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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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Taco Announces Third Round of Price Increases

Taco, Inc. (Cranston, R.I.) has announced further price increases for both its commercial and residential product lines. Commercial products, which include pumps and commercial-size circulators and parts, motors, valves, heat exchangers and tube bundles, tanks and air controls/separators, will increase by an average of 6.8 percent. Residential products, which include circulators, valves, air separators, expansion tanks, radiant products and electronic ...

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UTILITY Announces New Partnerships

As part of its ongoing expansion UTILITY, a prime manufacturer of chemicals for the plumbing, HVAC and janitorial/sanitation industries announced the appointment of Lewis Marketing as their sales representatives for the North and South Carolina markets, and Spotswood Associates as representatives for Georgia and Alabama.  l FON

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A. O. Smith 2008 Annual Professional Contractor Association Scholarships

A. O. Smith Water Products Company (Ashland City, Tenn.) has announced the recipients of the 2008 A. O. Smith Professional Contractor Association Scholarship Program. The 10 finalists were selected from more than 100 applicants nationwide, and each recipient received $2,000 to apply toward higher education pursuits. ‘A. O. Smith considers it an honor to provide assistance to these worthy recipients ...

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AHRI Announces New Headquarters Location

The Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration Institute (Arlington, Va.) announced that it has moved to a new headquarters to accommodate the increased size of its staff resulting from a merger earlier this year. When the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Institute and Gas Appliance Manufacturers Association (GAMA) merged Jan. 1 to become AHRI, the combined staff of the two organizations resulted in the ...

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