Radio Tower Gives Enid-2-Way Edge in Communications
Knapschaefer, Johanna, THE JOURNAL RECORD
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, Pautsch said.
"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 said.
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 force."
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. …