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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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HVACR Manufacturers Upbeat About 2019

HVACR manufacturers reported positive 2018 sales growth according to the latest AHR Expo and ASHRAE Journal Annual Economic Outlook Survey. Confidence in the industry’s economic outlook is forecasted to carry into 2019, with 87% of respondents anticipating positive business prospects heading into the new fiscal year. The report indicates that the HVACR market is primed for continued business growth. Reports ...

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Dixon Energy Acquires Crown Oil

Dixon Bros., Inc., doing business as Dixon Energy, acquired the full-service fuels business of Crown Oil Corp. of Chatham, New Jersey, Cetane Associates announced Crown Oil, established in 1929, is a marketer of heating oil, diesel, and kerosene to residential and commercial customers in northern New Jersey, Cetane said in announcing the acquisition. Crown Oil also provides HVAC installation, maintenance, and repair services. Dixon Energy, established ...

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Jim Herrick to Retire from REG

Jim Herrick, described by an appreciative REG colleague as “a really special industry stalwart,” is retiring at year’s end. “Jim Herrick started in the industry in 1976, when he was hired to do a feasibility study on whether there was enough traffic flow and rig count to warrant putting in a full service truck plaza around the Exit 2 area ...

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NHTSA: ‘Stop the Texts, Stop the Wrecks’

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and the Ad Council in partnership with San Francisco ad agency Pereira O’Dell produced new PSAs (public service advertisements) for “Stop the Texts. Stop the Wrecks.” It is a campaign to remind drivers that distracted driving is never acceptable. According to the most recent NHTSA data, at any given time during daylight hours, an ...

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Winter Weather Outlook

John Bagioni, a meteorologist and owner of Fax-Alert Weather Service, delivered his winter forecast to members of the New England Fuel Institute and the New York Propane Gas Association in recent weeks—and then he shared with Fuel Oil News. “The big point that everybody in the forecasting field has been stressing is that we are going to be experiencing what ...

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Palmer Gas & Oil Acquires Lamprey Energy

Palmer Gas & Oil of Atkinson, N.H., acquired the assets of Lamprey Energy of North Hampton, N.H., announced Cetane Associates, which said it served as financial advisor to the buyer. Established in 1923 as Lamprey Brothers to sell wood, coal, and ice, Lamprey Energy is a full-service energy business offering the delivery of heating fuels and home comfort services in ...

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Eastern Energy Expo 2019: Speakers’ Deadline is Dec. 3

Eastern Energy Expo is currently accepting applications for speakers, presenters and programs. If you would like to be considered for a program or presenter at any of the business programs to be held during the show, download the Request for Presentation application on the website. The deadline for submissions is Dec. 3. Learn about it all at EasternEnergyExpo.com. Sponsorships and ...

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Embracing Technology to Grow Your Propane Business

Brian Kay, business unit leader at iRely, headquartered in Fort Wayne, Ind., knows from experience that it’s an unlikely fuel dealer that embraces technology. “We see resistance,” Kay said. Typically, a propane company runs office software for “fifteen-plus years,” and they treat the software “like a beater car,” running it until they are forced to buy a new system, he ...

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Work Truck Show: March 5-8 in Indianapolis

The Work Truck Show 2019 will be held in conjunction with the Green Truck Summit and the Fleet Technical Congress, March 5-8 at the Indiana Convention Center in Indianapolis, Ind. Sessions begin March 5, and the exhibit hall is open March 6-8. NTEA has announced that Jeffrey Gitomer will be the keynote speaker at The Work Truck Show 2019. Gitomer will discuss the difference ...

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