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  July 18, 2014

Article about Husky in the Bartlesville Examiner-Enterprise

Husky Portable Containment issued 2 patents, moving to industrial park

By Deanna Evans

Success is easy to see in the smiles of one local couple.

With two new patents and an expansion of their business in the coming weeks, Jay and Pam Claeys, owners of Husky Portable Containment, have a lot to be happy about.

After filing for one patent in 2005 and another in 2011, Husky Portable Containment was finally approved last month for two patents for Jay’s designs, one for “Easy Lift Handles” (U.S. Patent No. 8,746,478) and another for their “Quick Dump” fast draining water tank (U.S. Patent No. 8,733,579)

“Our company’s core product is our folding frame water tanks for firefighting,” said Jay. “When I started Husky, I knew we needed to innovate and improve on the almost 50-year-old design of the folding frame tank.”

HPC manufactures various environmental safety products for both primary and secondary containment of chemicals and environmental hazards, including equipment used by firefighters and businesses who use portable berms, etc.

In addition to the patents, the Claeys are excited about moving to the Bartlesville Industrial Park from their current location in Dewey.

“Our company has outgrown our current location and we will be moving to the Bartlesville Industrial Park in the next few weeks,” said Jay. “The new location doubles what we have now, and still has the space to double again later.”

The expansion is good news for the area, as well, because HPC plans to hire 5-10 additional employees by the end of July.

And HPC has extra incentive to hire more employees, in the form of job-credit.

In May the Bartlesville City Council approved a $150,000 incentive for the company to move to the Bartlesville Industrial Park.

According to Bartlesville Development Corporation President David Wood, the incentive is structured as a forgivable loan, for a 10-year term at 2 percent.

“Based on 15 new employees, the $150,000 balance would be forgiven (paid off through credits) in 10 years, with no cash payments from HPC required,” the proposal states. “As employee headcount will ramp-up, BDC will calculate the actual number of employees each year to determine the job-credit applied against the annual payments required to retire the loan over 10 years.”

Husky Portable Containment is accepting applications for employment and resumes. For more information, call 918-534-0002 or email sales@huskyportable. com.

Reprinted with permission from Examiner-Enterprise.