ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825


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Key Quotes & Stories

Read what business leaders are saying about Ardmore, Oklahoma as a place to grow or expand a business.

"We have many plants in North America and always recommend to those communities that they model their program after the Ardmore Development Authority. The ADA is considered a partner to our business."

Dave Brenner,
Former Plant Manager
Michelin North America

"We looked at about 20 different sites across the South Central U. S. and chose Ardmore, Oklahoma. It's a beautiful area in the southern part of Oklahoma with hills and lakes. We had to bring in a few folks from out of state to run our foundry, and they really enjoy living in this community. Those people we hired locally have a really good work ethic.

The Ardmore Development Authority is an excellent organization to work with, and made the project go a lot smoother. We know we made the right decision locating our plant here in Ardmore, Oklahoma."

Tracy Malpass,
Executive Vice President
East Jordan Iron Works – Ardmore Foundry

"From Day One, the ADA was by our side and helped the team in Marietta, Love County (just south of Ardmore, Oklahoma), and the State.
Why Oklahoma? The people we met with, the sincerity, the incentives, the Quality Jobs program are second to none! [Ardmore and Oklahoma] have much to be proud of from the standpoint of economic development and the people who run this state."

Stephen White,
Senior Vice President Logistics
Dollar Tree

"If you are locating a new facility and want to deal with an up-front organization that is experienced, gets a first-rate job done in record time, handles everything, and provides for a smooth and easy project; the Ardmore Development Authority is the one to call."

Cal Turner,
Former Chairman of the Board
Dollar General Corporation

"We are extremely excited about selecting Ardmore, Oklahoma for our new distribution center. This decision represents an extensive one-year site search and an $11.7 million dollar investment. We feel Ardmore, Oklahoma is a great fit for our company because of the local culture and values. The Ardmore Development Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce have made us feel very welcomed in Ardmore, Oklahoma."

Jim Tracy,
Senior Vice President
Dot Foods, Inc.

"When Slaughter came to Ardmore, Oklahoma 38 years ago, the Ardmore Development Authority was instrumental in getting us here and helped with the construction of our building. Today, they are still there for us to assist with any problem, but most importantly, they solve them as well."

Fillmore Vaughn,
General Manager
Slaughter Company Inc.
"We looked at about 20 different sites across the South Central U. S. and chose Ardmore, Oklahoma. It's a beautiful area in the southern part of Oklahoma with hills and lakes."

Tracy Malpass,
Executive Vice President, East Jordan Iron Works – Ardmore Foundry

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ARDMORE DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY
410 W MAIN ST • ARDMORE, OK 73401
(580) 223-6162 • Fax: (580) 223-7825