ELKRIDGE, Md., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), a global performance improvement solutions provider, today announced that its Alternative Fuels business unit has completed construction of the Kwik Trip Incorporated Alternative Fuels Station featuring Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) located at Kwik Trip’s corporate headquarters in La Crosse, Wisconsin. GP Strategies also designed the station, which is scheduled to open on May 10, 2012.
The station includes one 15,000-gallon LNG storage tank, two LNG fuel dispensers and three dual hose CNG dispensers. The station will serve Kwik Trip’s LNG- and CNG-powered vehicles, private fleets, and vehicles using multiple or other alternative fuels.
Michael Mackey, Vice President of GP Strategies’ Alternative Fuels business unit, said, “This station is significant because it provides a much needed public access station for LNG and CNG to a region that currently is not served. Regional fleet owners will now have the opportunity to reduce their operating costs by using less expensive, cleaner burning, domestic natural gas. It also provides another station toward building the nation’s natural gas highway system. We congratulate Kwik Trip for having the foresight to convert not only a portion of its own fleet to natural gas, but also to make the station accessible to others.”
GP Strategies’ Alternative Fuels business unit is a recognized leader in the design, fabrication, construction and maintenance of LNG, Liquefied Compressed Natural Gas (LCNG) and hydrogen fueling stations, having been involved in the design, engineering and/or construction of more than 50 fueling stations since 2001. To learn more, visit http://altfuels.gpstrategies.com/.
About GP Strategies:
GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, eLearning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.
GP Strategies Corporation is the new name of General Physics Corporation, which merged with its parent company (also called GP Strategies) on December 31, 2011 and changed its name. Additional information may be found at www.gpstrategies.com.
About Kwik Trip, Inc.:
Kwik Trip is the one of the largest convenience store chains in the upper Midwest. Headquartered in La Crosse, WI it operates in excess of 400 stores in three states; Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Iowa. The first convenience store opened in 1965 in Eau Claire, WI, but the chain did not begin to sell fuel until 1970. From there, Kwik Trip focused on vertical integration creating separation from its competitors both in quality and value. Kwik Trip continues to grow through new initiatives like a strong focus on food and value priced commodities, as well as, its newest endeavor; Natural Gas and other alternate fuels. For more information please visit www.kwiktrip.com.
SOURCE GP Strategies Corporation
For further information: Mike Mackey, Vice President, +1-760-705-3446, Jamie Coffey, Director, Communications, +1-443-255-3400