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Bouchard Named OMA Chair

The Oilheat Manufacturers Association announced Jan. 4 that its chairman for a two-year term is Mario Bouchard, Granby Industries. Bouchard will serve the organization in that capacity until November 2022. Bouchard, looking forward to the next two years, said, “In keeping with its mission to promote the health and well-being of the renewable liquid heating fuel industry, OMA members will ...

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PPA Hires Mercurio, Reeder

Updated Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Alan Mercurio and Jessica Reeder are newly hired staff members of the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association. Mercurio is lead technical trainer, and Reeder is program administrator. Mercurio brings more than 30 years of industry experience in various roles. He holds multiple HVAC certifications. He will be responsible for directly conducting all oil heat training classes and ...

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R.W. Beckett Upgrades Firomatic Valve Line

R.W. Beckett Corp. announced a redesign of its Firomatic fire safety valves to meet Underwriters Laboratories’ current UL Standard 842 for “Fusible Link Valves for Flammable Fluids” in addition to the “Manual Valve” standard. Firomatic valves feature Beckett’s improved handwheel design, the manufacturer said. The changes to the design and assembly processes for the handwheel provide improved durability, the company ...

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Virtual Tank Inspections in Vermont

The Vermont Fuel Dealers Association and the Vermont Agency of Natural Resources approved Slick Energy’s proprietary Tank Tracker software application to perform virtual tank inspections, Slick Energy says. As a contactless data collection application, Tank Tracker addresses concerns about the health and well-being of tank owners and inspectors during the coronavirus pandemic, as well as the overall condition of above-ground ...

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F.W. Webb Named Northeast Distributor of Cavagna LPG Tank Valves, Regulators

F.W. Webb Co., Bedford, Massachusetts, wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings, announced that it was named the distributor of Cavagna LPG tank valves and regulators in the Northeast. Cavagna Group manufactures advanced, integrated solutions for the control, regulation, metering and storage of compressed gas. As of mid-December, the Cavagna Group’s solutions became available throughout the ...

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Employers: The Deadline to Register for Connecticut Paid Family Leave Is Dec. 31

The Connecticut Paid Leave (CTPL) program applies to all employers with one or more employees and is accessible to all employees who have met certain earned-wage thresholds. Those who are self-employed or are sole proprietors are also eligible to opt-in to the program.  The Connecticut Energy Marketers Association emailed information about the program to its members, including what steps employers ...

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Slick Energy Launches ‘Tank Tracker’ App

Slick Energy unveiled Tank Tracker, a remote and contactless data collection application for the home energy industry. With health and safety top-of-mind because of the coronavirus pandemic, heating oil tank inspections are a challenge, the company says. Tank Tracker is designed to enable heating oil tank inspections to be performed remotely.  “Asking a customer to be home [within] a certain ...

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Trucking Seeks Approval of Electronic Documents for Hazmat

The American Trucking Associations and the National Tank Truck Carriers petitioned the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration for a rulemaking to allow motor carriers to use electronic shipping documents for hazardous materials, according to news reports. In a letter to PHMSA, the trade groups ask that the agency “begin a rulemaking to allow offerors and transporters of hazardous materials ...

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Tremcar Names United Tank Trailer as Its Distributor in Michigan

Tremcar named United Tank Trailer as its distributor in Michigan. United Tank Trailer, owned by Rich Garbacik, is a full-service certified tank inspection and R-Stamp certified repair facility, which allows Tremcar to provide for regional customers with repairs, maintenance for all required tests, including DOT, other related tests and a direct sales team. “Tremcar specializes in building multi-axle tankers, very ...

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New Hampshire Customers Received Almost $1 Million in Equipment Rebates in Four Years

“Granite State Saves with Oil,” a consumer oil equipment rebate program funded by the National Oilheat Research Alliance, supported replacement and upgrading of 1,670 heating systems and 1,265 oil tanks in New Hampshire over the past four years, the Energy Marketers Association of New Hampshire announced. The rebates generated almost $1 million for the equipment and labor on behalf of ...

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