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A Family Affair: Kube Propane

Randy and Melissa Kube are building a propane business on expertise and “people skills,” reports contributing writer Maura Keller. About three years ago, Randy Kube was approached by one of his former bosses about opening his own company. “He gave me a name of someone who would back my wife and I, and help us get started,” Kube says. That’s ...

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Marjorie Feinman: ‘Woman of the Year’

Women in Energy presented its first annual Woman of the Year Award to Marjorie Feinman for outstanding contributions to the industry. “Marjorie is an asset to our organization and our industry,” says Judy Garber, executive director of Women in Energy. “We are thrilled to honor her as the very first recipient of our Woman of the Year Award.” Feinman’s career ...

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PGANE Trains Firefighters

More than 100 hazmat technicians from fire departments throughout New Hampshire attended emergency response training provided by the Propane Gas Association of New England. With a grant from the state’s Department of Safety, and working in conjunction with the New Hampshire Fire Academy, PGANE offered a full day’s training—live propane demonstrations including leak mitigation and assessment of bobtail and tractor-trailer ...

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Building a Bulk Plant: Van Etten Oil & Propane Expands

Over a period of about six weeks this spring, Van Etten Oil & Propane built a 60,000-gallon propane storage system on its property in Monticello, N.Y. Here are some other facts about the project: -Two 30,000-gallon propane tanks, made of half-inch thick steel, each weighing 80,000 pounds when empty -The facility has one loading stanchion, and is piped for a ...

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Paraco Opens Refurbishing Site

Paraco Corp. opened a propane tank refurbishment center in Waterbury, Connecticut. The center is equipped to refurbish cylinders used in barbecue grills and residential tanks. Filling is done at the site by trained employees. The center offers employment for a number of Waterbury residents, enables production of over 1.3 million units annually, and allows Paraco to maintain control over its ...

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NPGA Expo Draws Almost 3,300 Participants

Nearly 3,300 individuals participated in the National Propane Gas Association’s 71st Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo in Atlanta—a 6% increase compared to the last time the event took place in Atlanta, in 2015, the association reports. The event took place April 6–8 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The event returns to the Georgia World Congress Center, April 13–15, 2019; ...

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What does it take to convert a truck that runs on gasoline into a truck that runs on propane? Alliance AutoGas technicians showed just what it takes as they carried out an autogas conversion on a Ford F-750 truck at the 2018 NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo. The conversion took place on Saturday, April 7, in the Georgia ...

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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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Women in Energy Launches New Website

The Women in Energy Association launched a new website: wewomeninenergy.com. The website supports the group’s mission to connect and empower women working in the oil and energy industry. They do this by providing career resources, creating networking and mentoring opportunities, promoting educational courses, and developing strategies to minimize obstacles women may face in the industry. Women in Energy encourages you to ...

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