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Golden Eagle & Trillium CNG Open in Tucson

September 23, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Public Facility Near Airport Will Support 23 Ryder Trucks

Golden Eagle Distributors and Trillium CNG hosted a green ribbon-cutting ceremony to officially open their public-access CNG fueling station on Golden Eagle’s headquarters property in Tucson. “The new fueling station provides much needed infrastructure for the growing CNG market,” the firms said.

Celebrating the Trillium CNG fueling installation for Golden Eagle in Tucson were Ruben Reyes, of the Office of Congressman Raul Grijalva; Ramon Valadez of the Pima County Board of Supervisors; Richard Fimbres of Tucson City Council Ward 5; Glenn Hamer of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Michael Johnson of the National Beer Wholesalers Association; Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild; Golden Eagle Distributors president Kimberly Clements; Golden Eagle CEO Christopher Clements; and Golden Eagle senior VP for business operations Bill Osteen.

The two officially opened a compressed natural gas station in Casa Grande, between Tucson and Phoenix, late last month.

The public fueling station in Tucson, on Ajo Way not far from the airport, will support Golden Eagle’s local fleet of 23 heavy duty CNG beer trucks and provide CNG to commercial fleets and retail consumers with CNG-equipped vehicles.

The Golden Eagle trucks are leased from Ryder System.

“We’ve made the commitment to use CNG in our local operations and to support sustainability in this community by opening a public CNG station,” Golden Eagle CEO Christopher Clements said in a release.

‘We Will Provide More of the Needed Infrastructure’

“Through our partnerships with Ryder and Trillium, we are able to take advantage of both the cost savings and environmental savings of converting our heavy duty fleet to CNG. By opening this public station, we will provide more of the needed infrastructure for other local business and individuals to choose CNG.”

Golden Eagle has been the exclusive distributor of Anheuser-Busch products, as well as other craft beers and imports across most of Arizona, since 1974. The third-generation company is owned by the Clements family and besides Tucson has offices in Buckeye, Casa Grande, Flagstaff, Globe, Show Low, and Tempe, Arizona.

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Source: Company announcements with Fleets & Fuels follow-up

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