CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2014 – Ozinga Bros., Inc., the Midwest’s premier supplier of ready mix concrete, was announced as the Chicago Area Clean Cities Clean Fuel Champion at their annual December meeting held at the Danada House in Wheaton.
The Clean Fuel Champion award winner is announced annually at the coalition’s December meeting. “The Clean Fuel Champion award is given to an individual, fleet, organization, or business that goes above and beyond in meeting the Clean Cities mission. Usually, the recipient goes to a group who promotes alternative fuel, uses domestic fuel, or reduces petroleum usage,” says Darwin Burkhart, chairman of Chicago Area Clean Cities and Clean Air Program Manager of the Illinois EPA.
Previous award recipients include Trillium CNG, the Chicago Department of Business Affairs and Consumer Protection, Groot Industries, and Congressman Mark Kirk.
“It’s definitely a great honor to win this award! It’s a validation to some of the work we’ve been doing. It is quite an accomplishment for us to say that we’ve displaced nearly 3 million gallons of diesel fuel,” says Marketing Communications Director, Tim Ozinga.
In 2011, Ozinga began implementing a fleet of natural gas mixing trucks, and were the first concrete mixing company in the country to do so with alternative fuels. Today, they have one hundred CNG mixing trucks and fifty CNG support vehicles.
Ozinga expanded their company by forming Ozinga Energy, a subsidiary that oversees four public CNG fueling stations located in Chicago, Mokena and Des Plaines, Ill., and Gary, Ind.
Ozinga has plans to add more CNG mixing trucks to their fleet and expand their CNG fueling infrastructure in Illinois in 2015.