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Barrett Conway becomes Director of Cetane Associates

May 26, 2022

Kent, CT-based Cetane Associates LLC has promoted Barrett Conway to Director. For more than two years Barrett has served as a Senior Analyst, engaging in M&A advisory, business value estimates and transaction analysis as part of the firm’s Deal Execution Team. He has more than seven years’ experience overall in the professional financial advisory space. […]

Congressional bills introduced to expand heat pump market

May 25, 2022

Two bills in U.S. Congress were recently introduced to help create a robust U.S. market for heat pumps, including: “Installing Clean Efficient Energy Hastens Our Transition” or ICEE HOT Act (S. 4144) from Sen. Ed Markey, which creates a rebate program for distributors of HVAC, water heating and other equipment used to electrify buildings, and […]

Canadian Propane Association celebrates the best of the industry

May 24, 2022

The Canadian Propane Association (CPA) announced the winners of its top industry awards at its 2022 Leadership Summit. “These awards highlight the commitment and dedication of those who are making a difference to the ongoing success of the Canadian propane industry and communities,” said CPA President & CEO Shannon Watt. “These talented individuals and organizations […]

Suburban Propane teams up with American Red Cross & Jerry Rice to give blood

May 20, 2022

Suburban Propane Partners, L.P. has teamed up with the American Red Cross and pro football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice to encourage people across the nation to give blood. This effort is part of Suburban Propane’s ongoing SuburbanCares corporate initiative. As a thank you for helping meet the need for blood donations now through May […]

NORA releases new “Technicians Manual for Liquid Heating Fuels”

May 19, 2022

The National Oilheat Research Alliance (NORA) recently released the Technicians Manual for Liquid Heating Fuels, replacing the previous instruction manual, Oilheat Technicians Manual -Silver Edition. The new manual is the most comprehensive and up-to-date learning resource for understanding the principles and practices of today’s liquid heating fuel, controls, systems and service. It is the basis […]

Rooter Hero buys Velavi; expands HVAC presence in LA

Rooter Hero Plumbing & Air, a plumbing and HVAC company serving residential and commercial locations in California and Arizona, announced today it has purchased Velavi Heating & Cooling, Inc., a home services company in Norwalk, CA, in an effort to expand its HVAC offerings into the greater Los Angeles area. The expansion will allow Rooter […]

FMCSA extends & expands COVID-19 HOS waiver to include more fuel products

May 18, 2022

The U.S. Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) has amended the extension for the Modified Emergency Declaration regarding COVID-19. In a statement from FMCSA Deputy Administrator Robin Hutcheson, dated May 13, 2022, the amendment extension of the modified Emergency Declaration 2020-002 will be further extended through May 31, 2022, waiving hours of service (HOS) for […]

Dead River announces leadership changes

May 16, 2022

After 36 years with Dead River Co., Deanna Sherman will retire as President & CEO, according to reports. She will retire at the end of June and will become Senior Advisor. After joining the company in 1986, Sherman was promoted to District Manager positions, then Regional Manager, and then VP of the energy division before […]

New patent issued to train heating oil tank truck drivers, get ELDT

May 12, 2022

Jeffrey Hale Sunup was issued a third patent on May 10 by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (Patent No. US 11,328,619) entitled “Method for Training Heating Oil Tank Truck Drivers.” This invention can assist the Entry Level Driver Training (ELDT) preparedness of those seeking a hazardous materials (H) endorsement for the first time. On […]

Bluon launches BluonSearch HVAC parts database tool

Bluon, Inc., the rapidly growing company focused on upgrading the HVAC industry, today announced the launch of BluonSearch, the most comprehensive parts and equipment cross-reference database in HVAC. BluonSearch represents a giant leap forward in enabling HVAC distributors to quickly determine their customers’ needs and satisfy them using their local inventory – all through a […]