How Does it Work? Behind the Scenes of Filling Up

Veeder-Root

For most people, getting gas for their vehicle is an unavoidable, routine part of life. We do it because we have to do it.  

And while we all know how to operate a gas pump, most don’t realize that there’s a symphony of sensors and probes working together to keep the fuel flowing safely and efficiently. 

Today, we’re tackling the first piece of the fueling process, activating the dispenser.

Car Fill Up

Gas Pump vs. Fuel Dispenser 

Yes, there is a big difference between gas pumps and fuel dispensers, even though people use the words interchangeably. 

Some countries use gas pumps, which use a pumping device inside the unit to create suction. The pump pulls fuel out of the storage tank and dispenses it through the product lines and nozzles. 

In North America, we use fuel dispensers. These units work on a pressurized system using a submersible turbine pump immersed in the underground storage tanks to deliver fuel to the dispenser. 

Activating the Dispenser 

So what really happens? The customer pulls up to the dispenser, starts a transaction using a Point-of-Sale system like Passport®, removes the nozzle, and selects a grade.  

A signal is sent to the Red Jacket® ISOTROL™ 1-8 Control Box. The control box isolates signals from the dispensers, and protects against wiring shorts and phasing issues.  

The ISOTROL notifies the TLS-450PLUS Automatic Tank Gauge to activate the  Red Jacket® IQ Smart Control Box and submersible turbine pump

Now What? 

Next week, we’re breaking down the authorization process and how Veeder-Root’s integrated site solutions work together to provide a safe and seamless consumer experience at the gas station. 

You can find more information on every step of the process here.

If you have any questions or would like to purchase Veeder-Root and Red Jacket Products, visit us online at www.johnwkennedyco.com or call us at 1.800.451.4021.

 
 

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EMV – What Happens When A Station Isn’t Updated

Gilbarco Veeder-RootEMVExclusive EMV Webinar for Gas Station Retailers

Creating a Competitive Advantage with EMV Upgrades

JANUARY 13, 2021 | 11:00 AM EST
(10:00 AM CST, 9:00 AM MST, 8:00 AM PST)

OR
JANUARY 13, 2020 | 3:00 PM EST
(2:00 PM CST, 1:00 PM MST, 12:00 PM PST)

Learn how to reduce risk, protect your business, and make the best EMV upgrade decisions.

The Importance of EMV Compliance

With less than 6 months before the deadline, it is extremely important that you begin to plan for the EMV transition. Join us for a step-by-step guide on how to help your business avoid absorbing fraudulent fees for non compliance.

1. How to protect your site, starting today?
2. What equipment do you need to upgrade?
3. What kind of incentives are available?

Session 1
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Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your EMV questions, concerns or to place an order by calling 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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Vendor Spotlight: Universal Valve – Protect Your Investment!

Universal Valve Retrofit Sump Covers Now Made in Stainless SteelUniversal Valve 1943 Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Lid

Universal Valve Sump Retro Fit Cover Kit is designed to stop water before it becomes an environmental, equipment, and cost issue. Save time and money with Universal’s Retrofit Cover.Universal Valve 1943 Kit

      • No need to break concrete
      • Stainless Steel construction will not degrade or deteriorate over time
      • Only 2 measurements needed to order (sump opening & manway above sump)
      • Quick and easy installation (can be installed in under 15 minutes)
        Watch Installation Video

    Universal Valve 1943 Retrofit Sump Lid Install in Sump

    • No messy epoxies or glues needed means no waiting for them to cure and dry
    • Out of round sumps are not a problem as our 4″ wide ring makes working with egg shape opening sumps easy

Water deteriorates the equipment in the sump shortening the life of electronics, pumps and metal fittings. Creating maintenance problems when connections are rusted shut, wires become brittle and subject to shorting when moved. With Universal’s Stainless Steel Retrofit Sump Cover these issues can be alleviated.

