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Massachusetts Passes Advanced Biofuels Bill

Massachusetts Passes Advanced Biofuels Bill The Massachusetts House of Representatives has passed legislation that would make Massachusetts the first state in the nation to exempt cellulosic ethanol from state gasoline taxes. The bill also requires diesel fuel and oil heat distributors to start adding biodiesel or renewable diesel to their fuel blends in 2010. ‘The House has taken another meaningful ...

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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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Renewable Energy Group’s Acquisition of U.S. Biodiesel Group

Iowa-based Renewable Energy Group® has received regulatory approval to complete the previously announced acquisition of a biodiesel production facility in Houston, Texas and a liquid storage terminal in California. Construction of the biodiesel facility is complete and Renewable Energy Group slated biodiesel production start-up on July 7. REG Houston will be utilized under a newly signed manufacturing agreement, which will ...

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Simpson Dura-Vent Acquires ProTech Systems, Inc.

Simpson Dura-Vent Co., Inc. announced the company purchased 100 percent of the stock of Protech Systems, Inc., a N.Y. company. Protech Systems Inc. is a leading manufacturer of special gas vents for residential, commercial and industrial applications. The company also manufactures flexible stainless steel chimney liners for masonry chimneys.   Protech Systems was founded in 1985 as a product development and ...

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Bacharach Inc. Hires New Director of Marketing

Bacharach Inc. (New Kensington, Penn.), a leading manufacturer of gas analysis, leak detection, refrigerant monitoring and recovery products, has recently hired Tim Bass as its new director of marketing.  As well as taking over the marketing and advertising duties at Bacharach, Bass will also oversee the customer service and repair departments.  This comes after the company’s recent acquisition by PNC ...

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ICPA Initiates Pro Oil Heat Campaign against Natural Gas

The week of June 23 saw the beginning of a summer-long campaign initiated by the Independent Connecticut Petroleum Association on radio to combat the natural gas utilities efforts to encourage heating oil customers to switch to natural gas. Yankee Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas have been using radio and direct mail to encourage conversions. ICPA has already distributed just over ...

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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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