Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: April 10, 2014

Newspaper article THE JOURNAL RECORD

The Journal Record Business Briefs: April 10, 2014

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Vacuworx receives exporting award

TULSA - Vacuworx on Thursday was presented the 2014 Governor's Award for Excellence in Exporting.

Vacuworx President Bill Solomon accepted the award during the 31st annual Oklahoma World Trade Conference in Tulsa.

"We take a personalized approach to building lasting relationships in communities served in North America and across the globe," Solomon said. "From partnering with pipeline and energy companies in Oklahoma to expanding our efforts to move parts and equipment even closer to customers and dealers in Europe, Australia, Latin America, South Africa and other parts of the world, the No. 1 priority at Vacuworx has always been to earn the highest-quality reputation in pipeline, utility, construction and energy related industries."

Vacuworx Lifting Systems is designed to handle nearly any diameter of steel, plastic, cast-iron or concrete pipe, as well as steel plate, pre-cast slabs and concrete road barriers. The Tulsa- based company manufactures, sells, rents and services the lifters, which can be attached to excavators, backhoes, cranes, pipelayers or forklifts.

Lift capacities range from 6,600 pounds to 44,000 pounds.

Chesapeake plans to offer notes

OKLAHOMA CITY - Chesapeake Energy Corp. on Thursday announced a three-part public offering of $3 billion in senior notes to reduce debt.

Oklahoma City-based Chesapeake expects the senior notes to be issued in three separate series, one maturing in 2019, another maturing in 2022 and the last maturing in 2026.

Chesapeake intends to use the net proceeds from the offering to repay its existing unsecured term loan, redeem its 6.875-percent senior notes due 2018 and purchase the portion of its 9.5-percent senior notes due 2015 that are tendered in a concurrent tender offer.

Wal-Mart opens hiring center

CHOCTAW - Wal-Mart has opened a temporary hiring center at 4601 Choctaw Rd. in Choctaw.

Wal-Mart plans to hire approximately 300 associates to work at a new Wal-Mart scheduled to open this summer in Choctaw. A temporary hiring center has opened at 4601 N. Choctaw Rd. The store will be hire full-time and part-time employees, said Mark Deisering, store manager.

Will Rogers Museum director retiring

CLAREMORE - Steve Gragert, Will Rogers Memorial Museums director, on Thursday announced that he will retire Sept. …

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