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 firstname.lastname@example.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
Register and make your hotel reservations as soon as you can for the biggest
savings and the most options for your accomodations.
FIVE CHARLES D. KEMP SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS NAMED
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
Jason Luke Brantley, son of Timothy
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
Charles D. Kemp
Inventory Managers Conference
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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
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.
FOR 2014 PEI PURCHASING & INVENTORY MANAGERS CONFERENCE
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
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.
MISSOURI PROPOSES CHANGES TO AIR POLLUTION RULES
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
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.
MAY DEADLINES FOR TWO PEI RECOMMENDED PRACTICES
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
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
email@example.com 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.
YOUNG EXECUTIVES DUES DEADLINE
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
firstname.lastname@example.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
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.
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.
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,
ADMITTED TO PEI
GIR North America, Montreal, Quebec
Istobal USA, Bristol, VA (mfr)
Advantage Environmental Consultants,
LLC, Jessup, MD (aff)
Corban Energy Group, Elmwood Park,
Bolla Pump & Tank, Garden City, NY
Coastal Tank & Testing, Houston, TX
Dixon, Inc., Northborough, MA (S&C)
G-Tech Holdings Pty. Ltd., Hamilton,
Queensland, Australia (S&C)
KEAR Civil Corporation, Phoenix, AZ
Prawl, Inc., New Albany, MS (S&C)
reNUEL Fuel, LLC, Kansas City, MO
Rugid Guard, LLC, Columbia, IL (S&C)
Tri-State Service & Maintenance
Inc., Cannelton, IN (S&C)
David Frey, USAF, Eielson AFB, AK