Dolese Bros. Co. celebrated Wednesday with a grand reopening ceremony at the firm’s Coleman Quarry. The ceremony celebrated the more than $20 million investment made in upgrades to the Coleman operation.

Governor Mary Fallin, Secretary of Transportation Gary Ridley and federal, state and local officials from the surrounding communities attended. Dolese president Mark Helm spoke on the economic drive the quarry provides for the local community while emphasizing Dolese’s commitment to maintaining the highest safety and efficiency standards technologically possible.

“The Coleman Quarry is important to the company and region, supplying crushed stone products that form roads, bridges, schools, medical and recreational facilities, and our homes,” said Helm. “These products make our communities a comfortable place to live, work and play.“

Dolese’s investment, in excess of $20 million, was important in meeting the growing demand in the area and expand the number of products available to customers The facility was more than 30 years old and had grown inefficient. New updated equipment will work to make the Coleman operation more productive by improving energy consumption and increasing job safety. This investment will create new jobs for the area and help build stronger communities in the southeast Oklahoma.