Monthly Archives: January 2018

Smith Bits Employees Retrain at Pioneer Tech

Smith emp retraining at ptech Ponca City, OK------ Over a dozen employees who were laid off during the Smith Bits plant shut down in Ponca City have chosen to retrain for new careers at Pioneer Technology Center (PTC).  “When we first learned of the closure, we immediately began working with Ponca City Development Authority and Workforce Oklahoma as well other community leaders to find a way to assist these employees,” said Bruce DeMuth Superintendent/CEO of Pioneer Tech. Smith Bits, a Schlumberger Company announced in October of 2016 that they would be closing the...
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City Central Bldg Host IENetwork in Ponca City

Inventors & Entrepreneurs have a new gathering place in Ponca City.  The IENetwork meets every second Tuesday, 5:30 pm at the City Central Bldg, 400 E. Central.  Ponca City Development Authority (PCDA) is partnering with local inventors Keith Lawrence to gather together inventors creativity with entrepreneurs businesses and see what happens. The first meeting on September 12 drew over 30 interested people from the community and included support program staff from Pioneer Technology Center as well. first meeting           Meetings were elected to be on the second Tuesday and now meet on the Fifth Floor...
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OSU Receives New Ambulance from Ponca City Donors

Ponca Citians Donate New Animal Ambulance to OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital Thanks to Kelly and Cheryl Johnson of Ponca City, Okla., OSU Veterinary Medical Hospital is sporting a brand new ambulance cart for patient use.  Kelly Johnson, owner of Quality Water and Custom Mechanical Equipment, both companies based in Ponca City, and avid OSU supporters, teamed up to design, create and donate this animal ambulance.  "It has a lifetime guarantee by CME" stated Johnson.  "Only the wheels and the handle were not made in Ponca City.  It's powder coated, so it should last forever". Click on the picture to see the whole...
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