Key Industries

Aerospace

  • Location in a state with deep roots in aerospace, home to the MRO Capital of the World, more than 1,100 other aerospace entities and a workforce of more than 120,00.
  • Aligned talent pipeline with training opportunities through the Aviation Sciences Institute (ASI) at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and an aerospace engineering track at Murray State College.
  • Discover the Durant difference at Nolan Avionics, flourishing in Durant for more than 40 years. Today, Nolan delivers impressive lead and installation times for a superb value in wiring harnesses for aircraft radios and GPS as well as installation of AD-B products.

The Durant difference for aerospace: Going deeper and bigger for soaring productivity.

  • Location in a state with deep roots in aerospace, home to the MRO Capital of the World, more than 1,100 other aerospace entities and a workforce of more than 120,00.
  • Aligned talent pipeline with training opportunities through the Aviation Sciences Institute (ASI) at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and an aerospace engineering track at Murray State College.
  • Discover the Durant difference at Nolan Avionics, flourishing in Durant for more than 40 years. Today, Nolan delivers impressive lead and installation times for a superb value in wiring harnesses for aircraft radios and GPS as well as installation of AD-B products.

Jet taking off from runway

Automotive

  • Revved up location less than 90 miles from Peterbilt’s OEM facility and less than 120 miles from the GM plant in Texas.
  • Robust talent pipeline formed early through integrated participation in high school career tracks, a 98.5% high school graduation rate, plus training opportunities through the A.A.S. in manufacturing technology at Murray State College as well as other options at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
  • Lucrative state incentives including Oklahoma’s Automotive Accelerator program, low- or no-cost customized training, and expedited permitting.
  • Discover the Durant difference at ETS-Lindgren. Durant is one of only four American locations for this major global company, a leading innovator of systems and components for the detection, measurement and management of electromagnetic, magnetic, and acoustic energy.

The Durant difference for automotive: Powerful engines for Tier supplier growth.

  • Revved up location less than 90 miles from Peterbilt’s OEM facility and less than 120 miles from the GM plant in Texas.
  • Robust talent pipeline formed early through integrated participation in high school career tracks, a 98.5% high school graduation rate, plus training opportunities through the A.A.S. in manufacturing technology at Murray State College as well as other options at Southeastern Oklahoma State University.
  • Lucrative state incentives including Oklahoma’s Automotive Accelerator program, low- or no-cost customized training, and expedited permitting.
  • Discover the Durant difference at ETS-Lindgren. Durant is one of only four American locations for this major global company, a leading innovator of systems and components for the detection, measurement and management of electromagnetic, magnetic, and acoustic energy.

Business and Financial Services

  • Talent pipeline that begins with a 98.5% high school graduation rate and includes business programs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Murray State College.
  • Abundant available spaces, buildings, and land.
  • Discover the difference at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma headquarters. The five-story, 500,000 square-foot facility, built in 2018, centralized tribal services on a campus that also features a medical clinic, wellness center, and judicial offices. The Nation enjoys ease and convenience in Durant.
  • Discover the difference at First United Bank headquarters. Since its founding here in Durant in 1900, this Oklahoma institution has banked on Durant to support its continued growth, and today has combined assets of more than $8 billion and a headquarters workforce of more than 250.

The Durant difference for business and financial services: A wealth of experience and business talent, and an expansive portfolio of available space.

  • Talent pipeline that begins with a 98.5% high school graduation rate and includes business programs at Southeastern Oklahoma State University and Murray State College.
  • Abundant available spaces, buildings, and land.
  • Discover the difference at Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma headquarters. The five-story, 500,000 square-foot facility, built in 2018, centralized tribal services on a campus that also features a medical clinic, wellness center, and judicial offices. The Nation enjoys ease and convenience in Durant.
  • Discover the difference at First United Bank headquarters. Since its founding here in Durant in 1900, this Oklahoma institution has banked on Durant to support its continued growth, and today has combined assets of more than $8 billion and a headquarters workforce of more than 250.

Distribution

  • Proximity to key domestic markets in a strategic OK location.
  • Multi-modal logistics including dual U.S. highway access and dual Class I rail.
  • Large labor force, engaged and enthusiastic.
  • Discover the difference at Big Lots Distribution Center. Consumers flock to this retail leader for great deals, and a great deal is what brought Big Lots to Durant, where the company discovered abundant available land, a well-trained workforce, dual highway access, and Oklahoma’s lucrative Quality Jobs tax incentives.
  • Discover the difference at Indian Nation Wholesale. This family-owned distributor opened its principal operations here in Durant in 1983, and continues to flourish in a prime location near the Texas border with the support of a great workforce.
  • Discover the difference at Webstaurant, the nation’s largest online distributor of restaurant supplies and equipment. The Pennsylvania-based distributor set a critical operational goal—to transform its supply chain to reach 98% of the nation within 2 days. Durant helped Webstaurant make the transformation with a high-impact expansion location offering advantages in proximity and labor.

The Durant difference for distribution: Non-stop delivery of advantages in location, logistics and labor.

