BALL GROUND, Ga., June 22, 2012 /PR Newswire/ -- Advanced Disposal Services, Inc., broke ground earlier today on their first compressed natural gas [CNG] fueling station, located in Ball Ground, Georgia. The station, being built by Vocational Energy, will help Advanced Disposal service Gwinnett County and the city of Roswell, both near Atlanta.
Advanced Disposal, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, is the fourth largest privately owned environmental services company in the country, and services close to 800,000 customers with a fleet of 900 trucks. Their shift to natural gas is one that supports their mission of environmental responsibility.
'We believe that environmental sustainability is of utmost importance. We're always looking for ways to green our fleet and to be more environmentally efficient. It just made sense from all angles,' said Katrine Strickland, Advanced Disposal's Marketing Manager. 'We feel like it is the next step in keeping the Atlanta area clean and green for generations to come.'
Scott Edelbach, President of Vocational Energy, agrees and sees Advanced Disposal as a company in the right place and the right time.
'Advanced Disposal is a progressive company that understands the dollars and cents of running a business, but also takes their role of environmental stewardship very seriously. They are the perfect company to raise the level of awareness of alternative fuel.'
Edelbach said that this station will be one of several for Advanced Disposal throughout the Southeast and that each station will assist in supporting Advanced Disposal's goal of leaving the world a little cleaner than they found it.
Strickland said the station will have the capacity to fuel up to 95 natural-gas powered vehicles in 10 hours, of which 27 are currently on order. The initial $22 million dollar price tag for the station and vehicles is something that Advanced Disposal put a lot of thought into, said Strickland.
'I know a good deal of research went into this decision. The CNG engines burn cleaner – and are solely from domestic sources reducing our dependency on foreign oil,' said Strickland, adding that other cities within their coverage areas have expressed interest in migrating to natural gas as well. Strickland said Advance Disposal's choice of fuel station builder was also carefully thought out, which led them to Vocational Energy.
'Vocational Energy has extensive experience building fueling stations for solid waste fleets, and their proposal presented the best overall value,' said Strickland, adding that she anticipated the station would be complete early August.
Vocational Energy is one of the companies under the umbrella of Trucks.com, a multi-faceted business that offers new trucks, used reconditioned trucks, truck parts, rental trucks, and route-ready trucks through many well-known web-driven store fronts, such as Trucks and Parts of Tampa and Big Truck Rental, which specializes in the renting of quality Heil garbage trucks.
For more information, contact Jeffry Swertfeger at 813-957-1846
SOURCE Vocational Energy