Welcome to the 2021 Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo.
Changing the Game
Performance » Innovation » Service
The National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) is a national association representing the U.S. propane industry. October 18 – 20, 2021 was their NPGA Southeastern Convention & International Propane Expo.
The event included representation from retail marketers, producers, wholesalers, manufacturers and distributors of appliances, equipment, tanks and trucks as well as service providers.
Some of our customers were unable to join us at the annual event so we’ve captured the highlights of our booth and speaking engagements for On-Demand viewing.
Product Highlights for 2021
NEW Metered and Pathway Delivery System
John Cooper highlights some of the high-level features and options of the Proline™ Transport that will allow for more efficiency and versatility with propane transport and delivery.
Pathway Delivery System
Swiveling Hose Reel to Make Delivery Easy
Listen to Tim Albert explain the benefits of the Pathway Delivery System. Drivers will be more efficient and appreciate the ergonomic reel positioning.
NEW Pathway Delivery System and Ergoload® Deck
Get the highlights of the Blueline® Bobtail from the NPGA Convention. Even though this unit is sold, you can order one with the same features and options to improve your driver’s satisfaction with their delivery experience
Field Service - Propane Solutions
Terminal Mod Services for the Propane Industry
Get answers to your questions when it comes to your propane business. Whether you’re loading, blending, transporting or storing product, be prepared to meet the low carbon fuel standards for your markets. Westmor provides product performance, innovation and service you need. We’re here for you.
presentations for 2021
Truck and Transport Loadout Best Practices
by Jon Krueger
Session Description: A collaborative session for attendees to better understand how to apply best practices to their truck loadout operations.
- Review the characteristics of liquid propane
- Understand the difference between gross versus net gallons
- Equipment basics
- Safety considerations
- Renew awareness of the importance of understanding the best practices of liquid propane transfer
Refurbishment or Replacement?
by Tim Albert
Session Description: Help Marketers evaluate the overall costs of refurbishing equipment compared to replacing equipment. How is equipment valued? There are many factors such as depreciation, repair and maintenance expenses (both tank & truck) and what will give them the best ROI.
- Identify basic cost analysis to refurbish a bobtail
- Identify basic cost analysis to replace a bobtail
- Give the marketer tools to help decide whether to refurbish or replace a bobtail
Trends in Propane Delivery to Retain Drivers
Session Description: Provide information on available products to increase delivery efficiency and safety.
- Increasing awareness of the delivery options available in the market today
- Using the latest and greatest safety features to your advantage
- Increasing and decreasing flow rates as needed
- Gain a better understanding of what is available to assist in safe and timely deliveries of propane.
Benefits of Long-Term Planning for Cap-Ex Equipment
by Jason Soulon
Session Description: Learn methods and best practices for purchasing capital equipment.
- Understand the ramifications of buying from stock, buying used equipment, or just getting by
- Understanding the benefits of long-term planning for major equipment
- Overview of Capital Expenditure Planning
- Advantages of spec’ing equipment for your exact needs (safety, cost, efficiency, operator satisfaction, employee retention, etc)
- Maximize utilization of your capital
- Working with suppliers to take delivery of equipment when you want it
Jon Krueger is the Sales and Operations Manager for Westmor’s Fluid Solutions Division, focusing on safety while providing a wide array of field services and parts for terminals and plants across multiple industries. While doing his best to serve God in all that he does, Jon is passionate about customer service and developing operational safety.
Jon is also a USMC Veteran, where he held various leadership and training roles and was awarded the Navy Achievement Medal for implementing a new training method while forward deployed. He also holds an Aviation Management Degree from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University. Jon has 29 years of experience in regulatory compliance and training. While working in that field, he has been a part of the investigation team for two truck load-out fires.
In his spare time, Jon loves to learn about big machines. The bigger they are, the more he wants to learn about and operate them. His dream would be to have a lowered Peterbilt with lots of chrome and a nice long frame to cruise around in.
Tim Albert has 15+ years of experience designing and supporting refined fuel and propane tanker trucks. He attended Frostburg State University and graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 2001. After college Tim began his career at Advanced Tank Systems, Inc.
He actively grew the business and continued until Advanced Tank Systems was purchased in 2015 by Westmor Industries. Tim became branch manager of Westmor’s East Coast facilities and was an integral part in relocating and opening their new truck shop in Bridgeville, DE, and Baltimore, MD. Tim now serves as the Regional Sales Manager for both locations.
Chad Furuseth is a Sales Territory Manager at Westmor Industries. His goal is to continue his growth and knowledge in this amazing industry.
Chad attended the University of Minnesota; graduating with a degree in economics. After college, he immediately moved into the energy industry and has spent 19+ years within the retail energy markets across the United States and Canada. This has included working on behalf of his employers and customers, with numerous associations, on their initiatives and regulations.
Chad has also invested much of his time in helping his customers to grow their retail energy businesses. He has enjoyed the opportunity to source and provide a safe, economical, and reliable supply of products.
Now that he’s joined Westmor, Chad has shifted his focus from the retail space to commercial transport, home delivery, and other distribution products, applying the knowledge he has acquired along the way.
Jason Soulon has more than two decades of experience designing and supporting commercial motor vehicles. He attended Southern Illinois University and has worked for Jarco and Tri State Tank. In 2013 Jason opened a new truck shop in Kansas City for Westmor where he serves as the Branch Manager and Regional Sales Manager.