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Destwin provides the fuel industry’s leading customer portal solution. Built by Destwin, a PCI DSS Service Provider and SOC 2 compliant organization, the Destwin Fuel Dealer Solution (FDS) is an award-winning platform offering secure customizable solutions to fit the needs of your business. The FDS web portal and Destwin Connect Mobile App integrate in real-time across your systems to provide greater 24/7 customer self-service, retention, sales, and marketing.

What’s New in 2024?
The Destwin New Customer Onboarding module with E-Signature and integrated credit check automates the entire new customer onboarding process from application to credit check to document authorizations with electronic signatures through account creation in the backend system.

Ready to do convenience fees or surcharges for credit card payments? The Destwin Payment module now supports the ability for you to manage these fees within your Destwin Fuel Dealer Solution (FDS) portal.

Destwin
Our Office:
175 Olde Half Day Road, Ste 240
Lincolnshire, IL 60069-3063
877-337-8946

Website: destwin.com

Contact: sales@destwin.com

HJ Sims provides energy commodities brokerage services and has an established presence in the ENERGY PRICE RISK MANAGEMENT industry. HJ Sims maintains an office of professional Energy Brokers in Newburyport, Massachusetts. The group provides services and expertise on various energy products listed on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX), the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME), and the Intercontinental Exchange (ICE). Our client base includes refiners, wholesalers and retailers of oil, natural gas and propane related products. As a group with over 50 years of combined experience, HJ Sims brokers are well respected amongst their peers.

HHerbert J. Sims & Co., Inc.

Office Address:
65 Parker Street, Unit 3
Newburyport, MA 01950

Website Address:
hjsims.com

Phone Number
(978) 891-5024

Contact Email:
cgendron@hjsims.com

Business Name: Marshall Excelsior Company

Business Description: MEC is an industry leader for innovative, low emission LPG & NH3 equipment for Bulk Plant, Transport, Delivery/ Dispensing, and Domestic applications. Our goal is to create the safest equipment solutions for everyday operations while allowing the largest amount of product to be transferred, dispensed, or otherwise used, resulting in an overall savings to the customer.

Address:
1506 George Brown Drive Marshall, MI 49068

Website:
https://www.marshallexcelsior.com

Phone:
269-789-6700

Email:
sales@marshallexcelsior.com

rural computer consultants

Company Description:
Rural Computer Consultants, Inc. is a leader in Software and Support specializing in the fuel and propane industry.

RCC Offers a full range of software products to maximize efficiency for fuel delivery companies. RCC’s Fuel Distribution System (FDS) can be customized with over 20 modules. Mobile Office On the Go (MOGO) is a mobile workstation for drivers and service techs on the road complemented by RCC’s Dispatch Manager (DM) to help optimize and create optimal loads.

What’s New in 2024?

Makingpropanesexy.com What does that mean? It’s time to get excited about propane again. Retaining employees, getting newly hired hands, and software to get users to be excited to work again. Rural Computer Consultants, Inc. is buzzing the makingpropanesexy for that reason.

Address:
211 South 10th Street
P.O. Box 197
Bird Island, MN 55310

Phone: 320-365-4027
Website: www.rccbi.com and www.makingpropanesexy.com

Business Name: ROUSH CleanTech

Business Description: ROUSH CleanTech, an industry leader of advanced clean transportation solutions, is a division of the global engineering company Roush Enterprises. ROUSH CleanTech develops propane autogas technology for medium-duty Ford commercial vehicles and school buses. With more than 37,000 vehicles on the road, the Livonia, Michigan-based company delivers economical, emissions-reducing options for fleets across North America. Learn more at ROUSHcleantech.com or by calling 800.59.ROUSH.

What’s In Store for Roush in 2024?

ROUSH CleanTech is excited for another year providing advanced clean transportation solutions for school districts, communities and fleets across the country. We will continue to help school districts save on average $0.34 / mile by operating clean-burning propane autogas in their buses. Large fleets are utilizing propane to reduce their emissions while still completing their daily routes without any operational impact.

