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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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  • 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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