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Rheem Introduces Total Access Training

Rheem Heating & Cooling (Fort Smith, Ark.) has introduced its Total Access Training. Available at www.thetrainingnetwork.com, this new, online multimedia training component includes several pre-existing courses for contractors and technicians that address seasonal climate issues and environmentally friendly solutions. Available around the clock, Total Access Training is designed to help Rheem and Ruud contractors further expand their knowledge while growing ...

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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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NAOHSM and Area High School Care in Western Mass.

Retired Greenfield, Mass. homeowner Bob Murphy needed a new boiler, but he was caught in a financial situation where he couldn’t afford to replace his old one. Murphy then heard of the Oil Heat Cares program, a not-for-profit foundation (501C-3) that assists needy persons and organizations with the replacement of their oil heating appliances and is the brain child of ...

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COHA campaigns against consumer concerns

The Ontario Chapter of the Canadian Oil Heat Association (COHA) has offered this consumer alert: Homeowners hoping to combat the rising cost of heating their homes by switching fuels should research the matter extremely carefully. Industry and consumer groups report it is an expensive undertaking, which rarely helps reduce home energy bills. ‘Typically, during periods of spiking fuel prices,” said ...

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Worcester Fuel Company to Launch Green Energy Division

Worcester Fuel Company to Launch Green Energy Division C.K. Smith Co., Inc., a Worcester fuel and energy services dealer for over 115 years, is going green. The company has introduced its Alternative Energy & Services Division. The new division includes its environmentally-friendly Hybrid-Energy

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Credit Lines and Borrowing

On July 29, 2008 Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association issued a memorandum to all its heating oil retailer members outlining the challenges and opportunities faced in assembling the credit lines and borrowing needs for the coming winter. The average 2.5 million gallon company that had to capitalize $1,150,000 for wholesale oil in 98/99 is looking at $9,125,000 in 08/09. That same ...

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Oil Equipment Manufacturing adds Sales Staff

Oil Equipment Manufacturing, LLC (Ansonia, Conn.), has announced the addition of Richard Breeden to its sales staff.  Breeden brings over 22 years of experience in our industry, having been product manager for Highfield MFG Co.’s Firomatic product line.  Breeden is a member of both the Fairfield County and New Haven, Conn., chapters of the National Association of Oil Heat Service ...

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