Mullin Visits Wagoner and Mayes Counties, Meets with Constituents, Local Leadership, and Manufacturers

Today, Senator Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) spent the day in Wagoner and Mayes Counties, meeting with community members, leadership, and businesses in MidAmerica Industrial Park. Today’s schedule continues the Senator’s busy in-state work period which began early last week.

“I’ve had a productive two weeks in Oklahoma and am grateful for the volume of stops we have been able to make,” said. Sen. Mullin. “Hearing directly from neighbors, entrepreneurs, and community leaders shapes how I bring the fight to DC. I am consistently impressed by the hard work and dedication of Oklahomans, and it’s an honor to fight alongside them to make our communities a better place to live, work, and raise our families. I want to thank every individual who took the time to meet these past two weeks and offer updates on their important work.”

Senator Mullin began the day with a Coffee & Conversations event in Coweta co-hosted by the Coweta and Wagoner Chambers of Commerce. Senator Mullin gave remarks on his background, faith, and family, and updates from Washington including wins for Oklahoma in the most recent budget package and the ongoing crisis at the southern border. Senator Mullin thanked Coweta Chamber Director Christy Wheeland and Wagoner Chamber Director Christin Patten for a great event.

“Today’s joint Coffee and Conversation networking event between the Coweta and Wagoner Area chambers of commerce was a great opportunity for our business and community leaders to connect with Senator Mullin. We appreciate the Senator for addressing many topics of concern expressed by those in attendance, including immigration, higher education, protection of our country’s power grids and waterways, building relationships on both sides of the political aisle and Economic Development for Oklahoma,” said Christy Wheeland, Coweta Chamber Director.

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Senator Mullin then visited with Pryor Mayor Zac Doyle, Salina Mayor Randall Plumlee, Chouteau Mayor Brenda Cunningham, and other Mayes County leadership to hear about the top issues facing their communities. They discussed water infrastructure needs for smaller communities and highway infrastructure issues. Senator Mullin spoke about the unique perspective of being Cherokee, and he emphasized the importance of local partnerships and the impact it has on communities and schools. 

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Additionally, Senator Mullin visited HE&M Saw Manufacturing in Pryor to meet their leadership team and receive a tour of the facility. HE&M Saw Manufacturing is an American-made business, manufacturing more than 70 different models of production band saws for the metalworking industry. Operating in MidAmerica Industrial Park for nearly 50 years, the Pryor location proudly employs over 200 Oklahomans. Today, Senator Mullin sat down with President and CEO Doug Harris, Corporate Vice President Max Harris, and Stephen Bell to discuss the manufacturing workforce and the challenges the industry is currently facing such as an increase in product costs and business being sourced overseas.

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Senator Mullin concluded the afternoon in Pryor with an update on MidAmerica Industrial Park (MAIP) from Chief Administrative Officer, Dave Stewart. The update included progress on a new airport, housing growth, and workforce training and expansion efforts. Dave Stewart also spoke to Senator Mullin about the Cherokee Nation Child Development Center currently underway that will help support and attract industry in the park.

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Background: Last week, Senator Mullin kicked off a busy two-week recess period in the Oklahoma City area, which included visits with Mid-America Christian University, the Greater OKC Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Warr Acres and Bethany local leadership, and the University of Central Oklahoma. He then spent a full day in Ada, where he hosted a public community coffee, meet with Mercy Hospital leadership, and visited with the Oklahoma Council on Law Enforcement Education and Training. On Wednesday, Senator Mullin visited the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, spoke to the Tulsa Regional Chamber, and took a tour of Tulsa Innovation Labs.