Author Archives: The Staff

A. O. Smith 2008 Annual Professional Contractor Association Scholarships

A. O. Smith Water Products Company (Ashland City, Tenn.) has announced the recipients of the 2008 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward higher education pursuits. ‘A. O. Smith considers it an honor to provide assistance to these worthy recipients ...

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IOMA 2008 Tabletop Show

The 2008 IOMA Tabletop Show is scheduled for Oct. 15, 2008 at the Burlington Marriott in Burlington, Mass. The Special Projects Committee specifically designed this event to feature our associate member/vendors and service suppliers and reward our regular member customers and staff.  The 08 Tabletop Show promises to deliver:

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NEW Oil Venting Guide

Field Controls, (Kinston, N.C.) has developed a new 16 page guide to venting oil-fired appliances. The guide discusses the basic principles of venting and the evolution of venting technology ‘ from the chimney through power and direct venting. While serving as an information guide for the newcomer to venting, it also details product options that the veteran will appreciate with ...

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Small Fuel Dealers Stay Small

SBA revises small business size standards to account for higher oil prices, inflation Soaring fuel oil costs added one more worry to heating oil dealers’ growing list’the danger of losing their small business status. The rule under the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) had based the small business size for fuel oil dealers on annual average receipts or total ...

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Keep a lookout

We have a pretty solid issue this month, where we review SPCC regulations; biofuels and filters; trucks and truck tanks and our usual selection of service coverage from our regular contributors and columnists. However, this is also the appropriate month to announce a few upcoming items. First, within the next few weeks most of you should be receiving e-mailed requests ...

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Everything Goes Full Circle

The summer is almost over again. You think last winter was challenging? I have a feeling this one is not going to be any different, but with a twist. Last winter we saw skyrocketing prices of gasoline as well as heating oil. Oil topped over $140 per barrel in July this year, putting retail prices in the $4.75 or $5.00 ...

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Are You Prepared?

Not more than 13 months ago I experienced, as many of you know, a very bad accident that could have left me totally disabled. But, thank goodness, with the support of a first class surgeon, nurses, a top notch employer, family and many well wishes I’m back on my feet, and yes, with some limitations. I have recently heard about ...

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