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Luxfer to host Natural Gas Vehicle (NGV) safety training session

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (April 16, 2008)—NGV fleet professionals … give your team the best NGV safety training available anywhere!

June 17-19, 2008 ­ Riverside, California

Register now!

You now have the opportunity to provide your employees with the highest quality NGV safety training available anywhere. The training will take place June 17-19 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day at Luxfer Gas Cylinders' training room, 3016 Kansas Avenue, Riverside, California.

Choose to attend one or both sessions:

June 17-18: NGV Fuel Storage Cylinder Inspection Training*. These two days will focus on teaching you the proper techniques for inspecting on-board compressed natural gas fuel storage cylinders. NHTSA requires that on-board vehicle CNG fuel storage cylinders manufactured after 3/95 be visually inspected every three years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first.

June 19: NGV Driver and Mechanic Training. This one-day course is devoted to training drivers and mechanics on safe driving, fueling and maintenance of today’s natural gas vehicles. Trainers are welcome and will go through the same training as drivers and mechanics and will also receive "Train the Trainer" instruction and all course materials and support software.

*At the end of the Cylinder Inspection Course, you may choose to take CSA America’s certification exam for an additional fee of $150. With more than 23 years experience in the natural gas vehicle industry, Leo Thomason, NGVi’s Executive Director, provides attendees with thorough, detailed instruction, as well as hands-on training. The training is so complete that more than 90% of attendees pass the CSA certification exam.

Here’s some good news: the U.S. Department of Energy has scholarship monies available that will pay for the cylinder training and CSA exam. It is easy to apply for these scholarship monies. You simply complete a short scholarship form and return it to Hank Seiff, Director of Technology, Clean Vehicle Education Foundation (CVEF). CVEF is the administrator of the scholarship program. If approved, you will receive reimbursement once you provide a receipt and documentation that you successfully completed the course and passed the CSA exam. For more information contact Hank Seiff (703-534-6151 or hseiff@cleanvehicle.org.)

If you have questions about either of the training classes offered by NGV Institute or the possibility of having our course delivered at your facility, please call NGVi at 1-800-510-6484. If you have questions about the scholarship program, please call Hank Seiff.

Save $100 on the registration fee by registering through May 16. You can register on-line at www.ngvi.com. Or, for more information and to register by phone, please call Kelly Cofer at 1-800-510-6484.

p.s. Don’t miss the largest alternative fuel and vehicle conference of 2008 – the Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference + Expo 2008, May 11-14, in Las Vegas. Click here for more information.

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