Franklin Fueling Sets an Industry First with Their Let’s Be Frank Podcasts!

Let's Be Frank with Kali Kinziger

 

Franklin Fueling Sets An Industry First With Weekly, Let’s Be Frank podcasts!

Hosted by Kali Kinziger, Let’s Be Frank podcasts are perfect to introduce newbies to the petroleum equipment industry; from the latest products, new technology, install and maintenance tips and tricks to brushing up on the latest industry trends.

 

 

 


How To Hear Let’s Be Frank Podcasts:

  1. Directly on the Let’s Be Frank Website – befrank.ffspro.com
  2. Apple Podcasts –  Search “Franklin Fueling Systems”
  3. Spotify – Search “Let’s Be Frank” or Franklin Fueling Systems

 

 

Let's Be Frank Episode 1: Cable Tight

EPISODE 1: CABLE TIGHT

In the premier episode Kali talks with Allan Busch, Franklin Fueling Systems Piping and Containment and Wire Management Systems Product Manager as to how Cable Tight™ is changing the game for electrical and data wire conduit and what people have to say about the electrofusion welding process.

 

 

 

 

Let's Be Frank Episode 2:

EPISODE 2: DEFENDER SERIES

In episode two, Kali sits down with Nicole Keppy, Franklin Fueling Systems Service Station Hardware Product Manager to chat about how spill containment and overfill prevention valves (OPV) work and what the new UST regulations mean for your existing equipment.

 

 

 

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UPDATE: 2019 John W. Kennedy Company “Forging Relationships” Trade Show Registrations Now Open!!

Crowne Plaza Warwick RI

Once again, it is time for the John W. Kennedy Company’s biennial trade show at the:2015 JWK Trade Show 85 Years

JWK Basic Training Trade Show

Crowne Plaza Hotel Warwick
801 Greenwich Ave
Warwick, RI  02886
401.732.6000

 

 

 

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

 

As always, the show features dozens and dozens of vendors showing their latest and greatest products, services, installation and maintenance tips.

The first day is chock full of training and certification seminars, followed by an open bar, cocktail and hors d’oevres reception at 4PM with the gypsy-jazz stylings of the Bianco Martinis.

 

 

 

FORGING RELATIONSHIPS
Trade Show Training & Certification Seminar Schedule

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Seminars fill quickly – CLICK HERE REGISTER NOW to guarantee your spot!

Seminar Description Time
OPW Flexworks
Underground Piping Re-certification

8 – 9AM
FFS APT
Underground Piping Re-certification

9:15 – 10:15AM
Icon Containment
Repair Boot Installation Certification

10:30 – 11:30AM
Containment Solutions
UST Installation Certification

11:45AM – 1:30PM
Gilbarco Veeder-Root
EMV Timeline & Deadlines – what you need to do!

2 – 3PM

As always, this is a FREE event – watch our website and blog for upcoming show registration announcements!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW!

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WE WANT YOU – Full Time Accounting Department Position

Uncle Sam - We Want You!The John W. Kennedy Company’s Main Office at 990 Waterman Avenue, East Providence Rhode Island is looking for the right individual to fill a full time position in our Accounting Department to assist in various accounting duties.

Accounting

The right candidate should possess strong skills in accounting, payroll and clerical duties as well as be willing to learn. You should also be very comfortable using computers and office equipment.

 

A college degree is NOT required for this position!!

 

Those looking to apply should contact:

JoAnne Kennedy

990 Waterman Avenue

East Providence, RI   02914

1.800.451.4021

*info@jwkemail.com

*If you contact JoAnne by email, please be sure to include “Applying for Full Time Accounting Department Position” in the subject line and include your contact information.

 

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Patriot Capital – Now’s The Time! Upgrade Your Site – Grow Your Business

Patriot Capital & Gilbarco Encore 700's

Upgrade your site with Gilbarco Encore 700s and Patriot Capital

Your customers are looking for secure payments and a great fueling experience. You’re looking to maximize profits and minimize costs.

Now’s The Time to Get Both!

Patriot Capital 5.75%

Apply today for quick approval. Financing rates apply to all orders received by March 31, 2019 with shipment by June 30, 2019.

 

1. Additional terms may apply. Contact us at 1.800.451.4021 for more information and additional program information.
2. Participation in program requires credit approval by Patriot Capital. Program may be altered or terminated prior to March 31, 2019.

 

Read the full details in Patriot Capital Now’s The Time promotional flyer by clicking here.

Click here to obtain a quick quote online using the Patriot Capital Monthly Payment Estimator found at johnwkennedyco.com.

 

If you have any further questions, would like to talk about financing options, equipment upgrades or to place your order, do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us with your inquiries.

