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Bartlesville, OK, United States, 2014/10/24 - Grand opening of site expansion doubles its site footprint to meet growing demand for oil and gas measurement and automation products and positions business to double workforce over the next ten years - ABB.com. NYSE: ABB
ABB today celebrated the official grand opening of its Measurement Products business unit expansion in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. The facility designs, develops and manufactures natural gas & liquids measurement products and analyzers, as well as software applications and system solutions for the global oil & gas market.
The project doubles the facility size by adding 100,000 square feet of space and is expected to double the size of the local workforce over the next ten years by adding 250 jobs - a majority of which are expected to be in technical and engineering disciplines.
The $14 million expansion is part of ABB’s ongoing investment in its North America oil and gas operations and will help meet regional and global customer demand for its measurement products, engineering and project services. This is ABB’s third expansion of the Bartlesville site since 2000.
“The strength of the oil & gas market, specifically unconventional drilling activity, has provided our business a great opportunity for growth in recent years,” said Gayle Lester, General Manager of ABB’s Bartlesville Measurement Products facility. “The Bartlesville community offers a talented, high-quality workforce that has helped us to succeed and grow over the years and we are very pleased to be again expanding our operations here.”
Located about 50 miles north of Tulsa, ABB’s Bartlesville facility is focused on producing measurement and automation solutions for the upstream oil & gas market segment. These solutions are comprised of electronic flow measurement devices for custody transfer applications, RTUs (remote terminal units), software to optimize well production, gas chromatographs that analyze composition and measure gas quality, tank level measurement devices, as well as pressure and multivariable transmitters. The site is also integrating other ABB measurement products into its applications to provide a more comprehensive solution to customers. ABB has more than 300,000 flow computers and RTUs installed in oil and gas applications around the globe. For further information, please visit abb.com/totalflow.
ABB’s Measurement Products business (abb.com/measurement) is among the world's leading manufacturers and suppliers of instrumentation and analyzers. With thousands of experts around the world and high-performance technology, ABB's team is dedicated to making measurement easy for its customers.
ABB (abb.com) is a global leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 145,000 people. The company has invested heavily in North America over the past three years, with acquisitions totaling nearly $10 billion. ABB employs around 30,000 throughout the region.