C.E. Aerospace to Relocate

Company that builds stands that hold jet engines while repairs are being done moves from Arkansas to Oklahoma.


OKLAHOMA CITY, OK – An aerospace company will relocate from Fort Smith, AR, to Roland, OK, bringing about 100 jobs across the state line, officials announced Tuesday.

Company owner Cal Edwards said moving to Oklahoma was attractive because of the benefits provided by the state's Quality Jobs incentive program and an existing 400,000-square-foot production facility in Roland. The company needs to expand its production capability and staff, he said.

Local businesses also raised about $35,000 privately to help defray moving costs, "just to show them we wanted them here," Roland Economic Development Committee Chairman Jeff Roberts said.

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