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Wayne Fueling Systems to be Acquired by Dover Corporation

AUSTIN, TEXAS - June 9, 2016 - Wayne Fueling Systems ("Wayne"), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies, majority-owned by funds managed by Riverstone Holdings LLC ("Riverstone"), announced today that Dover Corporation ("Dover") has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wayne business.

"Today's announcement marks an exciting new milestone in our 125-year history," said Neil Thomas, Wayne CEO.  "We believe that combining Wayne’s innovative products and technologies with Dover’s existing retail fueling equipment portfolio will significantly benefit customers around the world.  Much has evolved and changed at Wayne over the years, but we have held true to our core values since the very beginning: putting our customers first; leading the industry with new products and technology; being a global business—in mindset as well as geographic presence; and doing all of this the right way—with an unwavering commitment to quality, safety, and integrity."

Thomas added, "We are thankful to Riverstone for their unwavering support and the investments that they have made to strategically position the Wayne business for future growth. Joining the Dover family will create exciting new opportunities for our employees, customers, and other business partners."

"We would like to express our sincere appreciation to Neil and the entire Wayne team for the excellent partnership we have enjoyed and the success achieved by the business in recent years," said John Lancaster, Partner at Riverstone. "With such complementary businesses and a continued focus on innovative technology, we are confident that Wayne will continue to flourish under Dover’s ownership."

The transaction, which is expected to close in the second half of 2016, is subject to the satisfaction of customary closing conditions, including applicable regulatory approvals.

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Ever Put Gas in Your Car?

ENTRY-LEVEL SERVICE TECHNICIAN RESOURCES

Ever put gas in your car?

Of course you have. But have you ever wondered who keeps that gas pump pumping? 

Thousands of service technicians working for PEI member companies keep fuel flowing at millions of locations around the world. The dispensers, nozzles, hoses and tanks all require routine maintenance or occasional repair to continue operating safely and providing gasoline, diesel, ethanol or CNG to billions of motorists. No matter the price of oil, the fuel keeps flowing. Even through the ups and downs, there will be a need.

And today more than ever, qualified service techs are in demand. New technologies and regulatory changes require the replacement or upgrade of thousands of fuel dispensers. Mechanically inclined individuals who enjoy working outdoors and the challenge of solving problems can find a desirable position in most regions of the U.S.

Explore the career opportunities available as a petroleum equipment service technician. Meet three techs who have found their niche in our industry — all by very different paths. 

http://www.pei.org/entry-level-service-technician-resources 

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PEI PUBLISHES SAFETY VIDEO: 'SAFELY CHANGING FILTERS'

 

The Petroleum Equipment Institute (PEI) has announced the release of its first industry safety video.

"Safely Changing Filters," based on the popular "Dos and Don'ts" series of PEI safety tips, offers video examples of recommended procedures and cites unsafe practices to avoid in the petroleum and fuel equipment handling industry.

The video was developed by the 2015 PEI Safety Committee and was produced by PEI's Rex Brown as part of the PEI Safety Program. Filming occurred in Kansas City, Missouri; Dallas; Charlotte, North Carolina; and San Diego.

This is the second safety video PEI has released, with two more expected by the end of 2016. To view the PEI safety videos, visit the PEI YouTube channel, www.pei.org/youtube.

In addition to the videos, the PEI Safety Program annually publishes workplace safety posters and "Dos and Don’ts" that address safety concerns within the petroleum and energy handling equipment industry. The association also publishes two free monthly safety e-newsletters, "SafetyLetter" and "SafePractices." For more information about PEI’s safety resources, see www.pei.org/safety.

The PEI Safety Committee is made up of industry safety experts from across North America: Peter B. Anstadt, PWI Inc.; Eddie Campbell, Tanknology Inc.; Apryl Erekson, Cochise Petroleum Equipment Co. Inc.; Christopher G. Fasse, B&T Service Station Contractors; Jeremy D. Kingsbury, UST Services Corp.; Benjamin LaMountain, LaMountain Bros. Inc.; Kevin Nicklin, Phoenix Petroleum Ltd.; and Tom Ruga, Spark Contractors. Chris Farrell of Double Check Co. Inc. serves as committee chairman.

Founded in 1951, PEI is composed of more than 1,600 companies engaged in manufacturing and distributing equipment used in the fuel and fluid handling industry. Members are located in 50 states and 81 countries. PEI is the leading authority and source of information for the fuel and fluid handling equipment and services industry. The association is committed to promoting the value of distributor services and improving the business relationships and practices of its members. PEI is headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma. For more information, email Chris Bouldin at cbouldin@pei.org or visit www.pei.org.

