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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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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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