Borton-Lawson Champions Exclusive Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Event at Genetti Hotel & Conference Center
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Wilkes-barre, PA, 18702
Press release date: May 3, 2012
The economical/environmental benefits of converting fleet vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG) will be presented at an educational seminar sponsored by Borton-Lawson on Friday, May 4 at Genetti Hotel and Conference Center, Wilkes-Barre. The seminar, entitled "The Road to Efficient Fleets: The Future is Compressed Natural Gas," will be comprised of six speakers well-known to the industry, culminating with a panel discussion/question and answer period led by a member of Borton-Lawson's professional staff. Two CNG vehicles, a Ford F-350 and GM truck, will be on display.
Each speaker will present on topics like the overall benefits of converting fleet vehicles to CNG, available grants and how to obtain funding, the future of the American auto industry, state-wide and national economical benefits, CNG distribution and logistics, how to start the conversion process and a case study to look at how Plains Township began utilizing a CNG refuse truck. Speakers include Joel Anstrom, Director of Hybrid and Hydrogen Vehicle Research Laboratory at PTI and Director of US DOE Graduate Automotive Technology Education at the Pennsylvania State University; Will Freeman, Coordinator - Corporate Development - Natural Gas Vehicle Market Development, Chesapeake Energy; Michael German, CEO, Corning Natural Gas; Allen Westbrook, Vice President Marketing, UGI Utilities; Cynthia Williams, Environmental Policy Manager, Ford Motor Company and Jerry Yozwiak, Plains Township Commissioner.
Invitees include representatives from Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PA DEP), Ford Motor Company, American Infrastructure, municipal and university officials, the Pennsylvania Governor's office and many others.
"The benefits of CNG-fueled automobiles are only recently becoming more well-known. With the abundance of natural gas in our region, it makes sense - economically and environmentally - to use this type of fuel," stated Christopher Borton, P.E., Borton-Lawson CEO. "Additionally, we want to assist our local municipalities, businesses, universities and the like in converting their fleets to CNG. Even the smallest steps we take now will aide in eliminating our country's dependence on foreign oil down the road."
This event is co-sponsored by Genetti Hotel and Conference Center and the Greater Wilkes-Barre Chamber of Commerce.
Borton-Lawson is a full-service architectural and engineering design firm with a team of over 215 experienced professionals whose daily mission is "to make our client's vision a reality." Since 1988, Borton-Lawson has been a leader in the fields of architecture and engineering, with five business units comprised of architecture/facilities, land development, transportation, oil and gas and survey. With office locations in Bethlehem, Nazareth, Pittsburgh, State College, Towanda and Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania and Canton, Ohio, Borton-Lawson has a professional reputation well-known throughout the mid-Atlantic region. The entire Borton-Lawson staff is committed to delivering innovative solutions and quality service to every client. For more information about Borton-Lawson, please visit www.bortonlawson. com.