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UST Training offers the industry's first online Class C UST operator training course in Hindi, the company announced.

The course is the same as the nationally available course but with a Hindi voiceover.

PEI member Javed Surani of Your Environmental Specialist performed the translation. Surani’s father, Jalaloddin, served as voice talent. 


Petro Towery recently named Oliver Welch president, the company announced.

Welch has been an integral member of the management team for years and now takes over daily presidential duties. 

The company named Amber Reed vice president.

Petro Towery founder Tom Fassas transitioned into a CEO role.    


The Tank Installers of Pennsylvania (TIP) recently appointed as its 2020 executive director Gregory E. Dubas, president of Pine Run Construction.

TIP is a nonprofit association with more than 50 members, including pump and tank installers, related environmental and engineering firms and suppliers of related equipment and services.

Also serving as 2020 TIP board members are 2020 President Eddie Ware, of Francis Smith & Son, and Vice President Brian Dubas, of Pine Run Construction.

Gregory E. Dubas will continue as treasurer as he has served for more than 30 years. 


Jones & Frank recently changed its name to JF Petroleum Group to unify the parent company and recent acquisitions Petroleum Solutions Inc. and ANS Distributing. JF Petroleum released a new logo and website,

“Our new name and mission reflects the evolution of technology within our growing product portfolio, as well as the expansion of the services we provide the communities of customers we serve,” said CEO Keith Shadrick. “The JF Petroleum Group’s mission is to be our customers' trusted partner, offering them the most comprehensive range of the highest quality products and services at a great value. Our vision is to enhance convenience and the quality of life of the people in the communities we serve by providing intelligent and sustainable energy solutions enabling a more prosperous, safe and greener future.”

Existing customers will notice more capabilities and service offerings delivered by account representatives and supported by more than 500 service and construction technicians, Shadrick said.

The portfolio company of MidOcean provides turn-key distribution, construction and service solutions to the North American fueling infrastructure industry. The company serves retail fueling stations, commercial and government fleets and emergency power customers through 33 branches, four distribution centers and some 1,000 employees across the U.S. The JF Petroleum Group represents products in the fueling infrastructure marketplace including Gilbarco Veeder-Root, VeriFone, OPW, Franklin Fueling and Containment Solutions. 


Power Integrity, based in Greensboro, North Carolina, celebrates 40 years in business and new owners in 2020.

Founder Jim Fesmire recently retired and transferred company ownership to Lee and Michelle Porter, the company announced.

Michelle Porter assumed the president role. Her background includes more than 25 years in real estate, where she served in brokerage, property management and home builder representation.

Lee Porter’s experience includes having worked 16 years as a professional golfer, including six years as a fully exempt member of the PGA Tour, followed by having worked in construction, development, property management and facilities maintenance.

The Power Integrity team, which has more than 200 years of collective experience, will focus in the short term on time and capital expenses and continued customer support and product development enhancements.

Within the convenience store and fueling facility markets, the company is known as a manufacturer of standardized electrical distribution and control systems.

Power Integrity Corp. began with the design and manufacturing of transient voltage surge suppression. Its products have evolved to include custom engineered electrical power distribution systems, petroleum and lighting controls, electrical distribution equipment, low-voltage disconnects, surge protection and emergency stop solutions.


SloanLED announced in February the restructuring of its executive team and organization, beginning with the key return of former President and CEO Steve Shotwell.

Shotwell, a company veteran instrumental in its growth in the sign industry, will rejoin SloanLED March 16 in a new role as chief operating officer and will lead global sign, spa and classical sales, customer service, as well as the supply chain team and supporting network.

“I am very excited to return to SloanLED, a company that I worked very hard to help build and, along with the other executive staff and worldwide SloanLED team, look forward to driving the company into the future as it continues to deliver superior products, service, support to the industries we serve,” Shotwell said.

After nearly 20 years of leadership within SloanLED, Bruce Quaal assumed the chief technology officer role. He will lead the company’s product marketing, new product development and manufacturing engineering and quality teams.

Jo Lamoreaux will continue in her role as chief financial officer. She continues to oversee the company’s finance team and information technology.

