Ozinga Ready Mix Concrete, with its Indiana headquarters in Gary, is the leader in the ready mix industry regionally and nationally in converting its fleet of over 500 trucks and support vehicles to compressed natural gas (CNG), said Tim Ozinga, co-owner and director of marketing communications. The largest division of Ozinga Bros., based in Mokena, IL and serving the Great lakes region, is on schedule to convert its fleet by 2020 with nearly 25% of its vehicles now using CNG. This totals 115 vehicles, more than all other vehicles combined in this industry powered by CNG. Moreover, this company rooted in strong family values, is fueling American energy innovation by helping others shift to natural gas, which has less of a carbon footprint.
Not only was Ozinga an early adopter starting in 2011, but it also launched Ozinga Energy to help other potential users from heavy duty trucks to passenger cars. “We just completed a major public fueling station in St. Louis,” he added. Meanwhile, the company reports growing usage of its third public fueling station at its Gary site, strategically located off I-80-94. “We plan to convert more vehicles this year and add several fueling stations, including one in Crown Point.” He emphasized it will be for company vehicles initially. “We are always looking forward,” Tim said. Ozinga was nominated by Carl Lisek, South Shore Clean Cities.