located adjacent to Webco’s existing Star Center Tube Manufacturing plant in Sand Springs.
“This investment in the Sand Springs community repurposes land that previously housed the L. E. Rader Juvenile Detention Center, and will bring additional construction jobs to the community during the build,” Boyer said, “and it reaffirms our belief in the Oklahoma workforce and the future of Webco in Sand Springs.”
While construction costs are still in flux, Webco confirmed the initial building will represent a significant capital investment in the tens of millions of dollars. “We view investments like our leadership campus and tech center as an integral part of our path forward. They are the seeds we’re planting today to support Webco’s operations long into the future,” Dana Weber, CEO and Board Chair of Webco Industries, said.
Following remarks by Weber, Boyer, Sand Springs Mayor Jim Spoon and Oklahoma Executive Director of Commerce Brent Kisling, the company planted trees to commemorate the occasion. Webco also made a donation to the Keystone Ancient Forest in recognition of everyone who attended the ceremony.
The company does not plan to close any existing space as a result of the expansion.