|Dear PEI Member:
We wish you the happiest of holidays and a prosperous 2013. This photo
shows the PEI staff's Christmas tradition. Each year, we exchange toys that
we think fellow staff members would have enjoyed as children. Then we donate
the gifts to a local charity for distribution to underprivileged children.
Does your office have a holiday tradition? We invite you to share your photos on
INDIANA SEEKS COMMENTS REGARDING
REMOVAL OF STAGE II VR EQUIPMENT
The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) has published
First Notice of Comment Period concerning amendments to Indiana's rules
related to Stage II gasoline vapor-recovery system requirements. The
amendments would remove Stage II requirements and references from the rules
in a manner consistent with U.S. EPA guidance. IDEM is requesting comment on
the phase-out of the state's Stage II requirements, in particular as they
relate to newly constructed or reconstructed gasoline dispensing facilities
(GDFs) and GDFs that replace equipment. The comment period deadline is January 11, 2013. Direct questions about the rulemaking to
Ryan Knapick at email@example.com.
The deadlines to sign up for the
2013 Young Executives Conference, participate in the annual Service Rates
Survey and comment on PEI/RP200 are quickly approaching.
The PEI Young Executives Conference,
held annually to promote education and networking among the younger members
of the industry, will be held in Tampa, Florida, February 6-8, 2013. The
conference is open to younger (ages 21-45) members of the industry and will
feature speaker Garrison Wynn. A full day of industry-specific roundtable
discussions is also planned. The deadline to reserve a room for the event is
Jan. 6, 2013. To register for the event,
If your company provides
service, participate in the PEI annual Service Rates Survey.
The short survey covers service rates and wages. The survey will be
live through January 11, 2013, at which time we will begin to compile
results. Results will be distributed to participating member companies
beginning January 18, 2013. Your company will not be identified in the
survey results. To participate in the survey,
PEI members, regulators, tank owners,
insurance companies and trade associations are encouraged to submit comments
for the upcoming revision of PEI/RP200 (Recommended Practices for
Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems for Motor Vehicle Fueling).
All comments must be received at PEI by Monday, January 7, 2013, to be
considered by the committee. To submit comments online,
click here. If you have any questions or need further
information, contact Bob Young
Indiana Proposes Changes to Vapor Recovery Rules
January Deadlines for PEI Young Executives, Service Rate
Survey and RP200.
Charles B. Kemp Scholarship Applications Available
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CHARLES D. KEMP SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS NOW
Each year, the PEI Foundation awards Charles D. Kemp Scholarships to
deserving dependents of PEI member company employees. The scholarship awards
are $1,000 each or another amount as determined by the PEI Foundation Board of
The scholarship application period for the 2013-2014 academic
year is now open. To be eligible, an applicant must be a dependent of a
full-time employee of a member company in PEI's manufacturer, distributor,
service and construction, or affiliate divisions. The applicant must also plan
to enroll as an entering full-time freshman for the 2013-2014 academic year
at an accredited four-year college or university. Recipients are selected
based on academic achievement, leadership, character, need, and the
applicant's intent to contribute to the future of the petroleum and energy
handling equipment industry.
For additional information and to download the complete
scholarship guidelines and application form, visit
www.pei.org/foundation. Deadline for completed applications is March 31,
UNIVERSITY OF INDUSTRIAL
DISTRIBUTION, MARCH 10-13, 2013
Along with more than 25 other leading industrial distribution associations,
PEI is a proud sponsor of the University of Industrial Distribution (UID), a
premier education program for manufacturers and wholesalers in the industrial
distribution industry. Now in its 20th year, UID is held each
spring in cooperation with the Industrial Distribution Program of Purdue
University. The 2013 event will be March 10-13, 2013, in Indianapolis,
UIDís intensive four-day
program has received rave reviews from thousands of past participants.
CEOs, branch managers, sales personnel, purchasing and inventory managers,
operations managers, and other PEI professionals will benefit from
participation. More than 30 different classes will cover advanced inventory
control; improving productivity and profitability; sales and marketing
strategies; negotiation skills; and many other crucial topics. You can choose
the sessions that are of most importance to you and your business.
For a complete brochure
with pricing, course descriptions, hotel rates and other details, please
click here or visit
The deadline for early registration is January 11, 2013.
2013 NACS SHOW EXHIBIT OPPORTUNITY
The 2013 NACS Show will be held October 13-15, 2013, at the Georgia
World Congress Center, Atlanta, Georgia. The 2013 NACS Show Exhibitor
Prospectus is currently being developed and will be available in February.
