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Altec Announces Alliance Agreement with ZeroRPM

BIRMINGHAM, Ala., Jan. 12, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Altec Inc. announced today a strategic alliance agreement with ZeroRPM Inc. to provide high-efficiency work truck solutions to the electric utility, telecommunications and construction industries. Altec and ZeroRPM will provide enhanced idle mitigation and hybrid systems on work trucks to provide customers with improved fuel consumption and reduced tailpipe emissions.

ZeroRPM has been recognized as an innovative leader in developing idle mitigation systems and hybrid technology products for the public safety, fire, ambulance, security and utility markets.

"Our customers look to Altec to create solutions that help them meet their fleet electrification and sustainability requirements," said Lee Styslinger III, Altec Chairman and CEO. "Partnering with an innovative company like ZeroRPM will allow us to enhance our existing Green Fleet offerings and expand the range of work truck solutions we provide to the industry."

Altec currently provides custom-built work trucks with alternative energy and hybrid features, which include the industry-leading Jobsite Energy Management System (JEMS®). This hybrid-electric system eliminates unnecessary engine idle time by electrifying on-board equipment and accessories. The system helps reduce fuel consumption, tailpipe emissions and vehicle operating costs while improving safety, productivity and engine life.

Altec is a leading equipment designer and manufacturer of Green Fleet work trucks, and service provider for the electric utility, telecommunications, contractor, lights and signs, and tree care markets. The company provides products and services in more than 100 countries throughout the world.

CONTACT: Mark Wegel (205) 408-8048 mark.wegel@altec.com

Source:Altec Inc.