Standard Available Model 1943 Retrofit Sump Lids
Model Range of Sump Openings Inner Manway ID Opening Required Height Weight
1943-2128 20.5” to 28.5” 29.5” 3.25” 42lbs
1943-2533 25” to 33.5” 34” 3.25” 50lbs
1943-2734 27” to 34.75” 34-3/4” 3.25” 58lbs
1943-3240 32” to 40” 41” 3.25” 65lbs
*Requires 5” or greater from the top of the sump riser to grade level manhole cover.Model 1943-2533 fits most 36” manways.
Model 1943 Replacement Parts
Part Numbers : Description Part Numbers : Description
1943-06-WHT : Monitor Cover/Ring Assembly 1943-PK : Replacement Knobs
1943-TB : Turnbuckles 1943-TUBE : Cross Bars
1943-TenB : Tension Block 1943-2128-G : Gasket
1943-2533-G : Gasket 1943-2734-G : Gasket
1943-3240-G : Gasket 1943-GK : Cover Gasket

Universal Valve Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards

Pipe Guards & Bollards Ready to Ship!

Pipe Guards & Bollards are a great way to protect property and expensive dispensers from traffic collisions. They are also a great way to create a safety perimeter.

Pipe Guards & BollardsUniversal Valve Model 1984 Straight Bollards

  • Constructed from Schedule 40 pipe
  • Available in primed black carbon steel or 304 Stainless Steel
  • Optional Baseplates available for installs where concrete does not need to be broken
  • Optional PVC Sleeves for easy installation and replacement
  • Bollard Covers available to match station or building facades
  • Custom Sizes Available
Standard Available Model 1983 U-Shaped Pipe Guards
Model Description
(Width is outside pipe dimension)
Weight (lbs.)
1983-353656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850 U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
1983-403656 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 36”w x 56”h 86.00
1983-404153 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 53”h 86.00
1983-404174 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 41”w x 74”h 130.00
1983-404354 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 43”w x 54”h 86.00
1983-404851 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 48”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-404951 U-Shape Pipe Guard 4” OD x 49”w x 51”h 86.00
1983-353656-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 36”w x 56”h 70.00
1983-354153-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 41”w x 53”h 70.00
1983-354850-SS U-Shape Pipe Guard 3.5” OD x 48”w x 50”h 70.00
Standard Available Model 1984 UStraight Bollards
Model Diameter Length
1984-4063 4.0” 63”
1984-4084 4.0” 84”
1984-6063 6.625” 63”
1984-6084 6.625” 84”
1984-4063-SS 4.0” 63”
1984-4084-SS 4.0” 84”
1984-6063-SS 6.625” 63”
1984-6084-SS 6.625” 84”

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard CoversModel 1984-BC Bollard Covers

Bollard covers enhance and protect the appearance of bumper post steel bollards in all indoor and outdoor applications. Bollard covers are constructed from 1/8″ thick Polyethylene Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Spec Dimensions(HDPE and MDPE) and 3M #680 reflective tape for durability and long service life.

Features
✔ 10 Standard colors
✔ 7 Reflective tape colors
✔ 8 Standard sizes for 4”, 6”, 8”, & 10”
✔ Patented GripperTabs™ installation is the fastest and easiest way to secure bollard covers

Construction
• 1/8” thick Polyethylene
• 3M 680 reflective tape

Universal Valve Model 1984-BC Bollard Cover Lineup There are a multitude of color and size options available; too many to list here! Click on this text or the image to the left to see the sample selection we have online of the most popular selling at this time.  Please do not hesitate to call us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us today!

Be Safe, Be Sure, Be Universal!

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Omntec Proteus-K4 Basics HT OWS Monitor System

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Introducing the Omntec® Proteus-K4 Basics Oil/Water Separator Monitor System.

The Proteus-K4 Basics OWS has been specifically configured to deal with oil/water separator tank environments, featuring Highland Tank OWS tanks. The various components that can be configured into the system allows the monitoring of:

  • Oil and water levels
  • Interstitial space on double wall tanks
  • Add wired or wireless displays for remote monitoring
  • Add up to 8 probes and 16 Bright Eye sensors
  • And more!

Clicking on the image below will bring you to the Omntec Proteus-K4 Basics Shop By Image (SBI)* page on our eCommerce site that allows you to add products to your shopping cart right from the Proteus-K4 Basics image!

Omntec Proteus-K4 OWS Basics Monitor System
*Our Shop By Image (SBI) feature works best on any device with a mouse to give you access to all the features of SBI. Even though you do not get the hover effects with non-mouse devices, you can still add components directly to your shopping cart from the image using a smartphone or tablet!

