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Despite housing slump, Texas retailer maintains relationship with HBA

May 3, 2011 - By

The Dallas-area company continues to find value in networking with local builders and other HBA members. read more

Ignoring cylinder recertification dates can lead to costly legal problems

May 3, 2011 - By

When it comes to propane cylinders, a common and recurring theme is that the cylinder is refilled and distributed into the stream of commerce after the time permitted by its manufacture or recertification date. read more

All energy resources play important role in America’s future

May 3, 2011 - By

Every time I think I’ve reached a conclusion about the value of any fuel, some new calamity happens that changes everything and causes me to reconsider how I really feel about risk and our country’s energy security. read more

A look back at the highlights from a 100-column collection

May 3, 2011 - By

It seems appropriate that since this is my 100th column I would review some of the better columns I have offered over the past several years. read more

Propane Energy Pod targets five key in-home applications

May 3, 2011 - By

PERC is leading an effort to reverse this erosion of propane as the primary energy source inside the home. read more

Marketers must recognize, react to a decade of dwindling gallon sales

May 3, 2011 - By

Conversations with industry executives indicate the 99-year-old propane industry is facing profound changes that threaten the long-term viability of the market. Most agree that solving those challenges will inevitably change the way marketers run their business. read more

Buy-sell agreements smooth family business transitions

May 3, 2011 - By

Most family business owners expect their thriving enterprises to transfer to the younger generation with minimal fuss and bother. Reality, though, can be far different. Absent a carefully designed plan, misunderstandings and disputes can turn any business transition into a costly train wreck. read more

Lawn and landscape companies turning to propane and not looking back

May 3, 2011 - By

Landscape companies are discovering that propane can power their equipment just as well – or better – as their gasoline counterparts, and some companies have been able to prove the notable advantages propane equipment, through OEMs or aftermarket conversions, has provided to their bottom line. read more

Industry insiders tell us what to expect from acquisitions

May 2, 2011 - By

A lot of factors inside the propane industry can make an owner think he should get out – and get out quickly. But those who work with propane industry acquisitions stress patience and sound decision making, especially when your own stress can become a heavy burden. read more