Oklahoma City company opens 38,000 square foot building to facilitate worldwide aerospace training

OKLAHOMA CITY-- One Oklahoma City based aerospace company is seeing a "higher calling" 14 years after it started.

"We grew from two people starting in Oklahoma City to the size we are now with 700 employees,” Phil Busey Senior, CEO of Delaware Resource Group, said.

Phil Busey never meant to do this.

He was an attorney before, but he's found mega success.

Delaware Resource Group trains 45,000 airmen and women around the world every year from India to Germany, Japan and Italy.

The family operated company builds curriculum and develops instructor training on simulators.

"We primarily train air crews and mission crews on simulators from Altus to Travis Air Forces base in California to other locations in the United States. DRG is the largest provider for military defense services in the world."

It is unusual to grow a defense contracting firm in the Midwest opposed to Washington D.C. to the California coast. But it's their home.

And this new $11 million facility was built for growth.

Empty desks now, but plans for expansion.

"We want Oklahoma City to be recognized along with the investments that Boeing is making. The investments in Tinker...that Oklahoma City can be renowned as an aerospace city as well as a center for the oil and gas industry," Busey said.

Just this week they hired two new employees and they're planning for more in the future.

And if you're wondering why it's called Delaware Resource Group. It's because Busey is a part of the Delaware and Cherokee tribes.

Their facility opened this afternoon.