New Hudson, Mich. -- Icom North America announced Thursday an installation program for 140 propane autogas Ford F150 pickup trucks for use by Menards home improvement stores.
The vehicles will serve 36 Menards locations throughout Illinois and at Menards' Eau Claire West store in Wisconsin.
Icom North America has teamed with Menards on a project to up-fit its JTG II Liquid Injection Propane System on Menards fleet of Ford F150 pickups equipped with a 3.7-liter engine.
The project begins with the up-fitting of vehicles in 36 Illinois stores and one Wisconsin store providing pickups for customer rentals and general store services. Icom-trained Installer Metro Motors of Cicero, Ill., is performing the installations.
The project will potentially expand to other Midwest-based Menards stores, providing a greener, more efficient fleet for the retailer, which is committed to using propane as an alternative fuel.
"We're glad to be advancing our company forward into this growing market since propane is a cleaner burning fuel and less expensive, so it's a win-win for everyone," added Jeff Abbott, a Menards spokesperson.