A COMPANY OF FIRSTS

  • Produced the 1st natural gas powered pick-up truck in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st propane powered pick-up truck in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st self-serve natural gas refueling station in North America.
  • Produced the 1st self-serve propane refuelling station in North America.
  • Produced the 1st dual-fuel propane-diesel vehicle in Canada (with Esso Research).
  • Produced the 1st dual-fuel natural gas-diesel vehicle in Canada with Manitoulin Transport.
  • Produced the 1st natural gas powered recycling truck.
  • Produced the 1st natural gas powered garbage truck.
  • Produced the 1st natural gas powered urban bus in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st natural gas powered commuter bus in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st liquid natural gas powered urban bus in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st hybrid (using natural gas) powered urban bus in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st hybrid (using natural gas) powered recycling truck in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st "B" train in Canada.
  • Produced the 1st CNG powered front-end loader.
  • Produced the 1st CNG powered zamboni.
  • Produced the 1st CNG powered forklift.
  • Produced the 1st CNG gas powered shop air compressor.
  • Produced the 1st CNG shunt tractor.
  • Produced the 1st telemetric CNG dispenser.
  • Produced the 1st automatic CNG switching device.
  • Supplied the hydrogen, refuelling facility, and gas storage on the 1st Ballard fuel cell bus.
  • Was the 1st to use aluminum CNG cylinders on vehicles.
  • Produced the 1st engine in the world to surpass the 1994 EPA Urban Bus Standard.
  • Produced the 1st tank-trailer utilizing all galvanized steel components (except for axles) in Canada.
  • Was the 1st to operate Class 8 tractors on B100 (100% biodiesel) in Canada.
  • Was the 1st in the world to operate a Class 8 tractor on a mixture of B100; hydrogen and compressed natural gas.