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Fortistar Acquires Vocational Energy
By: PR Newswire
Jan. 14, 2013 04:41 AM
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
On December 31, 2012, Fortistar, through its affiliate TruStar Energy, purchased a majority interest in Vocational Energy. TruStar Energy will continue the existing construction business of Vocational Energy and expand into offering long term fuel supply agreements to companies wishing to convert their transportation fleets to CNG. The Company will also be able to take advantage of Fortistar's supply of landfill gas offering a renewable component to the fuel supply. A future division is expected to provide operations and maintenance services to owners of CNG facilities. Existing Vocational Energy management will remain in place as a central part of the TruStar Energy team.
Mark Comora, President of Fortistar said, "We are very excited about joining with Vocational Energy, the best construction and technical team in the industry. Together as TruStar Energy our mission is to set a new standard of excellence in the industry."
Scott Edelbach, President of Vocational Energy/Vice President – Marketing of TruStar Energy said, "Our customers have always appreciated the simplicity of doing business with us. By applying our core business principals and teaming up with Fortistar, we are now able to significantly expand our market reach and better serve our customers."
Adam Comora, President and CEO of TruStar Energy added, "We are extremely pleased to be acquiring Vocational Energy and to be able to provide one stop shopping for customers looking to convert their fleets over to clean burning CNG." Comora continues, "We look forward to deploying the necessary capital to address this growing industry's infrastructure needs."
TruStar Energy LLC
Fortistar, headquartered in White Plains, New York, has a 25 year history of investing in and managing energy assets. Fortistar currently has ownership stakes in over 60 projects in North America selling electricity and gas to a wide range of commercial, industrial and utility customers. Fortistar's growing renewable business currently focuses on the landfill gas and biomass sectors.
About TruStar Energy
TruStar Energy LLC is the preferred partner for commercial fleets looking to transition their fuel supply from oil to natural gas. TruStar Energy provides a suite of solutions making the transition as simple and easy as possible for the customer. With over 40 CNG stations designed and built to date, TruStar Energy is a recognized leader in providing CNG infrastructure.
More information can be found on www.fortistar.com
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