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Wright & Filippis Delivery Trucks Going Green

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At Wright & Filippis, Michigan’s largest provider of home health care products and services, fleet vehicles annually travel more than 975,000 miles.

But now Wright & Filippis, capitalizing on a grant administered by the Clean Energy Coalition, has used Livonia-based Roush CleanTech to outfit 12 delivery vehicles with propane gas tanks.

The results? An estimated annual savings of $3,000 a vehicle — $36,000 a year total.

The propane vehicles will burn 48,000 fewer gallons of gasoline and eliminate 930,000 pounds of carbon dioxide.

Wright & Filippis will show off the technology in an event at 11 a.m. Wednesday, April 27 at the Wright & Filippis distribution center, 2638 Bond St., Rochester Hills.

The Clean Energy Coalition is an Ypsilanti-based nonprofit that has received about $15 million from the federal stimulus for various clean energy projects. Since 2005, the Clean Energy Coalition has implemented, managed, and evaluated cost effective, market transformation projects and programs in the building and transportation sectors valued at more than $55 million. For more information, visit cec-mi.org.

Founded in Detroit in 1944, Wright & Filippis is a Michigan-based health care company specializing in prosthetics, orthotics, respiratory care services, and home medical equipment and supplies. More at www.FirstToServe.com.

Roush CleanTech offers dedicated liquid propane autogas fuel systems for a variety of light- and medium- duty Ford vehicles, including the F-150, F-250, and F-350 truck series, and the E-150, E-250, E-350, and E-450 cutaway van series. Currently offered through authorized Ford dealerships around the country, the Roush CleanTech propane system delivers the same factory Ford performance characteristics, warranty coverage, and serviceability. Customers can reduce operating costs significantly while reducing vehicle emissions. Complete details on Roush CleanTech propane offerings can be found online at www.roushcleantech.com or by calling 800-59-Roush.

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