Tulsa has been picked as the site for a manufacturing plant by heat exchanger maker Hayden Industrial.
The California-based company said 225 jobs will be created as it takes over an existing 200,000-square-foot building north of the Tulsa International Airport.
Hayden Industrial recently developed a new system for immersion cooling that will be manufactured in Tulsa in addition to its standard product lines. The expansion will also house a dedicated research and development facility.
“Strategic location, access to a skilled workforce, and a strong supplier base were all key factors in our decision to expand in the Tulsa area,” says Kenzie MacPherson, president of Hayden Industrial. “The Tulsa Regional Chamber made the investigation and decision process very easy for us, and we look forward to being part of the community for a long time.”
Public Service Company of Oklahoma and Tulsa’s Future worked with the Hayden Industrial to identify a site in the region.
“The Tulsa region is home to numerous world-class manufacturers, and Hayden Industrial’s investment further solidifies northeast Oklahoma as a global leader in the manufacturing industry,” noted Arthur Jackson, senior vice president of economic development at the Tulsa Regional Chamber. “We’re grateful Hayden Industrial is bringing a significant number of quality jobs to our region and are eager to continue working with them as they begin operations.”
In business since 1959, Hayden manufactures custom-designed heat exchangers for power generation and the renewable gas market, as well as traditional oil and gas markets. The new facility is the company’s third location in addition to offices in San Bernardino, California, and Wuxi, China.
“Bringing new jobs and new investment to our community is part of PSO’s long-term vision,” added Leigh Anne Strahler, president and chief operating officer at Public Service Company of Oklahoma. “We are delighted to have been a part of this collaborative effort. Abundant, reliable, clean energy is critical to economic development, and we’re proud to provide it every day.”