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Trucking Association CEO Says U.S. Supply Chain is Nearing Crisis

Growing pressures on the U.S. supply chain are fast approaching crisis levels, American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear told the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee.  Immediate action from Congress is needed to ensure that economic recovery is not derailed by further disruptions, Spear said in testimony before the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation, during a May 11 hearing ...

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Angus Energy Marks 30th Anniversary

It was 1991, the Hubble Telescope was launched, Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls won their first championship, Super Nintendo was all the rage, “Dances with wolves” won the Oscar for Best Picture, and I had a new idea… My uncle Joel owned a heating oil company in Bayonne, New Jersey, and he called me one day to let me ...

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Betts Industries to be Featured on Fox Business Network

Betts Industries announced that the family-owned company will be showcased on Manufacturing Marvels on the Fox Business Network. The segment is expected to air on May 12 at approximately 10:30 pm EST. Betts Industries manufactures fluid control components and lighting systems for the tank truck industry worldwide. Headquartered in Warren, Pennsylvania, Betts is celebrating its 120th anniversary this year. Manufacturing ...

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HVAC Parts Shortages Discussed by IDEAL Co-Op

Factors behind delayed shipping and shortages for various HVAC parts, components, and units, including steel-based products, were discussed at IDEAL Energy Cooperative’s second annual meeting via Zoom. Some of the reasons the cooperative cited for delays included: Manufacturing impacted by COVID in 2020, now inventory is finally being impacted. Increased demand for home improvements. More city dwellers moving into rural ...

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Schwartzfisher Promoted to Telemetry Manager for Bergquist

Wholesale propane equipment supplier Bergquist Inc., Toledo, Ohio, appointed Jim Schwartzfisher to the new role of telemetry unit manager. The telemetry unit uses analytics to improve marketer operation efficiency and profitability. Schwartzfisher began his career at Berqguist with a goal to reduce marketers’ operating costs through efficient technology practice. He was hired in 2019 as technical support specialist. As manager, ...

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Western Global Names Pogozelski Eastern U.S. Account Manager

Western Global, Troy, Michigan, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids, announced the addition of Josh Pogozelski as its Eastern U.S. fuel distribution regional account manager. Pogozelski will be responsible for the region spanning from Virginia to Maine.   Josh Pogozelski Pogozelski has eight years of experience as an ...

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Weil-McLain Hosting Online Sessions for Contractors

Residential and commercial heating contractors can hone their boiler technology skills and training this spring by participating in Weil-McLain’s Knowledge Builder Sessions taking place twice a week in March, April and May. The weekly educational sessions are hosted by the technical training team from the designer and manufacturer of hydronic comfort heating systems. The sessions on high- efficiency residential boilers are held ...

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Nancy Coop Heads Marketing for Cetane Associates

Nancy Coop has been named director of marketing for Cetane Associates. For the past year, Coop worked as a consultant supporting Cetane Associates’ business development efforts and industry relationships. She has more than 15 years of experience in the propane industry including serving as a business development executive at Ferrellgas and as president and owner of Jarco, a bobtail manufacturing ...

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Western Global Assigns O’Brien, Talbot to Regional Sales Team

Western Global, Troy, Michigan, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids, named Michael O’Brien as regional sales manager, and Sydney Talbot as sales support representative, for its new Southeast U.S. regional sales team. O’Brien and Talbot will be responsible for growing sales, educating customers and maintaining current clientele ...

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The Pain of Reconciling Payments

Energy marketers often have challenges reconciling credit card payments from initial sale to deposit into their bank account. This process becomes more tedious once you start to layer in more than one sales channel or software partner. Reconciling sales information gathered from multiple vendors can prove challenging. The complexity of multiple vendors, the associated logins, and receiving one daily deposit ...

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