About

George Carey

George R. Carey Jr. is Vice President at Fluid Industrial Associates (FIA) which is a manufacturer’s representative of steam and hydronic products that are sold through Wholesale Distribution for all of New England. George is in charge of all of the Training and Education for FIA. He has been at FIA since 1994 and in the heating industry since 1985. George has taught steam and hydronic courses for Northeastern University’s Continuing Education program. He has created and presented training programs for the past two decades for thousands of technicians. He has written a monthly column in Oilheating Journal (now known as Indoor Comfort Marketing) since 2000 as well a columnist for other trade publications. He has contributed technical articles for several manufacturers over the past twenty years.

Webinar on how to apply to a USDA cost-sharing grant for a heating fuel bulk plant

September 30, 2022

The National Energy & Fuels Institute (NEFI) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) are presenting a free webinar on Oct. 11 for heating fuel dealers. Entitled, “How to apply for cost-sharing grants under the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program,” the program will be held at 12 p.m. (noon) Eastern Time. The USDA is again […]

Colby & Gale acquires M.W. Sewall Inc. in Maine

Colby & Gale, Inc., Damariscotta, ME, has acquired the propane, distillates and HVAC service business of M.W. Sewall Inc. headquartered in Bath, ME. The transaction closed on Sept. 20. Founded in 1887 by Mark W. Sewall, M.W. Sewall had its origins in shipbuilding along the Kennebec River. Today, their square masted schooner, the Edward Sewall […]

Arkansas HVAC install is a collaboration with Entergy and others

September 27, 2022

When Brenda Haymer moved into her Helena, AR home some 22 years ago, it had the same HVAC unit she’s used all these years—up until this week, when she received a new one through a grant program administered in part by Delta Community Development and Law Center Inc. for Entergy Arkansas. “They’re putting me an […]

Johnson Controls offers homeowners higher-efficiency HVAC savings with IRA incentives

September 26, 2022

Johnson Controls said it is helping to make residential energy efficiency more affordable and accessible for homeowners through robust financing options and rebates that are intended to maximize newly announced savings available through the Inflation Reduction Act. With higher-efficiency HVAC equipment from Johnson Controls, homeowners can reduce their heating and cooling costs by as much […]

Lennox offers Inflation Reduction Act rebate eligible HVAC products

September 22, 2022

In the wake of the recently signed Inflation Reduction Act, Lennox International Inc. has released a statement about what the new legislation means for homeowners around the country. The $740 billion climate and health care bill aims to put the U.S. on a path to emissions reduction by investing in climate protection and offering eligible […]

Clean Fuels Alliance taps Jonathan Martin for new analytics role

September 21, 2022

Clean Fuels Alliance America has appointed Jonathan Martin of Ottawa Hills, OH, as its first Director of Economic and Market Analytics. Martin, most recently an economist with Marathon Petroleum Co., brings ten years of experience in oil and gas corporate economics to this newly created role. He will be based in Ohio. Well-versed in synthesizing […]

Ferrellgas celebrates National Truck Driver Appreciation Week

In mid-September Ferrellgas celebrated National Truck Driver Appreciation Week with social media posts throughout the week and at celebrations being held at local offices. Ferrellgas employs nearly 2,500 drivers deliver bulk propane to hundreds of thousands of homes, businesses and farms nationwide, in addition to retailers of Blue Rhino propane tanks. “We celebrate our drivers […]

Blackhawk Propane is acquired by Lakes Gas

September 19, 2022

Lakes Gas, Wyoming, MN, has acquired the propane operations of Blackhawk Propane in South Beloit, IL. Blackhawk Propane sells and delivers propane to residential, agricultural, and commercial customers in 10 counties in northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. The company was founded in 1982 by Bob Zeek, Sr. and Bob Zeek, Jr., who were also in […]

Approved Oil Co. acquires New Utrecht Fuel Oil Co.

September 15, 2022

Brooklyn, NY-based Approved Oil Co. has acquired New Utrecht Fuel Oil Co., a full-service oil company also based in Brooklyn. Terms of the deal were not revealed. New Utrecht is a third-generation family-owned company that has been in business in the Brooklyn community for 78 years, since 1944. New Utrecht has provided 24/7 fuel and service […]

Women in Energy launches online learning platform

In addition to celebrating its 5th anniversary, Women in Energy (WE) has launched the new online Learning Center on Sept. 15. “With all our recorded Webinar Wednesday sessions, our educational library has grown to be pretty expansive,” explained Judy Garber, WE Executive Director. “Over the past half a year we have consolidated all this content […]