Propane expert joins Warm Thoughts

Tom Jaenicke to serve as VP, Propane Marketing Services
(June 29, 2015)
Warm Thoughts Communications announced that Tom Jaenicke has joined its staff as VP, Propane Marketing Services. Jaenicke will lead the company’s efforts in expanding its footprint in the propane industry. Jaenicke brings 30 years of sales and marketing experience with leading propane retailers, manufacturers and service providers. He founded NRG Distributors, a wholesale propane heating equipment distribution company, in 1988… FULL ARTICLE >>

Associations reveal Warm Thoughts survey findings

Consumers want savings, efficiency; Bioheat could help stem conversions
Saving money through improved equipment efficiency and using domestically-sourced, renewable fuels are important factors to the home heating oil consumer, according to initial findings from a five-state consumer market research study. Warm Thoughts Communications surveyed over 2,300 oil heat customers in the most extensive consumer research study conducted on the industry’s behalf in over a decade, according to the Massachusetts… FULL ARTICLE >>

Passafaro re-elected as Chairman of Hydronics Institute

ECR President will serve second consecutive term through 2017
(June 23, 2015)
Ron Passafaro, President & CEO of ECR International, Inc., was re-elected to a second consecutive term as Chairman of the Hydronics Institute through 2017. Comprised of 69 manufacturers of boilers and related components, the Institute develops standards, conducts certification testing and works with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop efficiency and safety regulations in the North American boiler… FULL ARTICLE >>

PPA offers July NORA certifications

Two-day Gold and Silver certification seminars in PA
(June 22, 2015)
The Pennsylvania Petroleum Association (PPA) will host two NORA certifications in July. Gold Certification Seminar July 14-15, 9:00am – 5:00pm PPA Training Center – Middletown, PA Criteria for Gold Certification: Completion and passage of the Silver Certification program (see below), minimum of five years of experience as an oil heat technician, and a minimum of 120 hours of training. Silver… FULL ARTICLE >>

OESP to host Industry Forum in the Poconos

August event will help determine OESP's plan for the near future
OESP, the National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals, is hosting an Industry Forum August 5th-6th at the newly-opened Kalahari Resort in Pocono Manor, PA. The agenda includes an exploration of the goals OESP hopes to attain over the next two to five years, a prioritization of those goals and the creation of tactics to implement them. Attendees are… FULL ARTICLE >>

NYPGA Spring Conference opens in Cooperstown

Hits "Birthplace of Baseball" for two-day trade show/convention
The New York Propane Gas Association’s (NYPGA) annual Spring Conference opens this afternoon at the Otesaga Resort Hotel in Cooperstown, NY. The two-day event includes a trade show, presentations by industry experts, committee meetings and dinner receptions. On-site registration and the trade show both open at noon. The cost is $100/day, with discounts for additional registrants. Click here to view… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Independent Technologies celebrates 30 years

(June 16, 2015)
  Independent Technologies, Inc., manufacturers of products under brands such as Wesroc and Metrotel, celebrates its 30 year anniversary in 2015. Founded in 1985 as a voice and data communications R&D firm, it has evolved and diversified over time to the multi-business entity it is today. In 1986, the company launched the Wesroc Payphone Monitor. This was followed by the… FULL ARTICLE >>

NORA releases Biodiesel/Bioheat report

(May 26, 2015)
  As part of its authorization by Congress (the Agricultural Act of 2014, a.k.a. the U.S. Farm Bill), the National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) is required to prepare a report on the use of biofuels in heating oil equipment. The new report, Developing a Renewable Biofuel Option for the Home Heating Sector, was released on May 13, 2015. It is… FULL ARTICLE >>

OESP reconvenes in Hershey

Association toasts Judy Garber at her final convention
The National Association of Oil & Energy Service Professionals (OESP) returned to Hershey, PA for its 61st Annual Convention & Trade Show, May 17-20. The four-day event—which included a two-day trade show, numerous educational sessions, a golf outing and the annual Care to Ride fundraiser for Oil Heat Cares—culminated in an Awards Banquet Tuesday evening, honoring Executive Director Judy Garber… FULL ARTICLE >>

New NAECA standards take effect

New revisions raise minimum energy factors for water heaters
(May 18, 2015)
Updates to the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) went into effect on April 16, raising the minimum required Energy Factor of gas, oil and electric water heaters, depending on storage volume. NAECA III, finalized in 2010, requires slight efficiency rating increases for heaters under 55 gallons, which many manufacturers will accommodate by adding about an inch of insulation–increasing the size… FULL ARTICLE >>

Pennsylvania Petroleum Association Event Schedule

Winter is coming, and the Pennsylvania Petroleum Association’s (PPA)…

New Mercury Recycling Law in Massachusetts

In an effort to boost mercury recycling in the…

Bell & Gossett’s Little Red Schoolhouse Returns

Bell & Gossett, a Xylem Inc. brand, will continue…
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