TRUFLAME IN THE COMMUNITY
BEST OF THE BORO 3 YEARS IN A ROW!
Thank you #Statesboro for voting for us! 🤗🗳 We are honored to hold the title of #BestOfTheBoro for 3 years in a row! 🥇trophy A special thanks to all of our #customers who helped to make this possible! #AlwaysOn
#Pictured is our team member, Bryan Rushing and his beautiful girlfriend
2019 Readers' Choice
Swainsboro Office Manager Clara Young (left) and Customer Service Representative Dru Peebles proudly show off our award from the Swainsboro Forest-Blade. We were named the 2019 Readers' Choice for Best Propane Gas Provider. We'd like to recognize the rest of our Swainsboro office: Bill Thompson, delivery and service; Lester Corley, delivery driver; and Joey Crapps, service representative. Thank you, Emanuel County!
Propane Days reception in Washington D.C.!
We were so honored to be apart of the National Propane Gas Association's Propane Days reception in Washington D.C.!
Our owner Pete Cates, the president of the Georgia Propane Gas Association, presented an award from the National Propane Gas Association to U.S. Rep. Drew Ferguson for appreciation and for his service to the propane industry. 🎖
Pete was honored to present the award to his college friend!🤗
TruWinner : Gloria Lucas
We're all fired up to congratulate Mrs. Gloria Lucas on being the lucky winner of a free Blaze grill and tickets to The Price is Right! 🎟
Thanks News Channel 12 and 26 for allowing us to be apart of this fun promotion! 🤗
TRUFLAME BEST OF THE BORO 2018
Thank you, Statesboro customers, We are TRULY grateful to be recognized as Best of the Boro in Statesboro!
Pictured are Erick Blitch and his wife, Victoria.
Group picture of the Statesboro Tru Flame Team: Dennis Blackburn holding the plaque (Serviceman), Erick Blitch to right (Manager), Tyler McMillan (green shirt), Caleb Wilson (front left), Darien Waters(back left), Bryan Rushing (back middle).
Not pictured, Bill Thompson, Driver and Connor Doles.
Thanks to all who voted for us and to our awesome team members who make us the best of the best!
BOWLING FOR LEUKEMIA & LYMPHOMA
We had an amazing time bowling in North Augusta at Northside Bowling during a fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. One of our Augusta customers, RBW Logistics, was a sponsor for this great event!
SUPPORTING OUR MISSIONARIES
TruFlame is a supporter of our friends Silas and Rahab Waweru (pictured front, middle), who are missionaries from Kenya. They visited last April, and we shared a lunch together prepared by one of our drivers, Eddie Taylor, and his wife, Kim. They shared their experiences and stories with the team. It's always a special time when they visit!
TRUFLAME BEST OF THE BORO 2017
Thank you, Statesboro customers, for voting TruFlame The Best Propane Gas Company! We are honored and excited to be the Best of The Boro 2017! Congratulations to Erick Blitch and Chip Smith for leading the TruFlame team in Statesboro - Dennis Blackburn, Justin Myers, Bill Thompson, Ben Murray, Tyler McMillan, and Caleb Wilson! You all deserve this - great team!
GEORGIA PROPANE ASSOCIATION AND TRUFLAME GAS COMPANY DONATE EQUIPMENT
Pete Cates of TruFlame Gas Company, a member of the Georgia Propane Association, presented a Lenox High Efficiency Gas Furnace to students and faculty at the Grovetown Campus.
Propane is a good, clean alternative fuel source and students will now be able to have advanced training with propane, which will better prepare them for the workforce. The propane industry is always seeking skilled, qualified individuals to continue the growth in the use of this clean, efficient energy. Instructors will begin showing students in the Conditioned Air Technology program how the propane furnace works compared to one that operates by electricity or natural gas.
TRUFLAME WAYNESBORO AWARDED BEST SMALL BUSINESS OF 2016
Small Business of the Year 2017 from Burke County Chamber of Commerce. Presented by Chamber Board member Robin Yearly of Best Office Solutions.
4 Important Facts About Propane Forklifts
Forklifts provide several options in how you decide to power them. You can choose gas, diesel, electric or propane. If you are looking for a safe and efficient way to power your forklifts, you should definitely consider propane.
The Propane Education & Research Council says that more than 90% of Class 4 and Class 5 operators are using propane-powered forklifts. Seventy percent of fleet managers in the middleweight class of forklifts (5,000 to 10,000 lb.) and 51% of fleet managers in the heavyweight class (10,000 lb. or more) choose propane over gas or diesel.
Facility and fleet managers know that propane helps keep productivity up and costs down. Propane also enhances performance and safety while reducing emissions. Here are four important facts about propane forklifts.
Propane forklifts are affordable
Propane forklifts do not come with the hidden costs of other fuels. Propane forklifts are less expensive to purchase than electric, and Tier-4 requirements can add thousands of dollars to the purchase price of diesel equipment.
It costs a lot to keep electric forklifts charged. Battery life and power output diminish over time, which leads to more costs, such additional expensive batteries.
