Luxfer shuffles manufacturing operations

Friday, February 29, 2008

RIVERSIDE, Calif. - Luxfer Gas Cylinders plans a restructuring that will eliminate 140 jobs and move its aluminum cylinder manufacturing from Riverside to its plants in North Carolina and England. The company will consolidate its two U.S. composite cylinder plants in the Riverside facility, along with its large-diameter composite liner manufacturing operations. Service center operations will cease. The restructuring is aimed at increasing manufacturing efficiencies, said President John Rhodes in a press release. The company expects to finish restructuring by September 2008.