BEER DISTRIBUTOR COMPLETES CONVERSION TO CNG TRUCKS AT ARIZONA FACILITY

Last Monday, Golden Eagle Distributors hosted a green ribbon cutting ceremony at its Casa Grande (Arizona) facility to announce the completion of its conversion of its diesel fleet to CNG. Five CNG trucks, identified with a “Powered by Compressed Natural Gas” decal, began making beer deliveries last Tuesday. Working in conjunction with its fleet partner, Ryder System, Golden Eagle chose CNG vehicles because they produce less particulate matter, nitrogen oxide, and greenhouse gas emissions when compared to diesel engines. The Casa Grande fleet conversion is the next step in Golden Eagle’s strategic plan to convert all of its diesel vehicles to CNG. The project began last December when the Tucson fleet converted 23 vehicles to CNG. To fuel the vehicles, construction of a CNG fueling station is underway at the company’s headquarters property in Tucson. The fueling station, which will open this month, will provide more CNG infrastructure for the Tucson area. Construction of a CNG fueling station will break ground soon at the Casa Grande facility to service their new CNG fleet. This station will also provide CNG infrastructure for other businesses in the Casa Grande area.