Manlius Oil Exits the Fuels Business

Illinois company sells c-store to Growmark affiliates
(2020-09-17 18:34:11)
Article courtesy: CSP By Greg Lindenberg on Sep. 16, 2020 MANLIUS, Ill. — Agview FS Inc. and Gold Star FS Inc. have acquired Manlius Oil Co., a fuel distributor, propane company and convenience-store operator. Agview, Princeton, Ill., and Gold Star, Cambridge, Ill., are affiliates of Growmark Inc., a Bloomington, Ill.-based agricultural cooperative serving cooperatives, retailers, businesses and customers in the United States and… FULL ARTICLE >>

Former Worley & Obetz controller admits creating bogus documents

Trained by predecessor; faces 30 -year sentence
(2020-09-16 16:03:21)
According to LancasterOnline, former Worley & Obetz Controller Judith Avilez admitted in Federal court that she helped former CEO Jeffrey Lyons sustain his $66.7 million bank fraud to hide the now-defunct company’s losses. Avilez has now pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud (after an initial not guilty plea) and will be sentenced on Dec. 29. Trained for the… FULL ARTICLE >>

Virtual HEAT Show set for September 22 and 23

To feature "Roadmap to Net Zero" report
(2020-09-15 18:52:05)
On September 22 & 23, the first ever Virtual HEAT Show will take place for heating and energy industry professionals. This free online event offers attendees, exhibitors and sponsors an interactive trade show experience from a computer or mobile device. The show includes live webinars, an interactive virtual vendor hall and a video-based industry summit where heating fuel association and… FULL ARTICLE >>

Musk teases “super-efficient” home energy system

Next Tesla product could make the air in homes cleaner.
(2020-09-15 15:31:06)
Article courtesy: Inverse.com MIKE BROWN TESLA COULD LAUNCH A “SUPER-EFFICIENT” HEATING, VENTILATION, AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, CEO Elon Musk suggested last week. Writing via his Twitter page, the Tesla CEO claimed the firm could release a system with high-efficiency particulate air filters similar to the ones used in its Model S and X vehicles. The comments came in response to a post… FULL ARTICLE >>

Heating oil groups partner for Bioheat campaign

Called: "One Industry - One Choice"
(2020-09-08 17:21:48)
Five Northeastern heating oil trade associations have collaborated to launch a campaign to promote clean, renewable Bioheat to consumers and entice heating oil companies to offer Bioheat to their customers. The campaign, entitled “One Industry – One Choice,” includes the Energy Marketers Association of Rhode Island, the Empire State Energy Association, the Connecticut Energy Marketers Association, the Massachusetts Energy Marketers… FULL ARTICLE >>

Maryland-based HVAC company to acquire two Virginia firms

One reps manufacturers, the other performs testing
(2020-09-07 15:52:16)
According to Virginia Business, Columbia, MD-based  HVAC contractor Havtech will acquire two Richmond, VA-based HVAC firms, including Air Conditioning Equipment Sales Inc. (ACES) and Mechanical Systems Testing & Balancing Inc. (MSTB). Terms of the deals were not disclosed. Founded in 1971, ACES is an HVAC manufacturer’s representative in Central Virginia, Tidewater and Roanoke markets. MSTB performs certified testing, adjusting and… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Manlius Oil Exits the Fuels Business
Article courtesy: CSP By Greg Lindenberg on Sep. 16, 2020 MANLIUS, Ill. — Agview FS Inc. and Gold Star FS Inc. have acquired Manlius Oil Co., a fuel distributor, propane company and convenience-store operator. Agview, Princeton, Ill., and Gold Star, Cambridge, Ill., are affiliates of Growmark Inc., a… READ BLOG >>
Former Worley & Obetz controller admits creating bogus documents
According to LancasterOnline, former Worley & Obetz Controller Judith Avilez admitted in Federal court that she helped former CEO Jeffrey Lyons sustain his $66.7 million bank fraud to hide the now-defunct company’s losses. Avilez has now pleaded guilty to one count of bank fraud (after… READ BLOG >>
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On September 22 & 23, the first ever Virtual HEAT Show will take place for heating and energy industry professionals. This free online event offers attendees, exhibitors and sponsors an interactive trade show experience from a computer or mobile device. The show includes live webinars,… READ BLOG >>
Musk teases “super-efficient” home energy system
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