Summer is here, the overhead doors are open, and J&J is pumping trucks out of the plant with construction, energy, and municipal spending driving sales. 2014 has taken off. We hope that you, our customers and industry partners, are experiencing the strong uptick we are experiencing.
It has been exciting to watch and participate in the energy boom that is taking place in the United States. Unconventional shale gas and oil are truly changing the energy outlook for our country. Real capital investment in alternative fuel trucks is following suit. On that note, J&J is finishing up our first large fleet order of Class 8, dedicated CNG dump trucks. J&J was involved in the CNG fuel system install and up-fitting the dump bodies and hydraulic systems. There are more dedicated fleets on the way.
As we have watched the energy picture for the country change, J&J has been reacting to this exciting change by partnering with world class solutions providers such as Landi – Renzo and dHybrid Systems to provide natural gas fuel systems for light, medium and heavy duty trucks, upgrading facilities with natural gas fueling capability, and training and certifying technicians to safely and efficiently work on these new systems. Additionally in 2014, J&J will be introducing our new line of DOT MC-331 propane “bobtail” tanks for retail propane delivery and DOT MC331 propane transport trailers for bulk delivery.
Like us, we understand that you are looking at changes in the market and positioning yourselves to take advantage of that change. If truck bodies, trailers, truck equipment or tier 1 sub-contract manufacturing are part of your change, we would like you to consider us as a strong partner. We are always interested in hearing your ideas and participating if we can add value. We wish you an enjoyable summer with family and friends during your time off and hope your “hair blown back” busy when you’re on.
Senior Vice President