Propane industry representatives tour museum site

September 30, 2013 By    

A group of industry members met on Sept. 12 in Bethlehem, Pa., to review design elements and building improvements for a propane exhibit planned for the National Museum of Industrial History.

The group saw firsthand the proposed layout of the museum, which will include exhibits on the foundations of American industry: steel, textiles, machinery and propane. The renovated facility is located on the former site of Bethlehem Steel Corp.

Museum managers are soliciting bids to begin prototypes and construction on the exhibits, with a targeted completion date of late 2014 or early 2015, according to a press release from the museum.

The propane industry group included Bob Nicholson, chairman of the board for Eastern Propane and propane exhibit chair; Steve Donches, president and CEO of the National Museum of Industrial History; Ed Mooney, principal of Ed Mooney Museum Design; Joe Rose, president of the Propane Gas Association of New England; Shelby Metzger, executive director of the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association; Bill Curcio, executive vice president of Eastern Propane; Mark Delehanty, president of Independence Propane; John Pearston, safety and training coordinator for Eastern Propane; and Rita Pecilunas, president of Strategic Marketing Resources.

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