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Lawson State Leads the Way in Alternative Fuels Training


3060 Wilson Road
Birmingham, AL 35221

Contact: Geri Albright
Director of Public Relations
(205) 929-6315

Lawson State Leads the Way in Alternative Fuels Training

JANUARY 2009 - “The only school in Alabama nationally certified for alternative fuels training” will be the lead-in for tonight’s FOXe Report (FOX 6 TV) featuring Lawson State’s Alabama Center for Automotive Excellence (ACAE). The College recently became the newest member of the National Alternative Fuels Training Consortium (NAFTC), a national leader in promoting America’s dependence on foreign oil. The NAFTC is the only nationwide alternative fuel vehicle and advanced technology vehicle training organization in the United States. There are 38 programs nationwide and Lawson State’s ACAE offers the only program in Alabama.

“Dr. Ward and the college are to be congratulated with his initiative to move this program forward in the state,” said Mark Bentley, executive director of the Alabama Clean Fuels Coalition. “Lawson State will be able to provide training to fleets, municipalities and to promote the use of alternative fuels.” Tommy Hobbs, business and industry liaison, accepted the NAFTC membership plaque on behalf of the college this past December.

Today's FOXe Report airs at 6:00 p.m. and will repeat on Good Day Alabama in the morning and on a weekend newscast. The segment can also be accessed at under As Seen on TV. Hobbs, Bentley and Tom Berryman, director of the ACAE were interviewed for the program.

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