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Propane vs. Natural Gas: Which Is Best for Your Home?

December 29, 2016

Propane and natural gas are both popular fuels used for heating homes and powering appliances across the country. If you have the option of using either, how do you know which is the best choice? The answer is not as straightforward as you may think, as both have pros and cons. Here, we’ll compare propane…

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How Long Does Propane Last?

December 22, 2016

Whether you rely on propane to heat your home or power your barbecue, having enough fuel on hand is essential to avoiding the expense and inconvenience of running out. Fortunately, the shelf life of propane gas is practically indefinite, so long as your fuel is stored properly and securely in a well-maintained tank. In this…

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The Importance of Emergency Fuel for Business

December 15, 2016

If your company is like most, you use electricity a great deal in your business day. Electricity powers your lights, your computer and your machines. So what happens if the power goes out? Certain industries may be able to work around such an issue, but for others, it can be disastrous. Assembly lines can grind…

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Will Your Generator Run When You Need it the Most?

December 10, 2016

If your company relies on power, you likely have an emergency generator at the ready. If the regular power grid goes down, you’ll keep working as soon as your generator kicks in, preventing the loss of countless dollars, and in the case of some industries, even lives. Your emergency generator provides you peace of mind…

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2016 Christmas Parades

November 28, 2016

We want to wish you a Merry Christmas this season! Come join us in your town for all of these local Christmas Parades: Brookneal Christmas Parade Dec 1 7:00 pm Starting on Old Main Street More Information Bedford Christmas Parade Dec 3 11:00 am Main Street More Information South Boston Christmas Parade Dec 3 5:00…

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Get Ready for the Holiday Season With Gas Logs

November 22, 2016

With the holiday season coming up, you may be looking forward to enjoying a roaring fire in the fireplace with your family and friends. If this sounds like you, you might want to consider gas logs as opposed to wood. What is a gas log fireplace, and why do you want one? A gas log…

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How to Check the Tank Level on an LP Grill Tank

November 11, 2016

If you use a gas grill regularly, you need propane tanks for fuel. While an LPG tank holds a good amount of propane, you will run out eventually, and you don’t want it to happen when you’re in the middle of a cookout. The problem is, LPG tanks are heavy, at about 18 and a…

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Christmas in July Sale

June 30, 2016

Out The Door Ready!   Purchase a Holland grill and get a FREE gas cylinder & FREE assembly! Holland Grill Old grill on its last leg? Ready for an upgrade? Starting July 1st purchase a Holland gas grill and get a complimentary gas cylinder and grill assembly with your purchase. Call 800-344-6457 or visit a Foster…

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Events for June 2016

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June 2, 2016

Get ready for a jam packed month full of festivals and events: Uncle Billy’s Day Festival When:  June 3- 4 Time: June 3: 4-11 pm June 4: 9am-11pm Where:  English Park, Altavista, VA For more information Click Here. Salvation Army Car, Truck, and Bike Show When: June 11 Time:  9am-2:30pm Where:  2812 Greenview Dr. Lynchburg, VA For more…

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Using Propane for Off-Grid Power

May 28, 2016

When you hear the term “living off the grid,” you probably think of using alternative energy sources such as solar power to generate electricity, or wood stoves and ovens for heating and cooking purposes. However, many homeowners are discovering the many benefits of using propane for off-grid systems. Propane is a clean-burning fuel that is…

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Foster Family Donates to Community Scholarship

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May 25, 2016

BROOKNEAL, VA- Jennifer Bryant-Foster presented over $10,000 worth of scholarships to the William Campbell High School’s graduating seniors in Gladys, Virginia on Monday, May 23. Students who received this generous donation from Foster Fuels President and CEO, Watt R. Foster, Jr. and his family, displayed academic success and professional skills. Each award was presented in…

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