Ozinga to dedicate CNG station
September 19, 2012 3:50PM
Updated: October 21, 2012 2:46PM
Mokena-based ready-mix concrete company Ozina Bros. will dedicate on Thursday a privately-owned compressed natural gas fueling station that will be open to local businesses and government agencies. It’s located at 2222 S. Lumber St., Chicago, the headquarters of the company’s operations in the city.
Ozinga has added 30 CNG-powered mixers to its fleet, and the company plans to replace or convert its entire inventory of 500 trucks and support vehicles by 2020. The company noted that, on a per-gallon equivalent, natural gas is priced at about $2 less than gasoline.
Ozinga said the Chicago fueling station has the capacity to fill more than 30 vehicles at a time. The company said it plans to build and operate other fueling stations in the Chicago area, and is considering opening those to the general public. Ozinga said Illinois provides buyers of CNG-powered vehicles a tax credit of up to $4,000.
After-hours event at Bathfitter
Members of the Mokena Chamber of Commerce will take part in a business after hours from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 4 at Bathfitter, 9960 191st St. For information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.mokena.com.