MIDLAND/ODESSA - It was a deal that promised to bring new jobs and money to Odessa, but the deal's off.
Lufkin Industries, an oilfield equipment company, plans to consolidate its Midland and Odessa locations.
The City of Odessa wanted that new plant to be built here in West Texas.
In fact, they wanted it so much; they were willing to put up a million dollars.
But on Friday night, the Vice President of Lufkin decided not to accept the contract.
Now, the plant is open to be built in any of our other cities.
Lufkin is planning an 8.5 million dollar facility that will employ 86 workers and create an opportunity for growth.
The plant will offer oil, gas, and electronic products, and serve as a training area for the company's workers in West Texas.