Cherry Hill, NJ (PRWEB) February 18, 2014
NFI, a leading supply chain company headquartered in Cherry Hill, New Jersey, is pleased to announce that Ike Brown, Vice-Chairman and President, NFI Intermodal, will be speaking on the Natural Gas, Technology & Innovation panel at the 2014 RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference.
As an award-winning EPA Smartway Transport Partner, NFI takes pride in its innovative sustainability efforts. With transportation and warehousing operations across North America, NFI has implemented numerous practices to reduce NFI’s environmental impact, one of which is operating fleets fueled by natural gas. Brown has led the company in converting existing fleets to natural gas and collaborating with customers to enhance their sustainability efforts.
With members from retailers and solution providers, the panel consists of early adopters of LNG/CNG trucks. The Retail Supply Chain Conference program explains that the panelists, “will share their experiences - positive and negative - in the early stages of this emerging technology.”
Natural gas holds the promise of becoming the next important clean fuel, drastically lowering fuel costs and decreasing CO2 emissions for the transportation industry. NFI runs dedicated fleets of natural gas trucks and are conducting pilot programs to test the feasibility of the solution in specific regions.
The panel discussion will be held from 10:30 a.m. through 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 25th in room 28 C-E of the San Diego Convention Center and is open to all RILA Retail Supply Chain Conference attendees.
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About NFI -- NFI is a fully integrated supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $1 billion in annual revenue and employs nearly 7,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates in excess of 20 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its company-owned fleet consists of over 2,000 tractors and 7,000 trailers, operated by more than 2,500 company drivers and 250 Owner-Operators. Its business lines include transportation, warehousing, intermodal, brokerage, global, real estate, trailer storage, and solar services. For more information about NFI visit http://www.nfiindustries.com, or call 1-877-NFI-3777.