Frito Lay Beloit CNG fueling site

Beloit company fuels with compressed natural gas

A Rock County company's efforts for greener manufacturing are being noticed. Frito Lay in Beloit is installing compressed natural gas pumps to fuel its fleet. During ribbon cutting ceremonies Wednesday, Senior Vice President of Productivity and Sustainability Gregg Roden talked about the significance of using the Beloit plant for company's inaugural fueling station. Roden says the plant has a 40-year history in the community, employing 650 people. Wisconsin Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch says the move helps the company take a step forward in becoming a national leader in sustainability. He says the states $3 million investment in Frito Lay's plans to use CNG will result in lower costs for the company, cleaner air, and the expanded use of American produced natural gas. Going green can be a real savings too. Kerry Duggan of the U-S Department of Energy highlighted the fiscal benefits of embracing sustainability. She says Frito Lay in Beloit's retrofits of heating and cooling systems, along with LED lighting is helping the company save $500 thousand annually. Beloit will be the first of ten Frito Lay plants to be outfitted with CNG fueling stations over the next year.


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Locations : Rock County
People : Gregg RodenKerry DugganMike Huebsch