Address:
28250 Plymouth Road,
Suite K, Livonia, MI 48150

Phone: 800.59.ROUSH

Email: support@roushcleantech.com

Website: ROUSHcleantech.com

lpg & nh3

Description of Business:
LPG & NH3 Supply, Inc. has been serving the Propane Industry since 1976. Our number one commitment is to your 100% satisfaction as a customer. We strive to achieve this commitment by; First, Stocking the highest Quality Propane Parts and supplies the industry has to offer in our warehouse in Buffalo, Minnesota. Second; We believe in service to our customers and the industry, before and beyond the sale.

Quality Products, Industry Safety, and Customer Satisfaction; These are the benchmarks that make your business and ours successful. Let us help you achieve a successful and profitable future.

Address:
1200 1st St NE, Buffalo, MN 55313

Phone number:
1-800-328-0314

Website address:
www.lpgandnh3.com

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The Southeast Propane Alliance was founded in 2021 to promote, protect, and encourage the growth of the LP-Gas industry in the States of North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia.

How SEPA supports your success
SEPA advocates, promotes, and provides networking for one of America’s most important and growing industries!

In addition:
SEPA provides gold standard propane industry through its 10,000 sq ft of state-of-the-art hands-on training space, North Carolina Technical Education Center (NCTEC). NCTEC is an innovative program with concentrated, career-focused hands-on courses, centrally located in Graham, North Carolina. For more info, please contact Director of Education, John Peña at jpena@nctec.org or (919) 364-3003.

SEPA also facilitates connecting propane industry members with its future employees through its industry-led, employer-driven jobs board: https://southeastpropane.mcjobboard.net/jobs

Contact us for even more opportunities and benefits! Thank you in advance for your support!
Website: https://southeastpropane.org
Contact: lauralee@southeastpropane.org

Bergquist is a wholesale distributor of equipment for propane and other industrial gases. We are committed to providing innovative products, outstanding customer service, and technical support to deliver the best outcomes for our customers, our industry, and our families.

Services:
Equipment Sales/Manufacturing

Office Address:
1100 King Road,
Toledo, OH 43617
800-537-7518

Website Address:
bergquistinc.com

Contact Email:
sales@bergquistinc.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How we can Help?
As applications for propane evolve, as conducting business becomes more hectic, and as propane operations become increasingly more complex, even day-to-day tasks can seem daunting. Bergquist is built to help your business thrive through innovative propane equipment products you want, and outstanding customer service you deserve. Shipped fast. Shipped right. Hassle-free.

Optimize your daily processes and improve the efficiency of your business with Blue Cow Software’s powerful, easy-to-use suite of software solutions designed specifically for the propane industry. Designed by energy dealers, for energy dealers, our Ignite® EcoSystem propane software package delivers an unparalleled combination of back-office accounting, customer relationship management (CRM), and operational management control and management.

Services: Propane management software platform, software consulting

Our Office:
35 Village Road – Suite 301
Middleton, MA 01949
(888) 499-2583 (BLUE)

Website: www.bluecowsoftware.com

Contact: info@bluecowsoftware.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
The massive amount of information required to effectively manage a propane business can overwhelm – or become an important asset for success. Blue Cow Software’s Ignite® EcoSystem give company owners and managers all the tools needed to gain control and keep your company functioning effectively and profitably.

Gray, Gray & Gray delivers the Power of More® for propane marketers through consulting, accounting, and business advisory services specifically tailored for the propane industry. This includes everything from management and operational issues to banking relationships and cybersecurity defense, to strategic planning and succession planning. The firm’s FuelExchange® merger & acquisition service helps owners buy, sell or merge their propane company.

Services: Consulting, Strategic Planning, Accounting, Tax Planning & Compliance, Succession Planning, FuelExchange™ Merger & Acquisition Service, Personal Wealth Management (through Gray Private Wealth, LLC),

Our Office:
150 Royall Street, Suite 102
Canton, MA 02021
781-407-0300

Website: www.gggllp.com

Contact: powerofmore@gggllp.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
We help propane marketers manage the complex market driving supply, demand, costs, and margins by providing timely and accurate information and insightful analysis. This leads to better-informed decisions for the future of a propane business.

terravestTerraVest Industries, together with our family of brands, is one of the largest tank manufacturers in North America. We provide the propane storage and transport equipment industry one source for many solutions custom tailored to meet the unique needs of each customer. All of our brands are backed by individuals with years of experience and industry knowledge, and a desire to provide a quality customer service experience from start to finish.

