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04-02-2008, 07:58 AM
Penn. firm moves regional office to OKC
Journal Record
April 2, 2008

OKLAHOMA CITY – A national vegetation-clearing company has moved one of its regional offices to northeast Oklahoma City, officials said. Pennsylvania-based DeAngelo Brothers Inc. moved one of its main regional offices to an 18,000-square-foot, 6-acre site at 10508 N. Coltrane. The office will be responsible for industrial services for nine states.

DeAngelo’s main business line involves clearing vegetation ranging from weeds to large trees from government and private properties. General Manager Mark Blandford stressed the safety aspects of the company’s efforts: clearing overgrown brush to improve lines of sight on public roads, for example, and reducing potential fire hazards by clearing tall grasses from around oil refineries.

Clients include federal, state and local governments, departments of transportation, railroads, utilities and large industries across America.

Additional services managed out of the Oklahoma City office are expected to include comprehensive maintenance of storm water systems in overflow ponds and underground structures such as catch basins.

The company employs about 1,000 people nationwide with a 15-percent growth rate, executives said. Employment figures were not immediately available for the Oklahoma City site.

President Paul DeAngelo said the company picked the metro area after extensive market research. Oklahoma City received high marks for access to Interstates 35, 40 and 44 and the vitality of Will Rogers World Airport. “We always look for an area that encourages and supports new business and in particular both the Chamber of Commerce and local universities have been helpful and welcoming,” he said. “And above all, we look at demographics to determine that we will be able to recruit quality personnel due to our extensive hiring needs. We also consider a range of attributes from affordable housing to the variety of cultural life.“So far we have been delighted with the candidates coming from our recruitment activities,” he said. “However, we still need more good people and are actively recruiting.”