Tom Beyer continues as president and CEO. He will oversee the North American lighting systems division, marketing and human resources.

SloanLED provides complete LED lighting solutions across the globe. Its sign, indoor, outdoor, refrigerated display and spa lighting solutions are trusted by Fortune 500 brands, carried by quality sign companies and stocked by top distributors worldwide. The company is headquartered in Ventura, California, with global offices in the Netherlands and China.


Whiteway Lighting, a Hubbell Lighting brand, appointed Wilson Rogers & Associates its new representative for select North American markets, the company announced.

These markets include Alaska, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, California, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, Utah, Colorado, New Mexico, Hawaii and the South Pacific.

Whiteway Lighting manufactures lighting products for convenience store and petroleum markets. These LED solutions are backed by Hubbell Lighting’s expertise in solid state lighting and controls.

Wilson Rogers is a full-service manufacturers representative agency dedicated to providing comprehensive lighting, controls and energy solutions that meet the demands of the convenience store and petroleum community. 

Hubbell Lighting solutions integrate seamlessly into their environments, save energy, provide improved light, deliver return on investment and are armed with Hubbell’s support. As one of the largest lighting fixture manufacturers in North America, the company features brands that provide indoor and outdoor lighting products serving commercial, industrial, institutional and residential markets. 


Tuthill launched its nextec NX25-120 Series, an AC continuous-duty fuel transfer pump that allows fleet managers to continuously fuel all day and prolong their operations.

The NX25-120 Series extends the nextec family beyond the NX3200 DC Series that was released in 2017. Together, they form a complete continuous-duty portfolio, providing an AC and DC solution for nonstop mobile and stationary applications in the fleet, agriculture, construction, logging, mining and oil and gas industries. The NX25-120 Series offers less downtime, greater efficiency and superior durability.

“The NX25-120 series expands Fill-Rite’s proprietary nextec Intelligence smart-pump technology to AC fuel transfer applications,” said Spencer Lulling, product manager at Fill-Rite. “The NX25’s unique feature set raises the bar for the entire industry: continuous-duty cycle, 25 gpm flow rate at the nozzle, ultralightweight construction, heavy-duty powder-coated paint, remote on/off capability, and an intelligent variable speed motor. It’s the perfect solution for all customers in harsh and demanding applications.”

Tuthill Corp. is a privately held manufacturer of industrial goods specializing in rotating equipment. Founded in 1892, James B. Tuthill originally manufactured common brick to Chicago construction companies. Today, Tuthill manufactures fuel and chemical transfer pumps and meters at Tuthill Fort Wayne; vacuum pumps and positive displacement blowers and systems at Tuthill Springfield; lubrication, magnetically coupled and process pumps at Tuthill Alsip; and custom injection-molded plastics at Tuthill Clearwater. Tuthill serves markets including agriculture, construction, chemical, food and beverage, energy, pharmaceuticals and medical, and transportation.


Coxreels introduced a line of three industrial-duty LED lights available on the PC13 (Power Cord) cord reels. The LED lights’ industrial-grade features and options include a 50,000-hour rating, internal light diffusers, shatter-resistant polycarbonate lenses and adjustable steel hooks for hands-free placement.

Varieties include the compact LED light feature, the LED light with the additional power source and the industrial-duty UL-listed LED light.

Coxreels has manufactured industrial-grade hose, cord and cable reels since 1923. Offering a full product line, Coxreels designs, builds and supports each product made exclusively in the U.S.


Dover Fueling Solutions (DFS) partnered recently with Shell to co-develop and roll out Self-Checkout Kiosks across Shell fueling stations in the Netherlands to reduce queues and improve the customer experience.

Visitors to Shell sites with the DFS Self-Checkout Kiosk can scan their fuel, in-store products and purchases in a single, harmonized transaction. Christel Boevé, marketing channel and insights manager at Shell, has led the project.

“We were able to fully trial the kiosk in just eight short weeks,” Boevé said. “Following this, priority has been given to stations with a deli facility, but we are now testing the solution at various Shell motorway stations and expect that it will be implemented across our motorway network very soon.”

