Thursday, September 15, 2011

Denver's Anschutz Buys Gaylord Empire

From Wimgo ~ For over 108 years the Gaylord and Dickinson families have controlled The Oklahoma Publishing Company, locally known as OPUBCO.

According to Christy Everest, Chairman and CEO of OPUBCO, that will change in early October when all of the stock of OPUBCO will be sold to The Anschutz Corporation, owned by Denver-based businessman Philip Anschutz.

The Anschutz Corporation will be acquiring all the assets which OPUBCO owns or has an interest in, including: The Oklahoman,, the corporate headquarters building, the printing facilities and all associated real estate; Pavestone LLC, headquartered in Dallas, a leading manufacturer of concrete pavers, retaining walls, and other landscaping materials with manufacturing plants in 18 cities; De Wafelbakkers LLC, a fast growing breakfast food company based in Little Rock, with manufacturing plants in Arkansas and Georgia; The Broadmoor Hotel, a 5-star, 5-diamond 744-room resort in Colorado Springs, set at the foot of the Rocky Mountains featuring championship golf, world class spa and a full service tennis program; Manitou & Pike’s Peak Railway Company, the world’s highest railway that travels to the top of Pike’s Peak; the Hyatt Regency Lost Pines Resort & Spa, a 500-room resort hotel, spa and 18-hole golf course located east of Austin along the Colorado River; numerous other real estate holdings in Oklahoma and Colorado; water rights underlying the Greenland Ranch in Douglas County, Colorado consisting of 1.5 million acre feet of subsurface water; an aviation company in Oklahoma City; a 100 piece collection of artwork by the Western Masters; and an interest in Suddenlink Communications, the nation’s seventh largest cable broadband company serving approximately 1.4 million residential customers and thousands of commercial customers in the southwest region of the country, among other items.

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