Cairn Control Systems Inc.

  • Service & Manufacturing

To Rob Cairns, owner of Cairn Control Systems Inc., time is money. That's why he's chosen to refuel his fleet of four natural gas vehicles at his business. "We are more productive by not having our employees stopping to get fuel, and I like the security of having our equipment parked at the business in Mississauga while it refuels overnight. "Enbridge leases Cairns the refuelling equipment, which includes a full-service 24-hour maintenance agreement. With the lease cost included in the cost of fuel, the net price is less than 50% of retail gasoline prices and natural gas doesn't fluctuate as much as traditional fuel. "We've been saving between $10,000 and $20,000 per year for the last eight years," says Rob.

"We are more productive by not having our employees stopping to get fuel, and I like the security of having our equipment parked at the business in Mississauga while it refuels overnight."

Rob Cairns, Owner

Dial Auto Parts Inc.

  • Vehicles

Dial Auto Parts Inc. has made customer deliveries with its natural gas-powered fleet since the late 1980s. It currently has eight trucks refuelling onsite. John Cazzolli, President, says the savings of natural gas are clear. "Factoring in all refuelling expenses, there are savings of about 30% based on gasoline at 90 cents per litre - it could rise to 50% with the way gasoline prices are increasing." John adds, "Environmentally speaking, natural gas runs cleaner with less emissions generated. Oil changes after 5,000 kms are still relatively clean." Dial Auto Parts Inc. knows every little bit helps. It's one reason they have been using natural gas for so long. "We need the government to back programs and research in natural gas." John states, "Hydrogen is at least 10 to 15 years away and Ethanol E85 is not available in Canada. Natural gas is here and now, ready for today!"

"Environmentally speaking, natural gas runs cleaner with less emissions generated. Oil changes after 5,000 kms are still relatively clean."

John Cazzolli

Brose Manufacturing Inc.

  • Financing

For Brose Manufacturing owner John Italiano, the choice between natural gas and gasoline as a vehicle fuel is simple: "I would cry if I had to pay today's gasoline prices," he says. Brose has converted 12 natural gas-powered fleet vehicles since 1996. Most vehicles fill with natural gas at the plant and several overnight at their homes. "Over time my eight service vehicles have saved me between 40% and 60% versus gasoline and my Drive Clean tests show almost no emissions," he adds. The Brampton custom kitchen cabinet manufacturer also operates a natural gas-powered forklift and plans to convert two more vehicles to natural gas this fall.

"I would cry if I had to pay today's gasoline prices."

John Italiano

Mulmer Services Ltd.

  • Service & Manufacturing

Paul Richey, President of Mulmer Services Ltd., operates a fleet of 25 buses ranging in size from 20 to 40 passengers that specializes in customized shuttle bus service in the Greater Toronto Area. Since the fall of 2007 Mulmer has "gone green" with the conversion of their first three natural gas shuttle buses which refuel at retail Shell stations in the City of Toronto.

"It is important to my customers that there are substantial and tangible environmental benefits from using natural gas as a fuel in our buses."

Paul Richey

Niagara Classic Cars Ltd.

  • Fuelling & Compression

For owner Ian Mole's Transportation Company, public relations are a key element to running a successful business. The Niagara-based enterprise operates four NGV buses that service Para-transit, winery tours, weddings and regional tourism. Ian Mole sums up the environmental benefit experience as, "Much cleaner, quieter than diesel which is a very important issue here in Niagara-on-the-Lake. We are focused on serving an older population with many tourists from U.S. and Europe. They are very environmentally sensitive and appreciate the difference natural gas makes."

"Our experience has been positive. We are learning best practices and believe the natural gas component will give us a competitive advantage as we expand our business here in Niagara."

Ian Mole

Canco ClimateCare Heating and Air Conditioning

  • Other

Canco has operated three GM cargo vans on natural gas out of their Newmarket facility for the past 18 months. President Bob McKeraghan states, "The use of this fuel has given us a competitive advantage in the marketplace. All of our refuelling costs in (rental, electrical, etc...) total are less than $.70 per litre gasoline equivalent compared to gasoline at the pumps up to $1.32 last summer. A typical range per fill-up is 150 kilometers and since the vehicles are bi-fuelled we can increase our overall range when necessary."

"As natural gas is a cleaner fuel, vehicle maintenance costs have been reduced with less engine wear. It is also good to know that we are being an environmentally responsible company by reducing our carbon footprint."

Bob McKeraghan

Morningstar Shuttle

  • Other

Morningstar Shuttle is in a very competitive business which provides contract customer shuttle services from GTA Hotels to Pearson International Airport. It is for that reason that owner Samuel Gori chose natural gas when purchasing his latest two shuttle vans. Samuel describes the importance of his NGVs as, "I would have been losing money on my service when fuel prices passed $1.20 per gasoline litre and during that time I saved up to 40% on my fuel costs." He continues, "Public image is so important in our business and by promoting the clean emissions of natural gas we are contributing our environmental part for the planet."

"I would have been losing money on my service when fuel prices passed $1.20 per gasoline litre and during that time I saved up to 40% on my fuel costs."

Samuel Gori

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