Vacuworx announces expansion plans

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Updated: 6/19/2013 9:14 am Published: 6/19/2013 9:11 am

Vacuworx Global is expanding its Tulsa-region operations with a new training facility in Tulsa and the addition of more than 40 local staff.

Tulsa-based Vacuworx, which provides pipe lifting systems for pipeline and other applications, will invest $10 million in a 20,000-square-foot training center located at 10808 E. 55th Place.

The firm recently purchased a building and land for the new center. Vacuworx also is expanding its workforce, with plans to add fabrication workers, machinists, sales staff and other employees.

“Vacuworx Global has experienced tremendous growth,” said Bill Solomon, owner of the company. “As always, our focus continues to be on customer service and managing our growth in a strategic way.”

The company said 25 of the new positions will be filled within the next 18 months and that an estimated 20 additional employees will be needed as the company continues to grow its northeast Oklahoma operation.

“We thank Vacuworx for its commitment to our region, and we congratulate them on their continued growth,” said Tulsa Regional Chamber President and CEO Mike Neal. “Leading companies such as Vacuworx continue to thrive and expand their presence in the Tulsa region, positioning northeast Oklahoma as a leader in economic success.”

Tulsa Mayor Dewey F. Bartlett, Jr., said he also is pleased with the growth Vacuworx has achieved.

“We are thrilled that this tremendous company is adding high-quality jobs and is growing its presence in Tulsa,” Bartlett said. “Job creation and attracting capital investment are paramount to our community’s success, and we are pleased to cultivate an environment in which firms such as Vacuworx can experience continuing growth.”

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