ANG Cuts Ribbon on New Middle Tennessee Fueling Station

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American Natural Gas Cuts Ribbon on New Middle Tennessee Fueling Station

PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division to be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers

American Natural Gas (ANG), a premier distributor of alternative motor fuels, and a portfolio company within HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCHC), held a ribbon cutting ceremony today, in collaboration with Tennessee Clean Fuels, to unveil its new public compressed natural gas station in Fayetteville, Tennessee. The facility, located at 1560 Winchester Hwy., will be open to the public and PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division will be a major customer with its fleet of CNG tractor-trailers.

“At ANG, we’re committed to building better stations, serving our customers, and introducing the power of CNG to new communities across the country,” said Drew West, chief executive officer of ANG.  “It’s an honor to be in Fayetteville today to celebrate our new station, highlight the achievements of the region’s energy pioneers, and recognize Frito-Lay for its distinguished leadership and commitment to moving the alternative fuel industry forward.”

“We are thrilled that Frito-Lay selected Fayetteville and Tennessee as a site to continue expanding their CNG fleet and are excited to get to know ANG as they help make it happen,” said Jonathan Overly, director of Tennessee Clean Fuels. “CNG has so many benefits: it reduces greenhouse gas and criteria pollutant emissions, supports growing more green American jobs, and reduces oil imports – don’t forget that we are still roughly 20% dependent on countries like OPEC member-states for overseas oil. Frito-Lay and ANG are helping us build a stronger and more independent and resilient USA.”

West and Overly were joined in the opening statements and ribbon cutting ceremony by:

  • Ken Marko, Senior National Fleet Sustainability Manager, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay Division
  • Pat Marsh, Tennessee General Assembly
  • Britt Dye, Chief Executive Officer, Fayetteville Public Utilities
  • Carolyn Denton, Director, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce

“We could not be more excited about the completion of this ANG CNG fueling station, which is located just a few miles from Frito-Lay’s Fayetteville manufacturing facility,” said Ken Marko, senior national fleet sustainability manager, PepsiCo’s Frito-Lay division. “Having a national infrastructure for alternative fuel is critical to the expansion of Frito-Lay’s CNG fleet and for other companies currently using or considering this technology.”

“Fayetteville and Lincoln County are very lucky to have been chosen by American Natural Gas for the location of their new compressed natural gas station,” said Representative Pat Marsh. “This station should be great for businesses in our community, and hopefully, it will continue to bring more businesses to our area, which in turn, will lead to more quality jobs for Lincoln County’s citizens.”

“When we were approached by ANG, we were glad that we had the infrastructure available to supply natural gas to a compressed natural gas station that will help lower carbon emissions and provide clean energy,” said Britt Dye, chief executive officer of Fayetteville Public Utilities.

“Fayetteville-Lincoln County welcomes ANG to the business community. We appreciate the efforts of Frito-Lay in locating the fueling station in Fayetteville and making this alternative fuel choice available to the public,” said Carolyn Denton, executive director of the Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce.

Cody Butterworth, LD&T associate from Frito-Lay’s Fayetteville traffic center, and Brent Tesla, vice president of operations at ANG, demonstrated how straightforward CNG fueling is with one of Frito-Lay’s tractor-trailers. The truck was connected to a 3600 PSI nozzle and fueling continued like it would at a typical gas station. A fast-fill operation, ANG’s station allows operators to fuel in minutes.

ANG currently owns and operates approximately 40 fueling stations in 13 states across the United States, inclusive of stations in process and under development. The company is expanding to meet fleets’ demands for CNG, the cleanest burning alternative fuel available that has the power to run heavy-duty vehicles. CNG is also quieter, safer, less expensive and abundant in America. Vehicles that run on natural gas generally emit 13 to 21 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than vehicles that run on gasoline.

Open 24-hours, the fast-fill Fayetteville station has three consumer-friendly dispensers equipped with NGV2 nozzles to optimize the experience for heavy-duty, high-capacity users, as well as NGV1 nozzles for light and medium-duty use. The station accepts all major credit cards, including Voyager, Wright Express/Wex, and other leading fleet cards. ANG will oversee operations with state-of-the-art monitoring platforms and an expert on-call maintenance team. Business owners or fleet managers interested in learning more about the Fayetteville station, or converting to CNG, are encouraged to contact ANG, 866-264-6220 or info@americannaturalgas.com.

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About American Natural Gas, LLC

At American Natural Gas (ANG) the future is within reach and we can bring you closer. Through our growing network of Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) stations for the transportation industry, we’re delivering opportunity to fleets across the country. Our team of highly-trained strategists, designers and operations professionals is changing perspectives and increasing potential as we improve the CNG experience and move the alternative fuel industry forward.  ANG is a portfolio company within HC2 Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HCHC).  To learn more, visit www.americannaturalgas.com.

About Tennessee Clean Fuels: The Middle-West and East Tennessee Clean Fuels Coalitions are both 501(c)3 nonprofits working with fleets across Tennessee to reduce dependence on petroleum and improve air quality and sustainability. The two coalitions are part of the DOE Clean Cities Program and respectively serve the western and eastern halves of Tennessee. They work to develop partnerships that assist fleets in meeting their goals toward reducing fleet costs while implementing petroleum-saving technologies and the use of cleaner fuels. To learn more, visit http://www.TNCleanFuels.org.

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