New Tank Sizes Promised as Ground Broken for 50,000-Square-Foot Plant
Germany’s Xperion Energy & Environment broke ground November 14 on a 50,000-square-foot building outside Columbus, Ohio, in which it will manufacture X-Store brand Type IV all-composite CNG cylinders.
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The plant in Heath is being built for $6 million, and Xperion has secured a seven-year, 50% tax credit from the Ohio Tax Credit Authority, according to Brian Bell in Columbus Business First.
Xperion says it “will aggressively expand its current X-Store offerings for automotive, truck, bus and storage modules” with new sizes according to the needs of American customers.
First for Xperion Outside Europe
“The commitment from Xperion Energy & Environment, to establish their first facility outside of Europe in Ohio, adds further proof that the time for natural gas vehicles has arrived in the United States,” NGVAmerica president Rich Kolodziej says in Xperion’s Thursday release.
“I look forward to seeing Xperion’s new product offerings,” Kolodziej said.
Members of the Xperion team were joined at the November 14 ground-breaking by Ohio Lt. Governor Mary Taylor and Heath Mayor Mark Johns.
Xperion praised the local area’s “excellent infrastructure, high skilled work-force and dedication to innovation,” and promised “best in-class production, sales, customer service and support for the ever growing North American CNG industry.”
Heath is in Licking County, directly east of Columbus.
Dwight Hanson, formerly with Cummins Westport, has joined Xperion as national business development manager. He’s based in Irvine, Calif.
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Source: Xperion Energy & Environment with Fleets & Fuels follow-up