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Atlas Oil Offers Emergency Fuel Service

Atlas Oil Co. is highlighting its integrated “StormProof” campaign at Data Center World 2019, conference and trade show running March 19-22 in Phoenix. “StormProof” is a service designed to ensure that companies are prepared for fuel supply challenges that arise from unexpected power outages. “Mission critical businesses across the nation have been hit with immense emergency fueling challenges this past year,” ...

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PG&E Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy

In the aftermath of California wildfires, Pacific Gas & Electric filed for bankruptcy protection. Fire investigators with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, known as “Cal Fire,” determined that PG&E equipment was responsible for major wildfires in 2017, according to news reports. In total, the fires burned in eight counties, destroying thousands of structures and killing 22 people, ...

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Bergquist Hires Customer Support Specialist for Remote Tank Monitoring

Wholesale propane equipment distributor Bergquist, Toledo, Ohio, hired Jim Schwartzfisher as customer support specialist for remote tank monitoring, a new position. Schwartzfisher will field current customer inquiries pertaining to remote tank monitoring, with the goal of providing expertise and facilitating growth for this subdivision throughout the country, the company said. Schwartzfisher has a background in manufacturing, as well as information ...

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How to Build ‘Will Call’ Business on the Web

Many fuel marketers have tended to take a dim view of the COD and will-call business. But COD and will-call customers are playing a new and more important role in the profit picture, say Mark Stillman and John Vrabel, co-founders of Energy Engine in Stroudsburg, Pa. The company provides a web-based platform designed to help fuel marketers sell heating oil, ...

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MiX Telematics Launches MiX Now

MiX Telematics, Boca Raton, Fla., introduced “Mix Now,” describing it as a “simplified, self-service fleet software” designed to enable business owners to manage their vehicles and drivers more easily. The system tells business owners or managers where their vehicles and drivers are, reveals how vehicles are being used, and sends useful reminders and alerts, helping to improve safety, efficiency and ...

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OBITUARY: Star Group CEO Steven Goldman, 58

Steven J. Goldman, president and chief executive officer of Star Group, died suddenly on Dec. 22, the company announced. He was 58. “It is with great sadness that we mark the passing of our long-time CEO and colleague, Steve Goldman,” Paul Vermylen, Star’s chairman, said in a Dec. 24 statement. “Having known Steve for almost fifteen years, I can speak for the ...

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Dorothy R. Townsend of Townsend Energy Dies at 100

Dorothy R. Townsend, who worked for Townsend Energy for more than 65 years, died Dec. 18 at her home in Beverly Farms, Mass. She was 100 years old. Townsend worked first with her husband, John Warren Townsend, and then with her sons, helping to build Townsend Energy, a full-service fuel marketer based in Danvers, Mass. She was named Woman of ...

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NBB Publishes ‘Biodiesel Success Stories’

“Biodiesel Success Stories,” published by the National Biodiesel Board, features articles on just that. The 40-page publication contains articles such as “Exceeding Expectations” by Earl Christensen, senior scientist at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory; “Wanting to Clean Up the City” by Rocco Lacertosa, CEO of the New York Oil Heating Association; “Defense Against Natural Gas” by Charlie Uglietto, owner of ...

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Taco Names a President and Makes Other Personnel Changes

Cheryl Merchant became president of the Taco Family of Companies, North America, effective Jan. 1, CEO and owner John Hazen White, Jr., announced. Merchant has spent the last 19 years as the president and CEO of Hope Global Industries, based in Cumberland, Rhode Island. “Cheryl’s addition to our senior leadership team will ensure Taco’s continued success as a high-performing, customer ...

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ADD, Taco, Federated: Top Sponsors for EEE

ADD Systems, Taco Comfort Solutions and Federated Insurance have signed on as top sponsors of Eastern Energy Expo 2019, to be held at Hershey Lodge & Convention Center, Hershey, Pa., May 19-22, 2019. The following companies have signed on as Diamond Sponsors: R.W. Beckett; Buckeye Energy Services; Citgo; Lucknow-Highspire Terminals; Sunoco, LLP; and Valero Marketing and Supply. Weil Mc-Lain is ...

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