Pennsylvania dealership given OK to convert trucks to natural gas

Sept. 30, 2011
Omnitek Engineering Corp. has appointed W.W Engine & Supply, Inc., based in Pennsylvania, as its exclusive dealer and authorized installer for the company's diesel-to-natural gas conversion kits in the state

Omnitek Engineering Corp. has appointed W.W Engine & Supply, Inc., based in Pennsylvania, as its exclusive dealer and authorized installer for the company's diesel-to-natural gas conversion kits in the state.

W.W. Engine & Supply, Inc. owns and operates 10 truck dealerships with major engine rebuild capabilities.

“W.W. Engine’s extensive presence in Pennsylvania, which includes several truck dealerships and service centers in a state with more than 150,000 heavy-duty trucks in operation, provides a solid platform for growth and will facilitate a broad-scale introduction of Omnitek’s technology in other states across the United States,” said Werner Funk, president & CEO of Omnitek.

Werner noted a recent U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ruling, which clarifies and streamlines conversion system certification, complements the company’s strategic agreement with W.W. Engine and enables Omnitek to certify and convert diesel engines in a cost-effective manner.

Funk pointed to Pennsylvania’s rapidly growing infrastructure that offers easy access to natural gas supplied by the Marcellus Shale Gas Field, an energy source estimated to be the second largest natural gas reserve in the world and possibly the single most important economic stimulant in the history of Pennsylvania.

“Converting diesel engines to operate on either liquefied natural gas or compressed natural gas provides an economical and exciting option for our customer base. We look forward to representing Omnitek and its proprietary engine conversion technology, with a primary focus being on-road heavy-duty trucks and off-road mine equipment,” said John P. Niebauer, president & CEO of W.W. Engine & Supply, Inc.

Funk said that Omnitek’s conversion technology offers a projected return on investment of less than two years. Omnitek’s technology has been utilized outside the U.S. since 2001, with more than 5,000 engine conversions currently in operation.

“The technology can meet all applicable emission standards and we anticipate tremendous demand for Omnitek’s conversion kits in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States as our expansion continues,” Funk said.

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