PA Petroleum Assocation Announces AC & Heat Training

Upcoming courses in March and April
(February 23, 2017)
Air Conditioning & Heat Pump Refresher Half Day Class (9:00 – 1:00) Cost: $75 Technician Skill Level: Beginner – Intermediate This half day seminar is designed for the technician who has limited experience working with air conditioning and heat pump systems. A technician attending this course will review basic refrigeration cycle principles on the theory of removing heat from an conditioned… FULL ARTICLE >>

Jacksonville, FL to host Modine Innovation Tour

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PRNewswire JACKSONVILLE, FL — Modine Manufacturing Company (MOD), a technology leader in the HVAC industry, will be at Nelson & Company in Jacksonville, Florida on Thursday, March 2 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. for their latest stop on the 2017 Innovation Tour. Traveling across North America, Modine’s 2017 Innovation Tour will feature professional development seminars and showcase the latest products… FULL ARTICLE >>

Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Assn Donates $4,925 to Salvation Army

(February 21, 2017)
Virginville, PA – The Berks-Schuylkill Oil Heat Association (BSOHA) donated $4,925 to both the Berks and Schuylkill County Salvation Army on Thursday, February 16, 2017 with each Corps receiving half of the total donation. Since 2006, the BSOHA annual charitable donation has directly helped the heating needs of local residents to a total contribution of $55,465. Ted and Sharon Tressler … FULL ARTICLE >>

Canadian company envisions Maine as site for biorefinery

Ensyn Corp needs more customers before it can build
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By Tux Turkel, Portland Press Herald— A Canadian company that turns leftover wood from forestry operations into heating fuel has begun supplying Bates College in Lewiston and is seeking enough customers to build a production facility in Maine. Ensyn Corp. is ramping up production of a proprietary biofuel it has made for more than 25 years at a small facility in… FULL ARTICLE >>

Soybean growers and biodiesel expanding Bioheat heating oil use

Million of Northeast homes are warmer and cleaner
(February 17, 2017)
By John Vogel, American Agriculturist Millions of Northeast and Mid-Atlantic homeowners now stay snug and dry amid winter’s cold, thanks in part to U.S. soybean growers. How’s that? Both regions are already primed for a cleaner-burning heating oil. And soybean growers provide a major feedstock for biodiesel to blend with ultralow-sulfur heating oil. This heating oil blend, called Bioheat, bodes… FULL ARTICLE >>

Maine heating oil company helps warms hearts (and homes)

Valentine's promotion well received
(February 15, 2017)
By Don Carrigan , WCSH-6, Portland, ME DAMARISCOTTA, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — Damariscotta fuel company Colby and Gale gave free fill-ups to a dozen selected customers for Valentine’s Day, and brought them cards, candy and flowers, too.  Matt Poole, one of the company’s managers, said the idea began last year with another Maine company, and that Colby and Gale and a… FULL ARTICLE >>

Taco Presents the Dan Holohan Comfort Award at AHR 2017

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Taco Comfort Solutions  announced that Robert Bean is the 2017 recipient of the Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award.  The award was presented on Monday, January 30 at the AHR 2017 Show in Las Vegas, NV. The Dan Holohan Lifetime Contribution to Comfort Award is given annually to an HVAC professional or company that has made a substantial contribution… FULL ARTICLE >>

Trane to Close Residential HVAC Operation in Fort Smith, AR

(February 14, 2017)
by Sarah Campbell, Arkansas Business Trane announced Monday that it will close its residential heating, ventilation and air conditioning manufacturing facility at 4811 S. Zero St. in Fort Smith and move its operations to four other U.S. facilities. The company said the operation employs about 250 employees and expects to close it, in a series of phases, by the beginning of… FULL ARTICLE >>

Yonkers-based Petroleum Kings files for bankruptcy

(February 13, 2017)
By Bill Heltzel, Westfair Online A Yonkers fuel oil company that is fighting lawsuits with its supplier has filed for bankruptcy. Petroleum Kings LLC filed for Chapter 11 reorganization on Feb. 2, four days before a trial was scheduled to begin in state Supreme Court in White Plains. The company claims assets between $500,000 and $1 million but only $47,000… FULL ARTICLE >>
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NORA Moving Forward

As the best winter in years draws to a…
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