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Aaon to give $1,000 bonus to employees

Jan. 2, 2018 at 10:09 p.m.

Aaon Inc., which manufactures air conditioning units at a plant in Longview, said Tuesday that it will give $1,000 bonuses to all employees, excluding officers, in recognition of the federal tax overhaul.

President Donald Trump on Dec. 22 signed the tax bill, which, among other things, reduces the corporate tax rate.

"We are very appreciative of all Aaon employees and want to commemorate the passing of this historic, economy-stimulating tax reform law," CEO Norman H. Asbjornson said in a statement. "While most employees are shareholders of the company and benefit as a result of the new tax law, we felt it appropriate to provide a more direct recognition of their importance to Aaon's future success."

Tulsa, Oklahoma-based Aaon employs about 2,000 people, including about 290 in Longview.



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