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Paraco’s Donation Helps Provide Housing for U.S. Veterans

Through the Home Depot Foundation, which donates millions of dollars each year to victims of natural disasters and supports military veterans via multiple organizations, Paraco Gas Corp., Rye Brook, N.Y., participated in the Foundation’s latest fund-raising event with a $25,000 silver-level sponsorship as well as volunteered labor. Paraco’s chief operating officer, Dave Muscato, and vice president of sales, Dan Kostecki, ...

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U.S. and Other Producer Nations Could Challenge OPEC’s Aim on Surplus

An acceleration of U.S. production growth is occurring, primarily from the Permian Basin. Coupled with the growth in other non-OPEC production from Canada, Brazil, and Kazakhstan, non-OPEC production in 2018 has the potential exceed the growth in world oil demand, which would reverse OPEC’s success in reducing surplus OECD oil inventories, writes analyst Paul Kuklinski, founder of Boston Energy Research. ...

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The Need to Train

Nearly everyone in the industry talks about it: The need to train employees. It’s an on-going thing; more a journey than a destination, as the saying goes. For most, the focus is and has long been on service technicians, or drivers, be it PERC’s CETP books for the former or hazardous materials instruction and select CETP modules for the latter. ...

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API Sees Bright Outlook

The United States currently stands as the world’s largest producer of oil, refined products and natural gas, in part because of industry innovations and technological breakthroughs, said Jack Gerard, president and CEO of the American Petroleum Institute (API). Leading the world in production, the U.S. petroleum industry looks to boom times, reports Contributing Writer Maura Keller. “We’ve taken the nation from ...

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AHR Expo Donates $20,700 to Chicago Lighthouse

The AHR Expo made a donation of $20,700 from its Innovation Awards program to the Chicago Lighthouse. Each year, the AHR Expo donates the entry fees from the Innovation Awards competition to a charitable organization within the region where the Show is being held. The Chicago Lighthouse is a non-profit organization serving the blind, visually impaired, disabled and Veteran communities ...

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Survey: HVACR Manufacturers Upbeat About Business Outlook

Optimism among HVACR manufacturers worldwide about economic conditions and the outlook for their own businesses has soared to record highs, according to the AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey, with 89% of responders forecasting excellent or good growth, up 15% from the already positive outlook in 2017. That optimism also translated into higher 2018 sales forecasts for ...

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Bruce Marshall Honored with Holohan Lifetime Contribution Award

Bruce Marshall, formerly lead trainer at Emerson Swan, was presented the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award at Taco Comfort Solutions’ press conference at the AHR Expo by John Hazen White, Jr., executive chairman of the Board of Taco Family of Companies, and Wil VandeWiel, CEO of Taco Family of Companies. The AHR Expo (International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition), ...

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The Winter We Wanted?

In the home energy industry, marketers are always hoping for a long cold winter. This year that wish came true, but for many it may have been a little too cold. The stories are starting to come out about will-call customers being told it would be three weeks to get fuel or the companies who had customers on hold for ...

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General Filters Presents 2017 ‘Soaring Eagle’ Award

General Filters, Inc. presented its annual “Soaring Eagle” Award to HS/Buy Van Associates, Inc., the sales representative company that best met a wide array of business objectives throughout 2017. General Filters’ President and CEO Bob Abraham, Owner and Vice President John Redner and Director of Sales and Business Development Allan Feys presented the Soaring Eagle Award to Garry VanDenBerg, Rob ...

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Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire Announces Name Change

The Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire changed its name to Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire, and is sporting a new logo, too. “This new name has been created to encompass diversifying energy options across the state and better reflect the wide reach of homeowners, small businesses, and energy providers that the organization has served for over 40 years,” ...

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