September 27, 2019 | Vol. 69, No. 18
Dear PEI Member:
PEI’s Service Technician Training Manual Level II is now available for purchase. The Level II manual is designed for technicians who have mastered the basic information and skills in PEI’s highly successful Service Technician Training Manual Level I, released in 2016.
The 34-page Level II resource includes nine chapters with photos, diagrams and easy-to-read explanations that will help technicians develop the technical skills required to advance in their chosen profession:
The Service Technician Training Manual Level II is $50 for PEI members and $250 for nonmembers. PEI thanks the association’s Service Technician Training Manual Committee for its work on this project:
Level II Service Tech Training Manual
by e-mail to the editor, Rick Long at email@example.com
or join the discussion in the Petroleum Equipment Forums
CALIFORNIA PLEDGES $82.7 MILLION FOR CLEAN FUEL INFRASTRUCTURE
"This plan makes strategic investments in zero-emission fuels and technologies, including charging infrastructure, that will help the state reach its climate and clean air goals," said Patty Monahan, CEC commissioner.
DOL RELEASES FINAL OVERTIME RULE
The rule, which takes effect Jan. 1, 2020, increases the minimum overtime-exempt salary from $455 per week ($23,660 annually) to $684 per week ($35,568 annually). Employers may count certain bonuses and commissions in the salary computations.
The overtime exemption adjustments are the first since 2004. A 2016 Obama administration proposal that would have raised the annual salary threshold to $47,476 was struck down in federal court shortly before it took effect.
The Obama-era proposal also would have automatically increased the salary threshold every three years. The final rule adopted this week commits only to “regularly” updating the salary threshold through the traditional rulemaking notice and comment process.
The DOL estimates that 1.3 million additional U.S. workers will qualify for overtime as a result of its new rule.
PEI MEMBER NEWS
California manufacturer. Clean World Distribution Inc., 28462
Constellation Road, Valencia, CA 91355, applied for affiliate division
membership. Allen Choi is CEO of the firm, which was established in 2003.
Clean World Distribution manufactures mat cleaners. Sponsored for PEI
membership by Robert Morris, Sonny’s Enterprises Inc., Tamarac, Florida.
Missouri service provider. Third Party Testing, 652 Mistwood Bluff Road, Camdenton, MO 65020, applied for service and construction division membership. Michael McClain is the owner of the firm, which was established in 2013. Third Party Testing performs compliance testing for cathodic protection, tank tightness, line tightness, spill buckets, overfill equipment, automatic tank gauges and statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR). Sponsored for PEI membership by Chris Monroe, Monroe & Monroe Insurance, Arlington, Texas.
Texas service company. Tech Solutions, 14504 Long Shadow Ave., El Paso, TX 79938, applied for service and construction division membership. Juan Garcia is the owner of the company, which was established in 2012. Tech Solutions provides service and installation of petroleum equipment and is certified to calibrate in Texas and New Mexico. Sponsored for PEI membership by Bob Kempf, APS International Inc., Loveland, Colorado.
Colombian affiliate. Insepet S.A.S., Carrera 90 N 17B-75, Bodega
20, Bogota, Cundinamarca 110911, Colombia, applied for affiliate division
membership. Sergio Mahecha Alvarez is key account manager for the firm,
which was established in 1995. Insepet S.A.S. represents Gilbarco Veeder-Root
in Colombia. Sponsored for PEI membership by Evan Reid, Gilbarco Veeder-Root,
Greensboro, North Carolina.
California construction company. Armer/Norman & Associates, 2600
Williams St., San Leandro, CA 94577, applied for service and construction
division membership. Pete Cochran is president of the firm, which was
established in 1969. Armer/Norman & Associates provides construction of
underground and aboveground fueling systems, convenience stores and car
washes. Sponsored for PEI membership by Mark Able, Service Station Systems
Inc., San Jose, California.
Thailand maintenance company. B. P. S. Maintenance Service Co.
Ltd., 15 Soi Chaloeamphrakiat 48 Junction 4, Chaloeamphrakiat Rama 9 Road,
Dokmai, Prawet, Bangkok 10250, Thailand, has applied for service and
construction division membership. Pat Sapanon is representative for the
firm, which was established in 1988. B. P. S. Maintenance Service Co.
specializes in the maintenance of gas stations and tank farms. Sponsored for
PEI membership by Brad Estabrook, Estabrook’s Inc., Essexville, Michigan.
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