  • Proximity to key domestic markets in a strategic OK location.
  • Multi-modal logistics including dual U.S. highway access and dual Class I rail.
  • Large labor force, engaged and enthusiastic.
  • Discover the difference at Big Lots Distribution Center. Consumers flock to this retail leader for great deals, and a great deal is what brought Big Lots to Durant, where the company discovered abundant available land, a well-trained workforce, dual highway access, and Oklahoma’s lucrative Quality Jobs tax incentives.
  • Discover the difference at Indian Nation Wholesale. This family-owned distributor opened its principal operations here in Durant in 1983, and continues to flourish in a prime location near the Texas border with the support of a great workforce.
  • Discover the difference at Webstaurant, the nation’s largest online distributor of restaurant supplies and equipment. The Pennsylvania-based distributor set a critical operational goal—to transform its supply chain to reach 98% of the nation within 2 days. Durant helped Webstaurant make the transformation with a high-impact expansion location offering advantages in proximity and labor.

Food Processing

  • Affordable, able workforce with a can-do attitude.
  • Low-cost, high-capacity utilities.
  • Discover the difference at BrucePak, a leader in protein products including beef, chicken, turkey, pork, and plant-based products for the retail, industrial, and food services markets.

The Durant difference for food processing: The right blend of assets in infrastructure and workforce.

  • Affordable, able workforce with a can-do attitude.
  • Low-cost, high-capacity utilities.
  • Discover the difference at BrucePak, a leader in protein products including beef, chicken, turkey, pork, and plant-based products for the retail, industrial, and food services markets.

Manufacturing

  • Talent pipeline strengthened by a high percentage of career-tracked K-12 students, a 98.5% high school graduation rate, and aligned training along with low- to no-cost custom training for qualified projects.
  • Proximity to Southwest markets, with multimodal options including dual highway and dual Class I rail.
  • Discover the difference at CMC Metals. The high-tech micro-mill of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) opened its Durant plant in 2017 for the manufacture of high-strength steel, rebar, and fence posts; the Durant location enables the company to better serve a growing north Texas market while expanding into the Oklahoma market as well as Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.
  • Discover the difference at Cardinal FG of Durant. Other locations were considered in the company’s site selection process back in 2003, but Durant’s diligent efforts to locate just the right site and to put together the right incentives sealed the deal with this leading manufacturer of residential glass. And today, Durant works just as diligently to support the plant’s ongoing success.
  • Discover the difference at Tubacex Durant. As the flagship manufacturing operation for the Spain-based Tubacex Group, the Durant mill manufactures straight and coiled precision tubing for high technology industries, and draws on cluster support of affiliated Salem Tube, Inc., which also operates Durant.

The Durant difference in manufacturing: All the tools for high performance, including strategic location and logistics, cluster advantages and an affordable, skilled workforce.

  • Talent pipeline strengthened by a high percentage of career-tracked K-12 students, a 98.5% high school graduation rate, and aligned training along with low- to no-cost custom training for qualified projects.
  • Proximity to Southwest markets, with multimodal options including dual highway and dual Class I rail.
  • Discover the difference at CMC Metals. The high-tech micro-mill of Commercial Metals Company (NYSE: CMC) opened its Durant plant in 2017 for the manufacture of high-strength steel, rebar, and fence posts; the Durant location enables the company to better serve a growing north Texas market while expanding into the Oklahoma market as well as Arkansas, Kansas, Nebraska, and Missouri.
  • Discover the difference at Cardinal FG of Durant. Other locations were considered in the company’s site selection process back in 2003, but Durant’s diligent efforts to locate just the right site and to put together the right incentives sealed the deal with this leading manufacturer of residential glass. And today, Durant works just as diligently to support the plant’s ongoing success.
  • Discover the difference at Tubacex Durant. As the flagship manufacturing operation for the Spain-based Tubacex Group, the Durant mill manufactures straight and coiled precision tubing for high technology industries, and draws on cluster support of affiliated Salem Tube, Inc., which also operates Durant.

Tourism/Entertainment

  • Large, available workforce.
  • New training opportunities, including culinary arts program at Kiamichi Technical Center.
  • Dynamic cluster advantages from the expanding Choctaw Casino & Resort.
  • Discover the difference at the Choctaw Casino & Resort. With the largest inventory of hotel rooms in the state, the ever-expanding Choctaw Casino & Resort has taken resort enjoyment and excitement to the next level, literally, with an impressive new vertical and horizontal addition to its footprint. This most recent expansion is the fourth undertaken since the establishment opened in 2006, and includes 1,000 additional rooms as well as new pools and lazy river, retail space, new entertainment options, and dining venues. As it adds entertainment value, the expansion will also add 1,000 permanent jobs. And in addition to significant economic impact, the Choctaw Casino & Resort brings great entertainment values to area families with attractions like The District, the region’s first and best stop for bowling, movies, dining, group events, and more.

The Durant difference in tourism and entertainment: A community with hospitality in its DNA, home to Oklahoma’s premier entertainment destination.

  • Large, available workforce.
  • New training opportunities, including culinary arts program at Kiamichi Technical Center.
  • Dynamic cluster advantages from the expanding Choctaw Casino & Resort.
  • Discover the difference at the Choctaw Casino & Resort. With the largest inventory of hotel rooms in the state, the ever-expanding Choctaw Casino & Resort has taken resort enjoyment and excitement to the next level, literally, with an impressive new vertical and horizontal addition to its footprint. This most recent expansion is the fourth undertaken since the establishment opened in 2006, and includes 1,000 additional rooms as well as new pools and lazy river, retail space, new entertainment options, and dining venues. As it adds entertainment value, the expansion will also add 1,000 permanent jobs. And in addition to significant economic impact, the Choctaw Casino & Resort brings great entertainment values to area families with attractions like The District, the region’s first and best stop for bowling, movies, dining, group events, and more.


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