A West Virginia-based manufacturer announced the beginning of operations at a facility expected to bring up to 50 jobs to the city over the next three years.The BelGAS Flame Management division of Marsh Bellofram Co. will offer a range of flame arrestors, tank venting accessories, burners, and specialty fabrication services for the oil and gas industry.
“We are honored to have joined many outstanding partners, including the City of Claremore, the Tulsa Regional Chamber and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, in aiding BelGAS FM during the launch of its new manufacturing facility,” John Feary, executive director of the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority, said in a statement.
Rob Beasley is general manager of BelGAS FM.
“We knew Claremore was the clear choice as the home for our facilities,” Beasley said in a statement. “As a Rogers County native, I am no stranger to Claremore’s thriving manufacturing sector, access to high-quality talent and pro-business atmosphere. These factors, in addition to the region’s short commute times and central location, made Claremore our leading candidate.”
BelGAS FM has closely partnered with the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce to help fill the company’s workforce needs. It also has qualified as a participant for the Oklahoma Quality Jobs program.
“Since 1948, the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority has remained dedicated to aiding our regional employers and ensuring their prosperity,” CIEDA Chairman Keith Ballard said in a statement. “This would not be possible without our partnership with ODOC. By working together, we are able to encourage job growth in Oklahoma and ensure our state’s future success.”