Lufkin Industries hiring up to 120

LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - By Jeff Awtrey - email

LUFKIN, Texas (KTRE) - Lufkin Industries, looking to remain competitive in a worldwide market, is looking to add 100 to 120 employees in Lufkin over the next three months.

"It's a sign that things are looking up," said Brian Gifford, the vice president of human resources. "We're continuing to grow the business and right now, the biggest concern is finding that many qualified employees."

The company is looking for applicants for machinists, mechanics, welders and fitters.

"We have a lot of competition going on worldwide and we want to be in that pool who qualify for more jobs," Gifford said.

Lufkin Industries employees 1,430 employees in Lufkin.

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