Energtek Signs Agreement for Acquisition of HOP Energy

HOP services about 80,000 customers
(September 26, 2016)
NEW YORK, Sept. 21, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Energtek Inc. (OTC: EGTK) (“Energtek”), a frontrunner in hi-tech natural gas solutions and Adsorbed Natural Gas (ANG) technology, announced today that it has entered into an agreement and plan of merger with HOP Energy Holdings, Inc. (“HOP”) pursuant to which Energtek will acquire HOP for a cash purchase price of $65 million dollars. HOP is… FULL ARTICLE >>

Maine official: Ad touting oil heat over natural gas is misleading

Governor's Energy Office senior planner: Ad makes the 'assumption that oil prices won't change. And everyone knows that's not true.'
(September 22, 2016)
By Tux Turkel, Portland (ME) Press Herald Staff Writer– A newspaper ad touting the cost benefits of heating with oil over natural gas is being called misleading by a state energy official, and a cautionary note for residents making long-term decisions about how to heat their homes. The Maine Energy Marketers Association, formerly the Maine Oil Dealers Association, ran the ad as part… FULL ARTICLE >>

Bosch Donates Over 50,000 to Local Community

(September 15, 2016)
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. – The Bosch Community Fund recently awarded three grants totaling $54,000 to schools and organizations in the Londonderry and Manchester, New Hampshire, area. The grants support science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and FIRST® Robotics programs in local schools as well as signage for Londonderry Trailways. “Bosch is especially gratified to support our local community and invest… FULL ARTICLE >>

VentCool™ – Two Solutions for Free Cooling

(September 9, 2016)
Kinston, NC–Field Controls has developed two VentCool™ systems to help contractors capitalize on free cooling and deliver energy efficiency. The VentCool Automated System “bolts on” to an existing forced air system and VentCool Whole House Fan works independent of the HVAC system. Both provide dramatic energy savings and fresh air ventilation. Now contractors have a choice. The benefits of free… FULL ARTICLE >>

Field Controls Appoints Jeremy Troutman Project Engineer

(September 8, 2016)
Kinston, NC – Field Controls announced the appointment of Jeremy Troutman as Project Engineer. Jeremy will work on product development, operate as team leader on assigned projects, and act as engineering liaison to support implementation of product changes.  He will also design and develop new and modified HVAC products, and support ongoing product maintenance. “Jeremy has a tremendous technical skill… FULL ARTICLE >>

Star Gas Offers 25% Matching Contribution

The American Energy Coalition (AEC) is pleased to announce that for the fourth straight year, Star Gas (Petro, Meenan, Champion, Griffith, Carroll and others) will match all contributions to the AEC Fall Fundraising Campaign with twenty five cents on every dollar contributed. The decision by Star Gas President and CEO Steven J. Goldman and first announced by Star Gas Vice… FULL ARTICLE >>

Hedge Solutions Hires Rachel Luc

(September 7, 2016)
Manchester, NH– Hedge Solutions announced that they have hired Rachel Luc to manage client support at the 24-year-old consulting firm. Rachel received her Master of Science Degree in Finance and Certification in Business Analytics from Bentley University in Massachusetts. She also earned a Bachelor of Commerce with distinction from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  Her professional experience includes retail… FULL ARTICLE >>

Heating up: St. John’s (Canada) homeowners switching to oil

Trends in home heating suggest oil is in favor again
(September 1, 2016)
By Cecil Haire, CBC News A major shift is taking place in the way many St. John’s residents are choosing to heat their homes, according to one man who’s been in the business for 30 years. Sean Parrell, owner of Avalon Plumbing and Heating Limited, says the once maligned oil is making a big comeback. And it’s not just because of falling oil prices — though that is helping. “The reason a lot of people… FULL ARTICLE >>

Generac to invest in, partner with Tank Utility

(August 31, 2016)
Dan Shafer, Milwaukee Business Journal– Generac Holdings Inc. said Tuesday that it is investing in Tank Utility Inc. Generac (NYSE: GNRC), a Waukesha, WI-based manufacturer of generators and small engines, made an equity investment to become a minority shareholder in Boston-based Tank Utility Inc., a provider of propane level monitoring services. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed. Generac and… FULL ARTICLE >>

Slant/Fin Corp Adds Peter Cullen

(August 29, 2016)
Greenvale, NY–Slant/Fin Corp, manufacturer of residential and commercial cast iron and high efficiency boilers, announces that Peter Cullen has been added as their New England Regional Sales Manager. Peter has over two decades of experience in the hydronic heating industry with Carlin, Bacharach and most recently Wohler. He is an industry recognized trainer that has developed and conducted training sessions for Brookhaven National Labs, PGANE,… FULL ARTICLE >>
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