Zach Nordstrom has been promoted to the Lab Manager position at Patriot. In his new role, he will lead and direct all aspects of the Quality Control Lab. Zach started at Patriot on January 20th 2014 as a process operator and is knowledgeable in plant operations. He then took over as lab technician ensuring quality control of our products and upkeep of lab equipment. In addition to his Bachelor of Science Degree in Micro Biology and Agriculture Business from Western Illinois, Zach was the first person to receive specialized training provided by DuPont for ethanol plant lab personnel. He has taken a course on HACCP, Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Points. HACCP is a management system in which food safety is addressed through the analysis and control of biological, chemical, and physical hazards from raw material production, procurement and handling. In the spring, he will be taking a course on FSMA, the Food Safety Modernization Act. He has recently become a member of the ASTM, an international standards organization that develops and publishes voluntary consensus technical standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. He serves on the technical committee. Zach studied agriculture abroad in Australia in 2013. Zach’s continued dedication and hard work are a welcome addition to the management staff.
“Our members have not reported any problems with E-15”
(OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. October 27, 2014) – Gene Hammond and Mark Muncey, co-owners of Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing, which serve vehicle owners in all 50 States, today announced their support for the new E-15 fuel blend (15 percent ethanol and 85 percent petroleum in motor gasoline).
Hammond, who has worked in the auto club business for 40 years said, “Not one of our over 18 million members has called us with a problem related to the new E-15 fuel or any ethanol blend. Travelers Motor Club and Association Motor Club Marketing support the use of E-15 in vehicles as a safe and affordable alternative to gasoline.”
Muncey, who has nearly 20 years of experience in the motor club business said, “We decided to research the road service data from our members. Today, four years after EPA approved E-15 and two years after AAA declared it was premature, we can say for certain that our members have not reported any problems with E-15. We support the use of E-15 in vehicles approved by EPA to use the fuel.”
“Our focus is on providing unmatched service to our motor club members, and in our eyes, real-world experience trumps a study paid for by opponents of ethanol every time. In addition to no service calls or complaints about E-15, the fact is that winter gas line freeze problems have virtually disappeared due to the increased use of ethanol. If you drive a vehicle that has been approved for the use of E-15 and want to try it, we encourage you to try it with confidence,” said Hammond.
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