Icom North America Earns Eight New EPA Certifications: Icom North America, a leading developer and manufacturer of liquid-injection propane (autogas) systems for commercial and consumer vehicles, has received eight new U.S. Environmental Protection Agency certifications for its patented JTG II Propane Liquid Injection bi-fuel systems. The new certifications cover all Ford E-Series vans, Expeditions, Crown Victorias, Lincoln Town Cars and Navigators. The EPA certifications will allow Icom to convert popular fleet vehicles in the U.S. market for propane/autogas bi-fuel use. Icom’s JTG II system is now available for approximately 80 vehicle platforms, the most of any liquid-injection system in the U.S. market. Icom previously had been awarded 15 EPA certifications: two for Ford 6.8-liter E-Series vehicles and 13 for 2009- through 2011-model-year Ford light-duty trucks equipped with 5.4- and 4.6-liter engines covering E-Series vans, Navigators and Expeditions. Icom’s EPA certifications now cover an estimated one million vehicles, primarily Ford fleet vehicles. The company soon expects to receive additional certifications for Ford vehicles, as well as for GM and Dodge vehicles. Since 2004, Icom North America has been supplying its patented JTG liquid-injection propane mono-fuel systems to leading bus, truck and commercial vehicle manufacturers in the United States. Approximately 150,000 vehicles worldwide have been equipped with the Icom JTG Propane System since 2004. JTG II includes an enhanced multi-valve for rapid filling and an integrated fuel pump for ease of service. Currently, propane fuel is used primarily on commercial vehicles. Icom’s proprietary vehicle-conversion systems also can be used on any gasoline fuel-injected car or truck, including shuttles, vans, hybrids, taxis, police vehicles or passenger cars. More at www.icomnorthamerica.com.
Co-op Services Credit Union Gets Top Industry Award For Web Site, Video: For the second consecutive year, Livonia-based Co-op Services Credit Union received three Diamond Awards, for outstanding marketing and business development, and the top honor for its entry in the category of electronic marketing. The awards were presented by the Credit Union National Association Marketing and Business Development Council, a national network comprised of nearly 1,000 credit union marketing and business development professionals. Co-op Services received Diamond Awards for each of the following categories of website marketing for the credit union’s new website, www.cscu.org; electronic marketing for a video describing Co-op Services’ community outreach; and the credit union’s “Shred My Card” campaign, which received national attention and encouraged members to avoid high bank fees. “It was also special honor to receive the categories’ Best Award for our ‘Love My Ride’ campaign,” said Lisa Fawcett, marketing director for Co-op Services Credit Union. “This is the highest award presented in the entire category for electronic marketing.” Headquartered in Livonia, Co-op Services Credit Union has more than 52,000 members and maintains eight full-service branch offices in the Detroit metro area. Members also have access to more than 3,000 shared branches and 28,000 ATMs nationwide. For more information about Co-op Services, visit the credit union web site at www.cscu.org or call (800) 321-8570.