National Oilwell Varco (NOV) is expanding its Claremore facilities by adding 15,000 square feet and 39 pieces of manufacturing equipment.
“We are incredibly pleased with this announcement,” said Jeri Koehler, Executive Director of Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority. “NOV is a long-time Claremore industrial partner and their strategic decision to add jobs to Claremore sends a clear message that our local business environment presents many opportunities for growth.”
Currently, 40 jobs are available at NOV. That will be increased to 60 in the coming months. The new job openings will be mainly production operators and machinists.
The Claremore facility manufactures pumps to transport thick liquids for the Process and Flow technology division of NOV. The company has four national divisions. The pumps are used in manufacturing operations servicing the food, paper, mining, waste-water and pharmaceuticals industries.
“The expansion in Claremore is consistent with our long-term plan to optimize our global manufacturing footprint,” said Brian Hurd, NOV plant manager.
NOV operates more than 250 facilities in the U.S. and abroad, including 19 in Oklahoma. The company also owns 681 other rig systems and wellbore-technology facilities, most dealing with the oil and gas industry.
The Process and Flow division of NOV is the largest manufacturer of progressing cavity pumps. The division provides and installs spare parts for both NOV products and universal parts for other equipment.