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Steeled for success

October 1, 2004 - By

Composite cylinders are on the verge of breaking into the U.S. market, but the propane industry isn't exactly steeling itself for the impact. The cylinders offer a host of advantages over the traditional steel - including a lighter weight, translucent material and a potentially more attractive and ergonomic design - but they are perceived, for now, by many industry leaders as a niche item that will appeal to a small segment of consumers. read more

Is it time to sell?

October 1, 2004 - By

You may lack family members willing to line-up in a succession plan. Or perhaps you've had your fill of coping with rocketing insurance costs, government regulations and endless days topped off by late-night telephone calls from empty customers. read more

GAO pans pipeline safety efforts

October 1, 2004 - By

The Office of Pipeline Safety has not yet developed a policy that defines its new, more aggressive enforcement strategy or describes how it will contribute to the achievement of its performance goals. read more

Measuring the value of safety

October 1, 2004 - By

How do you measure the value of an intangible concept such as investing in safety? read more

Higher steel prices impacting ROI

October 1, 2004 - By

Have you evaluated the impact that higher capital outlay will have on your return on investment? read more

A glimpse at tomorrow

October 1, 2004 - By

Technology is the way we are going to grow the load for our industry. read more

Blueprint for acquisitions

October 1, 2004 - By

Have you ever considered what it takes to buy or sell a business? For most companies, an acquisition or sale can seem like the people involved are on a secret mission. Everything is classified and confidential, and only a select few are in the loop. read more