Core-Mark Holding Company, Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, has opened a new GAIN® Clean Fuel compressed natural gas (CNG) station that will fuel its fleet of alternative energy trucks. Located in Smyrna, Georgia, the station is the fourth out of a planned five stations to go into operation in partnership with U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture, which owns and operates the GAIN Clean Fuel brand.
Core-Mark’s commitment to a CNG program began with an initial conversion of its fleet. Today, there are 179 Core-Mark CNG tractors on the road and, according to an earlier press release, that figure will climb to 200 by year-end. “With U.S. Gain’s expertise, the conversion has been a smooth process that provides our fleet with easy access to CNG,” said Core-Mark Atlanta Division President Brad Heetland.
Georgia Public Service Commissioner Tim Echols congratulated Core-Mark and U.S. Gain for this project. “We’re thrilled to see what this partnership has accomplished,” Echols said. “Access to a strong network of CNG stations is critical to encourage more businesses to implement it and we applaud U.S. Gain for building that network. We also applaud Core-Mark for its forward thinking.”
The other three stations in operation through this partnership are located in Aurora, Colorado; Sanford, North Carolina and Forrest City, Arkansas. The fifth station is under construction in Tampa, Florida and is scheduled to be in operation later this summer.
Each GAIN station provides fast-fill capabilities and is strategically located for carriers. The stations also have fleet card acceptance capabilities for trucker convenience and provide reliability to ensure that fleets have a consistent fuel source. Nearly all the GAIN stations are open for public use as well as other carriers not dedicated to GAIN.
(Source: U.S. Gain)