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Sold! When companies look to sell, more and more are turning to Griffith Energy

Cover Story Tiff and Debbie Nevins, along with their dog Chappy, of McCandless Fuels in Conshohocken, Pa., near Philadelphia, had carried on the family tradition that began in 1897. In looking for a transition plan for retirement, the Nevins’s chose Griffith Energy Services. They felt that in addition to the financial considerations, they had an obligation to their employees and ...

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Sweet home Chicago

Feature Story Attendance records could fall as 2006 AHR Expo visits one of its most popular destinations Based on the number of companies that have reserved space for AHR Expo 2006 in the North and South Buildings of Chicago’s McCormick Place Convention Center, Jan. 23-25, as well as a number of planned show enhancements, the event promises to be one ...

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40 and counting

Oil Heat Council of New Hampshire marks four decades at annual convention Dozens of fuel oil and multi-fuel marketers rode the waves and enjoyed the ambiance of the Bay City, Portsmouth, N.H., from Sept. 20-22. Members and guests were entertained by Sprague Energy at the Axel Johnson Center on the banks of the Piscataqua River. And a genuine New England ...

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Going strong at 70

Feature Story Going strong at 70Much like the industry it chronicles, FON has survived in challenging conditions By Chris Traczek When choosing a year to start a new entrepreneurial enterprise, there had to have been better choices than 1935. First of all, the country was still battling to shake the grip of The Great Depression, a battle that some would ...

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Wheels of fortune

FeatureSprague president turns a job task into a bicycle ride for charity These days, when the ability to do something as simple as talk on the phone and type at the same time earns a fancy monitor like “multi-tasking,” it’s good to know that there are people around who really put the “multi” into the tasks that they perform.One of ...

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Talking the talk – The old college try

FeatureCarrier University provides dealers and distributors with professional advancement Carrier Corporation, headquartered in Farmington, Conn., has long been involved with providing training, education and professional development opportunities to its dealer and distributor partners. Recently, the corporation’s efforts were formalized under the name Carrier University and a variety of courses were updated and added.Carrier conducts training sessions nationally throughout the year, ...

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Talking the talk – Oil Tech Talk opens new Training Center with first Oilstock

Cover Story For several years, Oil Tech Talk’s Alan Mercurio has traveled throughout the United States bringing training and consulting to many companies within the oilheating industry. Mercurio’s services are often utilized by well-known companies and organizations such as R.W. Beckett, Honeywell Corporation, Kosco (Kingston Oil Service Company) and the National Association of Oil Heating Service Managers.Mercurio, who was named ...

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A birthday to remember

2005 AHR Expo celebrates 75th anniversary with record number of exhibitors For the first time in the 75-year history of the AHR Expo, the show was held in Orlando, Fla., and as anticipated, it attracted a large number of industry professionals from around the globe. According to show management, the 2005 AHR Expo set a new record for number of ...

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Sears Home Central launches TankSure Program in major Canadian oilheat markets

FeaturesBY CHRIS TRACZEK Sears is one of the most recognized and well-respected brands in North America. Sears Home Central in Canada not only epitomizes the brand, but is also Canada’s largest retailer. The mega-retailer is known for brands like Kenmore, its expansive retail outlets and its far-reaching HVAC Service and Equipment Repair network. The breadth of the company’s HVAC Service ...

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From disaster, inspiration

FeaturesBoiler mishap 40 years ago led to the creation of Hydrolevel Company On Oct. 2, 1962, a boiler explosion claimed the lives of 21 people at a New York Telephone building in Manhattan. The disaster, caused by an undetected low-water condition, forever changed the way all steam boilers, from that point, were manufactured and installed as New York Telephone searched ...

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