Geeding Construction at the 2024 Partners in Progress event

Central Tech proudly named Geeding Construction, Inc. as their 2024 Partner in Progress at the annual celebration held at the Hilton Garden Inn, Edmond, Oklahoma. This event is dedicated to recognizing business and industry partners who have shown an outstanding commitment to working alongside Oklahoma CareerTech technology center districts to support and enhance educational programs. 

Since its establishment in 1982, Geeding Construction, Inc., a premier family-owned pipeline construction and maintenance company, has significantly contributed to the advancement of Central Tech’s pipeline training initiatives. The company’s unwavering support since expanding its operations to Drumright in 2013 has been instrumental in enriching the educational experiences of both students and professionals. 

“Geeding Construction has set a sterling example of how industry partnerships can profoundly impact technical education,” stated Kent Burris, superintendent of Central Tech. “Their active involvement and the resources they’ve provided have been pivotal in not only enhancing our program’s quality but also in ensuring our students and clients gain practical, industry-relevant skills.” 

The contribution of Geeding Construction, led by Drumright’s General Manager Mr. Mark Mott, encompasses the development of two specialized outdoor training yards equipped for hands-on learning in pipeline and excavation operations. These facilities stand as a testament to the company’s dedication to fostering the next generation of skilled workers. 

Mark Cotner, assistant superintendent at Central Tech, emphasized the partnership’s role in achieving educational excellence. “Geeding Construction’s generosity with their time, equipment, and expertise has not only enhanced our training facilities but also ensured they meet the highest industry standards. Their commitment to our clients’ careers and students’ education is truly remarkable.” 

The Partners in Progress celebration serves as an annual acknowledgment of the valuable collaborations between Oklahoma CareerTech technology center districts and their business and industry partners. Each partnership, like the one with Geeding Construction, Inc., is celebrated for its unique contribution to enhancing the educational landscape and providing students with unparalleled opportunities for growth and development. 

As Central Tech looks to the future, the continued collaboration with industry leaders such as Geeding Construction, Inc. remains a cornerstone of their strategy to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed for success in the workforce.