Longview-based Texas Classic Productions LLC, producer of oil and gas shows pulled out all the stops for their recent Longview Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting and open house.
This is a ribbon cutting yet to be topped. As soon as they announced there will be a flyover, Steve Dean, a pilot and curator of the Flight of the Phoenix Aviation Museum in Gilmer, appeared in the Downtown skyline acrobatically flying a World War II epoch plane. The “Screaming Eagle” T-6 Texan directed all eyes to the sky.
For nearly 10 minutes, ribbon cutting attendees, passers-by, and others looking through office windows admired Steve Dean and his Screaming Eagle. Dean a retired United States Air Force captain and veteran, is a 47th Fighter Squadron Pilot who flew the A-37 “Dragonfly” in Special Operations/Air Commandos.
According to Tycoon Eli Logan, president of Texas Classic productions, the Longview-based company moved into their new 10,767 square foot downtown office space at 315 North Center Street to accommodate the current and projected growth, the professional oil and gas trade show management company will experience in coming years.
“With the growth we have experienced, we have outpaced our current footage. With the growth trajectory we are anticipating, we need a large space to accommodate a complete team,” Logan said. Ensuring that every Expo is fully staffed is key to ensuring the success for all of our Expo participants.
Texas Classic Productions was created in 2011 and has grown steadily with a personnel increase of 200% to meet the demands of the upcoming Oilfield Expo schedule.