Why a job well done is so satisfying

August 25, 2015 - By and

A young lawyer was setting up his first office after graduation in a small storefront when a client walked in the front door. Immediately, he picked up the phone on his desk and pretended to be having an important conversation. “Yes. We need to contact London today to close the deal. I’ll be in Chicago next week to discuss the... read more

Amthor develops training program, adding jobs

August 24, 2015 - By

Amthor International partnered with the Virginia Technical Institute to develop Amthor University, a customized training program to help job seekers gain the required skills to work for the company. Amthor University launches its four- to five-week training program Oct. 5. Graduates of Amthor University at Virginia Technical Institute will be guaranteed employment with Amthor upon completion of the training. Amthor, a... read more

Recordkeeping helps exonerate propane marketer in house-fire lawsuit

August 24, 2015 - By and

A new home was built in South Carolina in early 1999. As part of an installation, a propane marketer there was asked to install an underground propane tank and run gas lines to an outdoor gas grill and to a stub out at the inlet to the home. The homeowner was provided with a gas fireplace and logs that ran on... read more

Propane has the potential to establish marine market relevance

August 21, 2015 - By

Propane-powered school buses and lawn mowers were concepts a decade ago. Now, a number of propane applications are available for those respective markets. Could boats and ships be the next frontier for propane as a motor fuel? “We see the benefits of the fuel and we are closely monitoring engine development and technology changes to see when the market is... read more

Indiana creates propane autogas school bus grant

August 20, 2015 - By

The Indiana Office of Energy Development (IOED) created a grant program for public school districts in the state to help them purchase propane-powered school buses. The IOED reported it built a pool of $300,000 to provide public school districts with grant money for autogas buses. To qualify for the grant, school districts must own their school buses and purchase a minimum of two... read more

Crop drying outlook: What propane retailers can expect from fall gallon sales

August 20, 2015 - By

What can propane retailers in the Corn Belt expect this fall in terms of gallon sales related to crop drying? The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) offered a glimpse upon releasing a monthly crop production update Aug. 12. According to USDA, corn production is forecast at 13.7 billion bushels this year. If realized, this will be the third-largest production on... read more

Tankless water heater produces 5.3 gallons per minute

August 20, 2015 - By

Navien expanded its condensing tankless NPE water heater series with the addition of the NPE-150S model. This tankless water heater has a heating capacity of 18,000 to 120,000 Btu per hour. It produces 5.3 gallons per minute at a 45-degree temperature rise. Navien says the NPE-150S works best in small residences or to cascade where more domestic hot water is... read more

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Boston chooses propane autogas for city vehicles, buses

August 20, 2015 - By

After a lengthy investigation into powering city vehicles with alternative fuels, Boston committed to convert a portion of its light-duty truck fleet to propane autogas. The city converted four Ford pickups to autogas this summer, and expects to have at least 20 vehicles running on autogas by next summer. It has 1,100 total vehicles in its fleet. Boston’s public school... read more

Report details tank monitoring market growth

August 19, 2015 - By

RnR Market Research released a study that reports the tank level monitoring systems market is expected to reach $859 million by 2020 at a calculated annual growth rate of 6 percent between 2015 and 2020. Tank level monitoring systems have applications used in various industries, including oil and fuel, chemical, mining, agriculture and automotive. According to the report, some of... read more

Ohio congressman attends Bergquist open house

August 19, 2015 - By

Bergquist hosted its 11th annual open house on Aug. 18 in Toledo, Ohio. The event attracted Bob Latta, the Ohio congressman who’s a co-chair of the Congressional Propane Caucus. Latta visited with Bergquist representatives and open house attendees, spending some time around a propane autogas dispenser to hear about the industry’s progress with motor fuels. A number of Bergquist vendors... read more

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