Hexagon Agilities, a Nebraska-based company, recently hosted the State Governor, who toured their composite-tank manufacturing facility at the Lincoln Airport’s industrial park.
In 2005, the company, which was previously named Brunswick Corporation became Lincoln Composites when it was purchased by General Dynamics. It was subsequently sold to Norwegian company Hexagon Composites. Now named Hexagon Agility, the enterprise began life in one building, but soon thrived and now occupies five buildings and is in the middle of a $35m expansion. The company employs 350 people but is hoping to expand that number by 100 over the next 18 months.
Hexagon Agility is split into two major divisions: Hexagon Composites, which manufactures carbon fiber tanks for storing and transporting compressed natural gas; and its other division, Hexagon Purus, which makes similar tanks for hydrogen. The company’s cutting edge, lightweight Type 4 composite cylinders are certified for the transport of a variety of gasses, including CNG, RNG, and helium.
Every year, Hexagon Composites manufactures more than 35,000 tanks which are used by local government agencies and commercial companies who use them in their bus and truck fleets. In addition, the Lincoln plant manufactures makes more than 200 truck modules that contain larger tanks and are used as either mobile pipelines to transport gas or are used as mobile fuelling stations.
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