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Beckett Offers Training Online

Beckett Corp. announced the availability of technical training online, live, on-demand, and free. “Even in the midst of social distancing, your work and education as a heating technician is essential to providing comfort and security in homes across the nation,” the company said in a statement. “That’s why we’re offering our popular training courses and materials online for your safety ...

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Brunner Named Director at Cetane Associates

Cetane Associates announced that Jeff Brunner joined its team of financial advisors as a director. Cetane Associates provides advisory services to owners of businesses in the retail energy distribution industry. Clients engage Cetane to advise on sales, spin-offs, and acquisitions, and to perform valuation and ad hoc corporate finance assignments. Jeff BrunnerPhoto courtesy of Cetane Associates Brunner brings more than ...

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Alert: Credit Card Pricing Updates

Is your company prepared for the credit card pricing updates coming in April 2020? It is not uncommon for the card brands to update their rates twice a year, once in April and once in October.  However, fuel marketers have been fortunate over the past decade, with pricing updates on payment acceptance being largely confined to “association expense” fees, such ...

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General Filters Rolls Out New Brand Identity

General Filters, Novi, Michigan, announced a new brand identity that includes new logos, colors, and design. The transition has begun, and will continue in months to come. Since its founding in 1937, General Filters has updated its corporate logo just once. “The previous designs were appropriate at the time, but as the face of the industry changes so must we,” ...

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Sprague to Donate $150,000 for 150th Anniversary

Sprague Operating Resources, headquartered in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, is celebrating its 150th anniversary in 2020, and in celebration plans to donate at least $150,000 to nonprofit organizations within its footprint. Each year, Sprague donates more than $100,000 to give back to the communities in which its employees live and work. “We’re excited to be able to further support the local ...

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FUEL OIL NEWS WEBINAR!

“Understanding & Complying with FMCSA’s Clearinghouse” a Fuel Oil News webinar sponsored by Bergquist, will be held in May. One of the featured speakers will be Daniel Furth, president, National Tank Truck Carriers. As president of the NTTC, Dan Furth is well-versed in regulatory issues. Furth will talk about the FMCSA’s Drug & Alcohol Clearinghouse, its impact on truck operators, ...

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Update: Slick Energy

Online fuel marketer Slick Energy, launched in the fall of 2017, has more than 20 participating fuel marketers, reports co-founder and CEO Chris Buchanan. About half of Slick Energy’s market is in Massachusetts, with the balance in southern New Hampshire and northern Rhode Island, Buchanan said. The online platform (www.slickenergy.com) pools heating oil orders based on geographic regions; the company ...

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Software Update

Software suppliers serving fuel oil and propane marketers periodically release new or updated versions of their products. Here, some vendors describe their offerings to feature writer Maura Keller, while some fuel marketers offer a glimpse into how they use back-office and mobile information technology.  Some software vendors have recently issued updated or enhanced versions of their products for fuel marketers—or ...

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Landis Family Marks 70 Years in Fuel Business

Robert Landis, Jr., president of Leon C. Landis, Inc., and his father, Robert Landis, this month are celebrating the family’s 70 years in business, spanning three generations. Bob Landis Jr. (third generation) and Bob Landis (second generation). Photo courtesy of Leon C. Landis Inc. Leon C. Landis, Inc. (www.leonlandis.com) is a 24-hour full-service plumbing, heating, air conditioning and fuel delivery ...

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Mahoney’s Goal: Add Members to HVOEC

Rob Mahoney, newly installed president of the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council, seeks to expand membership. To those who deliver fuel oil or supply the fuel oil industry in New York’s Hudson Valley, Mahoney extends this invitation: Join the Hudson Valley Oil & Energy Council. “Your first meeting’s on us,” Mahoney said. (For information and to contact the Council, ...

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