You can also find many other great Omntec products on our site.
And if you can’t find what you are looking for contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us.

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New Jersey DEP Compliance Advisory – Phase II VR Systems Decommissioning

UPCOMING DEADLINE TO DECOMMISSION MOST VACUUM ASSIST PHASE II VAPOR RECOVERY SYSTEMS

This advisory affects owners and operators of gasoline dispensing facilities (GDFs) constructed before November 9, 2017 with Phase II (Stage II) vapor recovery system not compatible with Onboard Refueling Vapor Recovery are affected and must be decommissioned by December 23, 2020

Please read the full Compliance Advisory by clicking here.

WHAT SHOULD I DO?

If you own or operate a non-compatible Phase II system, you have the option of 1) upgrading the system to be compatible with onboard refueling vapor recovery; or 2) follow the requirements of N.J.A.C. 7:27-16.3(h) to properly decommission your Phase II system.

Anyone who will be decommissioning their Phase II system, should be aware of the following general list of items that can help achieve compliance, but please note this is not the complete list of requirements.

  • Decommissioning activities must be performed by a NJDEP licensed UST contractor, certified in the category of Installation – Entire, or Closure.
  • Follow the Petroleum Equipment Institute’s Recommended Practices in PEI RP300.
  • At least fourteen (14) days prior to beginning work, send an email to 14dayUSTnotice@dep.nj.gov listing the responsible parties’ names, a description of the work
    being performed, start date, facility address, and program interest ID (aka UST registration)
    number.
  • Once the decommissioning is complete, within 14 days a follow up email with post-work testing and the completed PEI RP300 checklist is to be sent to the same email address (14dayUSTnotice@dep.nj.gov).
  • The owner and operator will need to apply for a new Air General Permit 004B for Phase I only systems no later than 30 days after completing the decommissioning.

WHERE CAN I GET MORE INFORMATION?

The following web sites can be accessed for additional information:
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/ust.html UST Compliance & Enforcement
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/enforcement/air-resources.html Air Compliance & Enforcement
https://www.state.nj.us/dep/aqpp/ Air Quality Stationary Sources webpage

Please read the full Compliance Advisory by clicking here.

Please note this advisory is intended to be a summary explanation of department requirements. It does not include all potentially applicable requirements. If you have any questions related to compliance, please contact an Enforcement number listed above.

You can find all your decommissioning needs in our webstore:
John W. Kennedy Company Service Station EssentialsService Station Essentials

PreAssembled Hanging Hardware
Pre-Assembled Hanging Hardware Kits
Nozzles

Hoses

Swivels

Breakaways

Filters

And if you can’t find what you are looking for contact us at 1.800.238.1225 or email us.

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It’s Time To Upgrade Your Passport® POS Operating System

GoodbyeWindows 7 Logo Windows 7!

Gilbarco’s Passport® Point-of-Sale (POS) System software versions 12.03 and prior utilize Windows 7 as the operating system (OS).

Microsoft is ending support of Windows 7* and will no longer provide:
  • Software Updates
  • Application Patches
  • Security Updates
  • Technical Support

Gilbarco Veeder-RootHow this affects your Passport POS System

Your Passport POS System will continue to function, but your operating system (OS) Combo/Server will not be optimized or receive updates.

Introducing Windows 10 Logo Windows 10

Windows 10 operating system is now required with all Passport POS systems and is included beginning with version 20.

Windows 10 provides Better Performance with Solid-State Drives (SSD)
• 75% FASTER reboots
• 60% FASTER data backups
• Handle 30% MORE transactions per hour without seeing authorization times start to increase
• FASTER installation of upgrades

Improved Security
Upgrading to the latest Passport POS System hardware with Windows 10 OS, assures you’ll have the most secure, robust POS solution that minimizes the risk of security or data breaches.

The risks of not upgrading to Windows 10 Logo Windows 10

  • Passport POS Systems running on Windows 7 are at high risk of not being Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliant.*
  • The Payment Card Industry (PCI) Security Standards Council requires all merchants processing cardholder data to use systems that are still supported by their respective OS vendors or have a plan to migrate to the new system if it is not yet available.

