Larger capacity in Tulsa, Fort Worth; new plant in Altoona
WAYNE, Pa. (July 6, 2012) – Gardner Denver (NYSE: GDI) has announced the expansion of its aftermarket facilities in three key geographic regions in the United States.
In pursuit of its goal to offer the most efficient, highest quality aftermarket service in the industry, the company has increased the size of its facilities in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Fort Worth, Texas, while creating an all-new operation in Altoona, Pennsylvania.
“For decades, Gardner Denver has set the standard for quality and reliability,” said CEO Barry L. Pennypacker. “Now we are moving to strategic locations and bringing on new facilities to meet, and exceed, customer expectations. These new facilities will accelerate turnaround time and enable us to better respond to our customers’ growing needs.”
In total, Gardner Denver has increased its dedicated aftermarket space from 42,000 square feet to more than 200,000 combined square feet. In Oklahoma, the Tulsa plant underwent two transformations over a two-year period, doubling its footprint from 40,000 square feet to today’s 80,000 square feet. As a result, Gardner Denver’s pressure pumping and fluid-end capacity increased fourfold. Moreover, the expanded facility lowers cost and significantly reduces lead times for customers.
In Texas, Gardner Denver has expanded and modernized its Fort Worth facility to house 70,000 square feet of aftermarket services. To design the aftermarket facility, Gardner Denver personnel joined forces with select customers in a shared team effort.
Gardner Denver chose to build its newest facility in Altoona in order to respond to the company’s rapid growth in the pressure pumping industry. The 70,000-square-foot operation will manufacture fluid ends and repair pressure pumps, by providing on-site service to its customers in the Marcellus and Utica Shale region.
All three facilities feature efficient layouts and are equipped with state-of-the-art machines for greater capacity and flexibility. In addition, work cells at the facilities follow lean principles to improve workflow, resulting in quicker service time and less downtime for customers.
About Gardner Denver
Gardner Denver Inc., with 2011 revenues of approximately $2.4 billion, is a leading worldwide manufacturer of highly engineered products, including compressors, liquid ring pumps and blowers for various industrial, medical, environmental, transportation and process applications, pumps used in the petroleum and industrial market segments, and other fluid transfer equipment.
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