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Fuel Oil News September 2015

The home heating oil industry has a long and proud history, and Fuel Oil News has been there supporting it since 1935. It is an industry that has faced many challenges during that time. In its 77th year, Fuel Oil News is doing more than just holding

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38 SEPTEMBER 2015 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com HVAC/ HYDRONICS C orbin Fuel Co. started out as an ice and coal delivery service nearly 100 years ago, but now they focus on oil and propane delivery. Suffice to say the block ice trade isn't booming these days. In the 1930s, they started swapping ice wag- ons for fuel tankers and made the leap from keeping ice boxes cold to keeping houses warm. T h e c o m p a n y s e r v e s n o r t h e a s t Maryland and York County, Pa. A fleet of 10 fuel trucks keeps their customers' tanks full, while eight service techs keep appliances burning clean. In addition to servicing equipment, Corbin technicians typically install about 25 oil boilers each year. But that number is up over the past six months. With current fuel prices, there's even less incentive to convert, and Corbin Fuel does a good job of keeping oil clients content, regardless of fluctuating fuel prices. "We haven't lost a single oil customer in the past year," said Rob Bennett, who's been a service tech at Corbin Fuel for eight years. "Some even have natural gas in their homes for other appliances, but they're happy with their oil heat." QUALITY IN, QUALITY OUT More often than not, Corbin installs, fuels them and services their regular customers' boilers. Being there at every step of the process offers some pretty good insight. BY DAN VASTYAN Oil? Dirty? Not Anymore Corbin Fuel does a good job of keeping oil clients Oil tankers, big and small. Quality equipment, clean fuel and professional service at reasonable intervals. It's a recipe that proves itself each time they open the service port on a boiler owned by a regular Corbin customer.

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