December 16, 2013 16:39 ET

AAON Honored With 2013 Employer Award of Excellence and Manufacturer of the Year

TULSA, OK--(Marketwired - Dec 16, 2013) - AAON, Inc. (NASDAQ: AAON), a leading manufacturer of heating and cooling products, announced that AAON Coil Products, Inc., a subsidiary of AAON, Inc. located in Longview, Texas, received the Employer Award of Excellence for the Workforce Solutions East Texas area at the Texas Workforce Commission's (TWC) 17th Annual Texas Workforce Conference held December 4-6 in San Antonio. The Employer Award of Excellence honors employers that are actively involved with their local workforce board and have made a positive impact on employers, workers, and the community.

AAON employs more than 300 employees at its East Texas facility, and is a top 15 employer for the city of Longview. AAON has been an active participant in the WorkKeys initiative for the East Texas board, working with the board's Longview Center and the Longview Economic Development Corp. to develop redesigned work flow processes for WorkKeys for job seekers and employers.

"The partnerships between our employers and our local workforce boards are so important in continuing to develop a skilled, well-trained workforce in Texas," said TWC Commissioner Representing Employers Hope Andrade. "I congratulate AAON Coil Products and Workforce Solutions East Texas for providing a great example of the power of those partnerships."

AAON, Inc. also announced that AAON Coil Products, Inc. has been selected as the 2013 Manufacturer of the Year by the Longview Chamber of Commerce (LCC). The award will be presented at the Longview Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on January 14, 2014. AAON received the Manufacturer of the Year Award for its contribution to the local economy through job creation and corporate citizenship. The LCC works to advance business growth in and strengthen the local economy of the Longview trade area.

Norm Asbjornson, President and CEO of AAON, Inc., stated, "We are delighted that the Texas Workforce Commission and Longview Chamber of Commerce have recognized AAON Coil Products with these awards. It speaks to the great work we have done to continually improve AAON and the communities in which we operate."

About the Texas Workforce Commission

The Texas Workforce Commission (TWC) is a state agency dedicated to helping Texas employers, workers, and communities prosper economically. For details on TWC and the programs it offers in coordination with its network of local workforce development boards, please visit

About the Longview Chamber of Commerce

The Longview Chamber of Commerce (LCC) is regarded as the leading business resource in Gregg County, Texas. Their mission is to engage in and promote projects that have a positive impact on the Longview Trade Area. For more information, please visit the LCC website at

About AAON

AAON is engaged in the engineering, manufacturing, marketing and sale of air conditioning and heating equipment consisting of standard, semi-custom and custom rooftop units, chillers, packaged mechanical rooms, air handling units, makeup air units, energy recovery units, condensing units, and coils. Since the founding of AAON in 1988, AAON has maintained a commitment to design, develop, manufacture and deliver heating and cooling products to perform beyond all expectations and demonstrate the value of AAON to our customers. For more information, please visit

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