Hunt Midwest opens new CNG station


Hunt Midwest (Kansas City, Missouri) announced the opening of a new compressed natural gas (CNG) fueling station at Midway Ford Truck Center. Located at 7801 NE 38th St., Kansas City, Missouri, within Hunt Midwest’s Automotive Alley, the station is expected to attract additional tenants to this automotive hub. Automotive Alley is comprised of Hunt Midwest Business Center (HMBC) on the surface and SubTropolis, the world’s largest underground business complex.

“This new CNG facility helps fuel the rapid growth taking place in Automotive Alley and the Kansas City auto industry,” said Ora Reynolds, president and CEO, Hunt Midwest. “With the ongoing success of Ford’s F-150 truck and Transit commercial van, and continued demand for CNG fuel and vehicle modifications, Automotive Alley is gearing up to welcome new tenants.”

After selling or modifying hundreds of Alternate Fuel vehicles, Midway Ford Truck Center partnered with Clean Energy to open its first CNG fueling station built collaboratively with a Ford dealership. To further serve demand for CNG-fueled vehicles, Midway Ford has announced plans to build and staff a dedicated Alt-Fuel installation and repair facility located on its 26-acre campus.

“We believe this station will help bring more CNG-powered vehicles to the local market. This will be a win for the environment, our customers, Midway Ford, Clean Energy, our area upfit partners and the entire Kansas City area,” said Trey Meyer, president, Midway Ford Truck.

After Ford announced plans to pump more than $1 billion into its Kansas City Assembly Plant in 2011, the automaker chose Hunt Midwest Business Center for its North American Vehicle Logistics Facility (NAVLOS). The opening of NAVLOS led dozens of automotive companies and upfitters to consider our Hunt Midwest location because of its proximity to Ford’s Kansas City plant and logistics facility. Just a few years later, Automotive Alley is home to more than a dozen Ford suppliers and upfitters offering more than 7,000 staging spots for top-selling Ford vehicles made in Kansas City.

“We started to see so much activity that we decided this location needed its own identity—hence the name Automotive Alley. This synergistic automotive hub allows companies to benefit from an active cluster of automotive suppliers and upfit partners in a single geographic location,” Reynolds said.

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