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MidAmerica offering an 8-week Industrial Operation Technician course for recent graduates

April 29, 2020
MAIP will be offering an online course to become an Industrial Operational Technician (IOT) this summer. The training dates are June 8th - July 31st Monday-Friday. Students will spend approximately ...
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The District making progress despite COVID-19 setbacks

April 13, 2020
Construction is still currently underway on the new 162-acre development despite COVID-19 setbacks. The District incorporates retail, residential, parks, and trails near the State of Oklahoma’s...
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CENTER OF EXCELLENCE TO AID WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT AT MIDAMERICA INDUSTRIAL PARK

April 08, 2020
PRYOR — MidAmerica Industrial Park has long sought ways to lure employers to its 9,000-acre business campus. It believes its Center of Excellence could accomplish just that. MAIP on Tuesday...
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Google’s Impact on STEM Education and Quality of Life in Pryor Oklahoma

August 02, 2019
In mid-June, Google CEO Sundar Pichai was joined by Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt to announce a $600 million expansion of its data center at the MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor, Okla....
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Google investment in Pryor reaches $3 billion with new expansion

June 27, 2019
 PRYOR — In the Google data center lobby sits a mechanical bull to which CEO Sundar Pichai attaches symbolism.  “It requires good positioning, strong balance and,...
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How HVAC coil expert Shannon Littledave rose through the ranks

March 20, 2017
Shannon Littledave did not set out to be an expert in coils. Before coming to RAE Corporation, she had been working as a cook in a restaurant with her sister....
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BMX headquarters moves to Tulsa, Mayes County sees fringe benefits

March 16, 2017
Mayes County is reaping some rewards from the BMX headquarters move. USA BMX, the governing body of the sport of BMX racing, moved their headquarters from Arizona to Tulsa. MidAmerica...
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MAIP boss lands fourth national BMX win

March 16, 2017
Caught in the BMX craze of the 1980s, a local man stumbled upon what would become a lifelong passion. By day John Schaffitzel is the assistant general manager of the...
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Google assembles high school teams for a battle of the bots

February 14, 2015
PRYOR — The two robotic combatants faced each other from across the dohyo, or sumo wrestling ring.   One, created by students at William Bradford Christian School of Pryor, resembled...
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Local Leader in Me program sets building blocks for skilled future workforce

February 05, 2015
PRYOR, Oklahoma - Have you heard of the book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey? Or maybe his later work The Leader in Me? Some students...
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