Visitors to the DFS Self-Checkout Kiosk sites may take charge of their fuel and convenience purchasing experience, giving Shell staff greater flexibility in managing their roles, the ability to pay more attention to guests and the capability to serve them in a more personal way. Giving visitors the choice between being helped at the checkout counter or scanning and checking themselves out already has reduced queues and improved efficiencies at Shell.

DFS, part of Dover Corp., is composed of ClearView, Fairbanks, OPW Fuel Management Systems, ProGauge, Tokheim and Wayne Fueling Systems brands. The company delivers advanced fuel dispensing equipment, electronic systems and payment, automatic tank gauging and wetstock management solutions to customers worldwide. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, DFS has manufacturing facilities in Brazil, China, India, Italy, the U.K. and the U.S.


Western Global, a provider of portable tanks and dispensing equipment for the storage and handling of fuels, lubricants and other fluids, introduced the TransCube Cab mobile refueler for increased uptime, safety and security on job sites.

“Downtime on a job site because of fuel delivery is a universal concern, and the TransCube Cab is our answer to that problem,” said Barry Truan, president of Western Global. “Customers are able to take control of their fuel needs by having transportable fuel on-site. We understand the need for quality equipment that performs seamlessly, so we’ve incorporated design features that make the TransCube Cab a long-lasting investment.”

The TransCube Cab is mounted to a U.S. Department of Transportation-approved galvanized trailer and is transportable when full of fuel. The double-walled, fully contained tank ensures the safe, environmentally sound storage and transfer of fuel.

The TransCube Cab mobile refueler helps eliminate unnecessary downtime on job sites associated with waiting for fuel delivery. Customers can opt for on-site fuel with the mobile refueler to help control their fuel supply. This safe, reliable solution may be used at any location that requires refueling of construction or auxiliary equipment.

The mobile refueler is mounted to a galvanized steel trailer that protects from rust and corrosion. The trailer comes fully equipped with backlights and electric brakes for easy transportation to and around job sites. Convenient corner brackets on the fuel tanks make them easy to lift by a crane when detached from the trailer. The tanks also feature four-way forklift pockets, which make them convenient to maneuver around a job site. They are easily stackable — two high when full and three high when empty.

The TransCube Cab tank features a 110% fuel containment design with a weather-proof secondary containment. In the unlikely case that it’s needed, the equipment’s design effectively captures and contains any potential drops or spills. This ensures safe, environmentally compliant transport and helps avoid serious fines that can accompany fuel spills.

In addition, the TransCube Cab features a large, lockable equipment cabinet. Competitive tanks with externally mounted pumps and equipment are vulnerable to weather, theft and vandalism. The equipment cabinet on the TransCube Cab secures all equipment and ports and captures accidental drips and spills. This additional layer of safety and security means contractors and jobsite managers can rest easy knowing their fuel is protected.

The refueler’s all-steel construction and access manway enable durability and easy access to the inner tank. This access allows for hassle-free routine maintenance that ensures a long life of the tank.

The TransCube Cab is available in 258 gallons (976 liters), 483 gallons (1,830 liters) and 727 gallons (2,751 liters). Western Global offers accessories, filters, hoses and couplers for the safe transportation and storage of fuel, diesel exhaust fluid, lubricants and more. 


Gilbarco Veeder-Root (GVR) signed an investment agreement with Driivz, a global leader in smart electric vehicle (EV) charging, GVR announced.

The minority investment further expands GVR’s EV capabilities to enable more comprehensive solutions for forecourts and fleet applications.

Driivz is an intelligent cloud-based software platform supporting EV service providers with operations management, energy optimization, billing and roaming capabilities, as well as driver self-service apps. The Tel Aviv, Israel-based company offers solutions used by more than 500,000 drivers and supporting more than 130 types of charging stations. 

“This strategic partnership with Driivz expands Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s e-Mobility platform with digital solutions for the electric vehicle charging market,” said Aaron Saak, president of GVR. “As our customers look to the future, we continue to offer innovative solutions and remove hurdles for efficiently managing and developing EV charging infrastructure. Driivz technology is unlocking the future of energy management, and we’re excited to help grow this platform with new opportunities to support our customers and improve the end user experience of EV charging.”

