Our thanks to the PEI members who planned this
conference: Jeremy Freeman, Petroleum Solutions, Inc., San Antonio, TX; John
W. Moore, Banks & Co., Fresno, CA; and David Scott, MECO of Atlanta,
PEI DISTRIBUTOR EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION SURVEY
How does your firmís employee compensation package compare to others in
the petroleum equipment industry and the wholesale trade in general? To help
PEI distributors evaluate their numbers, PEI is again co-sponsoring the
Distributor Employee Compensation Study written by the Profit Planning Group
(PPG). Approximately 2,500 firms in over 35 lines of distribution are
expected to participate.
PEI needs your participation in this survey to ensure
the results are as comprehensive as possible. To guarantee complete
confidentiality of your companyís data, all responses are sent to directly
to and compiled by PPG. Only aggregate results will be published.
Participants receive a copy of the survey results free
of charge. Non-participating distributors can receive the report for $295.
If you are a distributor member and would like to
participate in the survey but did not receive the form, contact Chris
email@example.com. Deadline for return of the completed survey form is
TANK OWNERS FINED
LA World Airports, the owner/operator of three airports in Los Angeles,
has been ordered to pay the State of California up to $2.4 million for
allegedly violating underground storage tank requirements at Los Angeles
International Airport, L.A./Ontario International Airport and Van Nuys
Airport. The settlement, announced by the State Water Resources Control
Board, includes $1.3 million in civil penalties and enforcement fees. LA
World Airports can avoid over $1 million in suspended penalties if it meets
certain requirements specified in the agreement. The case involved three
unmonitored and unpermitted underground storage tanks used to store
hazardous runoff produced in fire training exercises.
Aloha Petroleum has agreed to pay $650,000 to settle Clean Air and
Clean Water Acts violations at its Hilo East bulk fuel storage terminal. In
addition, the company agreed to install spill containment at its fuel
storage facilities statewide at an estimated cost of $3.25 million,
according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
PETROLEUM MARKETING NOTES
Pemex, Mexicoís state-run oil company, entered the U.S. market December
3 with its first gasoline station in Houston. It is the first of five
franchised Pemex stations scheduled to open in Houston this month. Gasoline
sold at Pemexís Houston stations will come from the U.S. wholesale market.
The pilot program will allow Pemex to judge the impact of its brand in
relation to others in markets outside Mexico. The station includes a Taco
Shack restaurant and a convenience store.
TravelCenters of America LLC, Westlake, Ohio, has completed its
previously disclosed acquisition of 10 convenience stores in Ohio formerly
known as Stopní Go. The stations will be rebranded as Minit Mart
Jacksons, Meridian, Idaho, has acquired Premium Oil Co., Salt
Lake City, Utah. The purchase includes 15 convenience stores and a
commercial real estate portfolio.
Alimentation Couche-Tard Inc., Laval, Quebec, announced December 2
that it has signed an agreement to acquire Topaz Energy Group Ltd.,
Irelandís largest fuel retailer. Dublin-based Topaz has 464 gasoline
stationsó162 owned by Topaz and 302 owned by dealers. The transaction also
includes a commercial fuels operation, with more than 30 depots and two
Fittings, valves and couplings manufacturer. Dixon, 800 High Street,
Chestertown, Maryland 21620, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Dan Burke is the western sales manager for the firm, which was
established in 1916. The company manufactures dry disconnect fittings, cam
and groove couplings, breakaways, valves and couplings which are sold
through PEI distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Mervin L. Carder,
MCarderInd, Fenton, MO.
Price sign manufacturer. GURU Digital Media, 1450 West 228th Street,
Torrance, California 90501, has applied for manufacturer division
membership. Jasmine Lam is division manager of the firm, which was
established in 1954. The company manufactures gas price changers, digital
billboards, full-color indoor LED signs and full-color LED displays. The
equipment is sold through distributors. Sponsored for PEI membership by Lucy
Sackett, Gilbarco, Greensboro, NC.
Florida dispensing glove provider. U-Glove, Inc., 12074 Miramar
Parkway, Miramar, Florida 33025, has applied for affiliate division
membership. Antonio Lyon is CEO of the firm, which was established in 2013.
The company provides a turn-key free service for gas station owners offering
a cleaner, safer and friendlier experience by providing gloves at the pump.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Oscar Ramirez, BolivarFL, Miramar, FL.
