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TERP Awards Over $388,000 to Speed Fab-Crete Corporation for Cleaner Trucks

Release Date: 03/14/2008
Contact Information: Dave Bary or Tressa Tillman at 214-665-2200 or

(Dallas, Texas – March 14, 2008) Texas has awarded over $388,000 in rebates to Fort Worth-based Speed Fab-Crete Corporation to replace five aging diesel vehicles under the Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP). By upgrading to newer, less polluting vehicles Speed Fab-Crete will prevent 47.4 tons of nitrogen oxides from polluting North Texas skies.

"We are very pleased with Speed Fab-Crete's commitment to clean air. We need about 4,500 older diesel engines to be replaced using TERP," said Leslie Rauscher, EPA Project Manager. "TERP speeds up vehicle replacement and makes good business sense.”

Money for the first-come-first-served rebates is going fast, but there is still time to apply for the Emissions Reduction Incentive Grants (ERIG) with $110 million to award. The application deadline is April 11, 2008. Individual application assistance is available at local TERP Community Help Desks. For information visit or call (800) 919-8377.

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is working with the Texas Commission
on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) and a host of other North Texas partners to upgrade or replace older trucks and equipment as a way to improve air quality in the nine county area. The Texas Emissions Reduction Program (TERP) approved by the Texas Legislature serves as a national model for replacing and retrofitting older diesel engines. The TCEQ manages the TERP program.

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