The addition of Driivz to GVR’s existing solutions portfolio enables comprehensive software management for drivers, operators and energy optimization. GVR will offer the Driivz platform as part of its e-Mobility solutions.

“Gilbarco Veeder-Root is a trusted partner with a foundation in commercial and retail fueling, combined with local presence in global markets,” said Doron Frenkel, founder and CEO of Driivz. “GVR’s investment in Driivz further validates Driivz’s technological leadership in the EV space. I am thrilled about the shared vision we have with GVR to drive EV adoption and energy optimization.

"Major utilities, automakers and gas and oil companies have already chosen Driivz for its future-proof technology and proven scalability to enable them to accelerate their business expansion into the disruptive and growing EV domain. Our strategic partnership with GVR creates a business synergy that will allow GVR to complement its solution offering with digital services for EV charging and will allow Driivz to support its customers and power the e-Mobility revolution.”

In 2018, GVR expanded its product portfolio to include EV charging solutions with an investment in Tritium, a provider of DC fast-charging (DCFC) technology. Tritium continues to grow its global reach and customer base, expanding its offices in Europe and opening a new manufacturing facility in the U.S. in 2019. GVR will continue to offer Tritium’s DCFC chargers and is able to provide the Driivz software platform.

Driivz is a global digital software supplier to EV operators and service providers, accelerating the plug-in EV industry’s dynamic and continuous transformation. The company’s intelligent cloud-based platform spans EV charging operations, energy management, bespoke billing capabilities, home, public and workplace charging, and driver self-service tools.

Driivz’s EV experts serve customers in 18 countries, including global industry players such as EVgo, ElaadNL, ESB and Centrica. Driivz’s platform manages tens of thousands of EV chargers in North America and Europe, which are used by more than 500,000 EV drivers. 

GVR offers integrated solutions from the forecourt to the convenience store and head office. Major product lines include fuel dispensers, pump media, point-of-sale systems, payment systems, tank gauges, software development and integration, fleet management systems and nozzles.


Schroeder Industries, a fluid filtration and condition monitoring company, released a significant change to the BDFC (Bulk Diesel Filter Cart) product line.

The BDFC 3rd Gen. implements the next-phase: purpose-built GHPF and GHCF particulate and coalescing filter assemblies along with a complete reconfiguration of the BDFC layout.

The BDFC continues to provide exceptional fuel filtration for portable diesel fuel polishing applications while incorporating all-aluminum filter assemblies designed to reduce weight and overall footprint. These key design changes make the cart more user-friendly and ergonomic. With the increase in Tier IV final equipment seen in the field, the importance of high-performance fuel filtration is critical to improve equipment productivity and reduce maintenance costs often associated with new diesel fuel injection technology. The design in this latest product update specifically addresses the growing challenge in today’s diesel-powered equipment fleets. 

The BDFC 3rd Gen. is available commercially through distributors and Schroeder’s QuickDelivery program (units are available to ship within five business days).

Schroeder’s filtration technology in its GHPF and GHCF particulate and coalescing filter assemblies is the foundation for the BDFC update. With particulate pre-filtration at 3 or 1 micron and water removal at greater than 95% in a single pass, this fuel-polishing cart provides exceptional filtration for fuel tank and storage polishing, as well as portable fuel transfer to achieve the strict fuel cleanliness standards needed for today’s Tier IV diesel engine fuel systems.

In addition to the layout redesign, weight reduction and a narrow footprint, the BDFC 3rd Gen. incorporates front-mounted filter assemblies and a low, rear-mounted pump and motor to reduce the center of gravity. These changes make the cart easy to transport and handle in the field. BDFC functionality has improved with factory-supplied standard features, such as:

  • The first set of service elements, which use Schroeder’s patented, quality-protected GeoSeal technology to ensure quality filtration with every element replacement.
  • The choice of a 14 or 25 gallon per minute pump paired with a 1.5 horsepower single-phase motor for high-volume storage capability.
  • Optional air-operated double diaphragm pump available for applications with limited utilities or high vertical lift requirements.
  • Visual latching element change indicators with manual reset on both the particulate and coalescing filter housings.
  • A sump-level sight glass with a manual water drain valve for the coalescing filter.
  • Cam-and-groove connections for the hoses and wands.
  • Fuel sampling test points installed before and after filtration for real-time performance evaluation.