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Wayne Fueling Systems introduces NEW CLEARVIEW Solution

Wayne Fueling Systems Combines Acquired Wetstock Management Products to Introduce New ClearView™ Solution

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS - June 1, 2016 - Wayne Fueling Systems (“Wayne”), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations announces a new component to their new Wayne Cloud solution offering, the ClearView™ solution.  The ClearView solution combines fuel management products acquired through the recent Wayne acquisitions of Texas-based Simmons Sirvey Corporation and U.K.-based Vianet Fuel Solutions.

“We’re excited to introduce these new products to our portfolio,” noted Wayne VP of Products and Services, Tom Cerovski.  “These products help complete Wayne’s vision of providing a comprehensive fuel management solution to our customers around the world.”

The ClearView solution is comprised of four products:

  • ClearView™ wetstock management services offered globally, offers basic, EPA approved, statistical inventory reconciliation (SIR) up to sophisticated real-time fuel monitoring.  The product also provides theft and leak detection and can even identify meters that are out of calibration.
  • XlearView™ compliance and asset management is offered in the UK.  It delivers the ability to access all certificates and compliance documents through one tool while tracking compliance certificates, monitoring expiration dates, and tracking service calls and service history.
  • ClearView™ construction and forecourt services is also offered in the UK.  It provides a tank lining service which adds an internal liner to existing tanks. In many cases adding this additional liner will allow a tank to remain compliant that would otherwise have to be replaced.
  • ClearView™ pricing and margin management administered by BigOil (in the UK only) helps retailers increase their fuel profitability by linking the daily Platts price to real-time sales, inventory levels and deliveries.

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Wayne Fueling Systems Reaches Agreement to Acquire Vianet Fuel Solutions, a Subsidiary of Vianet Group plc

https://www.wayne.com/en/press-releases/2015-12-08-wayne-fueling-systems-reaches-agreement-to-acquire-vianet-fuel-solutions/

  • Vianet plc to divest Fuel Management Services and Construction and Forecourt Services to Wayne.
  • Fuel management subsidiary of Vianet aligns with Wayne’s strategy to develop fuel management capabilities.
  • The transaction is expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2016.

 

AUSTIN, TEXAS —December 8, 2015— Wayne Fueling Systems (“Wayne”), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, has announced that they have reached an agreement with Vianet Group plc, a leading provider of real-time monitoring systems, data management services, and actionable data for the leisure and vending sectors, to acquire their fuel management subsidiary.

The UK based Vianet Fuel Solutions Limited (VFS) includes two main product lines as part of the Wayne acquisition: Fuel Management Solutions (FMS) and Construction and Forecourt Services (CFS). FMS is comprised of real-time wet-stock management, asset management and compliance monitoring services. CFS aligns with Wayne’s current UK services business, although provides additional services including forecourt construction electrical compliance services and tank lining.

“The decision to acquire Vianet Fuel Solutions is a natural fit for the Wayne business as it helps further our goal to offer fuel management capabilities to our customers,” said Neil Thomas, Wayne Chief Executive Officer.  “The Vianet business already has existing customers in the UK, has a knowledgeable team, and has competitive and comprehensive Fuel Management solutions which complements our product and services offerings.”

“Over the past two years, VFS has made significant commercial progress and has established a strong reputation in the UK forecourt sector.  This transaction recognizes the value which has been created,” noted James Dickson, Chairman of Vianet Group plc.  “Whilst it will be sad to say farewell to the VFS team, I am pleased that there is a great fit with Wayne who will take VFS to the next stage of development and growth in a competitive landscape increasingly dominated by major global players such as Wayne.”

The closure of the acquisition is anticipated to occur in first quarter of 2016.

12/8/2015 6:15:00 AM

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@Love's: Interstate 40 to offer #compressed #natural #gas #CNG fill-ups for #heavy-duty trucks

ALBUQUERQUE (Nov. 24, 2015) — Love’s Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. has opened a new outlet in Albuquerque, its sixth along Interstate 40 to offer compressed natural gas (CNG) fill-ups for heavy-duty trucks.

The new location in Albuquerque is at Exit 149. Oklahoma City-based Love’s said that according to the Alternative Fuels Data Center, Love’s is the fourth facility in the city to offer CNG and the seventh in the state.

“Love’s now has a total of 16 locations offering Love’s fast-fill CNG, and this is our first location with the alternative fuel offering in New Mexico,” said Greg Love, co-CEO of Love’s. “Love’s has operated in Albuquerque proudly for more than 30 years. Our new store will have the same excellent customer service and our newest amenities.”

In addition to the Albuquerque travel stop — which has a Love’s Truck Tire Care center — the company operates Fast-Fill CNG locations along Interstate 40 that include West Memphis, Ark.; Webbers Falls, Okla.; two locations in Oklahoma City; and Amarillo, Texas. An existing Love’s in Williams, Ariz., will begin offering fast-fill CNG later this year, the company said, expanding Love’s network of locations along Interstate 40 offering CNG to seven.

