Summer Convention Sponsors
Gold

Silver

Bronze
Bulk Truck & Transport Service

Southern States Coop.

Grammer Industries

Ray Murray Inc.

Paul Akers

IPS Equipment Inc.


Year-Long Premier Sponsors

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Dispenser Level
Students to Meet Demands for Advanced Technology Vehicle Jobs
KPGA staff attended the announcement of the Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels Program on May 19, 2014. Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is an initiative designed to develop an advanced transportation technology training program at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC). The program will be the first college program in the state and the nation to offer technician training in all of the advanced transportation/alternative fuel vehicle technologies. The curriculum will include conventional hybrid, plug-in electric, dedicated electric vehicle, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and fuel-cell vehicles.
 
"Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is such a valuable initiative and we're excited that propane auto gas will be a part of it," Tod Griffin, Kentucky Propane Gas Association Executive Director, said. "The technicians in this program will certainly be sought after."
KPGA staff attended the announcement of the Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels Program on May 19, 2014. Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is an initiative designed to develop an advanced transportation technology training program at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC). The program will be the first college program in the state and the nation to offer technician training in all of the advanced transportation/alternative fuel vehicle technologies. The curriculum will include conventional hybrid, plug-in electric, dedicated electric vehicle, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and fuel-cell vehicles.
 
"Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is such a valuable initiative and we're excited that propane auto gas will be a part of it," Tod Griffin, Kentucky Propane Gas Association Executive Director, said. "The technicians in this program will certainly be sought after.
KPGA staff attended the announcement of the Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels Program on May 19, 2014. Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is an initiative designed to develop an advanced transportation technology training program at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC). The program will be the first college program in the state and the nation to offer technician training in all of the advanced transportation/alternative fuel vehicle technologies. The curriculum will include conventional hybrid, plug-in electric, dedicated electric vehicle, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and fuel-cell vehicles.
 
"Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is such a valuable initiative and we're excited that propane auto gas will be a part of it," Tod Griffin, Kentucky Propane Gas Association Executive Director, said. "The technicians in this program will certainly be sought after."
KPGA staff attended the announcement of the Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels Program on May 19, 2014. Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is an initiative designed to develop an advanced transportation technology training program at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC). The program will be the first college program in the state and the nation to offer technician training in all of the advanced transportation/alternative fuel vehicle technologies. The curriculum will include conventional hybrid, plug-in electric, dedicated electric vehicle, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and fuel-cell vehicles.
 
"Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is such a valuable initiative and we're excited that propane auto gas will be a part of it," Tod Griffin, Kentucky Propane Gas Association Executive Director, said. "The technicians in this program will certainly be sought aft

KPGA staff attended the announcement of the Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels Program on May 19, 2014. Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is an initiative designed to develop an advanced transportation technology training program at Owensboro Community and Technical College (OCTC). The program will be the first college program in the state and the nation to offer technician training in all of the advanced transportation/alternative fuel vehicle technologies. The curriculum will include conventional hybrid, plug-in electric, dedicated electric vehicle, biodiesel, propane, ethanol, compressed and liquefied natural gas, and fuel-cell vehicles.


"Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels is such a valuable initiative and we're excited that propane auto gas will be a part of it," Tod Griffin, Kentucky Propane Gas Association Executive Director, said. "The technicians in this program will certainly be sought after."

E-85 powered 1965 Cobra unveiled at the announcement.

The project partners include ATech, Atmos Energy, ConsuLab, Cummins Crosspoint, Kentucky Clean Fuels Coalition, Kentucky Corn Growers Association, Kentucky Department for Energy Development and Independence, Kentucky Propane Gas Association, Kentucky Soybean Board and Association, and Owensboro Grain Company. Project partners serve as the project steering committee, participate in events, support project outreach, and provide their expertise to specific program areas.


