Over 200 Core-Mark tractors using GAIN clean fuel are on the road with more in store, as Core-Mark and U.S. Gain continue to collaborate following their recent compressed natural gas (CNG) station grand opening in Tampa, Florida.
"Our mission is to promote the many benefits of alternative fuels like CNG," Stephen Reich, who coordinates Tampa Bay Clean Cities, said. "Projects like these show how great partnerships can succeed when working toward a common outcome that benefits so many. In addition to the many benefits of CNG, fewer emissions are produced which is good for the environment and for all of us. Plus, utilizing CNG helps create energy independence for America."
Located at 8346 E. Martin Luther King Junior Blvd., the newest joint venture between the companies is their fifth, with four existing stations based in North Carolina, Georgia, Colorado and Arkansas. Core-Mark’s vision includes a conversion to CNG fuel for its entire fleet as well as additional station sites planned nationwide.
U.S. Gain provides fleet operators nationwide with its branded GAIN Compressed Natural Gas, an eco-friendly, clean and affordable alternative to conventional fuels. U.S. Gain, a division of U.S. Venture Inc., is based in Appleton, Wisconsin.
"All aspects of a conversion to CNG must be beneficial for a carrier to make the commitment to convert," Bill Renz, U.S. Gain’s general manager, said. "It starts with leadership having progressive thinking and Core-Mark is definitely an industry leader. We're proud to be partnering with them on these projects."
Based in San Francisco, 128-year-old Core-Mark services North America’s convenience retail sector, including grocers, drug, liquor and specialty stores, with products, marketing programs and technology.