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Halliburton officials have confirmed after announcing a plant closure in El Reno, operations from that facility are expected to move into the Duncan area.

Emily Mir, Halliburton Senior Director of Global Communications and Marketing, made the confirmation one day after The Associated Press reported the company laid off more than 800 employees in El Reno, Oklahoma with plans of shuttering the operation’s office.

“Halliburton confirms it is relocating the majority of its operations in El Reno to its Duncan field camp in December,” Mir said. “We made this decision in response to reduced activity levels in Oklahoma and the greater Mid-Continent area. Consolidating our operations takes advantage of Halliburton’s extensive footprint and synergies in the Duncan area including a strong employee hub and manufacturing expertise.”

Mir said while the majority of employees were offered relocation, she confirmed the workforce in El Reno was also reduced.

“Making this decision was not easy, nor taken lightly, but unfortunately, it was necessary as we work to align our operations to reduced customer activity,” Mir said.

An exact number of how many would relocate to Duncan was unavailable, though it had been confirmed many of the El Reno workers previously worked in the Duncan field camps, as reported by KOCO.

Halliburton Company previously announced a conference call, scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020, to discuss its fourth quarter 2019 financial results. The call is set to begin at 8 a.m. central time, and information regarding the fourth quarter 2019 earnings will be released prior to the conference call. Information about the call can be found at www.halliburton.com.

The Banner will update this story as more information becomes available.

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