Exhibit booth rates for the 2013 NACS Show are $33 per square foot for PEI
members and $43 per square foot for nonmembers. Minimum booth size is 10' by
10'. NACS will send out the 2013 Exhibitor Prospectus, Floor Plan, Terms &
Conditions and Exhibit Space Application to all PEI Manufacturer Division
Members and any PEI member company that exhibited in Las Vegas in 2012. If
your company is interested in exhibiting in the 2013 NACS Show in Atlanta
and would not automatically be sent exhibit information, please forward Bob
Young firstname.lastname@example.org the following
- Exhibit booth contact name and email address
- Company name
- Mailing address
- Phone number
- Fax number
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec, has signed a deal to
acquire 29 convenience stores from Dickerson Petroleum Inc. in Illinois (25), Missouri (3) and Oklahoma
(1). The stores currently fly the Gas Mart
flag and offer Phillips 66 gasoline.
Chevron has paid the State of Utah $1.8 million to settle potential
state claims that it unlawfully received payments from a state fund to clean
up leaking underground storage tanks at the same time it had private
insurance to cover such costs.
"House Republicans plan to put the renewable fuel standard on trial next
Congress," a House Energy and Commerce Committee aide told The Hill.
Brazil is considering raising the mandatory ethanol blend in fuel
sold at Brazilian service stations to 25 percent from the current 20 percent,
according to a government official familiar with the plan.
Ecuador distributor. Sinpet S.A., De las Avellanas E2-25 y Juncal B11,
Quito, Ecuador, has applied for distributor division membership in PEI. John
Suarez is manager of the firm, which was established in 2005. The
company installs dispensers and accessories, and represents AdvEarth,
Catlow, Gilbarco, Global, HoseMaster, OPW, RedJacket, Ryko, VeederR and
Zeppini. Sponsored for PEI membership by Lucy Sackett, Gilbarco, Greensboro,
Printer ribbon manufacturer. Bushnell Ribbon Corporation, P. O. Box
2543, Santa Fe Springs, California 90670, has applied for manufacturer
division membership. Jim Kinmartin is president of the firm, which was
established in 1903. The company manufactures dot matrix
printer ribbons that are used in various popular equipment applications. The
ribbons are sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership
by Taylor G. Woodruff, MecoFlrnce, Florence, SC.
Modular building provider. Pac-Van, Inc., 9155 Harrison Park Court,
Indianapolis, Indiana 46218, has applied for affiliate division membership.
Jay A. Moore is vice president, marketing, for the firm, which was
established in 1993. The company leases modular buildings, mobile offices
and portable containers of all types. Sponsored for PEI membership by Steve
Miller, MillerCon, Grove City, OH.
California service and construction firm. Robinson Maintenance Inc.,
1342 North Benson Avenue, Suite C, Upland, California 91786, has applied for
service and construction division membership in PEI. Gabriel Robinson is
president of the firm, which was established in 2008. The company provides
service, construction and air testing to gasoline station owners and small
oil companies. Sponsored for PEI membership by B. A. Scowley, ShldsHarpr,
Massachusetts CNG services firm. Consolidated Utilities Corp., C3
Shipway Place, Boston, Massachusetts 02129, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Scott Zepp is director, business
development for the firm, which was established in 1997. The company
provides CNG-specific services for the natural gas vehicle (NGV) market.
Sponsored for PEI membership by John Beavers, BeaversPtr, Horseheads, NY.
Texas storage tank cleaning company. MTI Services LLC dba
EnergyClean, P. O. Box 1989, Deer Park, Texas 77536, has applied for service
and construction division membership. Scott Ernest is president of the firm,
which was established in 2008. The company provides fuel storage tank
cleaning, fuel cleaning and polishing. Sponsored for PEI membership by Lydia
L. Cowie, WhiteTuckr, Houston, TX.
Pennsylvania installation and maintenance company. Independent
Petroleum Services, 421 North Pennsylvania Avenue, Wilkes Barre,
Pennsylvania 18702, has applied for service and construction division
membership. Jeffrey M. Bentler is the owner of the firm, which was
established in 2006. The company installs, repairs and maintains petroleum
dispensing and point-of-sale equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by
Craig Smith, Smith&Sons, Chinchilla, PA.
Texas fuel testing service company. Odyssey Environmental, LLC, 1011
Surrey Lane, Building 200, Flower Mound, Texas 75022, has applied for
service and construction division membership. Ray Holdcroft is president of
the firm, which was established in 2007. The company tests and services fuel
systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by Randy Painter, StAndrews,