NORDAM upgrades and relocates aircraft exhaust repair operations, sells former downtown facility

CEO cites synergy, improved efficiencies to benefit customers

Contact: NORDAM MarCom Department (918) 878-6837

TULSA, OKLA. (Mon., April 4, 2016) – NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden announced all exhaust-component repair operations previously based at the firm’s former downtown Tulsa headquarters are moving to upgraded facilities at the half-million-square-foot NORDAM Repair Division, also in Tulsa.

Madden noted the integration brings synergistic advantages for the aerospace repair and manufacturing leader, including immediate proximity to core engineering staff, key tooling and machine shop resources, and eliminates the need to transfer parts between the two sites. Construction of a new ‘clean line’ also is in the works to accommodate the unique 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," NORDAM CEO Meredith Siegfried Madden said. "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."

After 47 years in the downtown Tulsa location where it was founded in 1969 by the late Ray H. Siegfried II, NORDAM finalized its sale of the property at 510 S. Lansing Ave. to commercial development firm Brickhugger, LLC on March 30. The site spans 11.5 acres of downtown Tulsa and will be repurposed as a multi-use development.

The downtown facility served as NORDAM’s headquarters for more than 30 years after the company’s founding on April 1, 1969. Fifteen years ago, as the company grew rapidly into a global aerospace leader, the headquarters and most operations transferred to a modern, purpose-built facility at Cherokee Industrial Park north of the city to support Gulfstream, Pratt & Whitney Canada, GE, Cessna, Boeing, Airbus and many other customers that NORDAM still serves today. Exhaust component repair was the only remaining NORDAM function being housed in the downtown location.

In addition to the Repair facility, NORDAM operates a 518,000 sq. ft. Interiors & Structures facility at 6910 N. Whirlpool Dr.; a 375,000 sq. ft. Nacelle & Thrust Reverser Systems facility at 6911 N. Whirlpool Dr.; and a 138,000 sq. ft. Transparency Division at 7018 N. Lakewood Dr. The firm also boasts a local acrylic production plant still in downtown Tulsa, as well as international aerospace repair and manufacturing locations in Mexico and the United Kingdom, and customer-service bases in France and Singapore.

Headquartered in Tulsa, NORDAM has multiple operations and customer support teams strategically located across the globe. NORDAM is one of the world’s largest independently owned aerospace companies, employing 2,500 stakeholders worldwide.  The firm designs, certifies and manufactures integrated propulsion systems, nacelles and thrust reversers for business jets; builds composite aircraft structures, interior shells, custom cabinetry and radomes; and manufactures aircraft transparencies, such as cabin windows, wing-tip lens assemblies and flight deck windows. NORDAM also is a major third-party provider of maintenance, repair and overhaul services to the military, commercial airline and air freight markets. Learn more about NORDAM at