Window and door manufacturer Andersen Corp. has opened a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station near its Menomonie, Wis., facility that will support the company's fleet conversion to natural gas vehicles.
The CNG station, which is located at the Cedar County Cooperative Cenex, was the result of a partnership among Andersen, Dart Transit Co., U.S. Oil, BreakthroughFuel and Xcel Energy. Xcel Energy provides CNG to the U.S. Oil-branded fueling station, where Dart Transit Eco-Tractor natural gas trucks are refueled. BreakthroughFuel provides fuel-management services to Andersen.
Andersen says the CNG-powered Eco-Tractors will carry about 60 diesel-gallons-equivalent at 5.7 mpg, yielding a potential range of 342 miles per truck. The company is currently in the process of converting the first seven of its trucks.