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CarterEnergy to Move its Fleet Operations to Fairfax Area and Open Public Fueling Station

Carter Entergy - SignOVERLAND PARK, KS, AUGUST 1, 2014 – CarterEnergy, a division of World Fuel Services, Inc., is bringing a new Product Distribution Center (PDC) and a public fueling station (Cardlock) to the Fairfax area. The company has acquired 5.8 acres of land at 401 Kindleberger in Kansas City, Kansas, and has plans to construct a 5,600 square-foot facility to house its Kansas City fleet operations.

"The new PDC will provide room for future growth in the Kansas City market," said Shannon Stringer, Vice President of Transportation and Logistics for CarterEnergy. "It will also help improve our service level to customers by being closer to our two main loading terminals."

The planned Cardlock will provide area fleets a resource for fueling their vehicles with Diesel, DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid) and Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) via our CNG@WORKSM branded offering.

"The broad and rapid market adoption of CNG as a transportation fuel is occurring within the heavy-duty trucking transportation class; and momentum within the medium-duty class (pick-ups and work class vehicles) is growing," said Dan Genovese, Director of CNG Development for CarterEnergy. "Our CNG@WORKSM program provides customers with the lowest cost natural gas supply; CNG vehicle and refueling infrastructure consulting; and turnkey CNG station financing and development. In addition to providing convenient public access to low-cost, fast-fill CNG fueling at the Fairfax facility, we will be helping our existing commercial fleet customers who are considering converting to CNG, as well as creating new relationships with other fleets who are looking for these types of CNG solutions."

CarterEnergy (carterenergy.com) is currently hosting a monthly webinar titled, "CNG Conversion 101", to interested fleet owners and operators. The webinar will cover the following topics:
• CNG's role in the future of transportation and why you should consider converting your fleet
• CNG Fleet Benefits, including a substantial reduction in fuel costs
• How vehicle technology has transformed to meet the growing CNG demand
• The economic implications of converting your fleet to CNG
• Our new CNG@WORKSM offering and how we can guide you through the conversion process--when the time is right
To request a webinar invitation, please contact Teri Physioc at 913-660-6679 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
For more information on CNG@WORKSM, please visit cngatwork.com.

U.S. Senator Jerry Moran Visits A&E Custom Manufacturing in Fairfax

Senator Moran - AE MFGOn Monday, July 28, 2014, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) visited A&E Custom Manufacturing in Kansas City – part of the Fairfax Industrial Association – to learn more about their work in high-end fabrication and metal stampings. During his visit, Senator Moran called A&E a great example of a successful company that is now getting jobs that were going to China because of their innovative technology and educated workforce. As A&E continues to compete globally for business, Sen. Moran said he will continue to work in Washington to put in place pro-growth politics that lower energy and health care costs – two issues owner Steve Hasty mentioned have an impact on his business. Also joining Sen. Moran and Steve Hasty on the tour of the A & E facility were Steve Dailey of Fairfax Drainage District and Marty Quinn of Industrial Lumber – both Fairfax Industrial Association board members. Steve Dailey shared an update on the levee system surrounding the businesses in Fairfax. During the visit, Sen. Moran also enjoyed learning about the partnership A&E has with Kansas City Kansas Community College to train students on equipment used in fabrication and metal stampings.

FIA Seeks an Executive Director

The Fairfax Industrial Association is seeking a dynamic leader to serve as Executive Director. This is a part-time position, approximately 20 hours a week. The Executive Director will be the liaison between FIA, the United Government (UG) and civic groups. This person will also facilitate public relationships, promote membership growth and participation, and coordinate special projects. The Executive Director will serve as a spokesperson and representative of the Association.
To be a good fit for this position, you will need:

• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent experience
• Experience working with government bodies, chambers of commerce and other non-profit organizations
• Proven exceptional leadership and management experience
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written) and must have the ability to produce highly effective presentations

If you feel you would be a good fit for this opportunity, please send your resume to Stacey Woodyard at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Changes, Changes

By: Melissa Clark, Interim Executive Director

As most of you have probably heard by now, Chuck Schlittler has moved on to a new position as Executive Director with the Downtown Shareholders. Chuck and I have worked on the Fairfax board together for over 10 years. I, like many others, was very sad to see him go but happy for his new opportunity. Chuck did an excellent job as FIA's first Executive Director.

I have been elected to serve as the Interim Executive Director for FIA. I have had a family business in the Fairfax District for over 22 years now. Our original family business, Clark Enterprises, started out in the Public Levee and shortly after moved on to our own warehouse/office facility on Brinkerhoff Rd. 6 years ago, I bought part of Clark Enterprises from my father and have my own water softening salt and ice melt business, CE Distribution, in the same location.

I have also been on the FIA board for over 15 years. I have served as Secretary, Treasurer and President. I also have served as the chairperson for the FIA Annual Clean-Up, Food & Toy Drive, Fairfax Forum and numerous other projects. It is an honor to serve as FIA's Interim Executive Director.

After having been in this district for so long, I am thrilled to see all of the new developments in our district. Who would have thought we would have so much new construction? These are exciting times for Fairfax!

The FIA board is served by volunteers in the Fairfax District. Please show your support by attending the monthly luncheons, joining FIA as a member and providing your input to the board. I can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or 913-915-2327.

KS Governor, Sam Brownback, speaks at June FIA Luncheon

Governor-BrownbackKansas Governor Sam Brownback spoke to 94 attendees at the June FIA luncheon. The luncheon was sponsored by Fairfax Drainage District and NorthPoint Development. The Hilton Garden Inn, Kansas City, KS, was the site for the event. FIA thanks the Governor and his staff for including FIA in his schedule. Please see a copy of the Governor's presentation by clicking here.KS Governor Sam Brownback and

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