Area Development
Mint Turbines is investing $1.6 million in capital equipment and creating 35 jobs at a turbine engine facility in Stroud, Oklahoma. Mint is an MRO provider for airplane turbine engines.

"Mint has made many upgrades to our process equipment, including a new, state of the art cleaning line and paint booth. The new open floor plan will allow us a great deal of flexibility to adapt as the market changes, or to meet our customers' needs," said Chris Van Denhende, controller for Mint Turbines. "Throughout the process, the city of Stroud, Stroud Industrial Authority, and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce have worked diligently with us to design and build a facility that will surpass any of our competitors. Through various grants, we have not only been able to undertake this monumental task; we have kept jobs in Stroud and will be adding more."

The company will create the jobs with help from the Oklahoma Quality Jobs program. It opened the new, 73,000-square-foot facility this month.