The standard features make for a user-focused, turnkey fuel polishing cart capable of providing the filtration performance needed for today’s diesel fuel. Servicing the top-ported filter assemblies with integral drains and removable bowls makes element changes cleaner with an integral drip pan to contain fuel drips. Servicing is easier, requiring only a strap wrench to service both filter assemblies. 

As an ISO 9001:2015 certified company, Schroeder Industries has been designing, manufacturing and marketing advanced fluid conditioning solutions for more than 70 years. Products are manufactured in the U.S. 

Meet Randy Disharoon

Our general session speaker at the 2020 PEI Purchasing and Inventory Managers conference will be Randy Disharoon. Hear more about the conference by playing the video below.

Register Online

“I’ve participated in more than 10 PEI management seminars over the years and one thing that remains consistent is that no matter the size of the company, we all face many of the same challenges for running a successful organization. These events provide a great forum for sharing experiences and new ideas as well as an excellent source for networking and new business opportunities.”

Chris Amlicke
Guardian Fueling Technologies
Inventory and Purchasing Manager

To see more details about the conference including the full schedule, hotel accommodations or to register now, visit the event page.


Remember When? EPA at 50

This December the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) turns 50.

To celebrate, the EPA has launched a year-long effort to highlight the agency’s achievements in creating a cleaner, healthier environment for all Americans.

In July, the campaign will focus on the EPA’s success in preventing, discovering and cleaning up leaks from underground storage tank (UST).

Share Your Story

The EPA’s Office of Underground Storage Tanks (OUST) has asked PEI to help in telling the UST story. PEI members have played an important role in this effort over the years. Anyone who would like to contribute are encouraged to submit their photos, stories and other recollections about the UST world prior to the federal UST regulations. 

If possible we'd like to receive any contributions before mid-April.


Ken Hagman: 1944-2020

Kenneth T. Hagman, long-time president of E.O. Habhegger, passed away January 27, 2020.

Ken was proud to be a longtime member of the association, and owner of one of PEI's founding member companies.

Services will be held at 11:30 AM on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at the Donohue Funeral Home, 1627 West Chester Pike, West Chester, PA 19382.

Photo from the 1980 TulsaLetter archive.


Cleanup at Pump Two

You ever have one of those days?


When it's time to clean this mess up our Safety Resources will come in handy. Members can download guides on lockout/tagout, putting dispensers back into service and barricading a work area.


Manage Your Member Directory Listing

One of the most highly rated benefits of PEI membership is the Directory listing. Each year thousands of users search the print and digital versions of this annual guide to the industry. Some of these visitors are searching for sources– replacement parts, equipment for new installations or supplies. Others use the Directory to locate a service provider in a certain area. 

Here are some tips to help your company get the most out of your listing.


To access the listing and make changes you'll log in at and click Company Profile. Please be aware, not everyone can make these changes. If you do not see that button it probably means you aren't the Official Representative or have not been assigned the role of company manager.

If you manage multiple companies choose My Affiliations from the menu to access all of them. 


You should now be looking at the Company Snapshot page. Review your listing for any changes that are required. Click the Edit Company button to makes changes to your company address, phone numbers, web site, etc. Note that changes to the company name are not allowed here.

Your company description is the text that appears in the online and printed Directory. You are limited to 500 characters (including spaces) so it's best to use abbreviations in this section. But what if a potential customer doesn't search for the abbreviations?

Glad you asked!

This is where the Keywords section comes into play. For example you might enter underground storage tank in Keywords and use UST in your Description text. Or maybe an alternate phrase is common? Like soda versus pop. Use keywords to spell out those crucial products you offer. By tweaking the keywords field you can guarantee your listing appears when a visitor searches for either version!

