ENID, OK – Governor Kevin Stitt, alongside Brent Kisling, Executive Director, Oklahoma Department of Commerce, made a visit to Enid on Friday, August 7 to meet with business owners and community leaders to discuss the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic and see how the community and its businesses have adapted over the past few months.
While in Enid, Governor Stitt and Director Kisling along with Lisa Powell, Executive Director of the Enid Regional Development Alliance met with representatives from A. W. Brueggemann Company and No Man’s Land Foods.
No Man’s Land Beef Jerky has purchased the old Union Equity building at 10th and Willow. They are currently gutting the 72,000 sq. ft. facility and hope to open in the first quarter of 2021. The new plant will give them over 170% increase in production capacity.
The new No Man’s Land plant will also create a minimum of 150 new jobs in Enid. No Man’s Land Beef Jerky was doing 2,200 bags of jerky per day in 2015 and increased that to 19,000 in 2020. They are looking to be doing 33,000 bags per day in 2023 and 52,000 in 2026.
No Man’s Land Beef Jerky had 18 employees in 2015 doing sales of $3 million. Today the company employs 145 people and is doing $26 million in sales. By 2026 they hope to have 350 employees and be doing $72 million in sales.
After touring local companies the Governor and local business leaders met for a roundtable at Oakwood Country Club.
Story by: Curtis Tucker – Enid Buzz