Alpha Baking Company took a major step to improve the efficiency of its fleet last week with a ribbon-cutting in North Aurora, IL, for its propane autogas fueling depot where it will fuel its new 2013 ROUSH CleanTech Ford E-450 delivery vehicles. The vehicles were developed in collaboration with ROUSCH CleanTech, Penske, and Ford.
“ABA is excited to see this initiative and is proud of the role of the ABA Logistics Committee in educating the membership on alternative fuel opportunities and embracing sustainable practices. Innovations like this are an integral part of the baking industry’s overall commitment to its customers to produce the best quality products in the most efficient, sustainable way,” commented ABA Washington Representative Jula Kinnaird, who represented ABA at the event.
The ribbon-cutting was attended by a number of local dignitaries including Greg Bales, liaison to Sen. Richard Durbin (D-IL), and North Aurora Mayor Dale Berman.
More information about Alpha Baking’s efforts to improve the efficiency of its fleet through alternative fueled vehicles will be available soon on the Logistics Committee page of the ABA website.