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Safety is no accident

December 1, 2005 - By

A few months ago, I put on a program on personal safety in the workplace. After making my pitch for the goal of zero accidents, I was met with limited resistance. read more

How do you lead the best?

December 1, 2005 - By

Over the past four months I have offered an approach on how to hire the best employees possible for your propane company, establishing high expectations for the qualities we seek in our workers. read more

The gift of good employees

December 1, 2005 - By

The arrival of the Christmas season begs the question that hounds Santa-loving kids from 1 to 92: Have you been naughty or nice? read more

Why is LIHEAP being debated?

December 1, 2005 - By

For months, the Energy Information Administration has warned of this winter's rise in home heating costs for consumers. For weeks, Congressional hearings focused on issues related to energy price, supply and infrastructure. read more

Does your company have a target on its back?

December 1, 2005 - By

Despite a considerable effort to operate businesses safely, many companies complain that the cost of lawsuits is dragging down their ability to operate profitably. read more

Propane growing agriculture presence

December 1, 2005 - By

The agriculture market accounts for more than 10 percent of all odorized propane sales in the United States -- almost 1.5 billion gallons a year. Agriculture is a business, so for propane to be a leading agricultural energy choice, our industry must always look for new and improved technologies that provide sound business solutions for the farmer. The propane industry, through the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC), is funding research and development efforts that do just that. read more

What’s up?

December 1, 2005 - By

It should come as no surprise to propane marketers that the cost of doing business keeps going up, up and up. Industry suppliers are facing similar increases on the raw materials coming into their factory doors, resulting in higher price tags on the products they sell. read more

2005 State of the Industry

December 1, 2005 - By

Slightly over 35 percent of the participants in this year's State of the Industry survey offered comments beyond the questions asked. It would be an understatement to say the comments implied that the situation was nearly untenable, and that no improvement was in sight. read more

Bobtail efficiency: a marketer’s edge

December 1, 2005 - By

The subject of bobtail efficiency is always relevant to propane marketers. Educational sessions on any aspect of this subject have no problem attracting attendees and interest. read more