April 21, 2017
Indiana Beverage Company Invests in Alternative Fuels (Text Version)
This is a text version of the video segment Indiana Beverage Company Invests in Alternative Fuels , which aired on April 21, 2017.
JOHN DAVIS: Our success story this week takes us to Lawrence, Indiana, where one beverage company is enjoying the benefits of alternative fuels. In 2009, Monarch Beverage began a move from leasing diesel trucks to owning and operating their own fleet of compressed natural gas fuel tractors. From one test truck, Monarch's fleet now totals nearly 80 CNG haulers. They also built their own CNG refueling depot and compliant maintenance facility. Monarch knows the investment was well worth it and not just for the just over 2 million dollars in annual fuel savings.
ROB HEDGES: Monarch is a local Indiana company, family-owned, and we believe in being good corporate citizens as well, so being able to do our part from an environmental perspective is very important for us as well.
JOHN DAVIS: Along with six CNG service vans, Monarch will add at least a dozen more CNG tractors next year. Working with the Greater Indiana Clean Cities Coalition, this Hoosier company made a long-term commitment to alt fuels that deserves a toast from us all.