Oilfield equipment company expanding in Fort Smith

      FORT SMITH, Ark. (AP) - A company that makes components for the oil and gas industry is to spend $8 million and hire 40 new workers at its plant in Fort Smith.

      Butler and Cook Inc. said Wednesday it is adding machinery over a two-year period as its orders are expected to increase.

      Operations Manager David Gossett says the company has a goal of being one of the largest high-tech manufacturers in the Arkansas.

      The Southwest Times Record reports ( ) the company produces precision parts and materials for buyers in Arkansas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania and Texas. It also has customers in Canada.

      Information from: Southwest Times Record,

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