Several industries expanding at MAIP

In addition to Google, seven industries are undergoing significant expansions at MidAmerica Industrial Park in Pryor. This is according to MAIP's Ted Allison who presented his report during the Oklahoma Ordnance Works Authority board meeting Monday.

Allison said the board does not release specific details of industry expansion or investment without the industry’s consent.

“However, three of these industries reported a total of $39.5 million in current capital projects that created 36 new jobs,” said Allison.

According to Allison, three industries have contacted him regarding making the park their home in 2015.

“A ground-breaking ceremony for Grand River Dam Authority's new $450 million gas-fired plant is scheduled for late January,” said Allison. “We have been advised that once it is operational, this new equipment will be the most technologically advanced and fuel efficient gas-fired power generation unit in the nation.”

Outside the meeting GRDA Communications Director Justin Alberty said GRDA is excited about this project.

“We are currently planning to hold a groundbreaking for our new Unit 3 combined cycle gas plant on Jan. 23. It’s an exciting time for GRDA because not only will this new facility bolster our diverse generation portfolio, that already includes coal, gas, wind and water, but also because this new gas plan will be the first of its kind in the western hemisphere,” said Alberty. “ It will also have the potential to be the most efficient gas-fired generation plant in the nation when it goes online in 2017. It’s going to be a tremendous asset for GRDA and its customers across the state when its operational.”