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5 Reasons Fuel-Site Water Intrusion Is Increasing

It is a pretty well known fact that most of the Earth’s surface is covered by water so to say it permeates our existence is an understatement.

While this liquid is essential to our existence, it also wreaks havoc on many man-made systems it comes in contact with and in our world of petroleum, it would be classified as a super villain!

And while our industry has been reacting to the havoc water causes for more than a century to develop better ways to keep it out of refueling systems, water intrusion has INCREASED in refueling systems!

Ed KammererThe following is an excerpt, written by Ed Kammerer that appeared in the September, 2018 edition of the Fuel Market News.  Ed is the Director of Global Product Management for OPW, based in Cincinnati, OH, USA. He can be reached at ed.kammerer@opwglobal.com. OPW is leading the way in fueling solutions and innovations worldwide. OPW delivers product excellence and the most comprehensive line of fueling equipment and services to retail and commercial fueling operations around the globe. For more information on OPW, please go to OPWGlobal.com.

Below are some of the highlights pulled from Ed’s article.

OPW War on Water Intrusion

Why the increase??

Here are some explanations:

  • Changes In Fuel Chemistry
  • Changes In The Fuel Distribution Infrastructure
  • Installation Procedures

OPW is Waging War on Water Intrusion

By offering:

  • Composite Multiports with Watertight Lids and Covers
  • Composite Manhole Covers
  • Sealable Cover Spill Containers
  • No-Drill Dispenser Loop Sumps
  • No-Drill Tank Sumps

You can read Ed’s full article by clicking here.

 

JWK Shop By ImageIn our ongoing efforts to simplify finding and buying retail petroleum refueling equipment and replacement parts, nothing quite does it like image driven content to help guide your selections. If you are on a desktop or laptop, use your mouse to scroll around the image below to discover the links to many of OPW’s watertight and other line of products found in our online store.
JWK Blog Editor’s Note: OPW is constantly adding products to their line and we are always adding and removing products from our web store.  While the below image is tied to hundreds of OPW products in our webstore, we are still linking products to the various categories represented in the below graphic and have not linked any OPW Fuel Management Products as of this writing. Product offerings linked to this grpahic will continue to expand over time. Thank you.

If you have any further questions about water intrusion, OPW ‘s line of watertight products or would like to place an order, do not hesitate to contact us at 1.800.451.4021.

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How to Properly Clean Gilbarco Dispensers

Gilbarco Encore 700

Every so often we get asked, “what’s the proper way to clean a dispenser?”  Like anything exposed to the elements, it is going to get dirty and using the improper cleaning techniques or cleaning agents could lead to further damage.    Just like washing your car will extend the luster and life of your vehicle, so will periodically cleaning your dispensers!

Technicians are not responsible to clean dispensers on service calls as this is typically a task that is performed by the station owner/manager.  But it is important that a technician recognize when improper cleaning agents and procedures being implemented by the station show the signs of chemical attack or damage so they can then inform the customer that their methods are doing more harm than good..

 

Gilbarco has put together a document, Proper Cleaning of Dispensers that you can view and download here.

View the full maintenance instructions from MDE-3893 Encore and Eclipse Owner’s Manual here.

It is always extremely important you follow the manufacturer’s recommended procedures, replacement parts and cleaning agents to properly maintain your dispensers to keep them in the most optimal working condition and looking good!  Not only will it cut down on your repair expenses but proper maintenance and cleaning will in crease traffic to your location when it’s looking good and working like a charm.

You can also find and buy replacement parts for your Gilbarco Dispensers in our web store.

Whether you are looking to maintain your station or build one from the ground up, we carry a complete line of products from the top manufacturers in our industry. Thousands of products can be found online at johnwkennedyco.com and if you don’t find what you are looking for there, call us at 1.800.238.1225.

 

 

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URGENT: ALL current GVR Safety Certifications will expire December 31, 2018 – Take Action Now To Stay Certified!!

JWK Technical Training ClassesURGENT: ALL current GVR Safety Certifications will expire December 31, 2018, regardless of when the certification was taken!!

As of January 1, 2019, technicians will be required to have the API Safety Certification in the USA and the POST Safety Certification in Canada.

 

You can read the updated Gilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification Sequence document here to learn about the latest changes to the GVR requirements.

You can also see the updated API/POST document here that includes link to the:
USA Safety Requirement API WorkSafe site: https://worksafe.api.org/DesktopDefault.aspx
Canada Safety Requirement POST Training site: https://learn.posttraining.ca/login/index.php

View our updated our 2019 Tech Training Class Schedule here.

Download the updated 2019 JWK Tech Training Enrollment form here.

