Nordam is upgrading and moving aircraft exhaust repair operations from its former Tulsa, Oklahoma, headquarters to its nearby repair division facility.                                                                       

The integration gathers engineering staff, key tooling and machine shop resources, and eliminates the need to transfer parts between the two facilities, officials said. Nordam is also building a “clean line” to accommodate the chemical processes needed to repair complex exhaust components.

“Repositioning our exhaust component repair activities to the Repair Division is better for our customers and our stakeholders,” CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden says. “The timing is right for this move, as technology has changed and we’re now able to add additional clean line capacity and increase efficiency with process upgrades within our main repair facility.”

Ray Siegfried II founded Nordam in 1969 in Tulsa. The company on March 30 finalized the sale of its headquarters to commercial development firm Brickhugger. Plans call for the 11.5-acre site to become a multi-use development.

Fifteen years ago, Nordam’s headquarters and most operations moved north of Tulsa to support customers including Gulfstream Aerospace, Pratt & Whitney Canada, General Electric, Cessna Aircraft and Boeing. Exhaust component repair alone remained in the downtown location.

Nordam operates an interiors and structures facility; nacelle and thrust reverser systems facility; a transparency division; and an acrylic production plant at three additional Tulsa sites. It has international repair and manufacturing locations in Mexico and the U.K. The firm operates customer service offices in France and Singapore.