California-based Creative Bus Sales, the largest commercial bus dealership in the U.S., has officially opened the doors of its 30,000-square-foot alternative fuel conversion facility in Elkhart, IN. The facility will perform the necessary tasks to convert gasoline-powered buses, trucks and vans to run on either propane or compressed natural gas (CNG).
Creative Bus Sales has chosen to name the new facility Green Alternative Systems (aka GAS, get it?) and hopes to turn out hundreds of converted vehicles for OEM manufacturers and dealerships across the country each year. The Elkhart facility is Creative Bus Sales' second site dedicated solely to alternative fuel conversions. The company opened a similar conversion facility in Chino, CA. Follow the jump for more info on Creative Bus Sales' recently opened alt-fuel conversion facility.

[Source: Creative Bus Sales]

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Dedicated Alternative Fuels Vehicle Conversion Facility to Open in Elkhart, Indiana

California Based Vehicle Conversion Company, Creative Bus Sales, Is Set to Open a New Dedicated Alternative Fuel Bus Conversion Facility in Elkhart County, Indiana


CHINO, CA--(Marketwire - August 10, 2010) - Creative Bus Sales has announced its formal expansion into Elkhart County, Indiana. The 30,000 sq ft facility, located at 28293 Clay Street in Elkhart will initially be used to perform alternative fuel conversions on buses, trucks, and vans. The process will take gas powered vehicles and convert them to run on clean burning propane and compressed natural gas (CNG). The operation will be conducted under the name Green Alternative Systems or GAS. The focus of the business will be to provide conversions to OEM bus manufacturers and dealers across the country.

"The Elkhart location offers many distinct advantages including close proximity to bus manufacturers, an educated workforce and a central location which will allow us a competitive advantage on freight," said Creative Bus Sales President Tony Matijevich.

The new facility is the second completely dedicated alternative fuels vehicle conversion facility to be opened by Creative Bus Sales. When running at full capacity this facility will be able to turn out hundreds of conversions each year. Occupancy has already begun and new employee hiring is underway. Elkhart local Joseph Craig has been selected to run the facility for Creative Bus Sales.

ABOUT CREATIVE BUS SALES -- Creative Bus Sales designs, converts and installs dedicated CNG and Propane fuel systems for buses, vans and autos. All CNG and Propane conversions strictly adhere to NFPA 52 standards and Title 13. Creative Bus Sales is the largest commercial bus dealership in the country, offering products from 12 of the largest school bus and commercial bus manufacturers. Creative Bus Sales has multiple locations throughout the United States.





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