By offering our customers access to six different brands, we’re able to provide:

Meet Our Family of Brands
A solution for every propane storage and transport equipment need.

What’s New in 2024?

TerraVest Industries and our family of brands launched new websites in January 2024. We’re excited to offer our customers an improved online experience when searching for compressed gas transport and storage equipment. Whether a customer is looking for product information, parts and service locations, or what industry events TerraVest Industries will be attending, it’s all conveniently located in one place at terravestlpg.com.

TerraVest Industries
13460 N. Saginaw Rd.
Clio, MI 48420
855-347-0806
Ryan Eidsness, Director of Sales & Marketing for USA LPG, reidsness@terravestsales.com

women in propaneThe Women in Propane Council (WIP) was founded by Nancy Coop in 2012 as a business council of the National Propane Gas Association. The council is governed by an executive board of industry leaders that has adopted by-laws that define the organizational structure and opportunity for membership and involvement.

Women in Propane was established to provide positive opportunities for industry professionals—both women and men—to support the advancement and success of all employees in every scope of business operation and professional development. Founded by women, our mission today champions the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

How WIP supports your success
WIP raises awareness of the value of diverse workplaces across the industry. Our diverse workforce gains real-life expertise through innovative trainings like the internationally acclaimed DISC Profile and smart seminars presented by experts. A software-powered Knowledge Exchange mentoring network matches mentors and mentees for personalized progress in reaching goals. Networking with influencers is a key component in successful personal and professional growth.

Website: https://www.womeninpropane.org

Contact: wip@npga.org

cetane
No one in the country has been involved in more propane and heating oil M&A transactions than our team. For more than 16 years, Cetane Associates has applied its industry knowledge and extensive transaction experience to help you decide whether this is the right time for you to make a move, understand clearly what the experience entails, present your company to attract maximum interest and offers, and navigate the process every step of the way to a successful completion.

Services: Advising Sellers; Valuations; Transition Planning; Advising Buyers

Our Postal Address:
P.O. Box 1264, New Milford, CT 06776

Website: www.cetane.net
Contact: info@cetane.net

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
Cetane Associates brings together industry and M&A specialists to provide unique value to propane and heating oil companies. Our team has an extraordinary range of experience and capabilities that can be brought to bear for our clients to assist in expert financial advisory to analyze existing business models, prepare for the future, or take a business through a sales transaction or transition process.

Blue Peak Resources

Blue Peak Resources is a full-service consulting firm specializing in propane gas and fuel oil mergers and acquisitions. Clients engage Blue Peak Resources to sell their business or advise them on increasing the value of the business they have worked so many years to build. John Armentano and Mike Gioffre began this venture to help family-owned propane and fuel oil businesses plan for their exit, gain maximum value and continue their legacy for generations.

Our vision is to become a trusted and valued resource when exit planning is your next step. If you’re looking for a trustworthy partner that understands the energy industry’s complexity and has a proven track record—you’ve found your match.

Visit our website here to see what our clients have to say about their experience working with Blue Peak.

Our Office:
2355 Vista Parkway, Suite #100
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
914.420.2933

Website: bluepeakresources.com

Contact: John Armentano (ja@bpeakr.com)

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?

Multiples are at an all-time high, and many owners are wondering if now is the time to sell. At Blue Peak Resources, our mission is simple: We connect the right businesses with the right people at the right time. Selling a family business can be an emotional and life-changing experience. Our team of professionals will keep the process simple yet effective, so you can receive maximum earning potential. If you would like to learn more, call John Armentano at 914.420.2933 or email him at ja@bpeakr.com.

