Author Archives: Stephen Bennett

Massey of U.S. Boiler Co. Promoted to Director of Sales – Eastern States

U.S. Boiler Co., Lancaster, Pa., announced that Chris Massey, former regional sales manager -New York metro region, has been promoted to director of sales – Eastern States.  In his new position, Massey will be responsible for directing the sales activities of U.S. Boiler’s sales representatives in a territory that extends from Maine through central New Jersey. U.S. Boiler Co. wishes ...

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Westmor Industries Hires Olson as Territory Manager in Wisconsin

Westmor Industries, LLC, hired Jim Olson as territory manager in Wisconsin. Olson will serve customers throughout the state, providing bobtail, refined fuel delivery truck, lube oil truck and service truck needs to customers. Olson comes to Westmor Industries with over 11 years of industry experience, having served in corporate leadership with Como Oil and Propane from 1999 to 2005 and again beginning in 2011 ...

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Incoming ATA Chairman Touts Need for Highway Investment

Kevin Burch, president of Jet Express Inc., Dayton, Ohio, and the incoming chairman of the American Trucking Associations, emphasized the important role of well-maintained infrastructure in a roundtable discussion hosted by U.S. Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.), chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. “Having good, uncongested highways is important to my company and to trucking companies ...

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​Peter Cullen Joins Slant/Fin Corp. as New England Regional Sales Manager

  Slant/Fin Corp., Greenvale, N.Y., a manufacturer of baseboard, residential and commercial cast iron and high-efficiency boilers, announced that Peter Cullen has been added to the sales management team as New England regional sales manager. “We all welcome Peter and look forward to the success and growth that we know he will achieve in New England,” Stacey B. Droogan, Slant/Fin’s ...

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NORA Releases Free Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator

The National Oilheat Research Alliance released the new version of its Fuel Savings Analysis Calculator, which uses test data on oil-fired boilers to demonstrate the value of equipment upgrades with consumer-friendly metrics. The FSA calculator can help Oilheat salespeople overcome the limitations of the Annual Fuel Utilization Efficiency (AFUE) metric, the association said. AFUE is a measure of how efficient an ...

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Online Extra: Heating Season Fuels Outlook (Part II)

Below is “Part II” of the “Heating Season Fuels Outlook: 2016-2017,” in which two executives with Sprague Energy, Managing Director David P. Daoust and Natural Gas Supply Manager Shaun Kennedy, responded via email to questions from Fuel Oil News. FON: How do you see this coming season compared to last heating season? Daoust and Kennedy: It would be difficult to ...

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Heating Season Fuels Outlook: 2016-2017

By Stephen Bennett Fuel inventories are plentiful going into this heating season. What does that signify for this final quarter of 2016 and the first four months of 2017? Fuel Oil News interviewed three experts for their thoughts: Philip J. Baratz, president of Angus Energy, a firm that helps companies manage fuel price volatility, and offers business consulting services and ...

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Energtek to Acquire HOP Energy for $65 Million

Energtek Inc., New York, N.Y., a company specializing in adsorbed natural gas technology, said it will acquire HOP Energy Holdings, Inc., White Plains, N.Y., for a cash purchase price of $65 million. HOP is a full-service energy company, serving about 80,000 commercial and residential customers, Energtek said in a statement announcing the planned acquisition. Energtek expects to use HOP as a ...

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Looking Ahead

Who can see into the future? The question comes up in our cover story this month, the “Heating Season Fuels Outlook.” Palm readers and others of that ilk might claim to be able to see what’s ahead. The experts we interviewed made a point of declaring that they make no such claims. But they are seasoned professionals with collective decades ...

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