Creative thinking delivered Texas-sized efficiencies for the growing convenience-store chain. With its supermarket-sized “convenience” stores and hundred-dispenser fueling stations, Buc-ee’s is a concept you have to see in action to believe. The size of the undertaking poses a challenge as irresistible to mechanical engineers as bags of Buc-ee’s Nug-ees are to some Lone Star Staters: how do you achieve sufficient fuel flow to dozens of dispensing nozzles from storage tanks that can be as far as 800’ away? Pondering that question, we showed Buc-ee’s how they could streamline their infrastructure and build their fueling systems more economically than they had been, without affecting the environment or their customer’s experience. Our recommendations reduced Buc-ee’s costs by $250,000 per site on materials alone—savings on a scale the company can appreciate. In fact they were so appreciative we are now re-engineering their ice plants to be more effective and efficient. How cool is that?