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Nancy Coop joins Cetane Associates

Propane industry veteran Nancy Coop joined Cetane Associates as managing director of the financial advisory team. Coop’s experience includes years as a business development executive for Ferrellgas, owner of Jarco, a bobtail-building company. Coop is also the founding chair of the Women in Propane Council. “As a long-standing ambassador for the industry, Nancy is uniquely positioned to help tell the ...

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Address Change for Automated Wireless Environments

Automated Wireless Environments has moved to: 30 Park Place Newton, NJ  07860 AWE specializes in energy operations software and vehicle hardware (delivery/service), including Android or Windows CE supported rugged mobile devices. Software suites include AWE Enterprise-System (E-System), Wireless Delivery, Wireless Service, On-Site Refueling, Wireless Transport, Route Optimization Dispatch, and GPS Vehicle tracking. The company specializes in integration of its clients’ ...

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Marshall, Muise Join Firedragon Academy

Firedragon Academy announced that Bruce Marshall and Paul Muise have been added as instructors. Marshall is acting as adjunct supervising instructor, teaching during the summer training season, and is responsible for seminars in eastern Massachusetts. In addition, he is an adjunct laboratory instructor at Firedragon’s training facility at the Beckett Training Center in Sturbridge, Massachusetts. Marshall (pictured, below) began his ...

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Thermo Pride Products Moving to Wholesale Distribution

After nearly 70 years of selling its Thermo Pride products directly to installing contractors, manufacturer Thermo Products shifted its business model to wholesale distribution. Thermo Pride products are now available through wholesale distribution in most areas, the company said. “After so many years being a manufacturer that sold directly to our customers, we determined that our customers can be much ...

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OESP Award Winners

The 2019 OESP award winners, from left: Bob Boltz, Lifetime Achievement; Bob Chapman, Lou Ehrich Memorial Associate; Scott Vadino, Service Manager of the Year; George Perrelli, Hugh W. McKee Memorial Award; Roger Marran, accepting Manufacturer of the Year on behalf of Energy Kinetics; and Matthew Bixler, Instructor of the Year. Photo courtesy of OESP. Eastern Energy Expo 2019 at Hershey Lodge and ...

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Meet OESP’s 2019 Dave Nelsen Scholarship Winners

The 2019 Dave Nelsen Scholarship winners with OESP Vice President Angel Gonzalez, from left: Gonzalez; Sean Meade, Springfield Technical Community College; Peter Bennett, Pennsylvania College of Technology; Dylan Cote, Bristol Tech; Douglas Sebastian, Camden County College; Ian West, Pennsylvania College of Technology. Photo courtesy of OESP. Eastern Energy Expo 2019 at Hershey Lodge and Convention Center on Tuesday, May 21, ...

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HVOEC Hears About Raft of Issues at Spring Dinner

Proposed climate change legislation, electrification as an overall energy policy, a “Green New Deal,” a carbon tax—these are among the challenges the industry faces from the New York State legislature or New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, members of the Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council were told at their May 15 Spring Dinner and Trade Show at Spruce Lodge in ...

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Drugs in the Workforce

The rate of workforce drug positivity hit a fourteen-year high in 2018, according to a new analysis released by Quest Diagnostics, a provider of diagnostic information services. Positivity rates in the combined U.S. workforce increased nearly 5% in urine drug tests (4.2% in 2017 versus 4.4% in 2018), climbing to the highest level since 2004 (4.5%) and are now more ...

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REG to Open Its First Biodiesel Fueling Station

REG is building its first biodiesel fueling station in Seneca, Illinois. The site is strategically positioned in close proximity to REG’s Seneca plant, which produces 60 million gallons of biodiesel per year, the company said.    “It makes great sense to build our first fueling station in Seneca,” said Jon Scharingson, REG’s executive director of sales and marketing. “This facility brings ...

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Lytx: Risky Driving Behaviors Come in ‘Clusters’

Risky behaviors behind the wheel tend to cluster, meaning drivers who engage in one potentially risky behavior are often found engaging in other risky behaviors at the same time. That is one finding announced by Lytx, a provider of in-vehicle video systems for commercial and public sector fleets. In recognition of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, Lytx released new information ...

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