BUILDING BUILDINGS…is always an interesting proposition; more so in the post covid world of supply chain issues, shipping/trucking delays and all around higher prices. Staff is proud to say concrete is poured at the Duke building and sticks will be in the air soon (keep reading). Also currently on staff's radar is the continuing need for manufacturing companies (and other industry segments) to adapt to workforce and timeline demands while receiving some well deserved recognition for excellence in the workplace.
Word on the manufacturing.net street is sustainability and prepping for risk will be the focus for 2023. PCDA is here to support opportunities for local companies to grow and collaborate in these areas as Ponca City manufacturers move through the first half of this new year.
CONCRETE DOWN....at Duke.Above, you can see the second section of concrete being poured and below is the final pour for the Duke building pad. PCDA received the break test results on the first section poured. The concrete is well above the required pressure per square inch (PSI) requirement on strength. Building framework should begin on January 26th or 27th.
CONGRATULATIONS TO.... Cookshack, as they have been selected for the second year in a row (and for the fifth year overall) as a top place to work in the state of Oklahoma. Read all about Cookshack, their values and what makes them, well, Cookshack here. Proud of you guys! Keep up the good work.
IT IS TIME....to collaborate and market Ponca City contract manufacturing again at the March Design 2 Part show in Dallas. This award winning program assists Ponca City contract manufacturers to market their ability to make stuff: metal, plastics, moldings, electrical and more. PCDA sponsors the booth and promotes Ponca City as the manufacturing hub we are, while our companies wheel and deal for new contracts and prototyping. Contact Laurence if your company is interested in participating.
YOU HAVE TO SEE..... this interactive, immersive exhibit! Located in the first floor lobby inside the John McNeese Gallery, the pictures do not do it justice. Local artists lent their talents to create the creatures and backgrounds. Children (and there have been all ages of students coming through since the exhibit opened) as well as adults are invited to participate. Visit the Seed Reef Tuesdays - Fridays 12-6 pm and Saturdays 12-4 pm until February 18th. Active arts for the family. This is quality of life stuff right here.
Thurs, January 26// Surety Bonding for Contractors//
Pioneer Tech Bis Services D123
Call Dawn at 580.718.4261 to register. 10 to 11 am.
Wed, Feb 1// 1 Million Cups // Pioneer Tech
This month, Chad Winslow from OK Labels will be telling his business story.