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DataOnline Acquires Independent Technologies

DataOnline announced that it acquired Independent Technologies, whose largest division, Wesroc, is a provider of tank monitoring systems to the North American propane market, offering cellular, satellite, and LoRa technology. Along with DataOnline’s recent acquisition of Germany-based Wikon GmbH, the combined businesses will serve more than 1,000 customers in more than 75 countries across Europe, Asia, and the Americas, DataOnline ...

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Congress Urged to Renew NORA

Trade groups and 10 U.S. senators and representatives called on Congress to permanently reauthorize a check-off program that funds the National Oilheat Research Alliance. The current authorization is set to expire on Feb. 6, 2019. The trade groups include the New England Fuel Institute, state trade associations, the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, and the National Biodiesel ...

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Dispatch from Canada: Code Changes Are Expected to Reduce Spills, Leaks

Changes to the minimum oil heat installation standard in Canada, known as CSA B139, are designed to reduce heating oil leaks and spills, thereby decreasing environmental damage, reports Michael Freill. Understandably, such occurrences negatively effect the homeowner and have been a stain on the oil heat industry’s reputation. Freill writes: The insurance industry has, in general, been responsible for clean-up ...

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John H. White, Jr. Reassumes CEO Role at Taco

The Taco Family of Cos.’ chairman and owner, John H. White, Jr., returned to the role of company CEO. The company, based in Cranston, R.I., also announced that John White III and Benjamin White have been named vice presidents of Taco Comfort Solutions. “Nearly four years ago I asked Wil VandeWiel to take the company into Europe and grow our ...

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Registration Opens for the 2019 ASHRAE Winter Conference

Registration is open for ASHRAE’s 2019 Winter Conference, to be held in Atlanta, Ga., Jan. 12-16, at the Omni Hotel Atlanta at CNN Center and the Georgia World Congress Center. Registration for the conference provides entry to the co-sponsored  AHR Expo, to be held Jan. 14-16 at the Georgia World Congress Center. The ASHRAE Winter Conference features eight conference tracks, tours, social events, and a ...

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Women in Energy Lunch & Learn: Take Charge of Your Financial Future

“Taking charge of your financial future” is the subject of the next “Lunch & Learn” session to be held by Women in Energy, Sept. 19 from 11:45 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Heritage Hotel in Lancaster, Pa. Experts from Janney Montgomery Scott LLC will lead the educational program. Pete Costanzo, senior vice president of wealth management, and Laura Pontz, registered private ...

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Alex Laforest Named New England Technical Sales Manager for Boston Steel

Alex Laforest was appointed technical sales manager of the New England region for Boston Steel, Haverhill, Mass., a division of Tremcar USA. A technical engineer, Laforest has been employed at Tremcar Inc., Boston Steel’s parent company, since 2012. Laforest has worked on several different projects for Tremcar, notably the U.S. patent for Tremcar’s total ground level operated tank-trailer. Laforest was ...

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Western Global Introduces ‘Envirocube’ Yard Tank

Western Global, Clawson, Mich., a manufacturer of fuel and fluid storage solutions, introduced the EnviroCube, designed for convenient, secure, and economical on-site refueling and fuel storage. The tank is for refueling equipment and fleet vehicles as well as reducing downtime and lessening fuel costs, the manufacturer said. A lockable cabinet keeps fuel secure and controls access to hoses, ports, and ...

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ECR Names Michael Klas Director of Sales & Marketing

ECR International, Utica, N.Y., appointed Michael Klas director of sales and marketing. Klas’ responsibilities include overseeing the company’s brand and channel management as well as leading the North American sales team. Klas previously worked for Uponor, where he held the title director of sales for the Eastern region.  He was responsible for both the heating and plumbing sides of the ...

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Obituary: Wayne Frank, Parts Manager, W.B. Hill

​Wayne Frank, who worked for W.B. Hill, East Longmeadow, Mass., for 20 years, died on June 21, the company announced. He was 75 years old. Frank worked in the trucking industry for over 50 years. He started selling Brockway and Peterbilt trucks in Connecticut and Massachusetts. He changed to lift axles, and then tank truck and trailer parts, becoming parts manager ...

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