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INCREASES IN RAW MATERIALS AND FUEL COSTS FORCE TACO TO RAISE PRICES FOR RESIDENTIAL PRODUCTS

INCREASES IN RAW MATERIALS AND FUEL COSTS FORCE TACO TO RAISE PRICES FOR RESIDENTIAL PRODUCTS Taco, Inc. (Cranston, R.I.) is increasing prices on its residential product line. The newest price increase became effective on June 1. Prices increased by an average of 6.5 percent for Taco circulators, controls and electronic components. Continuing double-digit price increases for raw materials plus unprecedented ...

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ISH North America Seminar Series

ISH North America 2008 has announced its efficient technologies and renewable energy-focused seminar track, structured to educate professionals on the growing use of green applications within their field. Taking place over three days, October 1-3, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, ISH NA’s seminar series will also offer marketing, operations, product and strategy instruction by some of the ...

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Amthor International Named one of Fantastic 50’s Companies

Amthor International has been named to the list of ‘Fantastic 50″ companies by Virginia Business magazine and the Virginia Chamber of Commerce. Amthor International is a leading international manufacturer of tanks for trucks and distributes tanks all over the world from its manufacturing factory in Gretna, Va. ‘This is a tremendous honor for and tribute to my parents and everyone ...

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Advanced Distillate Technologies, LLC opens Mid-Atlantic Office

W.R. ‘Bud” McClintock has recently opened an office in Pitman, N.J., to market the Avalux brand of premium heating oil additive to the Mid-Atlantic states. His distribution area includes N.J., Pa., Va., Md., Vt. and upstate N.Y.  McClintock was formerly heating oil manager for Mobil Oil Corp. and has been in the fuels business for over 38 years. The Avalux brand of heating oil additive was developed by a major ...

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THE ENRON LOOPHOLE IS BEING CLOSED

After a three year battle by the New England Fuel Institute and a range of industry and coalition allies, Congress passed into law new legislation on June 18 that will finally bring much needed regulation to commodities trading by closing the ‘Enron Loophole.” Through the Enron Loophole, speculators were able to drive up oil prices by making trades via unregulated ...

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Arzel

Based on its recent analysis of the zoning controls market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Arzel® Zoning Technology Inc. (Cleveland) with the 2007 North American Frost & Sullivan Award for Competitive Strategy Leadership of the Year for its product reliability, design flexibility and installation simplicity. Arzel designs zoning systems for applications ranging from new and existing homes to light commercial buildings, ...

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NEFI Publishes Compliance Kit on Federal Hazmat Registration

The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Pipeline and Hazardous Material Safety Administration (PHMSA) requires hazardous material transporters to register and pay a fee in return for a certificate of operation. Transporters who have registration certificates that expire in 2008 must have renewed by July 1, 2008. This regulation applies to anyone that transports hazardous materials, including motor fuel, heating fuel and ...

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Firedragon Academy Seminars

George Lanthier has announced that he will be doing two of his most popular Firedragon Academy seminars at the Carlin Technical Training Center this summer. The seminars will be the ‘Advanced Electrical Workshop,” Aug. 12-14 and the ‘North American Oilburner Workshop,” Sept. 3-4. These seminars are not affiliated with Carlin U, however, Carlin has extended the use of their facility. ...

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Intelligent Warmth – New TV Spot

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (Alexandria, Va.) has collaborated with the Consumer Education Committee, headed up by Larry Scuder, and the advertising agency Bubble Group to prepare a 30 second television commercial. The commercial shows the reliability, efficiency, dependability and the true value of oil heat.  The commercial is available for viewing at nora-oilheat.org, under the tab ‘TV Ads,” located ...

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NYC Oil Heat Service & Installation Competition

This year the Annual NYC Oil Heat Service & Installation Competition was recently held at Saunders Trade and Technical School in Yonkers, N.Y. The competition was comprehensive with a written test and a digital thermostat programming competition judged by NAOHSM’s Judy Garber. Several members of the local chapters and NAOHSM attended as guests and judges. Students competed on various practical ...

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