Besides the energy supplier, the partnership includes UW Provision Company and the Middleton Farmers Cooperative. The new GAIN®Clean Fuel will serve UW Provision’s fleet, which delivers meat and specialized food products across the Midwest, and will be also open to other carriers and the general public. It will be located at the Cooperative’s facility in Middleton, Wisconsin, and like all other GAIN stations, will provide easy-access, fast-fill capabilities.
Within the agreement, Middleton Farmers Cooperative will host the new station and UW Provision will convert up to eight of its fleet of 20 box trucks to CNG. In exchange, U.S. Oil will construct the station and supply UW Provision’s anchor fleet with natural gas annually for 10 years. “Reducing our fuel costs and lowering our impact on the environment matches our company’s commitment to long-term sustainability,” said UW Provision’s President Steve Kalscheur.
Moreover, David Rischmueller, general manager for Middleton Farmers Cooperative, commented: “This is a great opportunity for us to provide another benefit to the area. Natural gas is an abundant domestic alternative energy source and the Cooperative must be able to offer this product to our customers in the future. Getting into the market gives our company a competitive advantage, and with CNG use growing throughout the U.S., we want to be a part of that trend by providing customers convenient access to it.”
The new partnership also establishes another strategically located GAIN®Clean Fuel fueling site in the Midwest. “It offers opportunities for regional carriers to consider converting their fleets to operate on CNG as this facility will be open for public use,” said Bill Renz, general manager for Gain Clean Fuel.
U.S. Oil currently operates 12 GAIN®Clean Fuel stations and is in the process of constructing 12 more. Besides, it plans to have more than 100 stations operating within the next three years. “To achieve this, we are actively seeking partnerships with carriers that are seeking to benefit by converting their fleets to natural gas,” added Renz.
Source: U.S. Oil