Maverick will shutdown

A call into the Jay town council on May 4 confirmed that Maverick Natural Resource on Oil Well Road will be temporarily shutting down due to COVID-19 and OPEC oil price decreases.

Austin Tramell, manager of health, safety and environment for Maverick Natural Resource, told council members there will be a pause in services of certain contractors, mainly Jay and area residents who work for Maverick and other companies.

Tramell said the company will be doing proactive work at the facility to upgrade existing infrastructure, bringing in furloughed contractors to do the work.

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