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Analysis shows wood pellet fuel reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than half over fossil fuels.
The Northern Forest Center commissioned a study of the greenhouse gas impacts of heating buildings with state-of-the-art wood pellet boilers. The Spatial Informatics Group-Natural Assets Laboratory (SIG-NAL) used data specific to the region’s forest composition and harvest practices, and the pellet sourcing and manufacturing of 9 out of 10 Northern Forest pellet mills, all of which produce pellets exclusively for thermal (heat) generation.
The program is structured in a way that gives our Store Managers an opportunity to nominate one of their employees for the “Sandri’s Best” Employee of the Quarter Award. The recipient of this Award must be an employee that embodies the core values and quality standards of The Sandri Companies, along with meeting all of “Sandri’s Best” program criteria, as follows...
By GEORGE O'BRIEN BusinessWest
Mike Behn was in Boston, “on a mission.”
His assignment in that spring of 2005 was to essentially finish the work started by his boss, Bill (W.A.) Sandri, the previous Christmas to recruit Sandri’s son-in-law, Tim Van Epps, to be the next leader of the Greenfield-based Sandri family of companies. At the time, the enterprise was known for its gas stations stretched across Western Mass., New York, Vermont, and New Hampshire, but was also dabbling in everything from golf courses to real estate.
Behn, who was then running the motor-fuels division for the company and is now COO, didn’t believe this would necessarily be a hard sell, but he understood that he had some work to do to bring Van Epps west. After all, the then-29-year-old had a highly lucrative job managing a portfolio for Mellon Financial, and was clearly enjoying life in New England’s largest city.
William A. Sandri, Greenfield business owner, philanthropist, dies at 67
By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff
GREENFIELD — William A. Sandri, a leading Franklin County businessman and philanthropist, died Monday at his Crystal Beach, Fla., home. He was 67.
Check out this great article on automated pellet heating that features Sandri Energy. http://northernwoodlands.org/articles/article/heating-with-wood-pellets
By JOHN TILTON
GREENFIELD — Wood pellets and science can make mountains in the hands of the Eighth Grade Academy.
Teaming up with energy company Sandri Inc., the eighthgrade students are building threedimensional topographical maps of hills in Greenfield. Using wood pellets and supplies donated by Sandri, the students picked one of four local features to replicate.
By George O'Brien
This Third-generation Company Has a History of Innovation
It all started in 1931, with the leasing of a tiny gas station on Main Street in downtown Greenfield. Over the next eight decades, the company started by A.R. Sandri, later to be led by his son, William, and, today, grandson-in-law Tim Van Epps, has diversified into everything from heating oil to golf courses; from wood pellets and stoves to photovoltaic installations. The common threads among the generations are an entrepreneurial spirit, a willingness to take calculated risks, and an ability to anticipate needed services and then provide them.
GREENFIELD-May 21, 2011 The kind of transformation that 82year-old Sandri Companies has been making — installing solar collectors and high-efficiency wood-pellet boilers as well as just petroleum products — may point the way as the state tries to develop “a more explicit economic development strategy,” a group of business and community leaders was told Friday.
ABC NEWS40 Interviews Setti Warren at Sandri Headquarters
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GREENFIELD — Setti Warren, democratic candidate for U.S. senate, met with Sandri Companies executives to learn about the company’s ventures into the renewable resource market and see the energy provider’s newly installed solar array.
Local Energy Provider Plans to Use Ground Mounted System as Community Education and Sales Tool
Three western Massachusetts projects are among 11 across the state in line for $16.5 million in federal stimulus money officials say will create 485 jobs. The local projects - receiving $4.2 million of the funding - include the green renovation of a historic home in Ashfield and Conway, the addition of wood-pellet heating systems to a Valley oil company's repertoire and the rehab of a vacant Springfield mill building.
For Immediate Release
October 26, 2010
Greenfield, MA—Eighty years after A.R. Sandri leased his first gas station in Greenfield, MA, The Sandri Companies remains a family-owned business and has become one of New England’s largest motor fuels distributors with over 105 retail locations throughout the Northeast. Sandri is also known for its thriving heating fuel and service business, as well as their recent expansion into the Clean Energy Sector through distribution and of wood pellets, high-efficiency pellet heating equipment, and solar systems. Acknowledging this growth—and the Sandri family’s many accomplishments and generous community involvement—Sandri was selected as the Winner of the Large Business Category at the 2010 Family Business Association Awards for Massachusetts.
By ANITA PHILLIPS
For Immediate Release
October 25, 2010
Sandri Energy, LLC announced it has signed exclusive distribution agreements with two premier Spanish solar component manufacturers: Fluitecnik, Inc. (photovoltaic panels) and Ingeteam, Inc. (inverters). Sandri’s exclusive territory for both products is the Northeastern United States. In addition, Sandri will install a 50kW photovoltaic array at its headquarters in Greenfield, MA.
Timothy Van Epps is president of Sandri Cos., an 80-year-old fuel oil company that is on a multimillion-dollar mission to convert heating customers to a common and cheap renewable resource: wood pellets. In March Sandri received $3.2 million in federal stimulus funds to help commercial and institutional clients in Western Massachusetts replace petroleum-based heating systems with boilers that burn wood pellets. The pellet boilers have efficiency rates that rival the best of natural gas and oil boilers but are cheaper to operate.
The 80-year-old Sandri Companies just got a little greener. Sandri has just expanded its renewable energy division, by purchasing a commercial pellet boiler business. The local, family-owned company headquartered on Chapman Street has teamed up with New England Wood Pellets LLC of New Hampshire and New York to acquire a $3.2 million grant from the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and ended up buying a subsidiary of the company,
New England Wood Pellet LLC (NEWP) and The Sandri Companies today announced a formal strategic partnership between the two companies, as well as the acquisition by Sandri of NEWP’s commercial pellet boiler business, Propell Energy. With manufacturing plants in New Hampshire and New York, NEWP is the largest manufacturer and distributor of wood pellet fuel in the northeastern United States. Sandri is a family-owned and operated fuel distributor headquartered in Greenfield, Massachusetts.
GREENFIELD, MA – The Greenfield Business Association (GBA) and The Sandri Companies have joined the Greenfield 10% Challenge