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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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South Carolina Ballots for Joining NORA

National Oilheat Research Alliance (Alexandria, Va.) has announced that South Carolina is interested in joining the alliance. South Carolina engaged NORA because of the success that NORA has accomplished over the past several years. ‘We look forward to becoming part of the alliance,” said Michael Fields, executive director of South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association. Companies joining NORA receive multiple benefits, ...

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Industry marketer running for Congress

Jim Buhrmaster, the president of Buhrmaster Energy Group, a family-owned small business with a diverse portfolio of home heating and cooling products and services, is running as a Republican for New York’s 21st Congressional seat in the U.S. Congress. Buhrmaster currently serves as vice chairman of the Schenectady County Legislature’s Intergovernmental Cooperation Committee. This is his second term in the ...

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VISIONS 2008 Conference to Confront Most Pressing Issues

The one conference dedicated to learning and planning for the future of heating oil operations and the diversified home energy business will land in Boston at the Logan Airport’s Hilton Hotel Sept. 9 and 10. Advance events on Monday, Sept. 8, include a National Oilheat Research Alliance board of directors meeting and scheduled biodiesel plant tour. VISIONS 2008 will focus ...

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Petroleum Executive Awarded

At the recent 30th annual meeting of the New England Women’s Business Organization (NEWBO) at the Fairmont Copley Plaza, Quest Awards were presented for women of distinction, women of influence and women of community involvement. Loretta DeGrazia, president and CEO of East Coast Petroleum of Stoughton, Mass., received the award for exemplary community involvement.  DeGrazia was honored for her charitable ...

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A.O. Smith Receives Facet of Hr Excellence Award

A. O. Smith (Ashland City, Tenn.) has been  awarded the 2008 Facet of HR Excellence Award for Human Resource Management Practices from the Middle Tennessee Society for Human Resource Management (MTSHRM) and the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce (NACC). The Facet of HR Excellence award is designed to recognize quality human resources policies and practices in Nashville-based organizations. Now in ...

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