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May 2016 Issue
NPGA Presidential Summit, Mid-Year Board of Directors Meeting and Propane Days
May 22-25
Washington, D.C.

North Central Convention and Trade Show
May 23-26
La Crosse, Wis.

Mid-States Propane Expo and Trade Show
June 27-30
Branson, Mo.

PERC Meeting
July 12-13
Napa Valley, Calif.

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Photo: iStock ‘Powerhouse panel’ explores
merger and acquisition process

When Cetane Associates’ Steven Abbate first developed a panel discussion on buying and selling businesses for the heating oil industry, he doubted whether experts would be interested in sharing their strategies. However, he found they were interested in sharing their experiences. Find out what experts said about mergers and acquisitions at the 2016 Propane Expo.
Merger, acquisition activity over the last 12 months
Have you been keeping track of merger and acquisition activity in the propane industry? LP Gas provides a look at the movement of companies over the last year.
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Tank monitoring technology TECHNOLOGY
Six tank monitoring takeaways
for the propane industry

Tank monitoring has been a hot topic lately among propane marketers. But how monitors operate and the kind of savings marketers can realize from monitors are questions the industry continues to explore. To address these areas, LP Gas caught up with Mike Vigliotti, tank monitor sales specialist at Bergquist, to answer these questions. Read more...
NEWS latest headlines from LPGASMAGAZINE.COM
Crestwood Crestwood opens
North Carolina-based rail terminal

Crestwood opened its Rose Hill rail terminal in Rose Hill, N.C., just east of the Dixie pipeline. The company says the new facility will provide propane marketers across North Carolina and the region with much-needed product reliability.
Mobile technology Mobile technology delivers
three S’s for the propane industry

If you seek to understand the present – and the future – of mobile technology, look to the three S’s of the propane delivery business: safety, speed and savings. Integrate these three factors into your business strategy to increase efficiency and customer service.
Photo: PERC The power of pets
as digital influencers

More often, businesses and organizations, including the Propane Education & Research Council, are embracing the connection that pets can make between them and their customers – and it’s proving to be a smart move. Find out why.
Photo: iStock How social media can leverage
a customer service experience

Social media can easily influence one's customer service experience – good or bad. One Facebook post had a positive effect on Warm Thoughts Communications' Susan Janett's experience with United Airlines.
TICO Manufacturing Propane tractor addresses emissions, operation costs
in terminals, ports

TICO Manufacturing’s Pro-Spotter terminal tractor incorporates a propane engine that is designed and engineered by Power Solutions International Inc. Find out how the company says the tractors can help terminals and ports to reduce emissions and lower total vehicle operation costs. Read more...
hall of fame Nominate someone for the
LP Gas Hall of Fame

LP Gas magazine inducted four new members into the LP Gas Hall of Fame last month in Nashville, Tenn., bringing its total membership to 28. We’re already preparing to add to this illustrious group in 2017, and we’re asking for you to join the nomination process. Tell us whom you think deserves this honor, which recognizes past and present leaders who have “moved the needle” for the industry.
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LPG Growth Summit video Attention, propane retailers
Last year, LP Gas magazine held the inaugural LP Gas Growth Summit, where we facilitated one-on-one meetings between propane retailers and propane industry vendors. Would a decision-maker from your company like to attend the 2016 event in October at Reunion Resort in Orlando, Fla.? If so, email Editor-in-Chief Brian Richesson at to learn more. Check out what retailers said about last year’s event. Watch video...

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