Luxfer-GTM Technologies, a joint venture between GTM Technologies and Luxfer Group, has moved into a new production facility in the Port of Catoosa, Okla.
The Port of Catoosa – the largest inland port in the U.S. – is on the Arkansas River near Tulsa. Located at 5785 Bird Creek Ave. within a 2,000-acre industrial park, the new Luxfer-GTM facility features modern material-handling equipment that can accommodate the company’s range of products, from small pickup-towable trailers to 52-foot-long bulk gas transports. The new facility includes a welding and assembly shop, high-pressure testing equipment, and a research and development and test lab, as well as high-pressure filling capabilities for the company’s line of hydrogen products.
The facility is producing products for Luxfer-GTM’s three primary markets: compressed natural gas (CNG), hydrogen fuel cells and industrial gases. Luxfer-GTM products are either gas transports or systems, all of which use lightweight Type-3 carbon composite cylinder technology manufactured by Luxfer Gas Cylinders.
“This move allowed us to consolidate three separate manufacturing facilities under one roof, which has streamlined and significantly improved our operating efficiencies at a time when our product line is expanding and our sales are growing,” comments Michael Koonce, president of Luxfer-GTM.
Products manufactured at the new Oklahoma facility include Small G-Pak hydrogen and CNG vehicle refueling transports, the GRC natural gas vehicle (NGV) maintenance-facility gas-recovery solution, and the CPR high-pressure hydrogen refueling product.