Love’s, founded in 1964, has more than 350 locations in 40 states. The company’s Truck Tire Care centers offer roadside assistance, tire care and light mechanical services for professional truck drivers.

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New #Convenience-Store Roundup for #October #2015

By #Greg Lindenberg, Online Editor, CSP

 

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OAKBROOK TERRACE, Ill. -- This edition of New Convenience-Store Roundup features new convenience-store openings, sales, acquisitions and store closings with listings for the month of October 2015.

The unscientifically gathered roundup is by no means complete, but serves as a monthly competitive snapshot of newly opened or closed U.S. convenience stores, gas stations, truckstops and travel centers not previously reported in CSP Daily News.

Many of the stores are owned by independent operators, while others belong to major chains, some part of CSP's Convenience Top 101. Some of them may be your new competitors.

The list has been arranged by state. Click through each item for more details on each store.

Your store not listed? Please send your new-store announcements to Greg Lindenberg atglindenberg@cspnet.com.

#Alabama

#Love's Travel Stops & Country Stores Inc. opened a new location in Prichard, Ala., on Oct. 22. The new store offers gourmet coffee, fresh fruit, gift items, name-brand electronics and Subway and Chester’s restaurants. The 24/7 travel stop features seven showers, 73 parking spaces, RFID cardless fueling, CAT scales and a Love’s Truck Tire Care center. 

California

A new #Circle K convenience store opened in #La Mirada, Calif., on Oct. 27. It offers propane, #diesel and lottery; the site is also co-branded with #Shell fuel. Circle K opened a new c-store in Chowchilla, Calif., on Oct. 30. It offers beer, wine, and lottery.

Connecticut

The new Gulf Gas Station Ridgefield in #Ridgefield, Conn., opened on Oct. 17.

Florida

A new Circle K convenience store opened in Ocala, Fla., on Oct. 1. It offers propane, diesel and lottery; the site is also co-branded with Shell fuel. It opened a new c-store in Valrico, Fla., on Oct. 5; the site is also co-branded with Mobil fuel.

Estates Country Stores (also known as E’s) closed its two Golden Gate Estates locations inNaples, Fla., on Oct. 18.

Eli Hage franchised his first #7-Eleven convenience store, which opened in North Lauderdale, Fla., on Oct. 28.

Hawaii

A new #7-Eleven convenience store opened in Haleiwa, Hawaii, on Oct. 21.

Illinois

In early October, #Circle K purchased two gas stations in Madison and Belleville, Ill., from Tulsa, Okla.-based #QuikTrip.

#Casey’s General Stores Inc. opened a new convenience store in Germantown Hills, Ill., on Oct. 23.

#Waterway Gas & Wash opened in Northbrook, Ill., On Oct. 26. This store is planned as the training center for “a handful” of Chicago-area stores to come, the company said, with possible sites in Lake Forest and Evanston.

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Wayne Fueling Systems: #Universal #EMV #compliant #outdoor #payment #solutions!!!

Wayne Fueling Systems Presents the iX Pay™ Secure Payment Terminal at TRUSTECH: PAY, CONNECT, IDENTIFY & SECURE 2015

  • Wayne displays new iX Pay™ T7 secure payment terminal offering universal EMV®-compliant outdoor payment solutions.
  • Next generation Wayne iX Pay™ Secure Payment solution with touchscreen and secure contactless technologies developed together with XAC.

 

Malmö, Sweden – November 17, 2015 - Wayne Fueling Systems (“Wayne”), a global provider of fuel dispensing, payment, automation, and control technologies for retail and commercial fuel stations, today introduced their iX Pay secure payment terminal T7 at the TRUSTECH: PAY, CONNECT, IDENTIFY & SECURE (Former CARTES SECURE Connexions) show.

“The iX Pay T7 terminal is an all-in-one compact product serving as a retrofit terminal into Wayne legacy dispensers as well as other supplier´s dispensers,” noted Wayne VP of Europe, Damian Tracey. “This product enables Wayne to offer the highest security outdoor payment solution to not only our European customers but those throughout the world.  It includes features and benefits that go far beyond regular card payment technologies.”

The iX Pay T7 terminal is an all-in-one, optimal solution for: at the dispenser payment, freestanding island payment and wall-mounted payment terminal applications.  This product is built within Wayne’s iX Pay secure payment technology, a joint development with XAC, a global leading R&D and manufacturing company of commerce specific transaction automation devices.  It enables point-to-point encryption, has a touchscreen, and provides secure contactless technologies that future-proof a retailer’s business. The video module is media capable and provides a high resolution media content on a 7” large widescreen for promotions to increase revenues in-store. Features of this product also include a 2D barcode scanner and a state-of-the-art secure keypad with latest EMV and PCI certifications.

