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Women in Energy

Women in Energy hosted a sold-out “Lunch & Learn” at the Hershey Country Club in Hershey, Pa. The event included lunch, networking, and a program called Women in Energy: Leading and Succeeding. Judy Garber, past executive director of the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, moderated a panel discussion. Panelists included: Aubrey Bauman Kreider (marketing manager and sustainability lead, ...

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IFS Acquires WorkWave Service Management Software

IFS signed an agreement to purchase WorkWave LLC. WorkWave provides scalable, cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions for HVAC and other field service, last mile delivery and logistics businesses. WorkWave primarily serves small- and medium-sized businesses. The acquisition is expected to close in 2017, according to a news release issued Sept. 28 by IFS. The financial terms of the acquisition were not ...

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The Wills Group Raises more than $500,000 for Community Leadership Fund

The Wills Group, parent company of SMO Energy, a provider of propane, heating oil and HVAC equipment in southern Maryland, says it raised more than $500,000 at its inaugural Blackie Wills Golf Classic and Gala, a two-day event at Turf Valley Resort in Ellicott City, Md. The Sept.10-11 event raised funds for The Blackie Wills Community Leadership Fund, which honors ...

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Online Oil Marketer Launches in Massachusetts

Slick Energy, an online heating oil marketplace, launched on Sept. 27, announcing that it is serving consumers in Massachusetts, with plans to expand throughout New England next year. “Consumers can now purchase home heating oil quickly, online and at the absolute best price,” the company, based in Newburyport, Mass., says in a statement. Slick estimates residential customers will be able ...

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HeatingHelp.com Marks Its 20th Year in Business

HeatingHelp.com is marking its 20th anniversary this year. “HeatingHelp.com,” features a forum called “The Wall,” an online resource for “Heating Answers,” where anyone can ask and answer questions about old and new heating systems, the website says. Founded in 1997 by Dan and Marianne Holohan, HeatingHelp.com has grown into a vibrant online community and resource for industry professionals and homeowners ...

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WEBINAR: How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel

Fuel Oil News and biofuel producer REG hosted a webinar on Sept. 21, “How to Thrive in the Heating Oil Business with Bioheat Blended Fuel.” The webinar explored how heating oil companies can manage and market Bioheat blended fuel—biodiesel blended with traditional heating oil. To play a recording of the webinar, click here. One of the speakers, Ray Hart, is ...

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ESEA Launches ‘Upgrade Your Lifestyle’ Program

The Empire State Energy Association launched its new “Upgrade Your Lifestyle” program in September, promoting energy efficiency, equipment upgrades and “Upgrade & Save” rebates. The program uses National Oilheat Research Alliance funds allocated to the Upstate New York Energy Association (UNYEA) and Hudson Valley Oil and Energy Council (HVOEC) under the energy efficiency, research and development and rebate categories from ...

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Up and Running: Propane Rail Terminal in Montgomery, N.Y.

On Sept. 6 a grand opening commemorated completion of Crestwood Services’ propane rail terminal in Montgomery, N.Y. Propane tank trailers filed in, filled up and departed in a continuous stream throughout the day as Crestwood executives, Montgomery town officials, and fuel marketers participated in the grand opening. The terminal was completed in July and has been operating since then. The ...

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Jack Woods Joins Paraco Gas’ M&A Team

Jack Woods is the newest member of the mergers and acquisitions team of Paraco Gas Corp., Rye, N.Y. As business development coordinator, Woods will be reporting to Christina Armentano, vice president of M&A. Woods received his Bachelor of Science from High Point University in High Point, N.C., in 2014, and joined Paraco in October 2016. In his new position, Woods ...

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ASHRAE Awards Scholarships to College Students

ASHRAE announced the recipients of 33 Society scholarships, totaling $164,000 for the 2017-18 academic year. “The ASHRAE Society scholarship program was launched to both encourage and reward students who pursue STEM education and demonstrate active engagement in innovative research, which may lead us to a better world,” says 2017-2018 ASHRAE President Bjarne W. Olesen. “We are eager to support the ...

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