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What’s Your Working Style?

Laurie Irish-Jones is an “i”-type. In the workplace, she places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships, and behaviorally she shows enthusiasm, is optimistic, likes to collaborate and dislikes being ignored. All that’s according to DiSC, a personal assessment tool designed to help improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication, according to the program’s website (discprofile.com). Irish-Jones is CEO of Irish ...

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What’s Your Working Style?

Laurie Irish-Jones is an “i”-type. In the workplace, she places emphasis on influencing or persuading others, openness, relationships, and behaviorally she shows enthusiasm, is optimistic, likes to collaborate and dislikes being ignored. All that’s according to DiSC, a personal assessment tool designed to help improve work productivity, teamwork, and communication, according to the program’s website (discprofile.com). Irish-Jones is CEO of Irish ...

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AEC: New Gas Pipeline Projects Face Headwinds

For various reasons, some natural gas pipeline projects have been blocked, writes Thomas J. Tubman executive director of the American Energy Coalition, a group that promotes heating oil in comparison to other fuels . The Keystone XL Pipeline has been in the news for many years now; and more recently, the Dakota Access Pipeline headlined the nation’s newspapers. These pipelines, ...

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NESCAUM Director Marin to Speak at NORA Technical Workshop

Arthur Marin, executive director of Northeast States for Coordinated Air Use Management (NESCAUM), will be presenting at the upcoming NORA Technical Workshop to be held in coordination with the Southern New England Energy Conference (SNEEC) at Gurney’s Newport, Newport, R.I., Sept. 18-19, 2017. Marin represents NESCAUM’s member states in regional, national and international forums and maintains liaisons with federal agencies, other regional ...

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NEFI: Fuel Oil and Propane Hold Healthy Share of Northeast Market

Heating oil and propane marketers serve more than six million homes, or approximately 30% of the residential space heating market in the Northeast, according to a new NEFI analysis, writes Jim Collura, director of legislative affairs for the New England Fuel Institute, Worcester, Mass. Market share is even higher in New England, where one of the two fuels is reportedly ...

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Oil Heat Cares Comes to the Aid of the McBees

Lola McBee of Hagerstown, Maryland, a longtime customer of Griffith Energy Services, based in Columbia, Maryland, received a grant from Oil Heat Cares (OHC) that helped to cover the cost of installing a new boiler that was donated by Columbia Boiler Co. in Pottstown, Pa. McBee lives with her husband, who has been in struggling health. Amid her husband’s hospitalizations ...

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Boots2Roots Connects Veterans and Employers in Maine

After six years in the U.S. Air Force, Shawn Campbell knew that in civilian life he wanted to work with his hands. Doing what, exactly, he wasn’t sure. But he knew it would be in Maine, because his wife’s employer was transferring her to The Pine Tree State. That’s where Boots2Roots helped Campbell on the path to HVAC training and ...

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Research Seeks to Identify Traits of Safe, Younger Drivers

Initial research into the potential of developing a “Younger Driver Assessment Tool”—one that would identify younger drivers who exhibit many of the same characteristics as safe, older commercial drivers—was released in a report by the American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI). To assess the feasibility of identifying safe younger drivers, ATRI reviewed existing scientific literature on driver characteristics and the associated ...

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ADD Systems Adds Two to Marketing Department

Advanced Digital Data, Inc. (ADD Systems) announced the expansion of its marketing department with the hiring of Brittany Cooper, a full-time associate, and Victoria Leyson, a full-time intern. Cooper is a recent graduate of Rutgers University, with a degree in marketing. Leyson is a student at the University of Delaware, where she is studying international business. ADD Systems is a ...

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Developing a Biofuel Future

“The long-term future of the heating oil industry depends on the development of a renewable liquid fuel,” declared the program for the inaugural Northern New England Energy Conference, where John Huber, president of NORA, delivered an update on a biofuel project. Years ago, a patented process was developed to transform cellulosic material such as wood waste into a liquid for ...

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