Swedish-based SWEP, a supplier of brazed plate heat exchangers for use in the heat transfer industry, will begin operations in the Tulsa, Oklahoma area, with plans to initially hire 25 employees and grow its workforce to upwards of 50 employees by 2015.
“We’re delighted to begin operations in Tulsa,” said Håkan Nilsson, SWEP’S President. “Tulsa’s ideal location will facilitate the ease of delivery to our customers. Additionally, Tulsa has a strong manufacturing and transportation base, low energy rates, a competitive workforce and also offered an attractive incentive package.” Its Tulsa operations center will be based at 12122 E. 55th Street, Suite A & B.
Mike Neal, President and CEO of the Tulsa Regional Chamber, said: “We are thrilled that SWEP has put their confidence in us and will be establishing operations in our area. Our very capable local workforce stands ready to support their business. It will be an ideal combination.”
Tulsa Mayor Dewey Bartlett stated: “Tulsa’s thriving manufacturing sector continues to serve as a catalyst for economic growth. I am very pleased that this leading company has chosen northeast Oklahoma as the base for its North American operations, further solidifying the Tulsa region’s standing as a hub for manufacturing while bringing high-quality jobs to the region.”
“Under Gov. Mary Fallin’s direction, the Oklahoma Department of Commerce is targeting five high growth industry sectors with energy being one of those,” said Jonna Kirschner, Executive Director of the Oklahoma Department of Commerce. “SWEP’s location in Oklahoma is great news and illustrates our mission of increasing the quality and quantity of jobs in Oklahoma.”