Roadshows serving to promote autogas

August 16, 2012 - By

The easiest sale you’ll ever make is the one an existing customer makes for you. That’s one approach Mark Denton, vice president of business development for Alliance AutoGas, is taking as the company positions itself to promote propane autogas to consumers. That same Alliance approach has worked well, Denton says, throughout the first half of the ongoing Propane Autogas Roadshow Series... read more

Knowing your company direction

August 16, 2012 - By

When we know where we are headed and we effectively communicate that to our staff, we become more effective and are able to move our company forward as a team. read more

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Bergquist hosting product education events with PERC

August 16, 2012 - By

PERC leaders will be speaking about high-efficiency propane products at a two-part open house Aug. 21 and Aug. 23 held by equipment supplier Bergquist Inc. PERC will focus on products such as generators, tankless water heaters, commercial lawn mowers, irrigation engines, on-road vehicles and fleets. Pat Hyland, director of industry programs at PERC, will lead the Bergquist seminar Aug. 21... read more

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Transportation service company makes autogas investment

August 14, 2012 - By

Renzenberger, a transportation service company, has added 10 Roush CleanTech propane autogas vehicles to its fleet. read more

Propane companies can maintain compliance by recognizing the good, bad

August 1, 2012 - By

We make our own luck by respecting safety standards and company policy to the point of consistent compliance. read more

Notes from Napa

August 1, 2012 - By

A look at PERC’s reorganization; plus perspective, politics and projects   Against the backdrop of the green vineyards traversing the rolling hills of wine country, a re-engineered Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) met last month in Napa, Calif., further developing its newly structured plan to grow gallons and awareness of propane. Many new facets of the organization tasked with... read more

PERC, new communications firm explore branding strategies

August 1, 2012 - By

Propane is “exceptional energy,” but is that good enough? That question was pondered when the Propane Education & Research Council (PERC) met on July 11 in Napa, Calif. The council discussed whether it’s time to modify the industry moniker, “Propane: Exceptional Energy,” amid today’s changing energy environment. The topic surfaced during a presentation on brand refinement by Brent Schott and Katie Sands... read more

Good night, bed bugs

August 1, 2012 - By

Heat is gaining steam as a treatment method behind one propane-fueled system One key to killing bed bugs with insecticides is pinpointing their location. But as entomologist Kent Marsh attests, pinpointing bed bugs can turn into a five-hour task that’s as tedious as searching for a needle in a haystack. Making the task even more challenging for Marsh is the... read more

Financial leverage

August 1, 2012 - By

Often the goal of the independent business owner is to attain a level of success achieved by growing the business to a point in which the company becomes debt free. Congratulations if you have reached this debt-free goal with your propane company. However, I would argue that should you reach the debt-free level, you are underperforming from a shareholder-return standpoint... read more

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