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April 30, 2014

Oil warehouse to open in Chickasha

CHICKASHA —

Oklahoma City-based oil field chemical company Energy and Environmental Services will open a warehouse in Chickasha in the next month.

The warehouse will be at 1728 W. Frisco and will manufacture dry-powder coating for oil field valves.

Energy and Environmental Services Chief Financial Officer Ernie Sell said she expects the warehouse to eventually employ 15 people.

"We make specialty chemicals for oil fields," Sell said. "We provide chemicals to keep the oil wells clean. We also pre-coat [valves] with enduro-bond [to prevent deterioration of valves]."

The property previously housed Arrow Safety Glass and has been empty for approximately five years, according to a press release.

Sell said the company decided to expand their business to Chickasha because the price for the buildings were cheaper than in Oklahoma City.

"We found the space and price point we were looking for [in Chickasha]," Sell said.

Energy and Environmental Services is one of at least six oil-field service companies that have come to Chickasha recently, according to a press release.

Sell said she anticipates production to begin in the new warehouse in mid-May.

First National Bank Business Development Officer Paul Lewis said the company will add to Chickasha's base of manufacturing companies.

"We're very excited to have them in Chickasha," Lewis said. "It is manufacturing and…it's an industry that will continue to grow."

Mayor Hank Ross said the city is excited about oil and gas service industries coming to town because of Chickasha's inclusion in the South Central Oklahoma Oil Province.

"We're happy to welcome [oil and gas industry companies]," Ross said. "I think this is just the beginning and we'll continue to see strong expansion for the next 10 to 15 years.

Energy and Environmental Services is also planning to expand to Texas in the next year, Sell said.

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