“We´re excited about the partnership with Wayne to leverage XAC’s proven secure payment platform architecture and high quality payment hardware devices to create Wayne´s custom iX Pay Secure Payment Platform. XAC´s payment industry expertise together with Wayne´s customization and fuel retail experience brings the very best product to the retail fueling segment.” noted XAC Chief Executive Officer, Edmund Chang.

The iX Pay T7 terminal demonstrations will be shown at XAC booth #4M 048 from November 17-19 at Paris - Nord Villepinte / France Halls 3&4.  Additionally, XAC will be displaying their portfolio of products including cloudPOS, mPOS, desktop and mobile POS terminals, PIN pads, and other unattended payment modules.

11/17/2015 9:43:17 AM

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Wanted: #Petroleum #Construction #Craftsmen

Petroleum Construction Craftsman

 

Intro:

Superior Equipment Company is the premiere Oil & Energy solution provider for the Missouri & Illinois. SECO was started in 1962 and has been purchased by a group of investors in 2012. We have gone from focusing our energies on c-store, emergency generator, tank cleaning / inspections, fleet services, & HVAC to surpassing our competition with focuses on alternative energies (CNG, LNG, DEF, etc.), imaging & lighting (nationwide).

We are the Union’s 24/7 Oil & Energy turn-key contractor that is “Fueling Your Future”.

Summary:

 

SECO provides maintenance, inspections, repairs, emergency response actions and construction services for petroleum facilities in the US.

 

Our construction craftsman are responsible for properly installing, maintaining and repairing petroleum systems and other facilities in order to provide compliance with code, criteria, and regulations. 

 

Petroleum system means an underground or aboveground storage tank, connected piping, ancillary equipment and appurtenances, and containment system, if any. 

 

The craftsman shall be required to maintain petroleum systems, equipment, and accessories to operate reliably and satisfactorily. Preventive maintenance tasks are defined as recurrent, periodic or scheduled work to preserve a facility by preventing its deterioration.  Minor and Emergency Repair services will also be required under this arrangement and defined as the restoration of a real property to such a condition that it may effectively be utilized for its designated purpose by overhaul, reprocessing or replacement of constituent parts or materials that have deteriorated by action or elements or usage and that have not been corrected through maintenance.  

Other repair may be ordered by the installations for non-petroleum systems such as for separators, piping, tanks, etc.

 

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Four years (4) of experience in the maintenance of fuel distribution systems.

·         2 years of experience with both OPW & Franklin Fueling equipment.

·         Shall be capable of detecting and correcting system component malfunctions, misalignments, leaks, and other adjustment issues and performing scheduled and unscheduled fuel system maintenance.

·         Shall be capable of removing, repairing and replacing major system components, have a basic knowledge of automatic tank components and gauging systems, high/low level alarms, cathodic protection, and oily water waste systems.

·         Shall have a basic understanding of written description and instructions pertaining to facility operations, shall be able to implement cyclic maintenance programs and safety programs relating to all aspects of facility operation.

·         Shall have demonstrated expertise in spill cleanup procedures, prevention and control measures, related equipment operation and maintenance.

·         Should have practical experience in basic design and layout of petroleum facilities, component makeup, characteristics of fuel storage and distribution systems, and the ability to read and understand base blueprints, and system specifications.

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Wanted!!! Petroleum Account Manager

Superior Equipment Company is the premiere Oil & Energy solution provider for the Missouri & Illinois. SECO was started in 1962 and has been purchased by a group of investors in 2012. We have gone from focusing our energies on c-store, emergency generator, tank cleaning / inspections, fleet services, & HVAC to surpassing our competition with focuses on alternative energies (CNG, LNG, DEF, etc.), imaging & lighting (nationwide).

We are the 24/7 Oil & Energy turn-key contractor that is “Fueling Your Future”.

Our goal is to exceed our partner’s expectations, whether it is a purchase from our parts counter, service call, & at the construction site.

SECO is actively seeking an Account Manager to become a part of our team. He / She will be knowledgeable with Recommended Practices from PEI that will be able to push the expectations of our clients; communicating (answering questions) - by phone, in person, email, etc. producing the best partner service / experience. He / She will be problem solving expert ready to learn new ideas & incorporate those processes into everyday work. He / She will be in constant contact with the vendors, partners, & organized with all follow-ups.

Our Account Manager’s open position will have at least 2 years of experience within these practices.

RP100: Installation of Underground Liquid Storage Systems  

RP200: Installation of Aboveground Storage Systems

RP300: Installation and Testing of Vapor Recovery Systems

RP400: Testing Electrical Continuity  

RP500: Inspection & Maintenance of Motor Fuel Dispensing

RP600: Overfill Prevention for ASTs

RP700: Lube Systems

RP800: Bulk Plants  

RP900: UST Inspection and Maintenance

RP1000: Marina Fueling Sites

RP1100: Diesel Exhaust Fluid

RP1200: Testing & Verification of Equipment at UST Facilities

RP1300: Aviation Fueling Systems

RP1400: Emergency Generator Systems

 

Please join SECO in this thrilling experience to further our partners, ourselves, & the Oil & Energy Industry. To learn more about Superior Equipment Company, please visit our website at www.secofuel.com.

