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Hatboro Biz Unveils PA's 1st Compressed Natural Gas Truck

Delaware Valley Concrete unveiled its Compressed Natural Gas concrete mixer truck recently.

Delaware Valley Concrete unveiled its Compressed Natural Gas concrete mixer truck recently. Credit: DVC
Delaware Valley Concrete unveiled its Compressed Natural Gas concrete mixer truck recently. Credit: DVC

Earlier this year, Delaware Valley Concrete Company rolled out its first Ready Mixed Concrete mixer truck powered entirely by Compressed Natural Gas.

Delaware Valley Concrete is the first concrete company to own and operate a CNG mixer in the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware, according to a press release issued by the company.  

“As a fuel, CNG has plenty to offer," President Mario Diliberto said. "Not only is it cheaper to produce than diesel, it also burns much cleaner. Delaware Valley Concrete is reducing its carbon footprint in the industry and its fueling costs as well.”

Headquartered in Hatboro, Delaware Valley Concrete has a fleet of 88 mixers, dumps, tankers and other heavy trucks deployed among its nine concrete plants in southeastern Pennsylvania.  

Diliberto said five more Compressed Natural Gas mixers will be unveiled in the spring. The company's goal is to have a substantial percentage of its fleet powered using CNG by 2015, he said.  

"It is our goal and responsibility to operate as stewards of the environment, and we are achieving this by utilizing advancements in technology and incorporating clean energy powered vehicles in our fleet,” Diliberto said.

Natural gas is produced both worldwide and domestically at relatively low cost and is cleaner burning than gasoline or diesel fuel. Natural gas vehicles operate with an average reduction of 80 percent fewer ozone-forming emissions compared to gasoline vehicles. Delaware Valley Concrete will power its new vehicles with domestically produced Compressed Natural Gas, making this truly a great American endeavor.

The company strives to provide dependable service and to produce quality products through processes that are friendly to the environment and that will help contractors and engineers achieve their goals, including environmental objectives.  

“Introducing CNG mixers is an investment in the future and demonstrates our commitment to remain a leader in the industry and stewards of the environment for years to come,” Diliberto said.

Founded in 1955, Delaware Valley Concrete employs more than 130 people and serves a diverse customer base in Bucks, Montgomery, Philadelphia, Chester, Delaware, Philadelphia, Dauphin, Lebanon and Lancaster counties in Pennsylvania and the Wilmington area and New Castle County in Delaware.

 

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