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May 14, 2014 | Vol. 64, No. 9

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Dear PEI Member:

Early-bird attendee registration and housing are now open for the 2014 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. The event will be held October 7-10 in Las Vegas at the Las Vegas Convention Center (LVCC).

Early-bird convention registrants receive significant discounts. Full early-bird registration is $295 for PEI members and $495 for nonmembers. This includes admission to education sessions, all three days of the trade show, the PEI Industry Reception and the NACS Welcome Reception. Companies that register five or more employees are eligible for group discounts. Early-bird discounts are available through June 20. After June 20, full registration rates go up to $445 for members and $645 for nonmembers.

The PEI headquarters hotel is the LVH (Las Vegas Hotel), conveniently connected to the LVCC. Many PEI events will be hosted at the LVH, including the Young Executives Discussion Groups and Reception and the PEI After-Hours Lounge (at the Tempo bar). PEI also has room blocks at Wynn and at Paris.

The Fuel Equipment & Services area at the 2014 NACS Show is sold out, with 175 PEI members exhibiting in 595 booths. A waitlist has been established, as cancellations do occasionally occur. Contact Bob Young to discuss exhibit opportunities at byoung@pei.org or 918-236-3966. Please note that exhibitor registration, which will open in June, must be done through NACS.

Educational program planning is under way. We have posted a tentative schedule of events. More information will be added as additional sessions and speakers are confirmed.

Register and make your hotel reservations as soon as you can for the biggest savings and the most options for your accomodations.

The PEI Foundation’s scholarship selection committee has selected five entering college freshmen to receive Charles D. Kemp scholarships for the 2014-2015 academic year. Recipients of the $1,000 scholarships are:

  • Jason Luke Brantley, son of Timothy Brantley,
    Meco, Inc. of Florence, Florence, SC
  • Darin Hubartt, son of Jay Hubartt,
    Innovative Fueling Solutions, Amarillo, TX
  • Erik Lattner, son of Mike Lattner,
    Morrison Bros. Co., Dubuque, IA
  • Erik Negley, son of Scott Negley,
    Wayne, A GE Energy Business, Austin, TX
  • Trent Sandwisch, son of Todd Sandwisch,
    CompX Security Products, Mauldin, SC

PEI Convention Registration Opens

Charles D. Kemp Scholarship Winners

Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference

Missouri Proposes Changes to Air Regulations





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Wayne, A GE Energy Business,
announced May 9 that Riverstone Holdings, LLC, an energy and power-focused private equity investment firm, has signed an agreement to acquire the Wayne business from GE. Riverstone owned a significant stake in Wayne through its investment in Dresser from 2007 to 2011.
The Petroleum Convenience Alliance for Technology Standards (PCATS) has rebranded as Conexxus, reflecting the increasing importance of connections and technology.
“The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is considering a number of options to prevent and respond to spills from aboveground storage tanks containing hazardous substances, including mandatory spill prevention, containment and countermeasure rules for the tanks.”—Environment Reporter, March 25, 2014.
“Expect more vehicles to run on natural gas, as owners of garbage trucks, buses and other short-haul vehicles look for alternatives to pricier gasoline and diesel. 700 public stations plus hundreds of private ones now offer compressed natural gas, with many more on the way, particularly in gas-rich states such as Texas and Pennsylvania. The next sector to take the plunge into gas: Freight rail. Liquefied natural gas costs about $1.50 per gallon less than diesel, offering railroads big potential savings.”—The Kiplinger Letter, May 2, 2014.
The California Energy Commission announced May 1 that it will invest $46.6 million to accelerate the construction of 28 new hydrogen refueling stations and one mobile refueler in California. The mobile refueler will provide added reliability to the early hydrogen refueling network to provide refueling capability when stations are off-line.
Southside Oil, a subsidiary of Sunoco, closed on a deal to buy 40 Tigermarket convenience stores from Tiger Management, Franklin, Tennessee. The stores are located in Tennessee and Georgia.

PEI’s two-day Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference will offer a combination of general session presentations and roundtable discussions specifically geared to the needs of purchasing managers and inventory managers. The deadline to register for the June 12-14 conference and to secure housing at The Westin Indianapolis is this Friday, May 16. Registration is $395 for PEI members and $695 for nonmembers. Registration can be completed online at www.pei.org/pi2014. A list of those pre-registered for the conference is posted there. PEI has secured a room rate of $159 single/double at The Westin Indianapolis. Call 888-627-8414 and ask for the PEI Purchasing & Inventory Managers Conference room block or book online here.