We look forward to hearing from you today!

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Account Manager NEEDED ASAP - EMV, Dispenser, Vac Truck Service, Etc.

Responsibilities include: 

 

  • Prospect and develop new markets for our products and services.
  • Maintain service and sales support to existing customer accounts for parts, equipment and repairs.
  • Adhere to set pricing structure and monitors gross profit margins; develops accurate sales quotes on equipment and systems recommended and ensures proper follow-thru.
  • Analyzes customer operations and makes recommendations on appropriate equipment and systems. Completes call reports on sales calls made to customers.
  • Confers with and maintains dealer relations; consults with vendors and performs research in order to quote best products and prices to customers.
  • Attends vendor training sessions to maintain knowledge of new products and developments in the industry. Attends trade shows as well.
  • May perform one or more of the following:
    • Appraise customer units for trade-in value.
    • Prepare written budgets.
    • Perform factory demonstrations to enable customers to view equipment in operation.
    • Deliver, install and instruct customers on proper use of equipment sold.
    • Creates accurate layout or blueprint of recommended equipment and systems for estimator and customer.
    • Processes job files and requisitions; assist in collection of monies due.
Qualified Education/Background: 

 

  • Excellent proven sales skills, including prospecting, developing and servicing accounts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Quality negotiation skills and ability to make effective sales presentations.
  • Good mathematical and organization skills.
  • High school education is required with a undergraduate degree strongly preferred.
  • One to three years' experience with B2B sales

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ATTENTION ALL Auto Dealers & Vehicle Maintenance Facilities!!

 

Superior Equipment Co., work in conjunction with top manufactures and professionals in the Automotive Dealer & Vehicle Maintenance Facility Profession.  We provide a complete solution for all types of Commercial Fleet & Vehicle Service Facilities. We apply benchmark, best practices in helping select, install, & maintain, the specific equipment required by each individual facility according to their focus, volume, and demographics. We specialize in all aspects of the Auto Dealer & Vehicle Maintenance Facility focus such as: Light Duty and Heavy Duty Lifts (Mobile Column, In-Ground, & Above Ground),  The latest in Bay Lot & Garage LED Lighting, Full Line Bulk Lube & Fluid Systems, The latest in fluid allocation & management, Exhaust Evac Systems, open bay garage cooling & heating, Rotary Screw & Piston Type Air Compressors & piped systems, Service Station Desk & Storage Equipment, & Much, Much, More!!!

Superior Equipment Company does exactly what the name implies……  That is to deliver the “Superior” Products & Services that help your team provide outstanding Sales & Service to your customers, & keep your bays busy & maximized.

 

As for imaging solutions, Superior provides the best craftsmanship in the US. We have bucket trucks traveling from our HQ here in St. Louis to about every state, except Alaska & Hawaii – don’t worry, working on getting there soon to reimage & rebrand C-Stores & dealership with ACM fascia either on the canopies, buildings, etc. We provide LED lighting sales, install, replacements, maintenance, etc.

Again, our craftsmanship is what sets Superior Equipment apart. 

ATTENTION ALL Auto Dealers & Vehicle Maintenance Facilities!!

Superior Equipment Co., work in conjunction with top manufactures and professionals in the Automotive Dealer & Vehicle Maintenance Facility Profession.  We provide a complete solution for all types of Commercial Fleet & Vehicle Service Facilities. We apply benchmark, best practices in helping select, install, & maintain, the specific equipment required by each individual facility according to their focus, volume, and demographics. We specialize in all aspects of the Auto Dealer & Vehicle Maintenance Facility focus such as: Light Duty and Heavy Duty Lifts (Mobile Column, In-Ground, & Above Ground),  The latest in Bay Lot & Garage LED Lighting, Full Line Bulk Lube & Fluid Systems, The latest in fluid allocation & management, Exhaust Evac Systems, open bay garage cooling & heating, Rotary Screw & Piston Type Air Compressors & piped systems, Service Station Desk & Storage Equipment, & Much, Much, More!!!

Superior Equipment Company does exactly what the name implies……  That is to deliver the “Superior” Products & Services that help your team provide outstanding Sales & Service to your customers, & keep your bays busy & maximized.

 

As for imaging solutions, Superior provides the best craftsmanship in the US. We have bucket trucks traveling from our HQ here in St. Louis to about every state, except Alaska & Hawaii – don’t worry, working on getting there soon to reimage & rebrand C-Stores & dealership with ACM fascia either on the canopies, buildings, etc. We provide LED lighting sales, install, replacements, maintenance, etc.

