Natural Resources

Southeast Oklahoma contains an abundance of natural resources for agricultural and mineral-based businesses. Fertile soil, timber, mineral deposits, and vast water reserves ensure the region can meet the current and future needs of companies. Valued-added production and service businesses dot the regional landscape, complimenting the natural resource supply chain.

Big V Feeds
Numerous ranchers dot the landscape surrounding McAlester, creating demand for livestock products and services. With a history dating back to 1917, Big V Feeds is a locally-owned producer and wholesaler of bagged / bulk feeds and processed grains for livestock, racehorses, pets, wild birds, and other wildlife.

STEP Energy Services

Oil and natural gas is an essential component of the Oklahoma economy. STEP Energy, a Canadian company, is the largest exploration and extraction company with a physical presence in the region. Their McAlester facility is a service yard to initiate operations, store supplies, and maintain equipment.

National Oilwell Varco
To support the resource extraction occurring in Oklahoma, National Oilwell Varco (NOV) manufactures equipment and components for upstream oil and natural gas companies from its 125,000 square foot machine shop in McAlester.

Tenaska Kiamichi Plant
Located on the edges of Pittsburg County, the Tenaska Kiamichi Plant is a natural-gas-powered generation facility that supplies the Texas market with affordable electricity. Tenaska utilizes the vast water reserves found in the region to operate.