Palfinger names sales and marketing executive

May 30, 2014 - By

Palfinger Liftgates hired Gene Ayres as executive vice president of sales and marketing. Ayres previously spent 36 years at Morgan Corp., where he held the same title over his last eight years. read more

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Crystal Flash makes acquisition, names CEO

May 30, 2014 - By

Crystal Flash purchased the home heating division from the Brenner Oil Group, marking its eighth acquisition since 2012. According to a press release, the deal adds 10 employees and a new location in Muskegon, Mich., to Crystal Flash’s portfolio. Nearly 2,500 Brenner customers were added through the acquisition. In addition, Crystal Flash recently named David Scigliano as its CEO. Scigliano... read more

ACME Alternate Fuel Systems to hold July classes

May 28, 2014 - By

ACME Alternate Fuel Systems Inc. will hold its ACME School July 14-16 in Mankato, Minn., providing students with propane autogas fuel system and diesel economizer training. Students will learn about the different systems available and receive step-by-step instructions on how to diagnose and fix a problem in the most timely and economical way possible. The course includes time in a... read more

Don’t keep your customers waiting and wondering

May 28, 2014 - By and

An older man called the police to report that someone was breaking into his shed. The dispatcher explained that there weren’t any police cars in the area, but he would send one as soon as one became available. He advised him to lock his doors and stay in the house. After hanging up, the old man counted to 30 and... read more

Texas company purchasing PetroLogistics

May 28, 2014 - By

Flint Hills Resources LLC agreed to acquire PetroLogistics LP, a propylene producer that, according to a press release, owns and operates the only propane dehydrogenation plant in the United States, for about $2.1 billion. According to the same press release, Flint Hills Resources is a refining, chemicals and biofuels company with operations primarily in Texas and the Midwest. read more

Alliance AutoGas offers dispenser system for autogas fleets

May 27, 2014 - By

Alliance AutoGas’ Fuel Management Dispenser System is now available to fleet customers. The T3MR Fleet Fuel Management System is designed to help fleet managers monitor and control fuel inventories in real time. It includes a card reader system, data management and real-time communications capabilities, as well as a Staubli low-emission fueling nozzle that emits .4 cubic centimeters of fuel when... read more

Renaldo expands distribution into western states

May 27, 2014 - By

Independent Utility Supply was named a supplier and distributor of Renaldo Sales & Service‘s LP gas installation and delivery equipment in Arizona, California, Oregon and Washington. According to a press release, Renaldo’s agreement with Independent Utility Supply marks the company’s first venture into the western United States. Independent Utility Supply has locations in Tracy and West Sacramento, Calif. read more

Relief valve provides overpressure protection for bulk plant applications

May 22, 2014 - By

The Fisher Type 63EGLP relief valve for bulk storage tanks is typically used on propane tanks that are at least 30,000 gallons. According to Emerson Process Management, the Type 63EGLP offers several benefits over traditional multi-port relief valves, including a 40 percent increase in relief capacity, a 20 percent weight reduction for easier installation, and reduced maintenance costs. The Underwriters... read more

Propane marketers testify to Senate energy committee on last winter’s struggles

May 22, 2014 - By

The propane industry finds itself in a “true energy revolution,” impacted by strong domestic production, record U.S. exports and changing pipeline infrastructure – all affecting inventories, distribution and retailers’ ability to service their customers without interruption. Joe Cordill, president of Cordill Propane Service in Louisiana and former chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA), brought that message to Washington,... read more

Propane at the Peak

May 22, 2014 - By

Tank manufacturer goes to great lengths – and heights – for mountain resort delivery Delivering two 22,000-gallon propane tanks and 39,000 gallons of propane to the top of a mountain so high you can see five states and Canada may seem impossible. If not for a propane retailer with decades of experience, an innovative manufacturer and the drive to meet... read more