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Sharp focus makes business effective

August 1, 2005 - By

In my 20-plus years of experience in the retail propane industry, working with one major and many independent marketers, I have seen many different ways to operate a propane company. So, what distinguishes the better operators that produce superior financial results and organic market growth from the laggards? read more

Distributors: Still Vital

August 1, 2005 - By

Over the past few years, propane industry distributors have been more and more concerned about their role as the link between equipment manufacturers and propane retailers. These distributors, who have been among the staunchest supporters of the industry, say price-cutting competitors offering lower prices, but virtually no customer service, are squeezing them out. They're frustrated over losing business to competitors who sell exclusively on bargain-basement pricing. read more

Bug off!

August 1, 2005 - By

Propane-powered devices now more affordable for homeowners. read more

House, Senate still at odds over policy

August 1, 2005 - By

Conferees are trying to iron out differences in the Energy Policy Act of 2005 passed by each House. read more

Hiring the best in the propane industry

August 1, 2005 - By

The most successful companies seem to recruit the very best talent, retain top producing individuals and get the most out of their employees. Weak ones often have high turnover, can't keep positions filled and make mistake after mistake in their hiring process. read more

The need to know

August 1, 2005 - By

Piece by piece, the propane industry is finally accumulating vital data about itself, its markets and its competition in detail it has never known. read more

Leadership lost and found

August 1, 2005 - By

We have recently seen the sentencing of leaders who failed to adhere to core values, standards and laws designed to protect stakeholders and stockholders alike. read more