On Tuesday, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Altec will host a ribbon cutting ceremony at Altec’s new green-focused manufacturing facility in Dixon.
This plant was built due to PG&E’s purchase agreement with Altec for nearly 300 “green fleet” bucket trucks, creating more than 150 jobs and is located at 1450 North First Street.
The new facility is expected to create more than 150 local jobs. The ribbon-cutting ceremony will be attended by Congressman John Garamendi, Lee Styslinger III, Chairman and CEO, Altec, Greg Pruett, Senior Vice President, PG&E Corporation and Des Bell, Senior Vice President, PG&E Corporation.
Tuesday's event begins with a press conference at 11 a.m. Then organizers plan a product demonstration at 11:30 a.m.
PG&E and Altec are partnering to develop innovative, technologically advanced Green Fleet utility vehicles at the new Dixon facility.
The “Green Fleet” vehicles manufactured by Altec for PG&E utilize a series of batteries and a high-output alternator to eliminate the need for engine idling for crews to operate the bucket and onboard equipment. This results in reduced noise for the communities where PG&E works and lets crews communicate more easily and safely. The onboard electric battery power also results in significantly reduced emissions, reduced vehicle operating costs and extended vehicle life. These vehicles saved over $700,000 in fuel for PG&E last year alone.