ASCO Aerospace Expansion Means Hundreds of Jobs in Stillwater

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Belgian aerospace manufacturer ASCO is expanding into the former MerCrusier plant in Stillwater.

A Belgian aerospace manufacturer is opening a new plant in Stillwater.

ASCO, which makes components for aircraft designed large manufacturers like Airbus and Boeing, is expanding in Oklahoma because it’s centrally located and has an existing aerospace industry, reports KOSU’s Michael Cross.

Stillwater Mayor John Bartley is hopeful that Oklahoma State University students will have opportunities to work with ASCO, and company officials say they’ll likely hire machinists, engineers, assemblers and inspectors from Stillwater’s Meridian Technology Center, KOSU reports.

The company will invest $60 million initially, the Associated Press reports. The second phase could include $30 million to $40 million in capital investments,

As many as 250 people could find jobs in the first round of hiring, which starts in September. An additional 250-350 jobs could be added over the next few years, KOSU reports:

The CEO of the Stillwater Chamber of Commerce says many of the jobs will be hired locally.


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Comments

  • Zach Hamilton

    Were do I go to apply?

    • Bill

      Oklahoma employment security commission in stillwater. Phone # is (405) 624-1450 they’ll explain. You have to be regesterd on their site, then go to their office with a resume and do an assessment. Hope this helps and good luck.

  • derrek

    Is there a plant in okc?

  • Sharral

    If you have some new employees who are looking for housing, I have a unique rental for single people. 2 private rooms with 1/2 bath in-between. Go to Craig’s List
    Stillwater>All Housing>Rooms & Shares Then search for inn and you will see the title No Room at the Inn? That’s us. Hope we can help someone find housing.

  • Wayne Woodard

    There is only one plant in Oklahoma .

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