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4 JULY 2018 | FUEL OIL NEWS | www.fueloilnews.com DATELINE BREAKING NEWS Established in 1982, North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply has been serving residential and commercial con- tractors across Long Island from Montauk to Queens. It is the first F.W. Webb whole- sale store on the east end of Long Island, "strengthening the company's growing presence in the state of New York," F.W. Webb says in a June 4 announcement. "North Fork Plumbing & Heating Supply and F.W. Webb are family-run businesses that share a tradition of put- ting customers first and deep roots in the residential trades," said Jeff Pope, F.W. Webb's president. "We look for- ward to putting the power of our supply chain and distribution behind the Riv- erhead business and meeting the needs of local contractors." F.W. Webb operates out of nearly two dozen locations across the tri-state area, half of which are in New York. In 2017, the company opened whole- sale stores in Mamaroneck, N.Y., and Vernon, N.J., and set up a 90,000-sq.- ft. distribution hub in Piscataway, N.J. Earlier this year, the company also entered into a sponsorship agreement with the New York Yankees. F.W. Webb Co. is a wholesale dis- tributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, refrigeration, pipe, valves, and fittings in the Northeast. It has more than 90 locations across nine states. Specialty markets that it serves include process controls, water works, and environ- mental services. The company also op- erates 40 bath, kitchen, and lighting re- tail showrooms under the name "Frank Webb Home." For more information visit www.fwwebb.com. ATA CONTINUES TO FIGHT 'RHODEWORKS' SCHEME Leaders of the American Trucking As- sociations and the Rhode Island Truck- ing Association say they will continue fighting against the state of Rhode Is- land's "predatory and discrimina- tory" truck-only toll scheme. "By pressing ahead with her ill- conceived Rho- deWorks scheme, Gov. Raimondo is violating the Constitution by inter- fering with interstate commerce," ATA President and CEO Chris Spear says in a statement issued June 11. "She and her administration were warned of this re- peatedly by the trucking industry and we will continue to fight these unjust tolls by any means available." ATA, Arlington, Va., is the national trade association for the trucking industry. Trucks make up just over 2% of the traffic on the highways being tolled un- der Rhode Island's plan, according to the ATA. Placing 100% of the burden for maintaining the state's roads and bridges on those trucks will hurt Rhode Islanders and the entire New England region, trucking industry leaders say. "By imposing these tolls, Gov. Raimondo and her profiteering allies in Providence are needlessly inflicting economic pain—94% of the costs of these tolls will ultimately be borne by Rhode Island businesses—and worsen- ing our state's congestion problems as study after study has shown that when new tolls are imposed, traffic simply diverts away from them—thus taking traffic off of the interstates and putting it on Main Street," said RITA President Chris Maxwell. "Tolls are as inefficient, with as much as 30% of revenue collected go- ing to government overhead, as they are unsafe—putting needless chokepoints on our highways and pushing traffic off of larger, safer highways and on to smaller arterials," Spear says. "Trucking is willing to pay our fair share—to pay more than we do now—for good roads and bridges. What we are not willing to do is foot the bill alone for an ill- conceived and illegal highway funding program that ultimately will become an unwatched slush fund for the gover- nor's office. "We warned Gov. Raimondo about heading down this road and it is unfor- tunate that she has chosen to attack our industry in this way," he says. "We con- tinue to explore all avenues—includ- ing the courts—to get this decision re- versed and she and her administration should expect us to continue to fight for fair and equitable highway funding in Rhode Island." l FON CALENDAR OF EVENTS AUGUST 2018 Northeast Propane Show August 8-9 DCU Center Worcester, Mass. Contact: Leslie Anderson at leslie@ pgane.org SEPTEMBER 2018 Southern New England Energy Conference September 24-25 Newport, Marriott Newport, R.I. Website: https://sneec.weebly.com Empire State Energy Conference September 30 - October 2 Resorts World Casino Monticello, N.Y. Contact: Kris DeLair at Kdelair@exeany.org or 518-280-6645 GOT NEWS? SEND IT TO FUEL OIL NEWS! Are you a deliverable fuels dealer who has hired or promoted one of your employees? Maybe you have expanded your business through an acquisition. Or you've opened a satellite office in a new location. Or built a bulk plant… If any of the above apply to your busi- ness, or you have some other news that you would like to see covered in Fuel Oil News, please send the information, along with your name, email address and phone number, to the editor, Stephen Bennett, at SBennett@fueloilnews.com. Serving The Deliverable Fuels Industry Riverhead is a new location for F.W. Webb.

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