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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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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THANK YOU To All Our Friends…

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A GREAT SUCCESS!!

Trade Show 2And when we say “OUR SHOW”, we do mean YOURS and ours because we wouldn’t have it without you, PERIOD!

YOU are THE reason it is not only successful but why we have more vendors than space that want to be part of our show. Vendor after vendor stated there is no other show they go to where they have the opportunity to speak with not just owners, administrators and end users but the volume of installers and technicians who actually work hands-on with their products!

We also realize that many of you attend the show for the certification seminars. An email has gone out to all those who registered through the website with a list of all those from your organization we scanned as they entered the seminars. It is very important you double check this and report any discrepancies immediately to registrations@jwkemail.com as the vendors use the list we provide them to issue the certifications. (If your organization had people attend as “walk-ins”, they may not have been properly associated back to your customer account in our system).

While our scanning efforts at the show have greatly improved from previous shows (and this has been our best scanning effort to date), we do miss people for a variety of reasons. We apologize for this and Trade Show 3will continue to make the process better and easier.

We welcome any feedback you would like to provide about all aspects of the show. Again, you can send any feedback to registrations@jwkemail.com.

This show has already provided us with some insight to improvements we can make for the next show. We saw a complete turnover in the personnel manning our registration booth at this show as well as those scanning at the seminars. While we had fears that our people would be overwhelmed having never worked these areas of the show previously, they did a great job keeping lines and wait times down. This is a testament to customers, vendors and Kennedy personnel all offering input to make improvements over the years that allowed a whole new JWK team to staff 2017 registrations at the show without creating more problems or work for anyone!

Trade Show 4We mailed out more than twice as many pre-registered badges for the 2017 show than we did in 2015, had nearly as many people register online as attended the 2015 show and only a handful who had badges mailed to them came to the booth for their duplicate. We can’t stress enough how thankful we are that you have worked with us over the years to make the show better as we have tweaked the process where not only have we both come to expect it but you have expressed gratitude that we have taken these steps to make attending the Kennedy show a welcomed break to your daily grind, giving you the opportunity to speak with hundreds of others in our industry, gain more knowledge, become (re)certified in systems and enjoy the day!

Don’t forget, if you had people attending seminars for certifications, and you registered through the website, you will be receiving an email with a list of all those who registered through the site along with their seminar attendance records.  Again, be sure to double-check this list and report any discrepancies immediately to registrations@jwkemail.com as the vendors use the list we provide them to issue the certifications.  (If your organization had people attend as “walk-ins”, they may not have been properly associated back to your customer account in our system).

WE CAN’T THANK YOU ENOUGH FOR ANOTHER GREAT SHOW!!

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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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