Busey Resource Group Expands Staff

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Busey Resource Group has expanded its management staff and added administrative and support personnel.

"Our client base is expanding rapidly, and it is important that Busey Resource Group has the personnel to manage this growth and handle the additional workload," said Phil Busey, president.

Joe Temple has joined Busey as executive vice-president and chief financial officer and Rod Robinson has been named vice-president of operations. Kristi Smith joined the company as vice-president of education and training and Michael Spears, vice-president of human resources. Katy Schulte was named executive assistant.

The company has also opened a new office in Shawnee. Busey said the Shawnee facility will be the operational base of the company, while the Oklahoma City location will remain as the corporate headquarters.

Busey also said that the company is targeting Bartlesville and Weatherford for expansion. He expects the company to have a presence in both communities by the end of summer.

Busey also announced the formation of two new companies. Busey Corp. will provide employee training and educational services and develop business and educational partnerships. Busey Professional Services will be a human resources company. Its services will include payroll and tax compliance, employee handbooks, benefits, health care, workers compensation, and employee leasing.

Both new companies will be subsidiaries of Busey Resource Group, which will continue to focus on small business development, project management, and Native American economic development.

State firms get contracts

Two Oklahoma companies have been awarded contracts in excess of $50,000, according to the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Defense.

Govcon Inc., Norman, won a $379,600 contract from the U.S. Coast Guard's Facilities Design & Construction Center, Norfolk, Va., to replace the roof at the dining facility at the U.S. Coast Guard Training Center, Yorktown, Va.

Henson Construction, Enid, won a $229,200 contract from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, Albuquerque, for construction of an office addition.

Shipments decline

Shipments at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa decreased in May compared to the previous month and May 2000, according to Jerry Goodwin, chairman of the City of Tulsa-Rogers County Port Authority. …