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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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Irving Oil Sponsors WIE Event in New Hampshire

Nearly 40 energy professionals gathered at a Women in Energy networking session at the Puritan Conference and Event Center in Manchester, N.H. The event was hosted by Irving Oil, Portsmouth, N.H. The chief organizer was Pam Giordano of M.L.Halle Oil, Manchester N.H.  She can be reached at pamgiordano@halleoil.com. Rich DeMarco of United Bank of Scotland spoke at the Nov. 5 ...

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General Filters Gives to Families During Thanksgiving

For years General Filters, Novi, Mich., has given a turkey to each employee for Thanksgiving. Those that do not need their turkeys donate them, and additional items are purchased to create Thanksgiving meals for families in need. Each year employees supply stuffing, canned vegetables, dinner rolls, bread, muffins, bags of potatoes, bags of fruit, cranberry sauce, butter, cookies, turkey broth, ...

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Mike Doorhy Joins Weil-McLain as VP/GM

Weil-McLain announced that it hired Mike Doorhy as vice president and general manager. Doorhy’s experience “is an ideal fit as we accelerate our investment and growth across both residential and commercial heating segments, with a strong focus on high efficiency products, advanced controls and other emerging technologies,” John Swann, president of Weil-McLain said in a Nov. 27 news release announcing ...

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