the part of the job that we were familiar with. And NYSEG
added their expertise in handling natural gas and large-scale
installations. We kind of just learned from each other. The
first station was right here in Horseheads, and we ended up
building 12 stations for NYSEG over a period of 10 years or so.
JOURNAL: Since you started out with no experience,
it sounds like the expertise of the NYSEG folks was crucial
as you got started.
BEAVERS: Absolutely. In the beginning, we were just a
contractor; but as time went on, we learned from NYSEG,
educated ourselves and got more involved in the design and
the whole process. It was basically learning on the job. Once
we had the experience, that led to contacts and opportunities
with other utility companies that were interested in expanding
into CNG. In the 1990s, we built more than 30 small- to
medium-sized stations around the state for the New York
Department of Transportation (DOT).
JOURNAL: When did that first wave of CNG work come
to an end?
BEAVERS: We had very little CNG work from 2002
until maybe 2007. It has picked up and increased every year
JOURNAL: So talk about the scope and the scale of
your current work. Who is driving it today?