Lufkin Industries May Expand Another Division

Paul Perez, with Lufkin Industries, says they plan to hold on to the real estate after they close down the trailer division off of Highway 69 south.

They are looking at different proposals, one being to expand one of the divisions out there, like the oil field division. But right now, it's too early to tell. There are a number of options, but they are looking into internal expansion.

Last week, Lufkin Industries announced they would shut down the division that would affect 150 employees. We are told they will have work through March. They are looking at transferring employees within the company and checking into what jobs are available.