Initiative objectives include summer academies, student technician training, incumbent worker training, secondary and post-secondary teacher STEM training, E-85 powered 1965 AC Cobra vehicle build, and a National Alternative Fuel Vehicle Day Odyssey event to increase public awareness of alternative fuels. Two vehicles will be converted to propane as part of the project.


Click on the photo below to learn more about the Owensboro Community Technical College Iniative "Preparing Vehicle Technicians for Advanced Transportation Fuels."

Mark Your Calendars: KPGA Summer Convention July 13-15, 2014


The Association will hold the 66th Annual KPGA Summer Convention at the Marriott Griffin Gate Resort and Spa in Lexington, Kentucky. This is the first year for the convention to be held in the "Horse Capital of the World", and it is going to be packed with exciting events for the entire family. The convention always provides KPGA members a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the propane industry, reconnect with old friends, and develop new relationships with others in the propane industry.

 

The three-day event will include a variety of activities. The convention will be kicked off on Sunday night with Propane Night at the Ballpark at the Lexington Legends stadium. Sponsored by KYPERC, the baseball game is sure to be fun for everyone and there will even be an opportunity for someone to throw out the first pitch of the game! This year's agenda also includes a crisis communications training session, a wonderful kids program hosted by the Explorium of Lexington, and opportunities to take tours of horse farms around the central Kentucky area. There will also be a pool party, a ladies program, and this year the golf outing will be held at the Griffin Gate Golf Club. Registration forms can be found in the registration packet link below.

 

A special thanks to those sponsors who have already agreed to support this year's convention at the following levels:

 

Gold Level

KYPERC

Crist Propane Services, LLC

Ferrellgas

 

Silver Level

Boyd Service

 

Bronze Level

Bulk Truck & Transport Service

Southern States

 

KPGA is still in need of sponsors for this year's convention. Please return the form below, or contact Ashley Foree if you would like to be a sponsor at aforee@kypropane.org or at (502) 875-2686.


KPGA Registration Deadline: July 1, 2014


Accomodations:

Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa

Room Rate: $119 Single/Double

Hotel Reservation Deadline: June 27, 2014

For hotel reservations, call the Passkey Reservation line at 1-877-901-6632 and ask for the KPGA 2014 Convention.

Marriott Griffin Gate Resort - Lexington KY

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2014 CETP Training

As we all know, it is crucial that workers in the propane industry have the proper training and knowledge regarding propane safety. The Kentucky Propane Education & Research Council, along with the Kentucky Community and Technical College System's State Fire Rescue Training Division, is sponsoring this year's Certified Employee Training Program (CETP). This has become the industry's most well-known curriculum for workforce training and certification and CETP fulfills training requirements by DOT, OSHA, and NFPA.


Thanks to PERC, the price of the class is only $35 per day and all meals are included. All handbooks and other student materials will be provided complimentary of PERC. Course descriptions include Basic Principles and Practices, Bobtail Delivery Operations, Propane Delivery Operations, GAS Check Inspection Program, and Plant Operations. Classes will be held throughout the summer and early fall in Lexington, Princeton, and Somerset so you can choose a location that is near you. Registration is first come, first serve, so reserve your spot today!


For more information regarding specific dates for the classes and a registration form, click on HERE.


Please call 502-223-5322 or email info@choosepropane.org with any additional questions.
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KYPERC Commercial Propane Mower Rebate Program

Looking to buy a lawn mower in the near future? You may be eligible for a rebate. KYPERC is sponsoring the Commercial Propane Mower Rebate Program to promote the use of propane-fueled products. This program allows a consumer to get a rebate for the New Dedicated (OEM) LPG mowers. This state program can be piggy-backed on the national Propane Mower Incentive Program.


Click HERE for more information on the national Propane Mower Incentive Program.


Below is the link to more information on the KYPERC Commercial Propane Mower Rebate Program.

The Kentucky Propane Gas Association provides its membership with legislative, regulatory, and operational support, while fostering fellowship in order to safely expand, enhance, and promote the growth and professionalism of the propane industry.