Firm Born of Creative Now Has Nearly Ten Branches
Green Alternative Systems, perceiving a market need, has opened a conversion shop in New York City’s Brooklyn – its tenth.
“We’re the largest converter of transit and fleet vehicles in the United States,” says Sean Connolly, GM of Chino, Calif.-based GAS. “We’ve done over 5,000 conversions.”
Fleet customers include UPS and the uniform providers AmeriPride and Aramark.
For transit operators, GAS offerings include Altoona-certified Ford E-450 chassis shuttle buses.
GAS now boasts a nearly a dozen locations nationwide, with the latest in Brooklyn, N.Y., where the company perceived a market need.
Customers there include Neapolitan Express, which operates CNG-fueled pizza trucks – and which garnered national attention early this year when Mayor Michael Bloomberg and T. Boone Pickens grabbed some pie outside City Hall in Lower Manhattan (F&F, February 21).
GAS uses equipment from Westport for Ford conversions and from Landi Renzo USA-Baytech for GM vehicles. The firm also does propane autogas upfits.
GAS is emphasizing not only aftermarket conversions, but after-sales service: “Second to none,” Connolly says.
Today, in addition to Chino and Elkhart and Brooklyn, GAS performs vehicle conversions in Hayward and Sacramento, Calif., in Irving, Texas; in Las Vegas and Phoenix, and in Orlando and Jacksonville, Fla.
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Source: Fleets & Fuels interview