Again, our craftsmanship is what sets Superior Equipment apart. 

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Independent Growth Sparks C-Store Improvements

As indies’ store count grows, a summons to improve their game swells— one store at a time By

 Angel Abcede, Senior Editor/Content Development Coordinator, CSP

 

The growth of the independent class—those retailers with one to 25 stores—has prompted a call to arms: cleaner sites, friendlier staff and an inspired customer experience.

Sure, it’s nothing that the forward-thinking chains aren’t also doing. But at 63% of the industry, indie operators have a big role in the ongoing effort to improve the c-store experience. It’s a focus of NACS and its incoming chair—and fellow independent—Jack Kofdarali.

CSP spoke with a number of independent operators to identify their strategies, struggles and successes toward becoming better operators—raising the bar for themselves and the industry as a whole.

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Graco & Komatsu: Automatic Lubrication System for Earth Moving Equipment

MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Graco Inc. (NYSE:GGG) announced today that its automatic lubrication system is now available as a factory option on a variety of Komatsu® America’s earth moving equipment. The automatic lubrication system features a G3 electric grease pump, MSP divider valves, and a GLC-2200 controller. The system is also available as an after-market field install kit. The kit includes all the core components along with the required hoses, fittings, mounting hardware, and protective guarding required for installation.

“Komatsu America is one of the most recognized brands in the industry and we are very proud that customers can now order Graco’s automatic lubrication system as a factory option”

“Komatsu America is one of the most recognized brands in the industry and we are very proud that customers can now order Graco’s automatic lubrication system as a factory option,” said Gabe Elmhorst, Global OEM Account Manager, Graco Industrial Lubrication Equipment. “Graco’s automatic lubrication system was specifically designed for Komatsu’s wide range of equipment to reduce maintenance needs, extend the life of the machine by automatically applying the right amount of lubrication to reduce wear and tear, and reduce planned maintenance down time.”

In addition to extending the operational life of a machine, Graco’s automatic lubrication system reduces the amount of climbing an operator needs to do to access grease points.

“The field-installed after market kit offers all of the benefits of a factory-installed system and can be purchased for equipment already in operation,” continued Elmhorst. So whether you are considering a new machine, or simply want to extend the life of a machine already in service, Graco and Komatsu have you covered.”


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EMV 101: What You Need to Know Now

EMV 101: What You Need to Know Now

U.S. consumers are beginning the migration from traditional mag-stripe credit and debit cards to EMV-based chip cards. Here’s what you need to know now.

What it is:
EMV stands for Europay, MasterCard and Visa, the global standard for cards equipped with computer chips and the technology used to authenticate chip card transactions. EMV encompasses requirements that ensure interoperability between POS terminals and chip-based payment cards containing embedded microprocessors. Chip cards are intended to provide strong transaction security features and other application capabilities not possible with traditional mag-stripe cards. Read more about what EMV isn’t, here.

When it’s happening:
In the U.S., October 1, 2015 is the point at which liability for fraudulent transactions using counterfeit or stolen credit and debit cards at the point of sale (other than gas pumps) is shifting from issuers to merchants, unless those merchants have migrated to acceptance solutions that accommodate EMV chip cards.

Who should care:
All merchants are potentially impacted. While there are no legal requirements or penalties for not migrating to EMV-capable terminals, the liability shift could be painful, if not disastrous, particularly for small businesses and those with tight profit margins. Merchants may also be able to take advantage of compliance incentives offered by the major card brands.

Why it’s happening:
The major card processors have all settled on EMV as a more secure card technology and the U.S. government has mandated that payment cards – both credit and debit – issued by Federal agencies, must support the EMV protocol. Unlike mag-stripe cards, EMV chip cards cannot be duplicated and utilized to complete fraudulent transactions. This will make it harder – if not impossible – to use a counterfeit EMV card at an EMV-accepting payment terminal. Our CSO, Joe Majka, recently talked with PYMNTS.com about why EMV is still not a cure-all for payment security.

Where it’s happening:
This impacts all U.S. merchants with physical point of sale locations. But EMV is a global standard that has previously been adopted by virtually all developed countries, including Canada.

How it works:
These cards must have been validated either online by the issuer using a dynamic cryptogram or offline with a terminal. EMV transactions also create unique transaction data, so that any captured data cannot be used to execute new transactions.

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VP Racing Fuels Offering EMV Solutions:

“I view the solutions we offer in four key categories—expense reduction, revenue enhancement, equipment financing and most recently, assistance with EMV compliance,” said Cerwick.

SAN ANTONIO -- Convenience-store owners “have become increasingly concerned about EMV compliance,” said Alan Cerwick, president of VP Racing Fuels Inc. “In response, VP has created a new website—EMVsolved.com.