Blue Peak Resources

Purple Frog Graphics

Purple Frog Graphics is a full-service print and promotional company specializing in the needs of the propane gas and fuel oil industries. Clients engage Purple Frog when they want to elevate their brand with premium promotional products as well as eye-catching, vibrant designs on high-quality adhesive vinyl with UV gel ink technology that has a five-to-seven-year lifespan. We will ensure that you stand out from your competitors with the right messaging and memorable products. You can count on us for cost-effective solutions that suit your business needs and your budget.

Visit our website here to see what our clients have to say about their experience working with Purple Frog Graphics.

Our Office:
2355 Vista Parkway, Suite #100
West Palm Beach, FL 33411
888.240.5293

Website: purplefroggraphics.com

Contact: Tyler Armentano (ta@purplefroggraphics.com)

Purple Frog Graphics

For more than 40 years, we’ve brought together engineering, manufacturing, construction and safety expertise to focus on operational excellence. We provide the best in turnkey LPG and NGL systems and infrastructure solutions as well as safety and compliance training. We have manufactured more bulk plants and trans-shipment terminals throughout the United States than any other company and have over 1,100 autogas dispensers located across North America. In addition, we design, engineer, construct and service vaporizers and mixers, rail towers, metering and odorant skids and stand by fuel systems.

Address:
13660 Station Road
Columbia Station, OH 44028
440-236-6009

Website:
www.superiornrg.com

Email:
marketing@superiornrg.com

RBN Energy is about making connections across energy markets. We connect energy data with the information needed to understand that data. We connect physical markets for energy commodities with financial markets for managing price risk. And we connect people who need energy markets information with those that provide that information.

Services:
Daily Energy Blog, Consulting Services, Premium Energy Market Subscription Reports, School of Energy, Speaking Engagements, Advisory Services, Maps, Market Studies, Conferences, plus breaking news, and commodity prices via the ClusterX App.

Our Office:
2323 S. Shepherd Drive, Suite 1010
Houston, TX 77019
888-613-8874

Website: rbnenergy.com

contact: info@rbnenergy.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
At RBN, our passion is energy market analytics. We offer a broad range of consulting services and information products including the RBN Propane Billboard Report. This report features insightful commentary and analysis of historical and anticipated trends in the U.S. will a deep dive into the propane supply and demand balance by PADD. It includes a custom 1-year forecast with commentary and analysis on emerging market opportunities.

Propaneandoiltraining.com. offered by Mike Digiorgio and Shane Sweet, offers live, online, interactive, and instructor-led propane, propane-related and petroleum training and education classes. Training regularly offered includes CETP Classes and Exam, CETP Skill Assessment Completion Sessions, Hazardous Materials Initial and Recurrent (Refresher) sessions, Propane Cylinder Requalification Training, Fire Safety analysis for propane bulk facilities and petroleum storage compliance, Train the FSA Administrator(s) for your company, Operator Qualification and Operations & Maintenance Services for propane Jurisdictional Systems, Dispensing Propane Safely virtual training sessions for those with propane pump stations, Preparation of any manual that you need to include to complete your security plan, and more. On-site is also available upon request.

Our Services:
CETP Classes and Exams, CETP Skill Assessment Completion, Hazardous Materials-DOT classes, Fire Safety Analysis services, Train FSA Administrator(s) for Operator Qualification and Operations & Maintenance Services (Jurisdictional Systems), Dispensing Propane Safely virtual training sessions for propane pump station operators, Preparation of any manual needed to complete your security plan, Propane Cylinder Requalification Training class.

Website: propaneandoiltraining.com

Contact: Shane Sweet 860-558-6101 info@propaneandoiltraining.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
“Propaneandoiltraining.com. and its live, online, interactive, instructor-led propane and petroleum training gets your needed training done without the time and expense associated with on-site educators and consultants. All of our sessions are LIVE in a virtual environment. No class minimums mean no cancellations because the class runs no matter how many students attend. We can help with CETP, CETP Skill Assessments, Operations & Maintenance Services for propane Jurisdictional Systems, Dispensing Propane Safely virtual training sessions (for propane pump stations), Preparation of any manual that you need to include to complete your security plan, and more. On-site is also available upon request.