 

If you have any further questions or concerns, you can contact Chris Bedard, our GVR Certified Trainer at ceb@jwkemail.com or call Chris at 1.855-978-6737.

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OPW New England UST EVR Certification Class – Official Invitation ( December 12, 2018 )

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OPW UST EVR Training Certification

OPW invites you to attend their UST EVR Training Certification class.

Description: The OPW EVR live certification course provides attendees a hand’s on opportunity to install and service all of the OPW UST EVR Phase One System Components listed on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order. Attendees will use the tools provided in class while performing basic installation and routine maintenance of phase one components. There is no experience necessary and the class is free. There will be an open book test at the conclusion of the class and with a passing grade you will receive a 2 year certification.

When: Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Where: Hilton Garden Inn  – 800 Hall of Fame Ave. – Springfield, MA 01105

 

IMPORTANT:  Please contact us at 1.800.451.4021 or email us here ASAP to reserve a spot with the attendee name, company name & email address. Please note: all (3) bits of information are needed in order to officially register the attendee for the training class.

Enrollment will be on a first come first serve basis. If registration is low there is a possibility that training sessions may be cancelled.

 

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John W Kennedy Company Shop By Image: An Easier Way To Buy!

John W. Kennedy Company Shop By Image
NOTE: While the Shop By Image (here forward, referred to as “SBI”) feature will work on a smartphone or tablet, you do not get the full dynamic experience as you would on a desktop or laptop with a mouse. The one caveat to anything online is trying to create a unified experience across all browsers and platforms but that is just not realistic. Basic browser functionality and common code found throughout the web does not always translate the same on all devices and browsers as well as the fact that not everyone sets up their devices and browsers the same.

For nearly 2 decades the Kennedy Company has quietly worked to provide some of the most unique dynamic online solutions for our customers that make identifying and ordering/reordering equipment, parts and accessories much easier and quicker. We have created everything from customer specific online gas station configuration tools that provided complete quotes in seconds, real-time online equipment tracking solutions to image-driven point and click reorder solutions.

…And as the saying goes, a picture IS worth a thousand words so now we’d like to bring some of these dynamic solutions in to the light by incorporating our SBI feature, not only in to our web store but throughout our online presence and digital marketing materials that will allow you to scroll across an image to click on the highlighted portions to go directly to a single specific product or a category of products in our web store. As you scroll around an image to discover links, you will also notice as you “hover” your mouse over one of those clickable portions of the graphic, you will get a part number and description of what it is you are hovering over (this “hover” feature may not work in all browsers).

Our first SBI example was recently sent to us from our friends at Omntec. It was just part of their regular email marketing campaign and we just thought it was a great opportunity to see how quickly we could manipulate the graphic into our SBI format. This type of generalized graphic is great for pointing people in the right direction for general products within multiple product categories. Many of the products within the various product categories shown in this graphic are still being loaded to our site (a very manual process) but you will find a representation from each category as you scroll around the graphic and click on the choices (some will bring you to specific products).

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Morrison Brothers provides some of the best layouts to quickly assess how to dress typical variations of aboveground tanks. In this example, we use Morrison Brothers’ horizontal aboveground tank suction system layout graphic. As you scroll around the image, you’ll find you can click on just about anything to see your product choices and options. Definitely keep your eyes open for more Morrison Brothers’ AST layout SBI’s as we have 3 more currently in the works and we have had specific requests to get these online as they get referenced often!

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Fairfield Industries is our example for using exploded view “parts breakdown” diagrams for SBI. Everything you can click on in this diagram goes to a specific part for this specific model of Fairfield Industries’ 5 gallon double wall spill bucket. The only components in the graphic you can’t click on are numbers 11 and 12 as we do not currently have these loaded into our system. Here is where SBI can be most useful for the many variations within a product model where the differences are very slight yet extremely significant so NOT getting it right the first time can be costly in both time and money! Look for more and more of these SBI’s as we acquire more parts breakdown diagrams.

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This brings us to where the idea of Shop By Image came from. It goes back to around the year 2000 when a major player was looking to move into the area and was acquiring a great number of stations. Not being from this area, they would have had to send people into the New England region to check out every location. At the time, when John W. Kennedy, III heard of the dilemma, we sat down to hash out a solution where we could survey each location for the customer and build a database of those locations, what equipment was at each one and the serial numbers of the pertinent equipment the customer wanted uniquely identified for each location.

It was significant number of locations and for a few months, we sent a tech out with a camera and survey sheets (no smartphones or tablets back then and laptops cost a fortune). The photos would get uploaded to our website and a database was created to store all the information from the survey forms and the reference links for each location’s photos. When it was all put together, the customer would go to a web page, see an image of each location along with its current name and address. They could then click on a location, see various images from the islands (like you see below), ATG, POS, etc. As they scrolled over portions of the image, it identified the piece of equipment, it’s configuration and serial number.