PLEASE CALL US AT 1.800.451.4021 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERING DETAILS.

PX60 Combo/Server – Running Windows 7 Professional Operating System, Microsoft Support Ended January 2020*. All other Passport devices (EDH/Client) – Running Windows 7 POS Embedded Operating System – Microsoft Support Ends October 2021*.
* New patches, feature enhancements, and security updates will not be released for Windows 7 after this date, work with your Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) on your plan to maintain PCI compliance.

Identifying YOUR Passport® POS Hardware & Upgrade Package

This simple guide will help you select the specific Gilbarco Passport POS Software Version 20 package designed to work seamlessly with Windows 10.

Passport®POS PX51/PX52

Passport® POS PX51/PX52

Purchase an upgrade to PX60 Combo, Server or Client, or Passport Edge running Version 20 or higher with Windows 10
Windows 10 cannot be installed on PX51 or PX52 model systems.

Enhanced Dispenser Hub1EDH1 - Hub2EDH2

Enhanced Dispenser Hub 1 EDH1/Hub 2 EDH2

Purchase an EDH2 with Version 20 or higher with Windows 10 to replace EDH1
Purchase an EDH2 Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®POS PX60

Passport® POS PX60

Purchase a Combo, Server, or Client Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®Express Lane Self-Checkout

Passport® Express Lane Self-Checkout

Purchase a Client Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit

Passport®Edge POS

Passport® Edge POS

Purchase a PS65 EDGE Server Version 20 or higher Windows 10 Upgrade Kit
Passport EDGE Subscription customers will receive kits at no charge per their subscription agreement.

PLEASE CALL US AT 1.800.451.4021 FOR MORE INFORMATION AND ORDERING DETAILS.

Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your EMV questions, concerns or to place an order by calling 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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

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Gilbarco Veeder-Root: What’s In A Name? Choose Gilbarco, The Industry Standard!

Dependability

Fueling and convenience store equipment and technology manufacturing is our ONLY business, and has been for 155 years. We’ll always be here when you need us – today, tomorrow, and years to come.

Largest Install Base

With more than 720,000 fueling positions, we have the largest installed base of UL certified and approved fueling points in North America.

Integrated Ecosystems

Whatever Point-of-Sale system you have, Gilbarco has a solution that will seamlessly integrate with it—no need for expensive modifications.

Future Proof

The Encore 700 S dispenser and FlexPay IV payment platform– better together, and the better investment for your business.

Outdoor EMV Solution

Why risk your EMV compliance to anyone but the biggest and the best?

Gilbarco Veeder-Root ENCORE 700 Fuel Dispenser

1. Proven Design

Gilbarco’s field-proven Encore® 700 S series comes with a familiar ATM-style customer interface, a full range of alternative fuel options, and the industry’s most comprehensive warranty.

2. Enhanced Upgradable Security

You’ll benefit from Gilbarco’s global EMV® leadership and experience, including the largest install base of EMV® fueling pay points in North America.

3. Superior Merchandising Improves Profits

Encore® 700 S gives you field-proven tools to inform, persuade, and motivate your fuel customers to come inside your store and buy higher-margin goods.

4. Platform for Continued Growth

Encore® 700 S provides a strong foundation for growth with powerful, future-ready electronics to support your innovation needs, such as mobile payments, loyalty, merchandising and other applications.

Trust the numbers

155+

Years of Operation

720K +

Gilbarco Fueling Positions

350K +

EMV-capable CRINDS

3K +

Certified Service Contractors

Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your EMV questions, concerns or to place an order by calling 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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

 

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Piusi: Get certified on Self Service 2.0 today!

Piusi MC Box 2.0 Webinars

Starting today, become part of PIUSI’s expanding 2.0 Certified Tech Network via their new FREE online training course and exam.

 

The course includes a history of MC Box systems, software installation, networking tips, wiring, hardware installation, data transfer methods & configuration, troubleshooting and more helpful installation tips.

Click here to register and become certified

 

 


Piusi Discovery SitePiusi USA Continued Product Training Webinars

 

PIUSI want to hear from you! Due to customer demand, their product training webinars will now be held twice a month. Let PIUSI know what you would like to hear more about! Going forward, PIUSI will tailor each webinar to customers’ needs.

