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JULY 15, 2021
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Environmental playbook positions propane to prevail in a clean energy future
A task force of industry leaders developed a game plan to help all industry members tell propane’s environmental story more effectively. Learn more about the industry’s environmental messaging campaign in part one of a three-part series.
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Steel shortage curtails propane tank supplies
Propane marketers are being advised to order customer-bound propane tanks as soon as possible due to a shortage of steel and other key commodities. Find out more about the delays.
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Forum brings industry together
to talk propane, policy

Policies and politics dominated much of the discussion during NPGA’s first in-person event since its winter board of directors meeting in February 2020. Learn about the industry’s latest policy and advocacy efforts.
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RELATED: NPGA: Dues increase to help arm industry against threats
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Cinch Munson
Oberon Fuels names Cinch Munson VP of commercial development
Oberon Fuels appointed Cinch Munson, formerly of the Propane Education & Research Council, as the company’s vice president of commercial development. Learn how his propane industry expertise will apply to his new role.
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Gray, Gray & Gray promotes six team members
Gray, Gray & Gray promoted Bill Constantopoulos to director of Sage Intacct & Advisory Practice and five others to various roles at the firm.
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Superior Propane president retires, successor named
Superior Propane President Greg McCamus retired from the Mississauga, Ontario-based company, and Rick Carron was named the new president. Learn more about the transition.
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ThompsonGas names Carolinas area director
Sean Daugherty oversees the branches and operations in ThompsonGas’ Carolinas region. Learn about his nearly 30 years of experience in the propane industry.
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Growmark CEO set to retire
Jim Spradlin, CEO of Growmark, plans to retire at the end of February 2022. Learn about his accomplishments at Growmark and the company’s plans for the future.
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Superior Plus to acquire Kamps Propane in $240 million deal

Koppy’s acquires propane division
of Miller’s Gas & Oil Service


Cavagna Group jointly acquires
REPCo Group


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CHS helps 5 school districts implement propane-powered buses
Through its Brandon, South Dakota, retail locations, CHS has helped five area school districts transition to propane-powered school buses. Learn more about the propane autogas program.
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New NPGA chairman Bob Barry shares his plans for the association
Bob Barry, CFO of Bergquist Inc. in Toledo, Ohio, was sworn in as the new chairman of the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA). Hear from him about his goals in the new role.
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Marketers must keep an eye on the supply chain
The pandemic reportedly has obstructed the supply-and-demand chain and the labor force across industries, leading to short supply and high costs for many products. Learn how these trends are impacting the propane industry.
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Hose assembly developed for
high-pressure applications

The Smart-Hose Extreme Pressure PTFE hose assembly by Smart-Hose Technologies is designed to work with high-pressure PTFE hoses. Learn about the features of the assembly.
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2021 LP Gas Growth Summit open for applications
The LP Gas Growth Summit is an exclusive buyer/seller networking event in which propane retailers learn ways to diversify their offerings, improve efficiencies and grow gallons. This year’s event will be held Sept. 15-17 in Orlando, Florida.
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ADD Systems
ADD Systems offers comprehensive software specifically designed for the propane industry. Our one-stop solution includes A/R, dispatching and mobile delivery and service, wholesale, inventory, and BI reporting. ADD Energy E360, our latest customizable, browser-based user interface, gives users access from any device, any time. We also provide IT expertise with both hardware and cloud options.
Gray, Gray & Gray
An increasingly competitive market imposes demands on a propane company's management team that require more. More attention. More expertise. More opportunity. More solutions. As a consulting and accounting firm, Gray, Gray & Gray’s “Power of More” approach goes beyond the expected to anticipate challenges and identify emerging opportunities by adding value, speeding decision making, developing insights, creating advantages and driving success for your propane business.
Hiab is the world’s leading provider of on-road load-handling equipment, intelligent services and digitally connected solutions. Hiab USA’s offering encompasses class-leading load-handling equipment, including Hiab loader cranes, MOFFETT truck-mounted forklifts and MULTILIFT hooklifts. The Hiab nationwide service network provides coast-to-coast services and support so that we can be where your customers need us, when our customers need us.
Industrial Propane Service Inc.
Industrial Propane Service Inc. provides propane plant construction and service, propane bobtails and UL-listed autogas dispensing systems. In addition, our sister company, IPS Equipment Inc., has three warehouse locations stocked with propane equipment to service the industry with high quality products such as RegO, Blackmer, LC, Worthington Industries cylinders and Quality Steel tanks.
Otodata's tank level monitoring unit is easy to install and compatible with all read-ready dial-equipped tanks. We offer integrations support into our customers’ existing systems. For maximum efficiency, our monitors can be managed using our online portal. We also offer “Nee-Vo,” our mobile app for your clients so they can consult usage history and request refills from their smartphones. Also take advantage of our new HaaS program, and gain instant ROI with no upfront cost. Contact us, or come see us at the Growth Summit to learn more.
Propane Personality: Tamria Zertuche
Tamria Zertuche, COO of Ferrellgas, offers her insight on predicting customer expectations, the "rule of change" and more. Find out more about her role at Ferrellgas.
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Set a technology strategy
Technology is a key component of strategy, and you ought to have a technology strategy that fits into your overall business strategy, says Chris Caywood of Caywood Propane Gas Inc. Learn ways to develop a robust technology strategy.
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