Industrial Propane Service, Inc. and IPS Equipment, Inc. are a family of solutions for the propane industry! Together we offer plant construction and service, bobtail fabrication, Autogas dispensing systems and a full line of propane equipment specifically selected to meet the needs of the propane retailer. We are very proud of our reputation and the premise of which our company was founded – to always provide quality products and exceptional customer service. We are very committed to our customers and taking care of their propane equipment needs and technical support requirements.

Services:
Propane plant construction and service; bobtail sales, service and testing; Autogas dispensing systems; propane equipment distributor for products such as RegO, Blackmer, Worthington, Quality Steel, and Mopeka IOT!

Office:
303 W. Maple St.
Byron, MI 48418
800-621-4137

Website: www.whyips.com

Contact: kim@ipsequipment.com

What’s trending in propane and how can we help?
IPS offers a family of solutions for the propane industry! We are consistently developing systems to improve efficiencies for the propane marketer. We research products and distribute the most high-quality and superior products in the industry.

Otodata has been a key player in the tank monitoring industry for over ten years. Our goal has always been to produce a monitor with very low cost of ownership – making large-scale implementation affordable for all fuel resellers. We are proud to say that we design, develop, manufacture and sell our award-winning tank monitors, management software, and mobile app to businesses worldwide.

What’s New in 2024?

Coming in March, our new monitor will hit the shelves with a brand-new look, enhanced features, unwavering reliability and the best news is, it’s more affordable than ever!

Our new monitor comes with a few key improvements:

* Our new angular look allows for our antenna to stand vertically even when mounted on the sloping shoulder of a tank.
* It reads Wireless Sensors & Dials! Not only can our monitor connect up to 8 wireless sensors at a time, they are also wireless-dial compatible.
* It’s certified Intrinsically Safe in North America, and now it’s also certified safe in European and South American markets.
* It’s more affordable than ever!
* To learn more about this and our other products, contact us at +1 (844) 763-3344 or visit www.otodata.com

Services: Propane, fuel, gases, water, chemicals, lubricants, temperature and more. A tank monitor to suit your corporate needs.

Our office:
1212 Louvain W,
Montreal, Quebec, H4N 1G5,
Canada

Website: https://www.otodata.com

Contact:
(844) 763-3344
info@otodata.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
All of our monitors provide precise, extremely reliable data, carry industry leading warranties, and are compatible with all read-ready dial equipped tanks. Start testing free today!

We are a family-owned tank manufacturing company that has worked for the past 39 years to bring ASME certified Propane Tanks to our customers and help them grow their business through the acquisition of their equipment in the most cost-effective and hassle-free manner possible. We strive for quality and use only premium brands of Valves & Gauges, and we have our automated paint booth for powder coating our products.

Services: Above & Underground Propane Tanks, Autogas Dispensers, Tank Heads, Domes

Our Office:
1209 S 10th Suite A444
McAllen, Texas 78501
1-800-609-TANK

Website: www.metsa.com

Contact: sales@metsa.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
Metsa Tanks can help with the rising demand for propane tanks for all types of customers such as residential, commercial, and agricultural. We are committed to our customers by delivering a top-quality propane tank all over the United States & Canada.

For more than 25 years, Warm Thoughts Communications has brought cutting-edge strategies to the energy industry. We are experts in understanding how your propane, heating oil and HVAC-related business makes money, how your customers think, and how to use modern marketing techniques to fuel your growth.

Services:
Brand Development, Website Creation, Search Engine Marketing, Content Marketing, Social Media, Marketing Plan Development, Customer Service and Sales Training, Diversification Strategy, Direct Mail

Our Office:
300 Broadacres Dr. Suite 205
Bloomfield, NJ 07003
201-330-9276

Website: warmthoughts.com

contact: info@warmthoughts.com

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
Warm Thoughts Communications is an energetic group of marketing professionals relentlessly committed to our employees’ and clients’ success. We work hard and have fun in the process. We value commitment, initiative and high performance and we support each other. On projects, with clients, in life.