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

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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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NJDEP Outlines UST Training Requirements for Class A & B Operators

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NJDEP UST Training for Class A & B Operators

The EPA has established new minimum training requirements for designated Class A, Class B, and Class C operators to ensure that those who own and operate regulated underground storage tanks understand how to operate and maintain their UST systems properly. The federal regulations dictate that all operators must be trained by October 13, 2018.

How can you become a Class A or Class B Operator?

 In order to become a Class A or Class B operator you will need to attend a class at Rutgers  that will be administered by the NJDEP and pass an ICC examination.  Click here to see view the NJ State’s document for details and links for the Rutgers’ classes and ICC examination.

 

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Cumberland Farms Kicks Off Best Practices Seminar Series Featuring Bravo Systems

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On November 8, 2017, the John W. Kennedy Company in conjunction with East Coast Associates hosted the first Cumberland Farms Best Practices certification seminar at the John W. Kennedy Company’s Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility  in East Providence, RI featuring a presentation from S. Bravo Systems.

In an ongoing effort to enforce the integrity of their spec and consistency of equipment installation standards for all their refueling construction projects,  Jim Scholes, Senior Construction Project Manager of Cumberland Farms worked with Tom Correa, National Account Manager of the John W. Kennedy Company to create the Cumberland Farms Best Practices Seminar Series.

These seminars invite contractors doing work on Cumberland Farms projects to learn, review and discuss how the spec equipment Cumberland Farms uses from various manufacturers should be installed in accordance to manufacturers’ recommended installation procedures that adhere to the expectations of Cumberland Farms to provide a consistent outcome from contractor to contractor and location to location.

Micah Nelson, Bravo National Sales Manager was the seminar presenter, accompanied by Bravo Regional Sales Managers, Bob Hyatt and Trent Caster.  Also on hand were Mark Sisco and Jim Holland of East Coast Associates who are the Bravo representatives on the U.S. East Coast.

Best Practices BravoAnd while the contractors learn first hand from the manufacturer how the product should look when it shows up on site and how best to go about installations, they also share their trials and tribulations of the realities on the job site. As Micah Nelson spoke to a packed house, reviewing Bravo off-the-shelf products and those assemblies they build specifically for Cumberland Farms during the half day event, the exchange between presenter and attendees brought to light details and issues new to both sides.  There were also discussions about the direction the future holds.   This is exactly what drove the concept for the Best Practices seminar series.

As Micah summed up the event, “It’s amazingly helpful to us as a manufacturer when we can have an open forum with our distribution partner, the end user, and the installing contractor all in the same room. It’s great events like this that help us make our products better.”

In support of Micah’s sentiments, Jim Holland added, “We (S. Bravo & ECA) were grateful to be a part of the first Cumberland Farms Best Practices seminar hosted by the John W. Kennedy Co. It’s humbling to gather with companies both large and small to reach a common goal.  To pull in a manufacturer, distributor and competing construction house’s to exchange ideas and develop a road map to support the end customer’s best interest, is both advantageous and inspiring.”

 

While this was the first event in the series, the next is already being planned.  The goal is for everyone to walk away with the feeling that such events are a worthwhile investment of their time.

Jim Scholes stated, “Thanks to Kennedy Co. , Bravo , East Coast Associates and the many companies that attended.  The presentation was great , the room was energized and the overall sense of partnership was palpable.  One of Cumberland Farms main company values is succeeding together and this event certainly practiced that.  Looking forward to the next Cumberland Farms Best Practices workshop.”

Opening the lines of communication to avoid issues is the first step to yield positive results.  Best Practices becomes part of the solution to achieve greater success for all involved by doing just that!

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OPEN INVITATION: JWK Orlando, FL SmartFill Gen 2 Fuel Management System Training

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SmartFill Gen 2 Fuel Management System Training Seminar Open Invitation

    We invite you to attend the SmartFill Gen 2 Fuel Management System Training Seminar taking place on Monday, August 28, 2017 at 8:30 AM.

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Venue:

John W Kennedy Company
3320 Vineland Road
Orlando, FL 32811

 

Presented By:

Frans Fouche

– National Sales & Marketing Manager USA – Fluid Management Technology

Why upgrade?

  • Data is always available in real time, online and at no chargeSmartFill Gen 2 Box
  • Configuring the unit is menu based, no more excessively long codes or numbers to enter
  • It’s as easy to use as a tablet
  • No need for special software
  • Market leading support

With SmartFill Gen 2 you can:

  • Ditch your excel spreadsheets. All fuel records are online even for multiple sites
  • Easily, record, report and reconcile all accounts and activities for fuel use
  • Eliminate human recording errors, to have 100% accurate fuel records
  • Enjoy the world’s most proven fuel management system

SmartFill is now into its second generation, building upon 12 years of proven in-the-field performance.
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We understand your time is very important and this training seminar should not take more than 2 hour from your busy schedule. A continental-style breakfast will be provided.

Please RSVP  to attend with Steven Fernandez or David Gutierrez in our Orlando branch by calling 1.877.835.8885.

