September 2021 - Paratransit
The paratransit market is poised to expand its autogas vehicles! Transit fleets operate in every state to provide door-to-door rides and other services for members of their communities. Vehicles include high-capacity vans and shuttle buses that average about 600 gallons of autogas per month per vehicle. Because of the long-range travel, autogas is the most popular alternative fuel used in the paratransit market. So far, more than 7,000 paratransit vehicles operate on autogas in every region of the country — and it's growing!
August 2021 - Grain Drying
Propane powers approximately 80% of grain dryers in the U.S. This month, we are highlighting the process of grain drying and why it is so important to the propane industry and consumers. Depending on the growing season, grain drying can stress our propane supply and logistics system. PERC’s Grain Drying Demand Models tool shows the progress of the current growing season and what we could expect from corn drying demand in the fall.
July 2021 New Propane Brand
The electrify everything movement has made it imperative for us to convince consumers that propane is a vital part of the energy solution. PERC plans to help drive this conversation by implementing a seismic shift in how we tell propane's story through a new logo, tagline, and key messages. This shift in messaging and brand comes with a variety of resources that will help your company and state seize this opportunity. Take advantage of these assets to ensure propane’s role in the national energy mix and make your customers feel even better about their energy choice.
June 2021 Manufactured Housing
Propane and the manufactured housing industry go back to day one. The first manufactured housing units produced were RV’s. Next, we moved to parked model housing. Today, a manufactured home falls into two large categories, modular homes, and HUD code homes. One significant change in recent years is the approval by HUD of a new class of home that is being labeled Cross Mod. Throughout this month we will share resources, tools, and ideas that can help you grow this portion of the residential market.
MAY 2021 THE LEARNING CENTER
With heating season coming to an end, and training season ramping up, let us help you train your employees by getting set up in PERC’s Learning Center. This online library hosts over 400 safety, technical, marketing, sales, and market specific training courses for every role in the industry, and allows companies and employees to learn new skills or refresh some older ones on their own time, on their computer, tablet, or phone.
APRIL 2021 COMMERCIAL POWER GENERATION
With the arrival of spring and the promise of a robust building season, no topic is hotter than consumer demand for reliable power in the face of weather emergencies and overtaxed grid performance. Propane can help builders deliver more resilient homes and buildings as well as provide vital standby power.
March 2021 Autogas Update
The 50,000 propane-powered vehicles on America’s roads today include 21,000 school buses in our fastest growing market segment. Now, three more types of fleets are poised for as much – if not greater – success. View this market update to learn about the newest opportunities and equip your team with tools and training to grow your autogas business.
February 2021 Material Handling Update
The material handling market is under siege by competitors, like electricity, and trends like warehouse automation. However, look no further than this space to see how innovation has only elevated the opportunity and benefits of using propane to satisfy the business needs of customers from warehouses to rental yards and beyond. View this market update to continue to learn how to best grow users and uses of propane in your business.
JANUARY 2021 RESIDENTIAL MARKET UPDATE
With the battle against electricity ahead, and considering the growth of ZNE homes, Bryan Cordill, Director of Residential and Commercial Business Development joins us for the first market update of 2021. Hear about resources and classes your company can use to continue learning about growing your users and uses of propane in the residential space.