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Selling Solutions to Dry Air in the Cold Season

As cold weather moves in, humidity levels naturally drop. That’s because cold air can’t hold as much moisture as warm air. Ideal indoor humidity during winter should hover around 45%. But dry winter air can cause your humidity to drop substantially, to levels of 15% or less. With this humidity imbalance come a number of potential problems that can affect ...

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Herbert W. Wenzel: 1932-2016

Herbert W. Wenzel of Amherst, N.H., who worked as an oil deliveryman before going on to operate his own fuel oil company and a real estate company, died on Dec. 18, 2016. He was 84. Wenzel served in the United States Marine Corps during the Korean conflict. He was discharged following the death of his father. He returned to New ...

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American Business Forms & Envelopes Launches New Website: MeterTicket.com

American Business Forms & Envelopes (www.MeterTicket.com), a provider of fuel and LP meter tickets, announced the launch of its new website, including many more images of delivery tickets, invoices, statements, full-color marketing flyers and other items related to the fuel and LP industry. The website provides samples of meter tickets for all major software providers for the industry. In addition, ...

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Propane Safety Means No Accidents

By Maura Keller An emergency responder program in New York State offers propane dealers extensive fire and safety training designed to help them handle emergencies. Every spring the Fire Science program at Dutchess Community College in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., conducts a course entitled, “Fire Behavior & Combustion.” The DCC Fire Science program is modeled on material formulated by the National Fire ...

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Achenbach is Keynote Speaker for Green Truck Summit


Dr. Wilfried Achenbach, senior vice president of engineering and technology for Daimler Trucks North America has been announced as the keynote speaker at the Green Truck Summit for 2017.  The 2017 Summit takes place March 14 – 16 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Dr. Achenbach’s keynote address will be March 14 at 8:45 a.m. and offer insights ...

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Christopher Drew Appointed Chairman of AHRI

During its 2016 Annual Meeting in Scottsdale, Arizona, the Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration Institute (AHRI) appointed Christopher Drew, executive vice president of Burnham Holdings, Inc., as its 2017 chairman of the board. AHRI’s 315 member companies represent more than 90% of the industry’s manufacturers in North America, and employ over 1.2 million people across the United States. Drew has ...

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Joe Lanthier Joins Firedragon Academy as Adjunct Instructor


Joseph (Joe) Lanthier has joined the teaching staff of Firedragon Academy as an adjunct laboratory instructor. His duties will be to aid primary instructors and instruct and supervise basic and advanced students in hands-on laboratory experiments and problem-solving practices at Firedragon’s primary training facility at the Beckett Training Center in Sturbridge (Fiskdale), Mass., and at other locations throughout the Northeast. ...

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General Filters, Inc. Gives to Families in Need at Thanksgiving


General Filters, Inc., Novi, Mich., decided to make a difference in the lives of others this Thanksgiving by collecting items that would provide a complete holiday meal for three local families in need. Each family received a turkey, the roaster in which to cook the turkey, stuffing, canned vegetables, a can opener, dinner rolls, a bag of potatoes, a bag ...

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Fuel Oil Hose Puller Created by Deliveryman


It all started when Pete Ozols hurt his back while pulling a hose during a fuel oil delivery last season. His doctor told him he would be bound for the operating table if he continued making the twisting and turning moves that deliverymen typically make while pulling a hose, Ozols recalls. Enter the “Fuel Oil Hose Puller.” It is a ...

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American Energy Coalition Update

The AEC has been busy getting the word out, online and over the air. By Thomas J. Tubman The American Energy Coalition’s mission is: “To respond to the challenges faced by the heating oil industry today, and in the future, through a constant, sustained, unified message and all-inclusive marketing program.” The AEC pursues this mission in a variety of ways, ...

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