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Decals for propane tanks, signage for propane cages, bobtail graphics, yard signs and feather flags. Home of the “Revolver” yard sign which moves with the wind’s natural energy.

Our Office:
4793 Adams Road
Chattanooga, TN 37343
800-472-0285

Website: www.dynamicprintplus.com

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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.

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

maxfieldMaxfield is a leading manufacturer of high-quality pressure vessel storage and transportation equipment with operations across Canada and into the United States.

Maxfield
13460 N. Saginaw Rd.
Clio, MI 48420
855-347-0806
Maxfield.ca

pro parPro-Par Inc. offers quick and responsive solutions for each customer based on years of experience in the propane industry. From propane dispensers to refurbishing services, Pro-Par Inc. is ready to help.

Pro-Par, Inc.
65 Rue Winder
Sherbrooke, QC J1M 1L5, Canada
855-347-0806
proparinc.com

mississippi tankA subsidiary of TerraVest Industries, Mississippi Tank Company was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Hattiesburg, MS with an additional location in Vincennes, IN. For over 75 years Mississippi Tank Company has provided quality service, workmanship, and products for the LPG industry, and is a major supplier of custom fabricated pressure vessels for the Petro-Chem Industries and of LPG/NH3 storage tanks and transport trailers.

Transports:

Bulk Storage:
Our standard bulk storage tanks are equipped with threaded coupling openings, with flanged openings available upon request. The exterior of our standard bulk storage tanks is power tool cleaned and finished with one coat of Sherwin Williams Macropoxy 646. In addition, our standard underground tanks are blasted and coated with 16 mils DFT of Sherwin Williams Targuard(R) Coal Tar Epoxy. We can provide other paint systems and options at the customer’s request. All of our design is done in-house, including our CAD calculations, allowing us to do custom work and larger designs. We also provide shipping anywhere in the U.S.

Mississippi Tank Company
3000 W 7th St
Hattiesburg, MS 39401
855-347-0806
Joey Runnels, jrunnels@mstank.com
mstank.com

fischer tanks

Never Compromise Quality for Cost

A subsidiary of TerraVest Industries, Fischer Tanks mission is to heat homes across the US and Canada by building and refurbishing high-quality propane tanks for residential and commercial use through the commercial propane market.

Fischer Tanks’ 90,000 square -foot building sits comfortably on 96 acres in Kaleva, Michigan with its own fleet of trucks and trailers. The experienced team at Fischer Tanks knows what it means to manufacture 500- and 1,000-galloon above-ground quality tanks. “Save it, don’t scrap it!” has become a popular phrase around the company due to the specialization in refurbishing old tanks and restoring them to excellent condition through a proprietary, multi-step process.

Fischer Tanks Offers:

Tanks Designed to Withstand the Test of Time

Fischer Tanks
P.O. Box 25
13884 Rengo Ave.
Kaleva, MI 49645
855-347-0806
David Edmondson, General Manager, dedmondson@fischertanks.com
fischertanks.com

countryside tank company

A Focus on Quality and the Customer

Countryside Tank Company is a subsidiary of TerraVest Industries that manufactures MC331 and NH3 transport trailers out of Osceola, Iowa. Countryside Tank Company stays true to their Midwestern values that place importance on honesty, hard work, and putting customers ahead of profits. The entire team takes immense pride in every transport built since they understand the long-term investment customers make when purchasing equipment. “Quality and Customers First,” is not only the company slogan, but it’s also how they design, and how fabrication teams operate to ensure a quality product is delivered every time.

Five Reasons to Choose Countryside Tank Company:

  1. Countryside Tank Company never takes a customer’s business for granted! Tours of the production facility are offered daily to provide full transparency into how they operate. Customers are welcome to visit and see why they are so proud of the company and products they’re creating.
  2. Made in the USA. Their entire pressure vessel is manufactured in the USA within their Iowa production facility. Not all M331 builders can say this, and it’s one of the many reasons Countryside Tank Company is able to offer a superior quality product consistently.
  3. Specialized experts. The only focus of Countryside Tank Company is on MC331 transports. This has allowed them to become specialized experts with a narrow focus employing experienced and certified welders and mechanics.
  4. Designed and built for durability. All Countryside Tanks are built to last. They start with the highest quality components, and conform to the American Society of Mechanical Engineering codes.
  5. Customization. Countryside Tank Company customizes to each customer’s specific needs and specifications.

Refurbishment Partner
Countryside Tank Company is a trusted refurbishment partner for world class Hazmat hauling companies. They’re able to provide quick turnarounds for full tear-off of subframes and suspensions, R-stamp repairs, repair of damaged MC331, VIPK testing, and painting and repairs.

Countryside Tank Company
1525 E. Eddy Pkwy
Osceola, IA 50213
855-347-0806
Shawn Kellen, General Manager, skellen@countrysidetank.com
Countrysidetank.com

signature truck systems

A Commitment to Quality, Backed by a Signature

A subsidiary of TerraVest Industries, Signature Truck Systems is Located in Clio, MI, and Houghton Lake, MI. Signature Truck Systems began operations in 1999 with the mission to create a niche as a supplier of vehicles in the propane industry. Each delivery vehicle built by the Signature Truck Systems’ team has a decal signed by the lead technician and a member of the management team upon inspection, which is why the company slogan has always been, “A Commitment to Quality, Backed by a Signature.” Customers can take comfort in knowing that the people who built, inspected, and approved their vehicle are confident in their ability to deliver exceptional results.

Featured Trucks:

Signature Truck Systems, LLC
13460 North Saginaw Road
Clio, Michigan 48420
855-347-0806
Mike VanDenBoom, President, vandenboomm@signaturetruck.com
Signaturetruckllc.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

Since our inception in 2012, EDP has purchased more than 30 well-run propane businesses. We operate over 30 brands across 15 states, and we’re still growing.

We’re a respected multi-state marketer, so when you sell your business to EDP, we’ll work hard to preserve the legacy you have built. How? By continuing to invest in the growth of your company, remaining active in your local community, operating safely, and taking exceptional care of your employees.

Visit our website’s Testimonials page to see what satisfied sellers have to say about their experience in selling to EDP.

Services: If you’re an owner of a high-quality propane company, as you contemplate your next chapter, consider selling your company to EDP. We’ll preserve the legacy you worked so hard to build, and take great care of your employees and your community. Plus, we’ll work with you on the most advantageous after-tax outcome.

Our Office:
10 S. Wacker Drive
Suite 3325
Chicago, IL 60606
312.254.5954

Website: edplp.net

Contact: David Stroupe (dstroupe@edplp.net)

What’s Trending in Propane and How Can We Help?
Many owners of high-quality propane companies have spent years building their businesses, and are now looking at their exit strategy. A big step like that can be daunting, but EDP can help. Collectively our seasoned leadership team of propane industry veterans has been involved in more than 200 successful acquisitions. We work with owners to identify their next steps, then help create a transition plan that benefits everyone involved. So, if you’re interested in selling your business and want to know more, visit our website’s Acquisitions page, call David Stroupe at 312.254.5954 or email Dave at dstroupe@edplp.net.

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 all over North America.

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.