Claremore Daily Progress

State/Nation

October 25, 2013

Businesses host Secretary Teague

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CLAREMORE —

Many water and shoreline projects have been successful in meeting energy and environmental demands, Teague said.
Teague said he is putting his experience with the Army Corps of Engineers to work, because sometimes a problem is presented and  “you just figure it out.”
He provided an example of how water resources have been effectively managed by the Army Corp s of Engineers despite recent drought across the state.
“You get the users of a resource around the table and you make it work,” according to Teague.
Teague has dealt with power generation and distribution, water desalinization, and environmental issues throughout his career. He has facilitated and negotiated numerous solutions, regarding federal and state agencies, tribes, and local stakeholders and has acted as a liaison between the Tulsa District and the United States Congress.
“We can work through a whole host of things and all of those things will impact the Chamber of Commerce,” Teague said. “Energy is about inexpensive reliable power that will bring business to your community.”
Pelco President Phil Albert, AXH Air-coolers Operation Support Manager Jim Simmons and Baker Hughes Manufacturing Director Randy Wilbourn guided Teague through their manufacturing plants after the Chamber of Commerce luncheon.
During the tours, Teague gained first hand knowledge of how local manufacturing companies are effect not only Claremore but the energy industry.

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