TruStar Energy, a developer of compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling stations, was nominated for three prestigious nominations during the FCA US LLC Qualitas 2016 Annual Strategy Meeting and Supplier Awards Ceremony, held at Sound Board in the MotorCity Casino Hotel on July 14, 2016.
The nominations: Services Supplier of the Year, Logistics Supplier of the Year, and Foundational Principles Award: Logistics, recognized TruStar Energy for its execution in terms of both speed and quality of work in designing and constructing the Compressed Natural Gas [CNG] fueling station that supplies the automaker's 179 truck fleet with domestic, clean-burning fuel. The FCA US fleet delivers vehicle parts to its assembly plants scattered throughout Michigan, Ohio and Ontario, Canada.
TruStar Energy designed and built the large fast-fill station during 2015 in less than four months, which given the record low temperatures and snow fall during the fall and winter construction phase – was no small feat. In addition, the station, which is powered by six Ariel compressors and two PSB driers, represents the largest private CNG fueling station in the country, with forecasted annual production of over four million gallons of CNG.
"We were honored to have been nominated for three separate awards," said TruStar Energy VP of Sales and General Manager, Scott Edelbach. "When you get the opportunity to work with an automobile legend like FCA US – and you see the amount of work they do behind the scenes to keep their assembly lines moving, it's astounding. TruStar Energy takes great pride in taking care of our customers and we thank FCA US for this prestigious recognition."
CNG is insulated from the price volatility of diesel and gas resulting from international conflicts and events, which in recent years have been responsible for dramatic price fluctuations for those fuels. As for the environment, CNG-powered engines are clean and quiet; produce 30% less greenhouse gases; and do not need the costly exhaust after-treatment devices and diesel exhaust fluids required for diesel engines. Natural gas engines also have an average of 80-90% lower noise decibel level than diesel engines.
TruStar Energy, a subsidiary of Fortistar, is one of the nation's leading developers of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) fueling stations. With decades of experience in trucking and fueling, the company's professionals are experts at designing and building CNG fueling stations that are ready on time, on budget and that are profitable for their owners. And with a rapidly growing network of public stations and 24/7 service and support, we're always there when you need us.