Completion of an 850-foot radio tower
will enable Enid-2-Way Communications to establish its leadership in
two-way radio and telephone communications in the Oklahoma City
market, a company official said.
The system is expected to be on line by mid-November, said Roger
Pautsch, Oklahoma City division manager, who has spent the past year
fulfilling bureaucratic requirements to erect the tower.
The company also plans to market mobile printers and facsimile
systems in 1990, a new technological development for Oklahoma,
"This seems to be where the industy is going," he said.
The five-star General Electric dealer projects a sales increase
of $400,000 to $500,000 for 1990.
"We anticipate doubling our sales in 1990 over 1989," Pautsch
The firm employs 23 people, of whom eight are located in
Oklahoma City. Pautsch said he anticipates possibly hiring more
installation employees in the next year.
"The opening of the Oklahoma City facility and erection of the
new 850-foot tower is a direct response to our customers who said
they needed a reliable communications system, backed by sales and
service from a quality dealer," he said.
Enid-2-Way serves about two-thirds of Oklahoma, covering the
central body of the state with its own system and networking with
systems in Kansas and the Texas Panhandle. Once completed, the
tower also will enable Enid-2-Way to expand its customer base into
Gary, Cyril, Prague and other outlying areas south of Oklahoma City
where radio towers exist, but until now, only for existing customers
who needed communications systems for their field offices.
"Now that we are centrally located we can generate more sales in
this area," Pautsch said. "We're excited. We've got a plan in
Enid-2-Way was founded by Arno Pautsch, now vice president, in
1957. A technician at heart, Pautsch grew up with electronics and
learned about radio from his father who specialized in radio and
electronics during the war. He led Enid-2-Way through the
experimental days of 2-way low band radio and the evolution into the
age of transitorized radio and contemporary digital products.
The company serves 900 clients throughout the state, primarily
oil and gas companies, with additional contracts for trucking,
construction, service and public utilities. It opened its 711 W.
Reno Ave. office two years ago.
Enid-2-Way provides service for maintenance contracts with
local, city, federal and state agencies throughout the state. …