Massachusetts consulting firm. Weston & Sampson Engineers, Inc., 5
Centennial Drive, Peabody, Massachusetts 01960, has applied for affiliate
division membership. James Fair is team leader for the firm, which was
established in 1899. The company is a full-service environmental and
infrastructure consulting firm. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bruce
Garrett, Dependable, Plymouth, MA.
Mexico service station maintenance company. Tecnologia e Ingenieria
Luqross S.A. de C.V., Antigua Calz. De Gpe. 105F, Col. San Marcos,
Azcapotzalco, Mexico D.F. 02020, Mexico, has applied for affiliate division membership. Luis D.
Rosas Flores is director of the firm, which was established in 1995. The
company maintains service stations and develops software solutions.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Mauricio Bouť Iturriaga, GBI, Mexico, D.F.,
Myanmar consulting company. M.N.T. Co., Ltd., No. 101, Ground Floor,
Building 15, MICT Park, Hlaing Tsp., Yangon, 11051, Myanmar, has applied for
affiliate division membership. Sandra Phon is president of the firm, which
was established in 1995. The company provides consulting services to fuel
station owners. Sponsored for PEI membership by Denni Chan, ManthonLtd,
Kowloon, Hong Kong.
Turkey CNG products distributor. Vonoz Mak. Ekipmanlari Insaat San.
Ltd., Y. Dudullu Mah. Sarmasik Sok. No. 18, Istanbul, 34775, Turkey, has
applied for affiliate division membership. Ilayda Atasoy is general manager
of the firm, which was established in 2013. Vonoz distributes equipment for
petroleum, LPG and CNG products, including compressors, dryers and panels.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Andrew Knapp, Franklin, Madison, WI.
Austria corrosion protection/tank lining firm. Wolftank Adisa GmbH,
Grabenweg 58, Innsbruck, Tyrol, 6020, Austria, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Peter Michael Werth is CEO of the firm,
which was established in 2008. The company lines and refurbishes aboveground
and underground tanks. Sponsored for PEI membership by Jost Berg, SGB,
Florida installation and service company. JSR Enterprises East Coast
LLC dba JSR Fueling Technologies, 261 Bougainvillea Street, Palm Bay,
Florida 32907, has applied for service and construction division membership.
Joshua Ghiz is operations manager for the firm, which was established in
2004. The firm installs and services equipment owned by commercial and
industrial clients. Sponsored for PEI membership by Glen Corkill, SourceIL,
Maryland service and construction company. RCFS, Inc., 3228 Sudath
Lane, Jarrettsville, Maryland 21084, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Thomas W. Over, Sr. is president of the
firm, which was established in 2003. The company provides all services
related to petroleum fuel storage systems. Sponsored for PEI membership by
Galen C. Heaps, PetroSupMD, Elkridge, MD.
Mexico engineering and construction firm. Refaccionaria Y Servicios Sol
Rey, S.A. de C.V., Emiliano Zapata No. 39, San Jose Del Quince, El Salto,
Jalisco, 45680, Mexico, has applied for service and construction division
membership. Adalberto Solis Reyes is director of the firm, which was
established in 1992. The company builds, services and engineers service
stations and convenience stores. Sponsored for PEI membership by Maura
Arrendondo Moreno, AMPES, Mexico D.F., Mexico.
Ohio environmental compliance contractor. Ohio Tank & Pipe Services
LLC, 132 Skyview Drive, Seven Hills, Ohio 44131, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Thomas E. Fisher is owner of the firm,
which was established in 2010. The company provides full-service testing on
tanks and lines and is an environmental compliance and emergency contractor.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Brad R. Estabrook, Estabrook, Essexville,
Oregon service contractor. NW Tank Lining & Inspection, Inc., 12300
SW 69th Avenue, Tigard, Oregon 97223, has applied for service and
construction division membership. John Woods is the president of the firm,
which was established in 1959. The company provides inspection services,
environmental engineering, industrial protection coatings and linings, and
tank repair and maintenance. Sponsored for PEI membership by William J.
Mascott, MascottEqp, Portland, OR.
ADMITTED TO PEI
- COINS, S.A., San Pedro Sula, Cortes, Honduras (dis)
- Petroland S.A. de C.V., Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico (dis)
- Surge Suppression of Georgia Inc., Sandersville, GA (aff)
- AllTex Fueling Solutions, Houston, TX (S&C)