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R.M. Roach hosts training class for product handlers

September 26, 2009

MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- R.M. Roach and Sons Inc. hosted a regional update training class for 25 West Virginia and Maryland handlers of propane and other volatile gas products on Sept. 16.

The class was sponsored by the West Virginia National Propane Gas Association and covered basic information and updates on National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) requirements for installing gas appliances, transporting gas products and proper handling of propane cylinders.

The all-day course was taught by Jim Tucker of Charleston, W.Va., a regional safety coordinator/propane product specialist.

Six fuel delivery companies in Maryland and West Virginia sent employees to the class, including Thompson Gas, Southern States, Shawley's, Blue Flame Inc. and AC&T.

Class participants received paper copies of a PowerPoint presentation that included revised portions of the NFPA National Fuel Gas Code Handbook and the Liquefied Petroleum Gas Code Handbook.

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Roach employees completing the class were safety director Roy Young, service manager James Franklin and propane technicians Gary Miller and Tommy Myers.

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