VeraSun Honors VE85 Retailers

Cindy Zimmerman

VeraSun Energy has announced recipients of its 2007 VE85™ Awards, recognizing five independent fuel marketers for retail sales, promotion and education of VeraSun’s branded E85 for use in flexible fuel vehicles.

VeraSunGas City, Ltd. earned the VE85™ Retailer of the Year Award, VeraSun’s most prestigious award for 2007. The independent petroleum marketer is located in Frankfort, Ill., and owns and operates stations in northeast Illinois, northwest Indiana, Florida and Arizona. Currently, Gas City has 34 fueling locations in Illinois and Indiana offering VE85™. In addition to the Retailer of the Year Award, the company also received the Driving Change Award and the Fueling Growth Award for three of its Illinois VE85™ fueling locations in Schaumberg, Shorewood and Romeoville. Gas City’s Executive Vice President William Shireman was awarded the 2007 Ambassador of the Year Award.

The Fueling Growth Award was also given to Brookings BP in Brookings, S.D.; GROWMARK’s Fast Stop in Waterloo, Ill., and JD Streett’s Lowells Service Station in Collinsville, Ill. Three stores owned and operated by Sheetz, Inc., were recognized with the Driving Change Award. Two of those fueling locations are located in Pittsburgh, while the third location is in Monroeville, Pa.

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