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Look and learn

Feature Story Kenneth M. Nelson, president of Nelson & Small, is seated at left, next to David Small, COO and CFO of Nelson and Small. Peter LaRose, senior vice president, is at the right of Small and David Baker, training director of Lochinvar, is behind Nelson. Eastern New England sales manager Patrick Miller is at left with eyeglasses and necktie. ...

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Setting the standard

Feature Story AHR Expo in Dallas on track to become the HVAC/R industry’s largest Southwest event Coming off a record-setting 2006 show in Chicago, the 2007 AHR Expo is on track to establish more records as final preparations are made for the Jan. 29-31 event to be held at the Dallas Convention Center. Show management has reserved the entire Dallas ...

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Second wind

Feature Story This year, there was another major trade-show season for the industry Gnanu Ayysola was in charge at the Sarva Bio Remed booth. With good reason, the months of April, May and June are known as trade-show season in the oilheating industry. Not only are the oilheat companies and their employees able to sit back and relax a bit ...

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A far-reaching vision

Feature Story Bob Greenes, in white shirt, presents to Jack Sullivan, president of the New England Fuel Institute, the Robert Greenes Award for his work in the industry. Also pictured, from the left, are Larry Jordan, PMAA chairman; Bob Boltz of Vincent R. Boltz, who won the Greenes Award in 2003; and Dan Gilligan, president of the Petroleum Marketers Association ...

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Filling a need

Feature Story With Hudson Valley market booming, HVOHC donates equipment for service-tech training Kelly Stevens, 26, and Harry Hornbeck, 42, work on an oil furnace in Ulster. Faced with a growing customer base and a shortage of service technicians, the Hudson Valley Oil Heat Council has decided to provide area vocational schools with the latest equipment for their oilheat classes.The ...

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Growth spurt

Feature Story From humble beginnings, Trans-Tech has developed into a tank-manufacturing behemoth Trans-Tech Industries has developed a bulk-oil truck tank that is capable of delivering bulk oil while also having a rear section for transporting packaged goods and 55-gallon drums. Trans-Tech Industries was incorporated in Maine in 1984, and was initially located in Southwest Harbor, Maine, near Acadia National Park, ...

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Soaring spirits

Feature Story Inclement weather can’t dampen the atmosphere at 53rd NAOHSM Convention & Trade Show By Chris Traczek Bruce Marshall, director of education for Emerson-Swan, presents the NAOHSM Manufacturer of the Year Award to John Hazen White, Jr., CEO of Taco, Inc., Cranston, R.I. Randy Coulter, general manager of Industrial and Aviation Filters, Pickering, Ontario, Canada, discusses product selection with ...

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Relocated AREE a hit with attendees, exhibitors

Feature Story New and improved While its long-running stay at the Trump Taj Mahal on Atlantic City, N.J.’s Boardwalk was a hit with Atlantic Region Energy Expo attendees, there was no arguing that in recent years the ever-expanding show had outgrown the Taj Mahal’s environs, necessitating a move to a larger facility.Not wanting to leave Atlantic City, AREE appears to ...

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Growing your own title

Cover Story KOSCO creates a unique, committed and successful service-tech training program A few weeks ago Fuel Oil News met with Alan Mercurio, named in 2005 as Associate Member of the Year by the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers. Also sitting in was Brian Pruiksma, the service supervisor for KOSCO in Kingston, N.Y.KOSCO, or the Kingston Oil Supply ...

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Education wagon train

Feature StoryCarlin, Dynatherm team to bring technician training to the masses Many years ago, this nation was founded by pioneers who traveled across the country and opened new horizons for all of us. Many of the wagons used by these stalwart souls were the venerable Conestoga wagon, a tried and proven product built in Pennsylvania. Last fall, a different type ...

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