Standing alongside the Midwest Propane truck are, from left: Randolph Law, Pat White, Ron Brodwater and Dale Wiegard.
BELLEVILLE – Midwestern Propane Gas Co. recently received a new tanker truck dedicated to St. Clair Associated Vocational Enterprises, known as SAVE.
Four of SAVE’s consumers are pictured on both sides of the tank, along with the SAVE logo and website. Not only has Midwestern offered this “rolling billboard” to help promote SAVE’s mission, but they are donating a percentage of the sales generated by this truck to SAVE.
Ron Brodwater, general manager of Midwestern Propane, and Dale Wiegard, operations manager, invited Randolph Law, SAVE’s executive director and Pat White, SAVE Board president, to see the new vehicle.
They said the truck has been on order for two years. This truck is special for several reasons: not only does it deliver propane, but it also runs on propane, making it very environmentally-friendly.
Brodwater also said, “This is the only truck of its kind in Southern Illinois that is supporting a local non-profit.” He added, “I don’t know who’s more excited to see this happen – our group or SAVE.”
“Partnerships like this mean so much to us,” Law said. “With support from businesses like Midwestern Propane, we are able to do more for the men and women who live and work at SAVE.”
SAVE has been offering work opportunities, vocational and developmental training and residential services to adults with developmental disabilities for 42 years. Midwestern Propane delivers to the Turkey Hill location where the administrative offices, residences and workshops are located. Midwestern Propane has been serving customers in central and southern Illinois for more than 75 years.
The main office is on South Belt East in Belleville. The SAVE truck is making deliveries in portions of St. Clair, Madison and Monroe counties.