Heating Oil Co. Settles Claim That It Sold System-Damaging Fuel

Worcester, MA co pays $450K
(2021-03-05 15:53:48)
Article courtesy: Worcester (MA) Daily Voice A local heating oil company has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations that it was selling below-quality fuel that caused problems in heating systems. On Wednesday, March 3, Worcester-based Peterson Oil resolved claims it violated the False Claims Act as part of a state contract, according to This Week In Worcester. The claims were… FULL ARTICLE >>

Virtual Propane Expo kicks off 2021 schedule

March 4 was first of series featuring live presentations
(2021-03-04 17:52:36)
The 2021 Virtual Propane Expo began Thursday, March 4 with live presentations, found here: Virtual Propane Expo 2 pm: Odorization of Propane and Jurisdictional Accounts, with Chris Keyser of CS Keyser Consulting Odorant Testing and Propane Jurisdictional Accounts: The Ignite with Tom Clark Series – Propane companies that operate or maintain so-called Jurisdictional Accounts are subject to the requirements under 49CFR to… FULL ARTICLE >>

Tankfarm hires tech investor as its Founding CFO

Company uses software & tank monitors to simplify deliveries
(2021-03-03 16:06:04)
Residential propane distribution company Tankfarm, Millbrook, NY, has hired veteran tech investor Edward Mirsepahi as its Founding CFO. “Edward comes to us after an investing career that spans over 25 years on Wall Street and, most recently, as a Silicon Valley-based investment manager who consistently delivered market-beating returns to his investors,” said Andrew Heaney, Tankfarm Co-Founder & CEO. “Edward’s experience… FULL ARTICLE >>

F.W. Webb acquires Danbury Plumbing and HVAC Supply Co.

Includes 100-year-old company and 45-year-old showroom
(2021-03-02 18:21:08)
Article courtesy: Supply House Times F.W. Webb Company announced the acquisition of Western Connecticut wholesale-distributor, Danbury Plumbing and HVAC Supply Co. Effective March 1, the Danbury location will begin operating as F.W. Webb and as part of the transaction, the business’s Creative Bath will open as a Frank Webb Home retail showroom.             “This acquisition… FULL ARTICLE >>

Suburban Propane donates to Cradles to Crayons in Philadelphia

Includes hygiene kits & teddy bears
(2021-02-25 19:45:17)
Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. has made a donation to the Cradles to Crayons location in Philadelphia to provide 1,000 children in need with kits containing hygiene essentials— including, shampoo, body wash, toothbrushes, toothpaste, hair combs, moisturizing lotion and wipes. The company has also donated SuburbanCares branded toy bears which will be distributed with the kits. “Through our SuburbanCares corporate initiatives,… FULL ARTICLE >>

FMCSA grants regional Hours of Service waiver on Feb. 18

Due to winter storms
(2021-02-18 16:29:55)
According to the Energy Marketers of America (EMA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an immediate regional Hours of Service waiver starting February 18 for the following states due to winter storms: ARKANSAS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS, KENTUCKY, LOUISIANA, MARYLAND, MASSACHUSETTS, MINNESOTA, MISSISSIPPI, MISSOURI, MONTANA, NEBRASKA, NEW JERSEY, NEW MEXICO, NEW YORK,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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Heating Oil Co. Settles Claim That It Sold System-Damaging Fuel
Article courtesy: Worcester (MA) Daily Voice A local heating oil company has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle allegations that it was selling below-quality fuel that caused problems in heating systems. On Wednesday, March 3, Worcester-based Peterson Oil resolved claims it violated the False Claims… READ BLOG >>
Virtual Propane Expo kicks off 2021 schedule
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Tankfarm hires tech investor as its Founding CFO
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F.W. Webb acquires Danbury Plumbing and HVAC Supply Co.
Article courtesy: Supply House Times F.W. Webb Company announced the acquisition of Western Connecticut wholesale-distributor, Danbury Plumbing and HVAC Supply Co. Effective March 1, the Danbury location will begin operating as F.W. Webb and as part of the transaction, the business’s Creative Bath will open… READ BLOG >>
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FMCSA grants regional Hours of Service waiver on Feb. 18
According to the Energy Marketers of America (EMA), the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has granted an immediate regional Hours of Service waiver starting February 18 for the following states due to winter storms: ARKANSAS, CONNECTICUT, DELAWARE, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ILLINOIS, INDIANA, IOWA, KANSAS,… READ BLOG >>
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