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When Bumping Into Each Other Means Good Business

April 21, 2015

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As Oklahoma-based Melton Truck Lines has grown, it has tried to address the issue of keeping a small-company feel. That's why their new three-story headquarters in Tulsa doesn't follow a standard office building design.

Melton President Bob Peterson explains in this video for the Tulsa World that he didn't want "your standard office building" where the people on the first floor never see the ones on the second floor. "I like people to be connected," he says.

So the new building features an open-air atrium design that allows him to see drivers when they're in the building and for him to see them. That open plan, plus a gym and cafeteria, allow "people to bump into each other."

"I just think that's good for business," Peterson says. "I think it makes working easier and more fun."

The 177,000-square-foot building has offices, driver amenities, gym, cafeteria and retail store.

The Tulsa World, which consistently offers some of the best trucking coverage in the mainstream press, offers readers a tour with words, photos and video of Melton's new three-story office building here.

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