Local NewsWashington County closes Dentsply deal

Effective June 29, county leaders finalized the Dentsply Tulsa Dental Specs deal, with the Industrial Development Board acquiring the building and entering into a lease agreement with JCM International Inc., the parent company.

According to Mayor Dan Eldridge, this project accomplishes several objectives. “The number one measure of economic success in a community is the ability to recruit and retain business,” he said. “In this case, we competed successfully with the State of Oklahoma and retained Dentsply.”

Eldridge said the decision says a lot about the local workforce and has special meaning for residents. “We obtained more than $16 million in new investment, which grows the tax base and lessens the burden on the local taxpayers,” he said. More...


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