Gas Compressor targets CNG vehicle fueling market.

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Rated up to 125 hp, Model VRC-CNG is capable of 4 stages of compression, and can be driven by either electric motor or multi-cylinder engine. Two-throw separable reciprocating gas compressor is designed to deliver high pressures required for vehicle fuel systems from commonly available utility natural gas supply pressures at flow rates up to 2 gpm.

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TriMas' Arrow Engine Announces New Gas Compressor for Compressed Natural Gas Fueling Market

BLOOMFIELD HILLS, Mich., -- TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ:TRS) - a diversified global manufacturer of engineered and applied products - today announced that Arrow Engine Company, part of the company's Energy segment, has introduced a newly designed two-throw separable reciprocating gas compressor for use in the compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicle fueling market.

In 2006, Arrow introduced a VRC-2 gas compressor for use in natural gas production. Well received in the marketplace, Arrow has delivered over 200 units to rental fleet owners and end users, where they have proven to be extremely reliable in field service - some of the first units having over 25,000 hours of trouble-free run time since 2006.

Adapted for use in the CNG vehicle fueling market, the latest Arrow compressor frame is the main building block of the newly redesigned gas compressor and cylinders. The VRC-CNG compressor is a two-throw compressor frame rated up to 125-horsepower and is capable of four stages of compression. Drivers can be either an electric motor or one of Arrow's multi-cylinder engines.

"Arrow is proud to be a part of the rapidly growing CNG market for vehicle refueling," commented Len Turner, President of Arrow Engine Company. "This is an avenue for diversification outside of Arrow's traditional oil and gas production equipment roots. Arrow continues to add new, innovative products to our growing line of solutions for the oil and natural gas markets."

The CNG compressor has been designed to efficiently deliver the high pressures required for vehicle fuel systems from commonly available utility natural gas supply pressures at flow rates up to approximately 2 gallons per minute (gasoline equivalent). This type of flexibility will enable the Arrow VRC-CNG compressor to meet the requirements of numerous CNG applications around the world. On the higher end of this spectrum, the CNG compressor has the capability of filling over 280 CNG Honda Civics per day.

Arrow recently announced its expansion into the compressor packaging market, in which the company will not only manufacture the components for a compressor, such as engines, skids, bottles and compressors, but will also produce complete compressor packages ready for use in the field or in CNG fueling stations.

About Arrow Engine

Founded in 1955 and headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Arrow Engine Company provides a variety of engine replacement parts and accessory products, slow-speed engines, four and six cylinder engines, generator sets, reciprocating compressors, chemical injector pumps, gas production equipment and meter runs for the oil and gas industry and other industrial markets. For further product information, visit or call (918) 583-5711.

About TriMas

Headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, TriMas Corporation (NASDAQ: TRS) provides engineered and applied products for growing markets worldwide. TriMas Corporation is organized into five strategic business segments: Packaging, Energy, Aerospace & Defense, Engineered Components and Cequent. TriMas Corporation has approximately 3,800 employees at 70 different facilities in 11 countries. We can be found on the Internet at

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