Tell PIUSI what you want to see on these webinars by e-mailing marketing.usa@piusi.com.

MC Box 2.0 webinars:
2nd Wednesday each month at 10 AM EDT.
4th Wednesday each month at 1 PM EDT.

Join a SSM 2.0 webinar

 

Be sure to check out all the great PIUSI products online at www.johnwkennedyco.com!

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If you need any further assistance, can’t find the product you are looking for or would like to order over the phone, please do not hesitate to call us at 1.800.238.1225 and we will be more than happy to assist you!

 

 

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Report: ‘Tens of Thousands of Dollars’ in Monthly Losses Expected for Retailers without Outdoor EMV

Gilbarco Veeder-Root

The following is a re-post of the original article by Gilbarco Veeder-Root that can be read here.
Skipping on EMV? Don’t Say We Didn’t Warn You…

Businesses that go without EMV on their forecourts should expect damaging monthly losses and no site is immune, according to a new fraud report.

Even relatively small gas station operators can now expect ‘tens of thousands of dollars’ in fraud losses monthly for each station once the EMV liability shift goes into effect in April 2021.

We have previously detailed the painful process of getting hit with a chargeback and the criminal system in which fuel thieves operate. These new numbers mirror the harsh reality of waiting to upgrade or skipping it altogether.

Via Digital Transactions:

In an example offered by Mercator, an operator with 12 locations spread evenly among areas deemed be low-, medium-, and high-risk, would face fraud liability totaling $17,315 per store over 12 months, or $207,783 overall. “This could change dramatically depending on the risk position of each station, and it should be noted that Mercator’s calculation takes a decidedly conservative approach,” said Tim Sloane, vice president of payments innovation at Marlborough, Mass.-based Mercator, in a statement.

The new outdoor EMV deadline will be April 17, 2021. If you haven’t begun your outdoor EMV upgrade, we strongly suggest contacting us as soon as possible at 1.800.451.4021.

 

You can find more information with Gilbarco’s Quick EMV Migration Guide and even more resources here.

EMV Resources for C-Stores & Gas Stations

Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your EMV questions, concerns or to place an order by calling 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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Millions in Federal Funding Now Available for Fuel Dispenser Upgrades!

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The following is a re-post of the original article by Gilbarco Veeder-Root that can be read here.

Considering getting into higher fuel blends of ethanol like E15 or E85? Make sure you’re taking advantage of the free money from the Higher Blends Infrastructure Incentive Program (HBIIP).One Million Dollar Bill

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is targeting businesses with 10 or fewer sites with the program to encourage more sales and use higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel blends.

E15, E85, and other high blends of ethanol must be stored in specialized compatible equipment. HBIIP funds are being made available to help ease the costs related to upgrading fuel dispensers (gas and diesel pumps) and attached equipment, underground storage tanks, and more.

 

Encore 700 BlenderThe number and size of the HBIIP grants will depend on the successful number of applicants. The agency expects to give out about 150 awards, providing assistance to 1,500 locations.

The number and size of the HBIIP grants will depend on the successful number of applicants. The agency expects to give out about 150 awards, providing assistance to 1,500 locations.

Need help navigating clean fuels?

Here’s an article to help you decide which blends are right for your business.

Applications for HBIIP funds are being accepted now through August 13, 2020 11:59 p.m. ET.

You can find an extensive FAQ from the USDA here.

Click here to learn how to apply.

The new outdoor EMV deadline will be April 17, 2021. If you haven’t begun your outdoor EMV upgrade, we strongly suggest contacting us as soon as possible.

 

 

You can also find more information on EMV with Gilbarco Veeder-Root’s Quick EMV Migration Guide.

 

Looking for Gilbarco equipment? Click on the links below to visit our web store :

Pumps & Dispensers
Passport Point of Sale
Gilbarco Passport Point of Sale
Forecourt Payment Options
Gilbarco Forecourt Payment Options
Forecourt Merchandising
Gilbarco Forecourt Merchandising Options

Click here to search all Gilbarco equipment and parts listed in our web store.

 

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any of your EMV questions, concerns or to place an order by calling 1.800.451.4021 or visit us online at johnwkennedyco.com for all your petroleum equipment needs.

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

 

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