Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

Photo courtesy of U.S. Gain.

U.S. Gain, the compressed natural gas (CNG) division of U.S. Venture, Inc., has completed a new CNG station in partnership with H&S Bakery, a bakery provider for several fast-food chains.

The fast-fill GAIN Clean Fuel station is located in Baltimore and is open to fleets and the public. A $500,000 award from the Maryland Natural Gas Refilling Station Grant Program helped to fund the project.

"We are excited to partner with U.S. Gain as we transition a significant portion of our fleet to CNG," said Chuck Paterakis, the VP of transportation and logistics for H&S Bakery. “We selected U.S. Gain as our partner based on the company’s ability to meet our customers’ extremely high operational and environmental standards. This business decision allows us to benefit from the future growth of CNG in the transportation industry.” 

Located near their distribution center, the Baltimore station offers the H&S Bakery fleet a convenient fueling location.

“Fleets that are making the decision to convert to CNG are doing it for two reasons. One, because it’s more efficient from an environmental perspective, and two, because it’s a smart business decision,” said Bill Renz, GAIN Clean Fuel’s GM. “Those companies that don’t begin to convert their fleets to CNG will have to catch up down the road.”