April 27, 2018 | Vol. 68, No. 8
Dear PEI Member:
The PEI Board of Directors held its mid-year meeting last week in Hilton Head, South Carolina. During the meeting, directors updated the association’s strategic long range plan, reviewed committee reports and addressed other matters of importance to the association and the industry. Here is a summary of the board’s key actions:
What’s Ahead. Directors spent considerable time discussing the future of the liquid fuels equipment industry. The consensus was that the opportunities for PEI members are enormous. Among the most-often cited opportunities were:
While fundamentally optimistic, directors also noted the following threats to the industry:
Latin America. The board committed up to $600,000 over the next three years to increase PEI membership in Latin America and establish PEI as the recognized authority for fuel and fluid handling equipment in the region. This effort will include hiring a full-time Latin America director.
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Service Tech Training and Recruitment. To combat the continuing shortage of qualified service technicians, the board authorized development of a next-level training manual to pick up where PEI’s popular Entry Level Service Technician Training Course left off. The board also asked PEI staff to develop a program to equip vo-tech schools and military training organizations with information, tools and resources that will promote career opportunities for fueling equipment technicians.
Priority Club. For several years, PEI has had a waiting list of members interested in joining the Priority Club. The board asked PEI staff to review the current structure of the Priority Club program and, if warranted, present recommendations for changes.
In other actions, the board:
Robert Peavey, PumpTex Inc, Beaumont, Texas, presided at the mid-year meeting. Other officers, directors, co-directors and staff in attendance included:
TIGHTENS ANTI-SKIMMING LAW
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SETTLES CLAIMS AGAINST N.Y. MARKETER
McCon Building and Petroleum Services hired Gina Jaimes as project manager. Jaimes has nearly 21 years of experience in the c-store industry with Stripes, Susser and Sunoco.
The Steel Tank Institute (STI/SPFI) named its officers for 2018. Three of the four officers are members of PEI:
Stenstrom Petroleum Services Group, Rockford, Illinois, has acquired Accurate Tank Technologies, North Aurora, Illinois. The entire Accurate Tank team will become employees of Stenstrom. Steve Trabilsy, former owner of Accurate Tank, will serve as director of service and environmental compliance.
tank company. Alltank Solutions Sdn. Bhd., Lot
4009, Jalan Klinik Kampung Bukit Naga, Batu 6 ½, Jalan Bukit Kemuning, Lang,
Shah Alam, 40460, Malaysia, has applied for affiliate division membership.
Alan Tiong Meng Kiat is managing director for the company, which was
established in 1998. Alltank Solutions manufactures storage tanks. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Christopher Weeks, Tank Solutions Pty. Ltd.,
Carolina construction firm. Geological Resources
Inc., 3502 Hayes Rd., Monroe, NC, 28110, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Tomie Benton handles business development
for the firm, which was established in 1971. The company offers full-service
environmental consulting, construction and engineering services. Sponsored
for PEI membership by Kevin McGee, McGee Corporation, Matthews, North
installation company. Douglass Distributing, P.
O. Box 1124, Sherman, TX, 75091, has applied for service and construction
division membership. Brad Douglass is CEO of the firm, which was established
in 1981. The company does fueling facility installations and repairs.
Sponsored for PEI membership by Stephen Scott, B & J Equipment Ltd.,
Distributor. Unicorn Sales & Service Ltd., P. O.
Box 16620, Ruaraka Housing Estate,
Nairobi, 00620, Kenya, has applied for distributor division membership.
Ridham Patel is operations engineer for the firm, which was established in
1996. The company offers sales, distribution, supplies, repairs and
maintenance of a wide range of petroleum transfering, metering and
dispensing equipment in Africa. Sponsored for PEI membership by Evan Reid,
Gilbarco Veeder-Root, Greensboro, North Carolina.
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