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Irving Oil Sponsors WIE Event in New Hampshire

Nearly 40 energy professionals gathered at a Women in Energy networking session at the Puritan Conference and Event Center in Manchester, N.H. The event was hosted by Irving Oil, Portsmouth, N.H. The chief organizer was Pam Giordano of M.L.Halle Oil, Manchester N.H.  She can be reached at pamgiordano@halleoil.com. Rich DeMarco of United Bank of Scotland spoke at the Nov. 5 ...

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Haffner’s Energy Acquires Ayer Oil

HEG Inc., doing business as Haffner’s Energy Group, a wholly owned subsidiary of Energy North Inc., Lawrence, Mass. acquired the full-service fuels business of Ayer Oil Co. of Ayer, Mass., Cetane Associates announced. Ayer Oil is a home comfort business that has delivered premium heating oil and HVAC services throughout north-central Massachusetts since 1967. Haffner’s operations are in northeastern Massachusetts, southeastern ...

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Bottini Fuel Pleads Guilty; Agrees to Pay More Than $3.2 Million

Bottini Fuel pleaded guilty to falsifying business records and agreed to pay more than $3.2 million in restitution and civil damages, the New York Attorney General announced. The criminal conviction of Morgan Fuel & Heating Company, Inc., which conducts business as Bottini Fuel, was for falsifying business records to improperly divert credit balances belonging to individual, business, and government customers—including ...

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Bulk Storage Faces Opposition

Local proposals to restrict bulk storage of heating oil and motor fuel in aboveground tanks is trending upward, especially in Vermont, but also in New York state, reports Contributing Writer Maura Keller. In January 2014, a chemical spill from an aboveground storage tank in West Virginia caused the shutdown of a public water system and left 300,000 residents without public ...

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General Filters Gives to Families During Thanksgiving

For years General Filters, Novi, Mich., has given a turkey to each employee for Thanksgiving. Those that do not need their turkeys donate them, and additional items are purchased to create Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Each year employees supply stuffing, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, bread, muffins, bags of potatoes, bags of fruit, cranberry sauce, butter, cookies, turkey broth, ...

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Mike Doorhy Joins Weil-McLain as VP/GM

Weil-McLain announced that it hired Mike Doorhy as vice president and general manager. Doorhy’s experience “is an ideal fit as we accelerate our investment and growth across both residential and commercial heating segments, with a strong focus on high efficiency products, advanced controls and other emerging technologies,” John Swann, president of Weil-McLain said in a Nov. 27 news release announcing ...

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HVACR Manufacturers Upbeat About 2019

HVACR manufacturers reported positive 2018 sales growth according to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey. Confidence in the industry’s economic outlook is forecasted to carry into 2019, with 87% of respondents anticipating positive business prospects heading into the new fiscal year. The report indicates that the HVACR market is primed for continued business growth. Reports ...

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Dixon Energy Acquires Crown Oil

Dixon Bros., Inc., doing business as Dixon Energy, acquired the full-service fuels business of Crown Oil Corp. of Chatham, New Jersey, Cetane Associates announced Crown Oil, established in 1929, is a marketer of heating oil, diesel, and kerosene to residential and commercial customers in northern New Jersey, Cetane said in announcing the acquisition. Crown Oil also provides HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services. Dixon Energy, established ...

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AHR Expo: Atlanta, Jan. 14-16

AHR Expo will return to Atlanta for the first time since 2001 for its 2019 Show at the Georgia World Congress Center. HVACR accounts for billions of dollars in revenue and is a key economic driver for the state of Georgia, with U.S. Department of Labor projections indicating it will see nearly 20% growth in the coming years. With this ...

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Jim Herrick to Retire from REG

Jim Herrick, described by an appreciative REG colleague as “a really special industry stalwart,” is retiring at year’s end. “Jim Herrick started in the industry in 1976, when he was hired to do a feasibility study on whether there was enough traffic flow and rig count to warrant putting in a full service truck plaza around the Exit 2 area ...

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