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Scully Announces New CEO and Management Team


Scully Signal Company, a fluid handling products manufacturing company has announced the appointment of Eric Kirleis as CEO. Kirleis previously worked at Gefran Corporation, a family owned worldwide industrial sensor and controls manufacturing company in charge of their North American Division. While at Gefran, he had full profit and loss responsibilities for the division and was instrumental in numerous business ...

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Sprague Celebrates 10 years of Biodiesel in Albany, N. Y.


In March, Sprague Operating Resources LLC celebrated 10 years of offering biodiesel in Albany, N.Y. The company’s biodiesel storage and injection system was inaugurated at Sprague’s Albany terminal on March 30, 2006, and represented Sprague’s first major capital investment designed to increase the availability and distribution of biodiesel blended fuels in the Northeast. Sprague began supplying biodiesel to customers in ...

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Biodiesel Ranks First Among Fleets for Alt Fuel Use


According to a new 2016 Fleet Purchasing Outlook study conducted by the NTEA – The Association for the Work Truck Industry – biodiesel is now the most commonly used alternative fuel option on the market.  Survey data shows 18% of fleets use biodiesel now – up from 15% in 2015.  And in terms of future alternative fuel interest, biodiesel also ...

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NYPGA Spring Meeting


By Stephen Bennett Michael Hopsicker, president of Ray Murray Inc., took on the role of president of the New York Propane Gas Association at the group’s Spring Meeting, held at The Desmond in Albany, N.Y., March 28-29. Ray Murray Inc. is headquartered in Lee, Mass., but it has operations in New York State. Hopsicker succeeds Rick Cummings of Mulhern Gas ...

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The Propane Mindset

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By Stephen Bennett To venture into propane marketing with the mindset of a fuel oil marketer is a big mistake, advises Mike Taylor of Combined Energy Services, a company in Monticello, N.Y., that has marketed both fuels since the early 1970s. “Oil gallons are slowly diminishing over time,” but fuel oil marketers should resist seeing propane as “the great pie ...

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The NORA Rebate Program


By Keith Reid With a successful reauthorization behind it, the National Oil Heat Research Alliance is finally up and running as it serves the industry. The ongoing process has also begun on how best to utilize the funds available to fulfill its congressional mandate. That money is divided up for a range of purposes. Some of it is set aside ...

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A Bulk Plant Built for Speed


    By Stephen Bennett A new bulk plant replaced an old bulk plant at Shattuck Oil in Pepperell, Mass., and project more than met expectations. The original plant, on the same site, was built in the 1920s, and “served us very well,” said Lou Berube, president of John G. MacLellan Oil in Tewksbury, Mass. Shattuck Oil is a unit ...

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SMARTLogix, a IoT Provider of Petroleum Management, Inventory and Transportation Logistics Solutions, is now SkyBitz Petroleum Logistics


SkyBitz®, a commercial telematics and a wholly owned subsidiary of Telular Corporation, announces that SMARTLogix, a leading provider of petroleum management, inventory and transportation logistics solutions, is now SkyBitz Petroleum Logistics. SMARTLogix, headquartered in Fort Mill, South Carolina, was acquired by SkyBitz in October of 2015. “We are excited to add SMARTLogix as the SkyBitz Petroleum Logistics platform. Through the ...

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Tremcar Offers Services to All Tank Trademarks


Tremcar Inc. has opened several service centers across Canada and the USA. Tremcar offers tank services, parts and pieces, certification and maintenance for all tank brands. The company also has a considerable leasing and used tank fleet inventory in which not all tanks are Tremcar. Considering the company takes trade-ins, Tremcar stated it does not discriminate the tank origin. To better ...

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DEP Offers Grants to Support Alternative Fuel Transportation Projects in Pennsylvania


The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection is encouraging Pennsylvanian business and community leaders to be better caretakers of the environment by offering incentives for the purchase and use of alternative fuels and alternative fuel vehicles. DEP’s Alternative Fuels Incentive Grant (AFIG) Program offers funding for innovative, advanced fuel and vehicle technology projects for cleaner alternative transportation within the commonwealth. “The ...

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