Oklahoma Cityís regional manufacturing industry thriving according to Aprilís Chamber ForumPublished: Thursday, May 27, 2021 By: Perrin Clore Duncan Source: VeloCity
The Chamber continued its successful monthly Chamber Forum series with a focus on our manufacturing industry on April 21. This event brought thought leaders together to discuss major initiatives, programs, and current issues that impact Oklahoma City's business climate, economy and community in regard to the manufacturing sector. We thank our Presenting Sponsor Cox Business and Corporate Sponsor ADG, for making this event series possible.
Kevin Barber from Oklahoma Manufacturing Alliance, Tim Frisby from Critical Components, Mark Layton from Nestle PURINA and Jeff Seymour from the Greater Oklahoma City Chamber provided their unique insight and perspective as panelists for the event.
Attendees were introduced to the history of Critical Components and Nestle Purina Petcare. Critical Components specializes in legacy weapon systems and has worked nationwide to produce components for various companies. They began as an oil and gas component manufacturer before expanding into aerospace component production.
“The same machines can make a downhole drilling tool as a landing gear axel, so we thought it was perfect to explore that. We decided to make the investment of time and resources to get our systems in order to do business with the government,” said Tim Frisby from Critical Components. “A lot of companies wait for the work to show up and then do that backend work. We decided to make the investment upfront and that really helped us quite a bit”