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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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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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Leading Biodiesel Firm Strongly Supported

Credit Suisse Customized Fund Investment Group on behalf of New York Common Retirement Fund (New York), RNK Capital and Lyrical Partners closed on a $15.5 million financing round into Innovation Fuels (Albany), rapidly emerging renewable fuel company that manufactures, markets and distributes biodiesel fuel to customers around the world.  Innovation Fuels is the first biodiesel refinery company supported by all ...

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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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