The customer was very pleased as there was enough information for them to assess the worthiness of a location remotely without having to spend a ton of time and money to send one of their own people in to survey all the locations. It was done much quicker than the customer anticipated as well. And so the idea of Shop By Image was born (we didn’t know that at the time of course). Until now, it has only been used for special projects. With eCommerce exploding, SBI is a natural progression to where the online shopping experience is headed. Below is the first gas station we applied this approach to. We have substituted links in a few places for equipment that is no longer available such as the older canopy lights and the particular configuration of Gilbarco dispensers at the location. It isn’t the highest quality image as this was taken more than a decade ago when digital photo technology was just beginning to come into its own so the quality was hampered by the technology of the day. This example also shows how SBI’s from a single location can be combined to create a detailed “SBI Catalog” of equipment and associated replacement parts and/or accessories. See what happens when you click on one of the dispensers!

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These two dispenser examples are part of the above gas station example and are actual images of both different model dispensers from this specific location. Again, the previous station example has been restructured for the purpose of this blog post. In the above example, when this was first designed, if you clicked on one of the dispensers, you would be taken to a page of just the dispenser model to shop from. And while vapor vac is not as relevant as it once was, we kept all the original links in place as we still offer all the linked products through our site at this time. Give it a go!

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Back To Station Island View

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Back To Station Island View

As we have come to find out with computer technology, images and the web, anything in a photo or graphic can be isolated for identification to provide the details and a much easier path to purchase. This solution has not made it to prime time on our web store yet as we are working with our developer to work out the integration at this time. If there is enough interest in SBI, we plan to integrate the approach into more areas of the Kennedy Company’s digital world to make your online ordering experience with the Kennedy Company as simple as possible.

And as always, we invite you to contact us at 1.800.238.1225 with any questions or feedback on the SBI feature, our web store and the available products you find. And if you don’t find, we may still be able to get what you need or point you to someone who can. You can also drop us an email using our contact form.
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TMS4000 – Pneumercator’s Latest Addition to the TMS Family of Tank Management Systems

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TMS4000 Tank Management Systems

The TMS4000 is the first touchscreen-based system in the industry available for both indoor and outdoor installation that does not require any type of secondary enclosure or supplemental heating or cooling.

 

 

The 10.4″ large, color SVGA display provides and easy-to-use graphical interface, providing real-time tank data in three distinct formats:

  1. Easy-to-read meters
  2. Detailed spreadsheet
  3. Quick-view bar graphs

Each format is user-configurable and the spreadsheet display prioritizes active or alarming tanks to the top of the window. Leak sensor statuses and alarm acknowledgement are just one touch away.  Simply put, the easiest to navigate in the industry!

And don’t worry if you are an existing TMS2000 or TMS3000 user; Pneumercator thought of you too!  The TMS4000 was designed to work with all your existing probes and sensors, and even your plug-in option cards!

The TMS4000, next generation ATG from Pneumercator designed and built to the same high performance and reliability Pneumercator TMS4000 USBstandards Pneumercator has been manufacturing for over 100 years.

  • Support for up to 48 precision, dual-float magnetostrictive  probes or varying combination of level probes and leak sensors
  • Plug-In I/O Cards provide up to 64 input/output options
  • Standard communications Intefaces:
    • Ethernet TCP/IP
    • USB host and client
    • RS232 (2 standard – expandable to 6)
    • RS485TMS4000 Printer
    • Single, dual or quad ModBus
    • 4-20ma
    • With support for other industrial protocols
  • Full glass touchscreen display
    • Chemically treated
    • 7H hardness
    • high durability and extreme clarity
    • outdoor installation
    • glove-touchable
    • guaranteed not to fog
  • Dedicated LED’s:
    • POWER
    • NORMALPneumercator TMSmobile App for Android
    • ALARM
  • Touch Buttons:
    • ALARM ACKNOWLEDGE
    • Display Brightness
  • TMSmodible app for Android smartphones
  • Email and SMS message alerts
  • … And checkout the many other features if you click here to view the TMS4000 product brochure ( TMS4000 product brochure in Espanol)

TMS4000 Sample ReportClick on the Pneumercator logo to view all Pneumercator currently on our site.  You will find a portion of Pneumercator’s currently offerings, with more being added to the site every day.  If you can’t find it on our site, by all means call us at 1.800.238.1225 or send us an email because if Pneumercator sells it, we can get it!  Click any of the above TMS4000 system images to see the TMS4000 in our web store.

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