VP’s retail branding program has now partnered with distributors that collectively service more than 3,000 retail locations in more than 40 states. Stations have been converted to the VP brand in 14 states from Oregon to Georgia and Vermont to Arizona. The company said there are more in the pipeline.

VP designed the site to provide store owners with comprehensive information about the Europay, MasterCard and Visa (EMV) and Payment Card Industry (PCI) payments compliance standards.

It includes several videos produced by preferred lender Allied Brand Services LLC (ABS) that explain these issues and the options available to petroleum retailers.

According to ABS president Mike Cerminaro, ABS provides VP’s retail partners with up to 100% financing and other favorable terms for reimaging and signage, discounted point-of-sale (POS) system prices, 0% financing on fuel dispensers and other vendor financing programs.

“The requirements for EMV and PCI compliance are complex and expensive, requiring chip-enabled terminals inside the store, compatible data transmission lines and equipment upgrades in the forecourt,” he said. “ABS can help retailers understand what’s involved in all these upgrades, how to implement them most efficiently and cost-effectively, and provide the necessary financing under very favorable terms.”

On behalf of VP-branded dealers, ABS also has negotiated preferred pricing with the major equipment manufacturers on a broad range of EMV compliant equipment. This includes state-of-the-art POS system equipment from NCR, Verifone and others, as well as the newest fuel dispensers from Gilbarco and Wayne.

“I view the solutions we offer in four key categories—expense reduction, revenue enhancement, equipment financing and most recently, assistance with EMV compliance,” said Cerwick. “On the expense side, our credit card solution reduces the retailer’s expense on every transaction with the lowest processing fees in the industry, and we also give them the freedom to buy fuel on the open market, saving up to $.08-.10 on every gallon purchased. Combined, the total savings are substantial.”

“Regarding revenue, not only has our solution led to increased volumes of regular and premium gallons sold at every location that has converted to the VP brand to date, but VP-branded products create totally new revenue streams that aren’t available with any other brand,” Cerwick continued. “These stores become a destination for performance enthusiasts looking for VP’s off-road race fuel blends, performance chemicals, small-engine fuels, apparel and other products, each of which is high ring and high margin.”

“Financing capital investments can be a concern for store owner, so we provide a solution through [ABS],” Cerwick added.

Kingston, N.J.-based ABS is a leading specialty equipment finance company focused exclusively on the retail petroleum industry. ABS is a preferred financing partner of VP Racing Fuels, Brenntag North America for its bulk diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) equipment program and a variety of equipment manufacturers, independent gas distributors and jobbers.

Based in San Antonio, VP has fueled champions in every form of motorsport on land, sea and air since 1975. VP is the official racing fuel of Tudor United SportsCar Championship, AMA Supercross, TORC: The Off Road Championship, NMRA, NMCA, World of Outlaws Sprint Cars and Late Models, Pirelli World Challenge, PDRA and Rally America, among more than 60 VP-sponsored series and sanctioning bodies.

Gas stations and convenience stores that join VP's retail branding program also distribute VP’s other product lines, including ethanol-free VP Small Engine Fuels, formulated for two-cycle and four-cycle outdoor power equipment; VP Madditive performance chemicals; VP PowerWash and more. VP also markets VP PowerMaster hobby fuels for radio-controlled (R/C) racing.

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Lightning strikes cause blackout in 1977

http://m.nydailynews.com/new-york/lightning-strikes-blackout-1977-article-1.2284170

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"Hospitals throughout the city reported only minor disruptions, as emergency generators were quickly brought into service." 

The New York City skyline is almost black, except for a few lights from generators, during the blackout of July 13, 1977.

(Originally published by the Daily News on July 14, 1977. This story was written by Dick Brass.)

A massive power failure plunged New York City and most of Westchester County into darkness in sweltering midsummer weather last night, stranding millions in buildings, disrupting communications, slowing fire-fighting efforts, encouraging looting and evoking grim memories of the great 1965 Northeast power collapse.

A Con Ed spokesman blamed the blackout on severe lightning strikes at about 8:40 p.m. on a 345 kilovolt transmission cable suspended across the Hudson River to the company’s nuclear plant at Indian Point on the Hudson. The lightning strikes led to what the spokesman called a “cascading effect” that shut down the power system at about 9:30 p.m.

PETE HAMILL: CURSING THE DARKNESS IN THE BLACKOUT

LOOTERS PREY ON THE CITY DURING THE BLACKOUT

The company attempted to prevent the shutdown by reducing voltage by 5% at 9:15 p.m. and by 8% at 9:20, but their efforts failed. By 10 p.m., officials predicted it would take “several hours” to reestablish power.

