Morrison Brothers Announces the Launch of the 1518 & 1618 Mechanical Tank Gauges

In October of 2017, Morrison Brothers introduced 2 new mechanical tank gauges at the NACS-PEI Show and is currently building up production levels with an initial supply of units ready to ship for any of your April projects.

Morrison Brothers 1518 Mechanical Tank Gauge1518 Mechanical Tank Gauge

Click here to view the 1518 PDF Spec Sheet
1518-2500AG List Price: $608.00
Application

The 1518 mechanical tank gauge is designed to mount on top of horizontal and vertical tanks up to 25’ in height and provides a readout in feet and inches.
Features and Details
• Viewable up to 25’ in tank height
• Easy to read from wide viewing angle
• Easy to install and calibrate
• Installs through 2” schedule 40 pipe or 2” tank bung
• Vapor is contained to prevent lens fogging
Materials of Construction
• Body… Cast aluminum
• Gears and gear cogs… Acetal
• Hardware (including captive screws on front cover)… Stainless
• Float… Stainless
• Cable… Stainless

*Model 1519 single point alarm option will be available in Fall 2018. It will be compatible with 918 battery and AC powered tank alarm boxes.

 

1618 Mechanical Vertical Tank GaugesMorrison Brothers 1618 Mechanical Vertical Tank Gauge

Click here to view the 1618 PDF Spec Sheet
1618 Models List Price Range: $1,198.00 – $1,598.00.
The 1618-0167AB Tank Mount Bracket List Price: $63.00
Application

The 1618 mechanical tank gauge is designed for vertical tanks up to 50’ in height and provides a readout in feet and inches at ground level.
Features and Details
• 30’+ line of sight viewing distance
• Easy to read from wide viewing angle
• Easy to install with single vertical pipe connection
• Easy to calibrate
• Installs through 2” schedule 40 pipe or 2” tank bung
• Vapor is contained to prevent lens fogging
• Mounting options
° Foot base
° Tank mount bracket for easy attachment to Uni-Strut Channel or
other tank brackets
Materials of Construction
• Body… Cast aluminum
• Gears and gear cogs… Acetal
• Hardware (including captive screws on front cover)… Stainless
• Float… Stainless
• Cable… Stainless
• Pulleys… Cast aluminum

*Model 1619 single point alarm option will be available in Fall 2018. It will be compatible with 918 battery and AC powered tank alarm boxes.

 

At this time, we do not stock the 1518 or the 1618 or have them listed on our website yet because they are so new but we can order and ship it direct to you from the factory if you need it need it quickly!   If you have any further questions or would like to place an order for the Morrison Brothers 1518 or 1618, please call us at 1.800.451.4021!

 

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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FFSPRO Tech Update – Free Online EVO Training & FMP-LL3 Digital Probe Backward Compatibility

FMP-LL3 Digital ProbesThe Campus Tech UpdateFMP Digital Probe Wiring Options

Franklin Fueling System has one of the best online resources for documentation, videos and online training.

FMP-LL3 DIGITAL PROBE BACKWARDS COMPATIBILITY

Did you know Franklin Fueling Systems’ new FMP-LL3 Series probes are backwards compatible with most of their existing ATGs? If you did, you are pretty well informed and must be utilizing those online resources Franklin Fueling has to offer already.  If not, head on over to The Campus for details on the proper wiring methods and learn more by clicking here!

 

FREE ONLINE EVO™ 200/400 TRAINING

As the saying goes, “If it’s for free, it’s for me!”  That means you should really check out Franklin Fueling Systems’ new EVO™ 200 and EVO™ 400 automatic tank gauge model training in wiring, installation and programming. Learn more by clicking here!

Be sure to explore both of the above links provided to see what other technical offerings Franklin has to offer.  Great resources to have on hand when you have questions in the field.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

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S. Bravo Systems, Inc. Launches Bravo Solution Center

Bravo LogoS. Bravo Systems, Inc. is pleased to announce the launch of their new Bravo Solution Center.Bravo Products - Problem Solved!

Over the past year plus, Bravo has been on a tear improving and expanding every aspect of their business. 

So keeping inline with their goals, contractors and installers now have the ability to call, email and most importantly, text images to the Bravo home office. Based on Bravo’s beta testing of their new Solution Center, the feedback has been extremely positive and being well received by those in the field already.  We are encouraging everyone to take advantage of this resource and support as well as the technology that now allows for live footage and photos to be taken at the job site and immediately sent in to the Bravo Solution Center.