If you need to make changes to your personnel click the Manage Roster button. This roster can be a little unwieldy, especially if your company lists Lines. Note that company-to-company entries are shown first, then your company-to-individual entries. 


Oh yeah... don't forget to save your changes!

That might sound obvious, but it's actually a common mistake. Now check your updates by searching the Online Directory. If you need help with any of these updates contact Ryan Music at or 918-236-3973.




DEATH NOTICE: Bernard D. Cooper, 77

Funeral services for Bernard “Bernie” D. Cooper, 77, of Robins, Iowa, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4 at the First United Methodist Church in Marion. The Rev. Mike Morgan will officiate.

Visitation will begin at 9 a.m. Burial will follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery under the direction of Cedar Memorial Park Funeral Home.

Cooper died Dec. 29, 2019. He was born May 8, 1942, in Castana, Iowa, to Herman and Donna Muckey Cooper. He married Barbara A. Berryhill on April 28, 1963, in Marion.

Cooper founded P.E.S. Inc. (the predecessor to the Acterra Group Inc.) in Marion and served as its president for more than 45 years. He retired in 2004. He also served as president of the Petroleum Equipment Institute and Steel Tank Institute during separate terms, and he was a board member of Tokheim Corp.

Cooper also owned and operated Affiliated Leasing Corp., American Soils Processing, Advanced Environmental Services, Associated Electric, B&H Tank Corp., BBAK Investments, Bar-Ber Consulting, Cooper Asset Management, Cooper Properties, Design Builders Construction, Foresee Enterprises and Heritage Bank.   

He served on boards including Cottage Grove Place, Marion United Way, Boy Scouts of America, St. Luke’s Foundation and Linn-Mar Foundation. He was active in the Marion Jaycees, the Marion Chamber of Commerce and was a founder of the Marion Economic Development Co.   

He was a member of the Trojan Lodge. He was delegated a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour of the 32nd degree of the Scottish Rite, and he was part of the El Kahir Shrine, Jester Unit. 

Cooper was a parishioner of the First United Methodist Church.

Survivors include: his wife, Barbara; a daughter, Tammy (Randy) Danover of Marion; three sons, Terry (Terri Lyn) and Tad (Suzi), both of Cedar Rapids, and Tony (Donna) of Batavia, Illinois; 12 grandchildren, three sisters and a sister-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his brother Craig and his parents.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made to the Shriners Crippled Children’s Hospital or the Cottage Grove Foundation. 


TULSA, Oklahoma, December 18, 2019/Petroleum Equipment Institute/ -- High school seniors who are dependents of employees at PEI member companies are eligible to apply for the PEI Foundation’s $1,000 Charles D. Kemp Scholarships for the 2020-21 academic year. The deadline to apply is 11:59 p.m. March 31, 2020.

“Tell everyone at your company who has a college-bound high school senior that the PEI Foundation has free money,” said Rick Long, executive vice president and general counsel at PEI. “Our industry needs more smart, determined young people, and these scholarships are one way PEI hopes to attract them. We have flyers you can print for your break rooms and announcement boards or you can include the digital file in emails.” 

The scholarships recognize deserving students who are dependents of full-time employees of PEI member companies in manufacturer, distributor, service and construction or affiliate divisions. Applicants must plan to enroll as entering full-time freshmen for the 2020-21 academic year at accredited four-year colleges or universities. Recipients will be selected based on academic achievement, leadership, character, need and the applicants’ intents to contribute to the future of the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry. 

The scholarships are named in honor and memory of Charles D. Kemp, longtime president of the White Tucker Co. and 1972 president of PEI. Kemp was committed to the fuel and fluid handling equipment industry, exhibited exemplary character and was devoted to the betterment of his community. The scholarships encourage and support students who reflect Kemp’s values and character.

The board of governors of the PEI Foundation and a scholarship selection committee will determine the number of Kemp scholarships. The annual awards are granted without regard to race, color, creed, religion, gender, disability or national origin.

For more information and to download a scholarship application and flyer, visit



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