SUPERIOR - RJS Construction Group, of Superior, is a step above the rest these days. It's now the owner of two of the world's first hybrid-fuel end loaders.
The machines run on diesel fuel but can switch to electricity when idling or performing some functions, which company officials say allows a saving of at least 25 percent of fuel consumption.
"We'll be more competitive with being able to bid out projects because we can cost these out less because there is a line item for fuel usage, and that'll be less than what we usually have to put on there," explained Peter Weidman, president of RJS.
Weidman says it's also better on the environment, and he hopes other construction companies will follow his lead.