HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, is proud to once again support the non-profit EcoTrek Foundation, an organization devoted to environmental and humanitarian projects throughout North and Central America, and their new 2012 national endeavor, the "Protect and Preserve America Tour." A six month nationwide tour, the EcoTrek Foundation and its president, Tom Holm, will host 20+ scheduled stops alongside the U.S. Navy Blue Angels Flight Team at community events across the country to highlight and share the importance of developing alternative fuels, recognizing environmental impact factors and sustaining American-made businesses. Responding to a national initiative to reduce petroleum dependence by 50 percent and to increase the use of alternative fuels by 40 percent by 2020, the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps inspire the EcoTrek Foundation to develop new non-petroleum, renewable energy commercial fuel options. With national ties to the security and defense industries through the U.S. Pentagon-approved PAXCON anti-spalling protection and bomb blast mitigation coatings, LINE-X is an honored supporter of the EcoTrek "Protect and Preserve America Tour." LINE-X has utilized its award-winning LINE-X PREMIUM spray-on protective coating to shield the EcoTrek Expedition Vehicle, a 2012 Ford F-450 driven exclusively on cellulosic ethanol, from the varying weather and touring conditions it will face on its cross-country travel.
"We're honored to support EcoTrek's quest to raise awareness about environmental topics, renewable fuels and sustaining American companies. With our extensive franchise network, LINE-X works hard to keep American's in business," said Kevin Heronimus, CEO of LINE-X Protective Coatings. "LINE-X PREMIUM is a top-quality protective coating and a very valuable addition to the EcoTrek Expedition Vehicle. Not only does it offer extreme protection from unpredictable weather and road conditions, it offers the best protection against heavy equipments scratches and also rust and corrosion from the long tour schedule."
"LINE-X proved to be the most versatile and durable liner that we could find," said Tom Holm, Founder of EcoTrek. "That's why we decided to apply it our wheel wells, bumpers and door handles in addition to the bedliner for added protection in high wear and tear spots."
This year's "Protect and Preserve America Tour" will feature displays set inside and around an impressive "eco friendly" exhibit trailer and will highlight successes by the U.S. Navy and tour partners at preserving cultural and environmental sites throughout America. Last year's 2011 LINE-X supported EcoTrek "Best of America Tour" concluded with a record breaking 10,000 miles driven exclusively on cellulosic ethanol, the first vehicle to ever achieve such a historical feat. For more information on the 2012 EcoTrek "Protect and Preserve America Tour" and scheduled stops, visit www.EcoTrek.com and become a fan of the EcoTrek Facebook page.
EcoTrek's "Protect and Preserve America Tour," sponsored by Kia, highlights steps being taken by the U.S. Navy, Marines and others to bolster America's energy independence through renewable energy, preservation and "Made In America" programs. This tour will visit 20 major events with as many as 500,000 visitors each day. For more information, visit www.EcoTrek.com.
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