Asheville School Launches Clean Propane Mower Program With Blossman Gas

May 14, 2010

ASHEVILLE, N.C., May 14 /PRNewswire/ — Asheville School in North Carolina is greening its lawn care services with three propane-powered mowers, thanks in part to an alumnus and a unique propane supply program provided by Blossman Gas.

Harris Baker, an Asheville School Class of ’74 alumnus and president of HBH Gas Systems of Austin, Texas, donated three new propane mowers to his alma mater. Blossman Gas – the nation’s largest independent propane company – will provide the school a hassle-free, year-round mower fuel supply.

Propane-powered mowers are part of a growing range of sustainable lawn care products. Producing up to 80 percent fewer greenhouse gas emissions than conventional mowers, propane mowers are also consistently less expensive to fuel and experience extended engine life.

“We’re excited to work with Asheville School as they expand their environmental initiatives,” says Blossman Gas President Stuart Weidie. “Propane-powered mowers offer significant benefits and Blossman’s tailored fuel supply programs make it easy for schools, companies and organizations to make the switch to propane.”

Founded in 1900, Asheville School is one of the country’s leading boarding schools. With about 260 students enrolled annually, the school spans a 300-acre campus surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains. “Asheville School is a special place to me, and it is an honor to be able to give back,” says Baker. “It’s great knowing the mowers will help keep the grounds beautiful and reduce the school’s carbon footprint.”

Three propane mowers and 12 tanks (each mower uses two at a time) were provided to the school. Blossman also supplied a cage to safely house the tank cylinders and will ensure a continual fuel supply.

“We couldn’t be more pleased about Harris’ generous donation and our partnership with Blossman Gas,” says Bob Williams, the school’s director of communications. “At Asheville School, we teach our students to be creative in finding better solutions; in adopting these green mowers, we are leading by example.”

A founding partner of Alliance AutoGas, the national propane vehicle conversion and fueling network, Blossman has a robust fueling infrastructure and a nationwide network of fueling retail partners. Blossman is proud to offer its comprehensive fueling solutions to lawn care customers and is outfitted to provide a custom mower fuel solution to meet any company or organization’s needs. Blossman’s mower fuel services include:

  • Cylinder exchange solutions for dealers and delivery solutions for large-scale programs
  • Empty cylinder pick up with full tank replacement
  • Clean fueling dispenser onsite at customer location
  • Propane safety training in partnership with the Propane Education and Research Council (PERC)

Blossman partners with lawn equipment dealers to create a hassle-free experience for customers interested in propane-powered mowers. To learn more about Blossman’s mower program, visit www.propanemowerfueling.com.

About Asheville School

Since its founding more than a century ago, Asheville School (http://www.ashevilleschool.org/) has prepared high school students with an education for a lifetime. Asheville School provides students a nurturing, close-knit community with rigorous academics, an emphasis on truth and character, and a rich tradition of athletics.

About Blossman Gas

Blossman Gas was founded in 1951 with one truck and one Mississippi office and now serves 120,000 customers in nine southeast and mid-Atlantic states. Blossman is the largest independently owned propane company in the U.S. and has pioneered Alliance AutoGas, the nationwide network that has fleet managers across the country committing to use clean, domestically produced propane Autogas.

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