The failure stranded millions of New Yorkers in buildings and on elevators and subway trains. A Transit Authority official said that although passengers had been trapped in sweltering subway cars, within an hour emergency power had moved the trains to nearby stations.

Reports of Widespread Looting

Within minutes of the blackout, there were reports of widespread looting and major fires at various locations. Looters smashed into stores on Broadway in the West 40s, and in Queens young looters quickly turned baseball bats against telephone coin boxes at the end of the Queensboro Bridges. Stores also were being looted in the Bronx.

Firemen labored to extinguish blazes in the darkness. At 11:14 p.m., the police radio reported that the Bronx House of Detention was on fire.

Elsewhere, youngsters danced and played transistor radios while a tenement burned at 95th St. and Columbus Ave.

Daily News Frontpage July 14, 1977

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Other youngsters rushed to help. Within minutes of the blackout, teenagers appeared at various intersections throughout the city to help direct traffic. In a 16-story apartment house at 102nd St. and West End Ave., youngsters helped elderly women navigate the darkened stairways.

“This Is Bad Indeed”

Mayor Beame, accompanied by top aides, rushed to City Hall from a political meeting at Co-op City in the Bronx to map emergency procedures. “This is bad indeed,” Beame said as he reached the hall at 10:15 p.m.

Hospitals throughout the city reported only minor disruptions, as emergency generators were quickly brought into service.

“There was a split second of confusion and some of our patients are little bit uncomfortable because of the loss of air conditioning, but our backup generator was on within seconds to provide power for vital services,” said Mrs. Caroline Alba, evening administor at the 308-bed Beekman-Downtown Hospital in Manhattan.

“As long as our generators have gas, we should have no problem,” said Dr. Robert Shaver, associate director at Manhattan’s Mount Sinai Hospital.

A spokesman for the city’s Health and Hospitals Corp. said that backup generators were working at all of the city’s 17 hospitals.

As the power failed, hundreds of diners found themselves trapped temporarily in the plush Windows on the World restaurant atop the World Trade Center. Emergency power in the trade center quickly restored lights. Most diners were able to finish their meals while the city below struggled in the darkness.

Lincoln Center and Shea Stadium, where the Mets were playing the Chicago Cubs, were evacuated.

According to a Con Ed spokesman, “Sometime between 8:30 and 9 p.m. very severe thunder and lightning storms, particularly in Westchester County, short-circuited a major transmission line bringing power into the city.

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Cops contain suspected looters at Grand Concourse and Fordham Road in the Bronx.

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View of 34th St. in New York City during power outage which caused 1977 blackout.

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Owners and employees of a sporting goods store on New York's Upper West Side stand guard outside the store with baseball bats as police walk by after the store was looted during the massive blackout.

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Firefighters in the Bronx battle flames in one of the many fires raging in stores throughout New York City during the blackout.

LLARANA, RAFAEL, NEW YORK DAILY

The Manhattan skyline reflects isolated pockets of emergency generating light late Wednesday night after blackout. Lights are provided by generators of moored ships. Picture was taken from West New York, N.J.

“The started a sequence of events. First, Indian Point No. 3 tripped out, having no place to send its power. Meanwhile, because of the hot weather there was a very heavy demand on the system and we began to take steps to meet this.

“Spread Available Power”

“We began to reduce voltage on the system to spread available power around. This didn’t work. We began to cut off customers in Westchester County. During this event, Ravenwood Plant No. 3 (a giant 1 million kilowatt generator known as Big Alice) in Queens also tripped off, because of very heavy demand.”

Con Ed officials warned customers to turn off their lights and appliances to prevent another failure when power is restored.

Across the city, hundreds of off-duty police reported to handle the emergency. All those on duty were held over. To help cope with the situation, Gov. Carey ordered nine armories open for public shelters in Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Yonkers.

The Public Service Commission said the initial short circuit caused within moments what the commission labeled a “cascade of other trip outs and power failures.” The first such trip out was a third 345-kilovolt line between Millwood, N.Y. and Pleasant Valley, N.Y. The forth failure was a “tie line” connecting the Long Island Lighting Co. power system with Con Edison. The fifth failure came on a Con Ed line, under the Hudson River, which connects with the power system of the Public Service Electric and Gas Co., a New Jersey utility.

The spokesman said that all the above power failures are “supposed to happen. It is supposed to isolate the effects of the failure and prevent it from spreading all over the state and the Northeast like the power failure in 1965.”

“This all worked as it should have,” the spokesman said. “However this caught Con Ed with a heavy power load and limited capacity.” Since Con Ed was left without backup power from the New Jersey and Long Island utilities, the power demand from Con Ed customers caused the Indian Point No. 3 nuclear generating plant to “trip out.” The “trip out” was compared with a circuit breaker in a home, which turns power off when too many appliances are put on at once.

Con Ed had trouble getting repair crews into the city because of the massive breakdown in transportation.

 

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