The Solution Center is led by Keith Pearson with Don Mukai serving as back-up when needed. Bravo is committed to responding to all incoming inquiries and requests within 3 hours.

EMAIL:                             bsc@sbravo.com or kpearson@sbravo.com

TEXT OR CALL:         1.323.541.3852

HOURS:                           Monday – Friday: 10:00am – 7:00pm EST  (7:00am – 4:00pm PST)


Cumberland Farms & Bravo

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JWK Overstock Online Specials Update!

Black Knight Mechanical Tank GaugeOver 100 Products from Dozens of Manufacturers2018 First Quarter Overstock Specials

We have added a number of products to our online OVERSTOCK SPECIALS at drastically reduced prices, ranging from 30% to 75% off manufacturer’s suggested list price, more than a few well below our cost!

Save big on anything from overfill prevention valves, lighting products, dispensers, pumps, meters,  containment products, repair kits, graphics, replacement electronic boards and more from brands such as, APT, Bravo, Fill-Rite, Gasoline Advertising Products, Gilbarco, Husky, Evertite,, LSI Lighting, NOV (Ameron & A.O.Smith), OPW, Scully, Veeder Root and others.

The BJ Enterprises 99″ Black Knight liquid level tank gauge w/ horizontal float with a list price of $233.17 that we typically sell online for $163.20, ONLINE NOW FOR ONLY $136.00*!

Check back constantly as we are always adding to our overstock specials and reducing prices throughout the year.

And here are just a handful of the current special deals you’ll find on our
OVERSTOCK SPECIALS Page:
Item List
Price
Regular
Online
Price
Now
Only
Discount
381 Nation Spencer Barrel Pump 381 National Spencer Barrel Pump $47.70 $33.71
$11.93*
75% Off
List Price!
346DI Morrison Brothers External Emergency Valve 346DI-0600AV
Morrison Brothers 3″ Ductile Iron External Emergency Valve
$604.05 $463.91
$145.20*
75% Off
List Price!
LSI Lixington Decorative Pedestrian Area Light 580207 Crossover Lexington Decorative Pedestrain and Area LED Light Fixture $1,600.00 $1,280.00 $800.00* 50% Off
List Price!
CWSVH45BL CWS Service Station Vacuum 15' x 2" Hose CWSVH45BL CWS Service Station Vacuum 15′ x 2″ Hose $66.20 $22.07 $16.55* 75% Off
List Price!
M01047A007 Gilbarco Right Nozzle Boot Assembly w/ Lift To Start Lever M01047A007 Gilbarco Right Nozzle Boot Assembly w/ Lift To Start Lever $189.32 $143.88 $94.66* 50% Off
List Price!
*While supplies last

If you have any questions about any of the products you find on our overstock specials page, feel free to call us at 1.800.238.1225!

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Patriot Capital: Is Equipment Financing Right For Your Business?

Patriot Captial - Is Equipment Financing Right For Your Business?You have options in how you finance your fueling and convenience store equipment. Adding new EMV gas pumps, POS, LED’s, storage tanks or EMV upgrades? View the short video below to learn how business equipment financing and leasing for your convenience store compares with other loan and borrowing options.

Feel free to give us a call at 1.800.451.4021 if you would like to finance your next equipment purchase or visit Patriot Captial’s Equipment Financing Learning Center to learn more.

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Graco Safety Alert – Vented Air Ball Valve 110225

GracoSAFETY ALERT

Between January 1, 2017 and January 10, 2018, Graco 110225 ball valves were not manufactured correctly  by Graco’s supplier! 

The incorrect valves do not have a vent hole, and as a result will not vent pressure when turned to the closed position. Air pressure can then become trapped downstream of the valve potentially causing serious injury due to unexpected movement of equipment. 

Here is a a list of affected products:

Part Number Description Part Number Description
110225 VALVE, VENTED, TWO-WAY, ½ 246669 SYSTEM, WASTE OIL PUMP TRENCH
 244680  SYSTEM, BULK ANTIFREEZE/WWS  244648  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244847  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246672  SYSTEM, WWS PUMP
 244628  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  244679 SYSTEM, BULK ANTI-FREEZE/WWS  
 244846  SYSTEM, BULK OIL  246657  SYSTEM, AIR DROP
 246659  SYSTEM, AIR DROP & TIRE CHANGER  244646  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE 
 244641  SYSTEM, BULK GREASE    

Your safety is Graco’s and our highest priority. All incorrect valves in inventory and in use must be removed, quarantined and replaced.

