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Hagerstown propane service provider buys Va. business

ThompsonGas serves about 191,500 customers in 11 states

May 12, 2013|DON AINES | dona@herald-mail.com

ThompsonGas recentlly announced the acquisition of a Virginia propane business that will increase its annual capacity by approximately 1.5 million gallons.

The Hagerstown propane service provider purchased the assets of Campbell’s Bottled Gas Inc. and Campbell EasiGas Inc. of Manassas, Va., the company said in a news release last week.

It was the 26th acquisition by ThompsonGas since it was founded in 1946 in Boonsboro, the release said.

The Campbell companies serve approximately 1,350 bulk customers with 2,000 propane cylinder racks dispensing 20-pound grill cylinders, President J. Randall Thompson said in a May 6 email. It will be ThompsonGas’s first plant in Virginia, the release said.

Along with the acquisition of three other companies late last year, ThompsonGas has added approximately 8.5 million gallons to its annual capacity, Thompson said in his email.

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The Campbell companies employ eight people, Thompson said in the email. ThompsonGas currently employs about 300 people, he said.

“We are extremely excited about welcoming this high-quality, dedicated workforce to the ThompsonGas team,” Thompson said in the release.

“This is a high-quality propane supplier with great people serving a great geographic area of Northern Virginia,” Thompson said in the release.

The newly acquired companies will continue to operate under their current trade names for one to two years, the release said.

ThompsonGas serves about 191,500 customers in 11 states, Thompson said in his email.

In addition to more than 50 customer service centers, ThompsonGas operates a propane rail terminal in Baltimore that serves independent dealers and marketers in the mid-Atlantic region, the release said.

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