Forward Together: Ponca City Development Authority
2022 IS ENDING......on a positive note. According to the Manufacturing.net newsletter, a railroad strike has been averted, customers are getting behind the "Made in America" resurgence and the supply chains are continuing to unclog and streamline. Speaking of economy, did you see that big rig moving down Waverly this week? Keep reading. Staff has pictures.
PCDA Trustees met for the final meeting of 2022. There was discussion of municipal insurance payments (necessary), building projects (hoorah) and a new agreement with an existing company for expansion (double yay!). Workforce availability percentages continue to stay in the single numbers going into 2023, but this new-to-the-workforce (whether high school or college grads) seems to be ready to work. Are you seeking new employees for 2023? Keep reading for upcoming hiring and internship opportunities.on a positive note.
HIRE LOCAL.....Marching alongside the Ponca Works internship program are the career fairs at OSU in the Spring and Fall. PCDA will be participating at the March 2023 OSU Spring Career Fair as well as the mock interviews which happen each year with soon-to-graduate college students. Have some job openings which might fit a new graduate? Give Kat a call to get signed up to participate. 580.765.7070
MOVING DOWN THE ROAD..... this week was a large tank from built at MJ&H Fabrications and delivered to P66, our favorite refinery. You just thought previous tanks were tall. If you have never seen a huge tank move down the road, the mechanics are astounding. And also part of a five year project which concluded with the rest of the overhead lines being moved below the street to get this big boy to the refinery. Thanks to the City of Ponca City for these types of projects.
K&C MANUFACTURING....was recently invited to attend Kim Ray’s supplier symposium. This was a special presentation and dinner event for suppliers who have a 93% or higher on-time delivery rate. Kim Ray is a new customer for K & C. They connected at the Dallas Design2Part Show.
Pictured in the middle left, second row is Kirk Brown, Michelle Whetstone, and Layne Runnels.
Thursday, Dec 15 // Holiday Business After Hours // 5-7 pm
at the Marland Mansion
December // Ice on the Plaza // Veteran's Plaza
Schedule and information is at www.iceontheplaza.com
Penguins from Tanganyika Wildlife Park Dec 10th
Sat, Dec 17 // Mercado Navidad // City Central Summit
Get your last minute Christmas shopping done and treat
the family to some Hispanic yummies.
Food, fun and family. 9 to 5 pm. Vendor Tables still available.