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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.

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Sandri’s Employee Recognition Program was started this year, as a way to acknowledge the commitment and dedication of our employees who go above and beyond every day, in each of our convenience store locations.

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...

The announcement was made at the Sandri Energy, LLC headquarters and was attended by the Heads of the DOER and the MASS CEC. For more information on this story, visit:
Sandri has taken on the line of Tmber Ridge Wood and Pellet stoves from the American manufacturer England Stove Company out of Virginia. Click this link for more information on the products that we carry.

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.


By RICHIE DAVIS Recorder Staff
Monday, January 28, 2013 
One of three special pelleet-delivery trucks Sandri co. bought to feed its growing commercial pellet-burning boiler installations.GREENFIELD — When the Sandri Companies won a $3.2 million federal stimulus grant as part of a push by Gov. Deval Patrick’s administration to encourage the renewable energy sector, it was touted not only as a way to get high-efficiency wood pellet boilers into use at Greenfield Community College, the Greenfield Fire Station and businesses around the region, but to give the third-generation petroleum-based business a foothold in an emerging alternative energy sector.

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.


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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 Jim Kinney, The Republican 


The Sandri Companies have their roots in fossil fuels with a fleet of fuel-oil trucks, a lubricant distributorship and gas stations from New Hampshire to upstate New York.


By George O'Brien


Business West


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.


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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


In December of 2010, New England College commissioned a 1,000,000 BTU/h wood pellet boiler system on campus adjacent to the Science Building. The wood pellet boiler system was supplied by and the installation contracted through Sandri Energy of Greenfield, MA.  The wood pellet boiler working in conjunction with the solar hot water system provides 100% of the heat for the Science Building, replacing heat from the existing oil-fired boilers. 

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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.

Progressive Fuel and Lubricants Supplier to Distribute BlueSky Diesel Exhaust Fluid throughout Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Vermont and Eastern New York

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.

Fuel company wins state organization’s second award

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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.

American Recovery & Reinvestment Act (ARRA) as well as State Energy Program (SEP) funds make Sandri’s OkoFEN boilers a bargain for homeowners.

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.

GCC, fire station among recipients of new systems
"High performance" buildings will deliver dramatic savings, create jobs, and demonstrate replicable solutions to common energy challenges

GREENFIELD, MA – The Greenfield Business Association (GBA) and The Sandri Companies have joined the Greenfield 10% Challenge

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