Author Archives: The Staff

US Patent Issued for Pro-Pal® Products

On July 8, 2014 Webstone, was issued a U.S. patent for its Pro-Pal® Primary/Secondary Purge Tee??? and Pro-Pal® Purge & Fill??? valve systems. Documentation has been filed to include worldwide patent rights for these products. Pro-Pal® Step Saving Valves for Professionals are designed to save time, eliminate components and minimize leak paths and are all backed by a lifetime warranty.  Founded in 1954, Webstone is recognized as an industry leader for innovative design of residential and commercial valves used in plumbing, hydronic, radiant, solar and geothermal applications. These designs focus on time and space saving concepts that simplify future maintenance and upkeep of all piping systems. Some of Webstone's trademarked and patented items include; Hydro-Core???, The Isolator®, Isolator EXP???, Pro-Connect???, and Pro-Pal® Step Saving Valves.

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Grundfos Launches CM, CME Pump Assembly in Pennsylvania

In an effort to better serve customers' needs through expanded capacity, Grundfos has begun assembling its CM and CME horizontal multistage close-coupled pumps at its facility in Allentown, Pa., which serves as the main distribution center for the North American region.

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Keystone Pipeline Fails in the Senate

The Keystone XL pipeline will have to wait until the new congress settles in to have another run at approval. On Nov. 18, a bill to authorize construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline was defeated by one vote in the Senate (59-41), after similar legislation passed in the House. It was uniformly supported by Republicans and managed to gain 13 votes among Senate Democrats.

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Diamond Grip for Deliver Drivers and Service Techs

Diamond Grip attaches dozens of case hardened, alloy steel grippers to the bottom of a shoe or boot. The patented six-pointed 'diamond beads" are strung on steel aircraft cable and put literally hundreds of biting edges under the heel and the ball of the foot to grip the slickest ice or hardest-packed snow. Unlike spikes, Diamond Grip's unique design spreads load evenly from heel to toe, eliminating uncomfortable 'hotspots." And the rubber sling that secures Diamond Grips to a shoe or boot never touches the walking surface, eliminating wear. Diamond Grips are designed for all day wear on ice and snow, are durable enough for the transition across asphalt and cement, and are easy to put on and take off for workers who have to get in and out of vehicles. Diamond Grip goes on in one smooth motion and stays on until you're ready to slip it off. The patented gripper design is self-clearing so there is no risk of icing up and losing traction, and the cleats are comfortable enough to wear all day and durable enough to last for years. Diamond Grip cleats are available from Grainger and a variety of other safety product distributors, outdoor retailers, and ICEtrekkers.com.

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SIGMA Elects Tom Gresham as President

On Nov. 12, 2014, the Society of Independent Gasoline Marketers of America elected Tom Gresham as SIGMA President. Gresham was previously SIGMA first vice president and chairman of the SIGMA Legislative Committee. Gresham is president and CEO of Double Quick, Inc. He received his Bachelor of Business Administration and Bachelor of Fine Arts in Journalism from Southern Methodist University.

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INSIGHT Plus Combustion Analyzer with Reporting Kit Promotion

Purchase an INSIGHT® Plus Combustion Analyzer with Reporting Kit (with 3yr. O2 sensor ' P/N #0024-8518) and get over $330 in FREE upgrades! Your purchase includes the FREE Tune-Rite??? On Demand Software Assistant that helps you make more efficient service calls by 'guiding" you through the analysis process and system tuning.  Plus, you can choose a FREE Snifit®+ wearable carbon monoxide safety monitor OR a FREE 2-year B-Smart® Sensor Replacement Program. Offer valid through Dec. 31, 2014.  www.MyBacharach.com

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Bacharach Launches Heating Efficiency Savings Calculator App

Bacharach has announced the release of a new mobile app that can quickly calculate cost saving comparisons from tuning up an existing furnace or by replacing the furnace with a newer, more efficient model. The app, titled Heating Efficiency Savings Calculator, is available for free for the iPhone and iPad through the iTunes Store and for Android phones and tablets via the Google Play store.

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American Business Forms & Envelopes has New Catalog

American Business Forms & Envelopes (www.meterticket.com), a leading provider of meter delivery tickets, has announced the launch of their new catalog which now includes many more examples of delivery and other items related to the fuel industry. In addition, dealers will be able to see pricing from meter tickets to door hanger envelopes.

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