Kalmbach Feeds Inc. and TruStar Energy are celebrating the grand opening of a new compressed natural gas public fueling station. The station, designed and constructed by TruStar Energy, is located at 11790 County Highway 4, Upper Sandusky, Ohio.
The station is part of a new venture, Kalmbach Clean Fuels LLC, and will support Kalmbach's new CNG-powered feed distribution trucks. Strategically located near the intersection of U.S. 30 and U.S. 23, the new station will allow other CNG fleets and individual vehicle owners to take advantage of the benefits of the clean-burning, domestically produced fuel.
Kalmbach Feeds is planning to transition its entire fleet to either dedicated CNG or a combination of CNG/dual-fuel powered vehicles within five years. To service the new vehicles, the company found that they needed to invest in a new garage designed to service CNG vehicles. Certain safety standards must be met to work on natural gas vehicles, and a new garage is currently being built. All of the Kalmbach technicians have also been trained and certified to work on natural gas equipment.
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