Icom North America Partners with Winnebago Industries for Metro Link® Bus Alternative Fuel Initiative

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Partnership helps facilitate direct delivery of work-ready, propane autogas-powered Winnebago Metro Link buses via Metro Worldwide.

Icom North America's partnership with Winnebago, in conjunction with Metro Worldwide, LLC, will allow work-ready, alternatively fueled buses to be delivered direct to dealers and end users.

Icom North America's partnership with Winnebago, in conjunction with Metro Worldwide, LLC, will allow work-ready, alternatively fueled buses to be delivered direct to dealers and end users.

Icom North America is both pleased and excited to help Winnebago Industries spearhead its alternative fuel initiative for its Metro Link bus line.

Icom North America LLC has partnered with Winnebago Industries, Inc. for installation and distribution of its Icom JTG II® Bi-Fuel and Mono-Fuel Liquid Propane Autogas Injection System in Winnebago Metro Link® buses. The partnership, in conjunction with Winnebago Metro Link North American master distributor Metro Worldwide, LLC, will allow work-ready, alternatively fueled buses to be delivered direct to dealers and end users. Metro Worldwide will also offer Icom liquid propane autogas conversions for existing bus fleets, as well as full-line sales, service, installation and warranty services.

A Winnebago Metro Link bus incorporating the Icom JTG II Bi-Fuel Liquid Propane Autogas Injection System will be on display within the Propane Education & Research Council booth (#1139) at BusCon Expo, Sept. 15-17 in Indianapolis.

“Icom North America is both pleased and excited to help Winnebago Industries spearhead its alternative fuel initiative for its Metro Link bus line,” said Albert Venezio, Icom North America chairman. “Propane autogas is the perfect alternative fuel for this industry. It can reduce exhaust emissions by up to 50 percent compared with gasoline and even more compared with diesel. When purchased as a fleet fuel solution, it usually offers 30 percent to 50 percent fuel cost savings when compared with gasoline, and even more compared with diesel.”

In the U.S. and globally, propane autogas is the leading alternative fuel and the third-most commonly used vehicle fuel, following gasoline and diesel. Propane, a derivative of oil and natural gas refining, is a domestic fuel source with abundant reserves in the United States and Canada.

“The Winnebago and Metro Worldwide names are synonymous with reliability,” said Ralph Perpetuini, CEO of Icom North America. “Our partnership with such prestigious companies demonstrates just how reliable and seamless our fully integrated liquid injection propane systems are. Plus, fueling with propane autogas lowers fuel and maintenance costs while using a North American energy source.”

About Icom North America, LLC
Based in New Hudson, Mich., Icom North America is a world-class leader in propane autogas innovation. Utilizing the highest American-made products available, Icom develops, assembles and integrates the patented JTG, JTG II, Direct Injection JTGhp, and JTG-Dynamic propane liquid injection fuel systems, as well as toroidal and cylindrical fuel tanks. Icom’s propane liquid injection technology has obtained the industry-leading number of U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) certifications to power a full lineup of Chevrolet, Ford®, GM, GMC and Lincoln® vehicles. These Mono-fuel and Bi-fuel applications have achieved superior emissions, torque, power and drivability. Learn more by visiting icomnorthamerica.com.

About Winnebago Industries, Inc.    
"The Most Recognized Name In Motor Homes®", is a leading U.S. manufacturer of recreation vehicles, which are used primarily in leisure travel and outdoor recreation activities. The Company and its subsidiary build quality motor homes, travel trailers, fifth wheel products, and transit buses under the Winnebago, Itasca, Winnebago Touring Coach and Metro brand names. Winnebago Industries has received the Quality Circle Award from the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association every year since the award's inception in 1996.

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Yvonne Guibord
Icom North America
since: 02/2011
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