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  • Why Are There Remove-By Dates On Fuel Nozzles?

    By Ed Kammerer | Sep 13, 2017
    At one time or another, every parent has told an obstinate child who may be questioning the need to do something, “Just do it, it’s good for you!” Which brings us to the reason why remove-by dates are placed on the hanging hardware – fuel nozzles, swivels and breakaways – that are critical components in the fueling process at all retail and commercial fueling sites: it’s good for site operators, their customers and the environment.

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  • OPW Retail Fueling Releases the Matador Composite Cover

    By OPW | Aug 15, 2017
    Say goodbye to heavy steel covers and say hello to the NEW Matador composite cover by OPW! The Matador cover features OPW’s next-generation composite technology – making it the preferred low cost and lightest manhole cover on the market today.

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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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  • FMS Is Off to Strong Start at 2017 Trade Shows

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    OPW Fuel Management Systems (OPW FMS) kicked 2017 off with a very strong showing at many industry conventions, where OPW FMS introduced several new products to distributors and end-users alike.

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  • A Fresh Approach to Fuel Control

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    A refreshed Fuel Control product line is beginning to emerge at OPW Fuel Management Systems (OPW FMS). Learn more about new fuel island terminal, software, communications technology offerings and more.

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  • FMS Explains How to Make the Most of Equipment Investments

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    In an article published on Government Fleet’s website, FMS Domestic Sales Manager Bobby Hayes advises fleet managers about how to maximize their investments in fuel control equipment by developing a long-term equipment acquisition strategy. In the article, he makes three key recommendations.

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  • New Leaders Appointed to Key Posts at Dover, OPW and FMS

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    The fuel industry is continuously evolving, and Dover, OPW and OPW Fuel Management Systems (OPW FMS) are no exception. In December, Dover formed a new Dover Fueling Solutions organization to be led by David Crouse, who formerly held the post of OPW president. In March, Kevin Long was named the new OPW president. OPW FMS also completed several new hires and promotions recently.

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  • Learn All About It: New Resources

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    OPW Fuel Management Systems regularly introduces new or updated educational resources. Here’s a sampling of our newest videos, web pages and manuals.

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  • FMS Solutions Featured in New Case Study

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    Simple Energy installed an integrated line of fuel control and tank monitoring equipment from OPW that helped eliminate the heating company’s dependence on third-party fuel suppliers. “The cost-savings of what we are doing on a day-to-day basis is enormous. We are getting a better than-expected return on our investment,” said Simple Energy’s Rob Stenger. Learn more in OPW's case study.

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  • OPW Leads the Way in Phase Separation Detection and Education

    By OPW | May 04, 2017
    Water has long been the enemy of fuel. What many commercial and retail fuel site operators don’t realize, though, is that with the introduction of fuels with increased ethanol content, water intrusion has become an even more vexing quality control issue. Learn how OPW’s Aqueous Ethanol Float Sensor provides leading detection of in-tank phase separation.

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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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