Claremore celebrates industrial sector growth as result of manufacturing investment
In a move hailed as an economic success, Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority (CIEDA) finalized the sale of a 60,000 square-foot manufacturing campus to MST Manufacturing, concluding an incentive agreement set in motion in 2018.
To aid the company in offsetting startup costs, CIEDA purchased an existing manufacturing space, which had been vacant for over one year, and offered MST a lease-to-purchase option. Due to this unique financing and incentive, MST was able to rapidly get its product to market, further enhancing and growing its impressive list of clientele. As a result, today, MST serves an impressive list of aerospace companies such as Spirit Aerosystems, Boeing, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin, Northrop Grumman, Raytheon, Space X, Blue Origin and more. MST also collaborates with aerospace manufacturers like Pryer Aerospace, CPI Aerostructures, Ferra Aerospace and others.
After almost five full years of successful operations, MST has doubled in size each year and reached a new milestone, exceeding its sales projections in 2022 with monthly sales of $1 million and proud to be supporting a contract backlog exceeding $150 million.
“We are thrilled to reach an exciting milestone for our business,” said Ken Statton, President and CEO of MST Manufacturing. “This purchase results from many hours of hard work and commitment on behalf of our entire organization. It is an accomplishment for not only myself but all MST employees. I appreciate the partnership of CIEDA and its assistance in positioning MST for a strong start, which allowed us to reach this point.”
The MST Manufacturing incentive additionally served as a catalyst for economic growth in the Claremore Industrial Park, aiding in quality job growth and capital investment. MST offered to sublease a portion of its facility to another emerging local manufacturing entity, Blue Arc Metal Specialties.
MST also serves as a quality job provider, employing 41 positions and actively looking to grow its workforce. They are currently hiring a variety of positions, including CNC machinist, aircraft deburr and detail personnel, and material handlers. If you are interested in learning more, visit careers.growclaremore.com.
“CIEDA’s partnerships with MST, Parts by MST and Liberty Forged serve as a prime example of how economic development incentives can create a domino effect resulting in a multitude of wins for a community,” said CIEDA Executive Director Meggie Froman-Knight. “We are proud to celebrate the success MST has experienced and appreciate its continued investment and dedication to our community.”
Why Choose MST Manufacturing?
MST Manufacturing specializes in CNC machining with state-of-the-art equipment, including 5-Axis milling machines. Our extensive experience and equipment allow us to supply many vital industries with the quality precision machining services they need to succeed. Our team has decades of experience providing exceptional parts and tools to the aerospace, automotive, energy, medical and other industries. Contact us or call us at (918) 800-1930 to start your next project.