The Missouri Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is proposing changes to its air pollution rule for gasoline dispensing facilities in St. Louis City and Jefferson, St. Charles, Franklin and St. Louis counties. A list of proposed rule changes prepared by the Missouri Petroleum Storage Tank Insurance Fund (PSTIF) is here. A public hearing to receive comments on the proposed rule is scheduled for 9 a.m., May 29, at the DNR office, 7545 S. Lindbergh, Suite 220, St. Louis, MO.  Written comments will be accepted until June 5, 2014. 

Comments to revise Recommended Practices for the Design and Maintenance of Fluid Distribution Systems at Vehicle Maintenance Facilities
(PEI/RP700) are due by May 16. Those wishing to submit comments can do so at www.pei.org/rp700.
Individuals who would like to serve on the committee responsible for writing PEI’s new document covering the installation of LNG/LCNG systems (RP1600) should contact Bob Young byoung@pei.org by May 30. Include a brief statement describing your experience/qualifications with LNG systems.

Steven L. Carter
, 65, of Cincinnati, Ohio, died April 25. He worked as a construction estimator at M&M Service, Inc./MidValley Supply for the past 22 years. He is survived by his wife, Ethel;  children Theresa Jasper, Tony Carter, Sheila VonStein and Karen Tull; eleven grandchildren; a great granddaughter; and three brothers.
Rita Victoria “Vicki” Watkins, wife of George Watkins, former owner of Watkins Service Company of College Park, Georgia, died May 10 following a stroke. She was 69. Survivors include her husband George; a daughter, Heather Behnert; sons Randy, Rusty and Robby; and five grandchildren.

June 1 is the deadline for members of PEI’s Young Executives to renew their annual membership. The cost is $100 per year. Members can pay their dues online or contact Sondra Sutton at ssutton@pei.org or 918-236-3967.

To qualify for membership in PEI’s Young Executives Program you must be a full-time employee of a PEI member company or be an individual member of PEI in the Operations and Engineering Division, 21 to 45 years old and currently serving, or expect to serve, in a management or executive position in the industry. If you have questions about the program, contact Chris Bouldin at cbouldin@pei.org.

Texas distributor
. All-Tech Fuel Systems, 850 Brookline, Katy, Texas 77494, has applied for distributor division membership. Travis Montgomery is vice president, sales/marketing manager for the firm, which was established in 2000. The company represents Bennett, CntmtSoltn, FuelForce, ModernWeld, Newberry, NUPI, Oldcastle and Universal. All-Tech Fuel Systems also installs equipment used in retail, commercial, fleet and aviation fueling systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bob Chase, Bennett, Spring Lake, MI. www.alltechfuel.com
Leak detection equipment manufacturer. Estabrook’s Inc., 1505 Woodside Avenue, Essexville, Michigan 48732, has applied for affiliate division membership. Brad Estabrook is owner/president of the company, which was established in 1998. The company manufactures several tank testing methods, and line and tank testing equipment. Sponsored for PEI membership by Edward S. Kubinsky, Crompco, Plymouth Meeting, PA. www.ezychek.com
California air quality testing company. California Maintenance & Environmental. P. O. Box 2336, Irwindale, California 91706, has applied for service and construction division membership. Patrick McMurphy is a partner in the firm, which was established in 2004. The company provides air quality testing. Sponsored for PEI membership by Gregg Miller, NWPump, Portland, OR.
Virginia service station repair firm. Driscoll’s Contracting Inc., 5809 Hamlet Road, Virginia Beach, Virginia 23464, has applied for service and construction division membership. David Driscoll is president and owner of the firm, which was established in 2007. The company repairs service station equipment. Sponsored for membership by Carl E. Bayliss, BC&C, Winchester, VA. www.driscollscontractinginc.com


  • GIR North America, Montreal, Quebec (mfr)
  • Istobal USA, Bristol, VA (mfr)
  • Advantage Environmental Consultants, LLC, Jessup, MD (aff)
  • Corban Energy Group, Elmwood Park, NJ (aff)
  • Bolla Pump & Tank, Garden City, NY (S&C)
  • Coastal Tank & Testing, Houston, TX (S&C)
  • Dixon, Inc., Northborough, MA (S&C)
  • G-Tech Holdings Pty. Ltd., Hamilton, Queensland, Australia (S&C)
  • KEAR Civil Corporation, Phoenix, AZ (S&C)
  • Prawl, Inc., New Albany, MS (S&C)
  • reNUEL Fuel, LLC, Kansas City, MO (S&C)
  • Rugid Guard, LLC, Columbia, IL (S&C)
  • Tri-State Service & Maintenance Inc., Cannelton, IN (S&C)
  • David Frey, USAF, Eielson AFB, AK (O&E)


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