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  • Alaska Rubber Group Powers the Pacific Northwest

    By OPW | Jul 13, 2017
    The Alaska Rubber Group has grown to become a leading industrial supplier to the oil and gas, mining, fishing, timber, agriculture, marine, and construction industries across Alaska and Washington

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  • At the Heart of RBM Company’s 71-Year Business

    By OPW | Jun 23, 2017
    In September of 1945, RBM Company was founded on the principles of selling quality petroleum equipment and providing innovative services for oil bulk plants, service station operators and industrial users.

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  • OPW Engineered Systems to Launch New Products at ILTA Trade Show

    By OPW | Jun 07, 2017
    OPW Engineered Systems will launch three new products at this year's International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Trade Show, June 12-14 in Houston, TX. In addition to the new products, the company will be showcasing its new “Total Terminal Solutions.”

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  • Growing Together For 40 Years

    By OPW | May 23, 2017
    John M. Ellsworth Co., Inc. began with its founder, John M. Ellsworth, who has been immersed in the petroleum, fire, loading systems and sanitation industries for over 40 years.

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  • A Year of Anniversaries: Werts Welding turns 60

    By OPW | May 05, 2017
    Werts Welding & Tank Service first opened its doors in March of 1957. Its founder, Robert R. Werts, became interested in welding while in high school during the 1940s. After serving in the Army during WWII, Robert worked at a local welding shop for 6 years. After his experience there, he and his wife Verna decided to open their own welding business. They began their business in a portion of a 30′ x 40′ building across the street from their current facility in Wood River, Illinois.

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  • Decades of Success Rooted in Relationships

    By OPW | Apr 17, 2017
    Since 1961, White Tucker Company has been a trusted partner of OPW but their story starts long before.

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  • Partnership with Hannay Reels Strengthened over Decades of Collaboration

    By OPW | Apr 04, 2017
    Our 125th anniversary is truly a tribute to the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a Legacy of Innovation. Our success and longevity is a direct result of great partnerships, like with Hannay Reels, which have been forged over the past 125 years. Here’s what Eric Hannay, CEO & President of Hannay Reels, had to say about how OPW and “The Reel Leader” have worked together to achieve mutual success.

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  • VIDEO: Ed Kammerer Shares Keys to OPW’s Continued Success

    By OPW | Mar 15, 2017
    As Ed celebrates 19 years with OPW, he shares what's made us a global leader for 125.

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  • Come see OPW at WPMA Booth 514

    By OPW | Feb 20, 2017
    OPW will be displaying a variety of its innovative products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the Feb. 21-23 event in Las Vegas, NV. OPW will be located at the main entrance in Booth 514.

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  • How Fibrelite Envisioned the Future of Composite Solutions

    By OPW | Feb 15, 2017
    Mike Jennings and Trevor Pardoe formed Fibresec in 1980 to manufacture and market GRP (glass reinforced plastic) sumps for gasoline tanks. During field visits, they noticed operators lugging heavy metal access covers during inspection and refueling. Upon learning there wasn’t a safer solution in the market, they decided to create one using their composites expertise.

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  • Petro Vend’s Innovative Breakthrough in Refueling Solutions

    By OPW | Jan 30, 2017
    Back in 1961, Morris Simon owned a successful heating-oil distribution company in the Chicago area. As his fleet continued to grow, so did the need for a convenient and efficient way to refuel his vehicles.

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  • VIDEO: Take a Ride through our 125-year History

    By OPW | Jan 17, 2017
    Take a ride as we transport you back to 1892 and join us on a drive through our 125-year history as we pay tribute to the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a Legacy of Innovation.

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  • A Celebration 125 Years in the Making

    By OPW | Jan 10, 2017
    We’re proud and honored to announce that today kicks off a year-long celebration of our 125th Anniversary – a milestone achievement that very few companies ever have the opportunity to reach and celebrate.

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  • Looking Forward To Seeing You At The 2016 NACS Show

    By OPW | Oct 14, 2016
    Are you heading to Atlanta for the 2016 edition of the NACS Show and PEI Convention? We certainly hope so! OPW will be displaying a variety of its fuel equipment products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the upcoming event. OPW will be located in Hall B, Booth No. 4309 at the NACS/PEI Show, which will be held from Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

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  • 2016 M-PACT Preview

    By OPW | Mar 17, 2016
    Indiana is the home to the Indy 500, basketball legend Larry Bird and one of OPW's favorite trade shows: M-PACT. Held every March in Indianapolis, IN, M-PACT garners a large and diverse number of attendees, attracts huge sponsors (e.g., Marathon, Shell, BP, ExxonMobil) and is just a two-hour drive from OPW headquarters. But beyond all of that, it is a chance for OPW to meet and interact with customers who live and work in the very region OPW calls home. That is something that has a lot of value, especially as OPW continues to add brands and products from every corner of the world.

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  • 2016 WPMAExpo Recap

    By OPW | Feb 26, 2016
    WPMAExpo, presented by the Western Petroleum Marketers Association, recently took place in Las Vegas, NV, and what a show!

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  • 2016 WPMA Preview – A Great Convention for Rookies and Veterans

    By OPW | Feb 12, 2016
    The calendar shows February and the sky brings bursts of flurries. A cold wind whips down the main hall of OPW headquarters each time the door opens. Thank goodness for WPMA. Thank goodness for Las Vegas.

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  • The New Renewable Fuel Standard is Out, Now What?

    By OPW | Jan 29, 2016
    It’s hard to believe, but a decade has passed since Congress adopted the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). In the years since, the RFS has successfully increased the percentage of gasoline and diesel blended with renewable energy sources (e.g., ethanol, vegetable oil). However, the market has been unable to keep pace with the volume requirements set by the RFS. Because of this, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency recently released revised standards for the RFS for 2014, 2015, and 2016 and the biomass-produced diesel volume for 2017. So, what are the revised requirements, what entities do they affect and what do they mean?

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  • Countdown to 2015 PEI-NACS!

    By OPW | Oct 02, 2015
    Retail fueling's largest annual trade show, PEI Convention at the NACS Show, is only a few days away! Taking place in Las Vegas, NV, the 2015 PEI-NACS runs Oct. 12-14 and will attract more than 1,000 exhibitors from a variety of product and service categories.

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  • 2015 WPMA Expo: Success Through Change

    By OPW | Feb 13, 2015
    WPMA's National Convention & Convenience Store Expo being held Feb. 17-19 in Las Vegas, NV, annually brings together more than 4,000 petroleum marketers and exhibitors representing over 165,000 convenience stores. As always, the WPMA Expo will be a must-attend event for those within the retail-fuel industry. This year's theme, "Success Through Change," focuses on helping convenience store operators understand the latest legal and financial changes within the retail-fueling landscape.

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