Silver+ Saturday – Hanson Aggregate, Midship Pipeline, Simmons Bank, Texoma Medical Center

Silver+ Saturday posts are to spotlight our members who go above and beyond to contribute to the work of the chamber through membership and sponsorships. Silver+ members make an annual investment of $500 or more. Thank you for learning more about them below!

“For more than a century, we’ve been supplying cement, aggregates, ready mixed concrete, asphalt and other building materials to markets throughout North America. Today, as a part of HeidelbergCement, our reach and capabilities are more extensive than ever, and our brightest days are still ahead. Lehigh Cement Company began as a single-mill operation in Ormrod, Pennsylvania, producing Portland cement. As the demand for concrete increased in the early 1900’s, the company thrived. Over the years, a strategy of acquisitions, modernization and increased productivity propelled the company to the position of one of North America’s leading providers of cement and construction materials. In 1977, HeidelbergCement, one of the world’s leading producers of cement and ready mixed concrete, established a presence in the United States with the acquisition of the Lehigh Cement Company. In 2018, the Lehigh and Hanson business units in North America are collectively known as Lehigh Hanson, Inc. The company has the capacity and geographic footprint to supply construction materials in key markets throughout the United States and Canada.”

Call Before You Dig

“Never guess where a pipeline is located. Call before you dig, because even relatively minor excavation activities like landscaping or fencing can cause damage to a pipeline, its protective casing, and/or buried utility lines. Always contact your state One-Call Center before engaging in any construction or digging activities on your property. In fact, most serious damage done to pipelines is done when a third party inadvertently excavates, blasts, or drills within a pipeline right-of-way. Once the One-Call Center has been contacted, local pipeline and utility operators will come out to locate and properly mark their pipelines and utilities at your proposed excavation site to ensure that your digging will not interfere with the safe operation of the pipelines and utilities. By respecting the marked area and digging carefully, you’re helping to ensure public and environmental safety for you and your community. In Oklahoma, all it takes is a free call to the Okie One-Call Center at (800) 522-OKIE or 811 at least 48 hours before starting any work.”

“Simmons Bank was founded in 1903 in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with the first day’s deposits of $3,338.22. Today, Simmons has approximately $17.6 billion in total assets with more than 2,700 associates across seven states. But still, we take pride in being a community bank that just happens to have the strength of one of the premier banks in the region. By investing in our friends and neighbors, Simmons Bank empowers local leadership to make decisions at the local level. For more than 100 years, we’ve worked hard to help make our customers’ dreams come true – like buying a home, starting a business, or simply having the ability to manage your money safely and securely, anywhere you happen to be.”

“At Texoma Medical Center, we continue to contribute to the health of the community and boost the local economy. In 2018, we admitted 17,681 patients and had 61,763 emergency visits, and we made $8.5 million in capital investments. As an employer, we paid $140 million in salaries and benefits. We also proudly supported many community organizations through sponsorships and donations. So far for 2020, we have been awarded an ‘A’ for Patient Safety in Spring 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade.”