McElroy, a leading designer and manufacturer of thermoplastic fusion equipment, announces the addition of a fourth campus to be housed in the recently purchased facilities occupied by Baker Hughes in Broken Arrow, OK.
“Our 68-year-old, second-generation family business has been blessed with significant growth since our last expansions in 2005 and 2013. Our existing campuses are operating at near or full capacity, and over the last 18 months our company leadership has worked toward acquiring a new facility to address our market growth while maintaining our commitment to this great community where we live,” said McElroy president and CEO Chip McElroy.
In 2005, McElroy made a long-term strategic decision that all their manufacturing facilities would remain in northeast Oklahoma, and they have not waivered on this commitment. Currently, McElroy operates with approximately 300,000ft² of plant and office facilities covering 47 acres across three McElroy campuses, all in the Tulsa area. In the last decade, numerous product evolutions, along with product expansions, mean additional facilities are needed to support manufacturing and final assembly operations.
“We are excited to announce McElroy expanding to Broken Arrow. They have a strong and longstanding reputation in our region for being dedicated employers and for providing innovative quality products. This is definitely a win for Broken Arrow and we are thrilled they will continue their upward trajectory in this facility. We believe they will be incredible partners with our community.” said Jennifer Conway, President and CEO of Broken Arrow Chamber and Economic Development Corporation.
This new facility will provide an additional 193,000ft² of space for McElroy operations, including a planned showcase assembly operation responsible for roughly 40% of McElroy’s annual business. The extensive office space available at the new Broken Arrow Campus will allow McElroy to relocate all customer-facing departments while providing for future growth needs as well. Other McElroy facilities at 5124 South 100th East Avenue and the legacy facilities at 833 North Fulton will be repurposed to support other product families in the growing product line.
“Broken Arrow is a great city to do business in and we welcome McElroy. Our city continues to see growth and economic development thanks to announcements like this,” said Michael Spurgeon, Broken Arrow City manager.
“This acquisition will pave the way for our growth over the next decade,” McElroy said. “It’s exciting how well this industrial facility fits our needs, and we are equally proud to be increasing our investment and commitment to the greater northeastern Oklahoma region. We are passionate about this business, and care deeply about creating a great work home for the approximately 370 employees that we consider part of our extended ’family’ and who make McElroy what it is today.”