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New UPP Installation from Franklin Fueling

FFS Pro Tech Update

FFS Pro Electrofusion WeldingCheck out this new installation guide video from Franklin’s FFS Pro University, focusing on electrofusion welding for UPP piping, going through the entire process, including measuring, cutting, scraping, cleaning, marking, clamping, welding, and cooling:

 

 

 

Members of the FFS Pro University service can also become certified at installing UPP piping through their Forecourt Specialist: Pipework (UPP® Brand) course.

 

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New Overfill Prevention Guides from Franklin Fueling!

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Check out the latest installation guide from Franklin Fueling for their Defender Series overfill prevention valves:

In addition, members of the FFS PRO University service can become certified through their overfill prevention course.

If you have any questions about Franklin products, give us a call at 1-800-451-4021.

 

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FFSPRO Tech Update: Reuse Setup Files to Speed Up ATG Programming

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Work Smarter, Not Harder – Reuse Setup Files To Save Time

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Did you know when you are installing a new automatic tank gauge, or reprogramming an existing system, you can save time by copying the setup files from an existing, similar fuel management system?

Click here to find out how to leverage off of existing setup files to program new or reprogram existing T-5/550/5000 or TS-550/5000 evo systems.

 
FFSPRO FMS Training
Not an FFSPRO Certified Fuel Management Systems Technician yet? Well look no further an get certified online today! Click here to get your FFSPRO FMS certification!

 

 
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JWK Trade Show – March 29 & 30, 2017 – SAVE THE DATE!!

Yes, it is that time once again when the John W. Kennedy Company presents our biennial trade show featuring over 40 manufacturers and representatives displaying the latest and greatest products and service to

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Show starts Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 9AM until 4:30PM with 6 different certification and informational seminars provided by 6 different vendors. We invite you to join us for our cocktail reception immediately following the show’s conclusion on March 29th with entertainment provided by The Bianco Martinis.

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And if you can’t make it on March 29th, we invite you to attend our half day on March 30th from 9AM to Noon!

Here is a complete list of seminars being held on March 29th:

 

8:00AM – 9:00AM:

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OPW FlexWorks Piping Certification Training Seminar
OPW Best Practices and Contractor Installation Training teaches how to properly install OPW FlexWorks Piping and covers the following topics in depth:

  • FlexWorks Component and System Overview
  • Safety Requirements and Protocol
  • Proper Handling and Storage of Materials
  • Double Wall Delivery Piping
  • Double Wall Pipe Fittings
  • Pipe and Sump Entry Fittings
  • Testing and Maintenance Criteria
  • Contractor Training Requirements
  • Successful Completion of Training Carries 2-Year Certification

 

9:15AM – 10:15AM:

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Bravo Repair Fitting Certification
Entry Fitting Certification with cover:

  • How new regulations affect secondary containment
  • Bravo FRP retrofit certification training
  • Compliance with double wall monitored sumps.

 

10:30AM – 11:30AM:

APT FFS

 

 

 

 

APT Piping Certification Seminar
Piping Certification seminar.
VERY IMPORTANT!! In order to receive your certification for this seminar, you will be required to take an online test with Franklin Fueling. If you do not already have one, you MUST create an FFS PRO University account with Franklin Fueling PRIOR to the show using a unique email address for each tech attending. To do so, please follow the guidelines in this document, CREATE AN FFS PRO UNIVERSITY ACCOUNT

 

11:45AM – 12:45PM:

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Diversified Products Repair Fitting Certification
Repair fitting certification.

 

1:00PM – 2:00PM:

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CSI Tank Installation Re-Certification Seminar
Tank Installation Re-Certification

 

2:30PM – 3:30PM:

GVR

 

 

 

Gilbarco EMV
Gilbarco EMV informational seminar

Registration for the show and seminars IS REQUIRED!

We plan to open online registration in the coming days. Please watch this space for further notice!

 

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OPW UST EVR Training Certification Courses 2016

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On October 26 and 27, OPW will be holding a pair of enhanced vapor recovery (EVR) training and certification courses in the Worcester, MA and Springfield, MA areas, respectively.  These courses, which are free to attend and require no experience, will allow attendees to install and service all OPW EVR Phase One System Components listed on the California Air Resources Board (CARB) Executive Order.  At the conclusion of the course, there will be a test which, if passed, will grant a 2-year certification.

If you are interested in attending, contact OPW District Manager Tim Andersen with the attendee name, company name, attendee email address, and preferred course location.  Attendance is limited to 20 people, and enrollment is on a first come, first serve basis, so those interested should enroll as soon as possible.

Tim Andersen: tim.andersen@opwglobal.com

 

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Introducing Gilbarco FlexPay IV Hands-On Tech Training Course

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Chris Bedard, Kennedy Co. Technical Trainer, is now offering a one day Gilbarco FlexPay IV hands-on technician course.  Scheduled for Wednesday, August 24, the course will take place from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM at the Mark A. Ring Memorial Training Facility.

 

 

Covered in this course will be an overview of the FlexPay IV system, as well as startup and configuration, maintenance, and troubleshooting.  Cost of attendance is $300.00, and a few seats are still available.  Be sure to act fast, because these courses fill up quickly!  For a list of prerequisite certifications, required materials, and directions to the facility as well as a list of local hotels, visit the page for the course on our site.

 

 

 

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