 

Graco 110225 Ball Valve AlertThe correct valve has a vent hole and is marked with a directional arrow and the number 250.
The incorrect valve does not have a vent hole and the markings are different.

If you have identified that you purchased any of the affected valves and/or equipment packages between 1/1/2017 to 1/10/2018, here are the required actions to follow:

  1. Inspect the valves and packages for the incorrect valve
  2. You must REMOVE or QUARANTINE the incorrect valve
  3. If you can not remove the valve from use immediately, it is extremely critical that you find a method to relieve trapped air pressure before cleaning, inspecting or servicing the equipment
  4. Contact  us at 1.800.451-4021 to replace the incorrect valves
    1. A warranty claim will be created
    2. the incorrect valves must be returned to Graco to receive credit for the incorrect valves
    3. UPDATE as of 2/8/2018 – Graco WILL reimburse for labor on a case by case basis!

We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  If you have any further questions or require assistance, please call us at 1.800.451.4021.

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Gilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification

Gilbarco Veeder-Root Pathway to CertificationGilbarco Veeder-RootGilbarco / Veeder-Root Pathway to Certification Sequence

Kennedy’s own Christopher Bedard, GVR Certified Technical Trainer / Assistant Service Manager has put together a document that outlines the required sequence of events that must be followed for anyone seeking to become a Gilbarco / Veeder-Root certified technician.  Click here to read the full document that outlines course by course what is required and how to go about meeting each requirement.

The GVR Pathway document can can also be found on the JWK Tech Training Home Page along with:

If you have any questions about the Gilbarco/Veeder-Root Pathway document or technical training offered at by the John W. Kennedy Company at the Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility, please contact Christopher Bedard at 1.855.978.6737 or fill out the form found on our Contact-Us web page.

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Available Tax Incentives – Accelerated Depreciation

2018 Tax ChangesGilbarco Encore, Passport PX60 & Veeder-Root TLS450 PlusPatriot Capital

Our good friends at Patriot Capital have asked us to share one of the benefits of the new tax laws; expansion of Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation!

As Richard Browne, Patriot Capital Vice-President and Marketing puts it, “Bottom line, most dealers and jobbers will be able to deduct 100% of their equipment purchases in the first year, rather than over the traditional seven years.  This has some significant tax benefits for them.”

Click here to see the document that explains accelerated depreciation on page 1, summarizes the changes on page 2 and gives an example of how it works on page 3.

If you are looking to purchase new equipment and would like to take advantage of these expanded tax benefits, give us a call at 1.800.451.4021 today!  We can also work with Patriot Capital to help with your financing.

 

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Ransom Ware Threatens Marketers

Cybercrime

Ransom Ware Threatens Marketers

Mark Radosevich wrote an article on January 17, 2018 that appears on the  Convenience Store Decisions website covering the growing concerns of cybercrimes within the petroleum marketer’s community.

Read the full article here on Convenience Store Decisions.

As the opening tagline states, “Cybercrime knows no bounds, and not paying attention to your computer security can trip up a company plenty.”

The article discusses what prime targets petroleum marketers are becoming for cybercrime and ransomware due to the high volume of customers and cash petroleum wholesalers and oil marketers deal with.  These attacks are further being fueled due to non-traditional banking intermediaries such as Bitcoin being involved to aid the nefarious schemers activities that makes finding such culprits far more difficult to impossible!

And while private individuals should be very concerned about identity theft and security, any and all businesses need to be far more concerned these days because they are dealing with the financial and personal data of thousands to millions of individuals along with that of their own business. And last I looked, technology is becoming more prevalent in everyone’s day to day life as time marches forward…unless you want to live in the wilds away from society that is.

It is always the best course of action to deal with highly qualified experts dedicated to cyber security to minimize the impact and fallout so you do not become the next victim.

The John W. Kennedy Company appreciates your business and continued support!

 

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Gilbarco/Veeder-Root Safety Certification Specifications Starting January 8, 2018

GVR API Safety

GVR still requires a safety certification for each technician

The certification can be:

IMPORTANT NOTE

API and POST will be your only options for safety training beginning in 2019 and you will need to maintain one as your safety certification. All technicians must have a safety certification.  Claims submitted for technicians without a current safety certification will be rejected with no exceptions!

Click here to access the full document outlining Gilbarco/Veeder-Roots new Safety Certification Specifications.  If you have questions about this memo contact your GVR Market Service Manager for assistance.

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