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August 1, 2008 - By

P38 Inc. launched www.propanefacts.ca, a comprehensive online resource for information on the use of propane as a transportation fuel. Through cooperative efforts among industry, government and academia, the goal of Propane Facts is to provide reliable, current and convincing research and facts about making propane Canada's alternative transportation fuel of choice for high consumption, light and medium duty fleets. read more

Caledon Propane Inc.

August 1, 2008 - By

Hugh Sutherland Jr. got his first look at a composite propane cylinder in 2000 during a business trip to Italy. Seven years later, the vice president of North American sales for Canada's primary exchange company, Caledon Propane Inc., incorporated the light, see-through container into its business strategy. read more

Who oversees your marketing?

August 1, 2008 - By

Marketing is even more important in the retail propane business today than it has been in the recent past. Skyrocketing energy prices, customer conservation, energy switching, global warming and the green movement are a few of the new considerations we didn't have to think about much just a few years ago. External factors are changing the propane business environment faster than at any time in the history of our industry. If marketing has been on the backburner in your company, you need to move it forward. Do it yourself or delegate marketing to a key employee if you want your propane business to succeed. read more

Finding the right expert

August 1, 2008 - By

When your company is faced with a catastrophic and/or complex claim or lawsuit, it is difficult to know what to do and where to turn. read more

From molehill to mountain

August 1, 2008 - By

Whenever someone is perceived to exaggerate probability and consequences, they are accused of making a mountain out of a molehill. This catchphrase is usually applied when bean counters and actuaries point out the cost of addressing some problem that seems unlikely to occur. read more

Motivate with incentives

August 1, 2008 - By

Of all the useful managerial tools available to retail propane distributors, none may be more underutilized than a well-designed, performance-incentive compensation plan. read more

DataPoints

August 1, 2008 - By

The popularity of outdoor living spaces is growing, according to research by the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC). read more

Vital Signs

August 1, 2008 - By

The Missouri Propane Gas Association (MPGA) has resigned its seat on the board of directors of the Midwest Propane Gas Convention & Trade Show, MPGA Executive Director Steven N. Ahrens confirmed. read more

High cost of tanks forces propane marketers to better manage purchases, placement

August 1, 2008 - By

As the cost of steel keeps going up, with propane-tank pricing bursting at the seams, marketers are facing a conundrum when trying to save money on LPG delivery by making fewer runs and installing larger vessels at accounts drawing heftier loads. read more

Golf outing another hit

August 1, 2008 - By

The Propane Golfers Association held its 24th annual outing June 19-21 at the Innisbrook Resort and Golf Club in Palm Harbor, Fla., just outside Tampa. read more