Officials dedicate new MST manufacturing facility in Claremore
15 Apr 2019
Local, area and state leaders celebrated the dedication of an MST Manufacturing building at a ceremony Friday.
The new business adds 100 quality jobs and a capital investment of at least $5 million.
MST Manufacturing is owned by Kenneth Statton, who founded his first machine shop with his father more than a quarter century ago.
The Statton Group grew from a garage-based startup to serving aerospace industry leaders such as Boeing, NORDAM and Spirit AeroSystems. The firm later launched M&M Manufacturing, which grew to more than 70 professionals.
After selling M&M to a private equity group in 2016, Statton launched MST as a precision machine shop for the automotive industry. Increasing demand in other industries led to the creation of MST Manufacturing.
The company employs CNC — computer numeric control — machinists who make parts used on aircraft for aerospace leaders such as Spirit AeroSystems, Boeing, Gulfstream, Lockheed Martin and Triumph Aerostructures.
Partnering with the Claremore Industrial and Economic Development Authority and the Oklahoma Department of Commerce, MST Manufacturing has qualified as a participant in the Oklahoma Quality Jobs Program.
The average pay at MST will be $50,000, said John Feary, CIEDA executive director.