Propane cylinders can last decades. The cylinders last up to 27 years, about three times as long as the average forklift battery.
TruFlame also provides onsite bottle plants, which you can use to refill cylinders at your facility, saving you even more time and money.
Propane-powered forklifts are safe
Forklifts and other heavy machinery inherently come with some risks. As a fuel, propane eliminated some workplace hazards for employees.
With propane, you avoid the electrical hazards from the daily use of recharging equipment for electric forklifts. You’ll never have to worry about spills from gasoline- and diesel-fueled equipment or chemical spills from lead-acid battery-powered forklifts.
Rather than swapping out heavy batteries from a recharging rack, employees can easily refuel. The 33-pound propane cylinders are ready to go from a storage cage.
There are no dangerous emissions
Because propane equipment operates so cleanly, it can be used indoors and out. Many businesses choose propane for its low-emissions indoor performance. As long as the engines have been properly serviced and they’re in a well-ventilated environment, propane forklifts are perfectly suited to operate indoors.
Propane is a local fuel
According to the Department of Energy, more than 90% of U.S. propane supplies are produced in the United States and is used by millions of Americans for transportation, commercial, industrial and agricultural applications.
By incorporating propane into a plant or facility’s fleet, the company is helping another small business, such as TruFlame, in its local community. As a local fuel supplier, we have our customers’ best interests in mind.
These four facts about propane forklifts are just a few of the many reasons to power your fleet with propane. For more information, contact TruFlame today. Call 800-387-1362 and find us on Facebook and Instagram.
General Propane Safety
At TruFlame, we, believe strongly in the benefits of propane. It provides hotter air in the winter, costs less to operate than electricity and provides instant and absolute temperature control when cooking, among the many other benefits.
Propane itself has some built-in safety properties: It won't ignite when combined with air unless the source of ignition reaches 940°F. Propane produces minimal emissions and is not harmful to the environment. Propane is not harmful to soil or water. In addition, the propane industry and the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) have set standards and regulations that help ensure propane’s safety.
Still, though, there are certain precautions to take when handling propane to ensure your safety. Here are some tips:
• If you use portable tanks for grills, vehicles or other equipment, learn the manufacturer’s safety recommendations and adhere to those.
• Do not store portable propane tanks in garages, attics, basements or other living spaces.
• You do not want a tank rolling around in the bed of your truck or the trunk of your car, so secure your tank before transport.
• Although it might not be hot outside, but temperatures inside a vehicle can escalate quickly, so never leave a tank in an enclosed vehicle.
• Contact a qualified propane service retailer, such as TruFlame, to connect tanks to appliances.
• Never use propane grills inside. Any time you use propane to ignite flames, you should be in an outdoor area with plenty of room around you to prevent fire damage to structures - and to yourself.
• Have a qualified TruFlame propane service technician connect propane appliances and perform a leak test.
Propane itself is odorless, but for safety reasons, propane manufacturers add a sulfur-based compound that smells like rotten eggs. In the unlikely event of a leak in your home, the smell will let you know. If you smell gas, here’s what to do:
• Extinguish any open flames (cigarette lighters, pilot lights, candles, fireplaces, etc.).
• Evacuate the area in which you suspect the gas is leaking.
• If it is safe to do so, turn off the gas supply valve of your propane tank.
• Once away from the leak, contact your propane supplier. If you can’t reach them, call 911.
• Do not return to the area until a qualified technician or emergency responder has determined it is safe to do so.
• A qualified service technician must check your entire system to ensure that it is leak-free before you use anything hooked up to propane again.
As always, if you have any questions or concerns about the safety or handling of your propane system, contact TruFlame immediately. Call (800) 387-1362.
The Advantages of Rinnai Tankless Water Heaters
We have all been in the shower or the bathtub when the hot water runs out – usually about halfway through! If you “yank the tank” and get a Rinnai tankless water heater from TruFlame, you’ll never run out of hot water again! Not to mention, you’ll save some money on energy costs.
When your traditional water heater’s tank runs out of water, you run out of hot water and have to wait for a tank full of water to reheat. The gas-powered tankless Rinnai water heater heats the water as it runs through the pipes, which means you get as much hot water as you need. You can do the laundry and run the dishwasher and still have as much hot water as you want for a long, relaxing shower.
With traditional water heaters, you pay for the electricity - or the gas - to keep a tank of water hot at all times. Rinnai tankless water heaters only operate when you need hot water. These water heaters use ultra-efficient heating coils and there is no pilot light and no storage tank. All of this means you save 40 percent of the cost of operating a traditional water heater.
You also save room – there’s no need to take up an entire closet or a corner of the garage, attic or basement for a giant tank. The Rinnai tankless water heater is about the size of a suitcase and can be mounted on a wall inside or outside.
TruFlame is a proud dealer of Rinnai tankless water heaters. With locations in Waynesboro, Statesboro, Augusta, Sylvania, Springfield and Swainsboro, we serve customers from McCormick to Savannah, Dublin to Barnwell. Contact us today to find out more about the advantages – and cost savings – of the gas-powered Rinnai tankless water heater.