compared to currently-offered system
designs, the company said. The system
relies on level sensing in the tank to
control the flow of the liquid.
Dixon’s system is engineered with a
single point of connection for both the
fluid flow and the electrical connection.
Visual confirmation of system integrity at
the point of fluid connection allows for
immediate user feedback in the case of
any system faults.
“Important design features include a
three-inch, dry-disconnect coupler and
adaptor that eliminates spillage when
connecting and disconnecting during
fluid transfers. A single-point, push-and-turn connection is supported by LED
controls that signal the system status to
users,” the press release says.
The controller automatically shuts
off the pump or closes the valve when
the tank is full.
“This fail-safe feature prevents
any fluid flow once the tank is full,
and also protects against fluid flow
if there is any fault detected in the
system. It is an improvement over
vacuum-operated systems, which can
experience incidences of liquid flow
shutting off too soon or not at all,”
the company said.
The dry-disconnect coupler and
adapter are made of aluminum, 316
stainless steel and brass-gunmetal
materials, while the coupler and adapter
rings are made of chlorinated polyvinyl
chloride (CPVC) material.
“Our overfill prevention system is a
reliable and fail-safe solution – one
that’s easier to install and operate
and allows for easy troubleshooting,”
said Sean Anderson, Dixon Valve’s
Further information may be
obtained by contacting
Andersen at 410-708-9322
Propane marketer expanding
Delta Liquid Energy (DLE), a family
owned propane marketing company
with 10 locations throughout California
and Nevada, is opening a new branch
in Tehachapi, Calif., company officials
Located at 1582 Goodrick Drive, the
branch will service Tehachapi residents
and businesses as well as surrounding
cities including Golden Hills, Bear Valley
Springs, Stallion Springs, Cummings
Valley, Sand Canyon, Mountain
Meadows, and Alpine.
Leading the branch will be Mike
Custer, a Tehachapi resident who has
winches with wireless remotes that
make single-operator loading possible.
Designed to meet the demands
of low approach angles in loading
and providing a low deck height to
accommodate taller vehicles, the new
VersaMAXX™ offers a low 22-inch
deck height while still providing six
inches of ground clearance.
“VersaMAXX™ is the result of
listening to the needs of tow operators.
It can safely and easily recover and
transport large vehicles with a single
operator, if necessary,” said Jake
Radish, Kalyn Siebert President. “We’re
excited to showcase the product
here in Las Vegas at the American
Because of its many features,
VersaMAXX™ appeals to a range
of operators transporting buses,
construction equipment, fire and rescue
equipment, class A motorhomes, trucks
or any combination of the above.
According to Radish, “The response
to creating VersaMAXX™ has been very
strong among dealers and end-users.
The Kalyn Siebert team will continue
to bring its expertise and leading
innovation to the towing industry, and
we’re already working on another
product to release later in the year.”
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worked in the propane industry the
past 18 years. He has served as a
delivery driver, serviceman and assistant
manager. He was hired by DLE five years
ago to manage its Bakersfield location.
Custer said he joined DLE because
“this is a family owned company that
places a high value on safety, as do I.
Safety is Delta’s main concern – we
check the home where your family lives
to make sure it’s safe.”
The Tehachapi office, which
opened in January, is DLE’s eleventh
retail location. Operated by family
members for four generations, DLE
is based in Paso Robles, Calif. The
company has been in business since
1936 and operates wholesale and
retail service facilities throughout
California and Southern Nevada.
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Great Dane names
2 vice presidents
Great Dane of Savannah, Ga., has
named Axel Gros and Jim Stevenson its
new vice-presidents of manufacturing.
In their new roles, Gros and
Stevenson will be focused
on accelerating Great Dane’s
implementation of continual
improvement and lean manufacturing
initiatives, company officials said in a
Gros has been with Great Dane
for five years, serving as director of
manufacturing for more than five of
the company’s trailer manufacturing
facilities, which he will continue to
oversee. Stevenson previously worked
with Great Dane in a consulting
capacity and will now be responsible
for overseeing the company’s other four
trailer manufacturing facilities.
“We continue to recruit leaders
with proven track records of lean
transformation to join our highly
experienced executive team to
accelerate our critical initiatives,” said
Brian Sage, Great Dane’s executive
vice-president of manufacturing.
“Creating sustainable improvements
in safety, quality, on-time delivery
and cost reduction are essential in
Gros has more than two decades of
experience in the transportation industry.
His responsibilities have included general
management, business turnaround and
Stevenson brings to Great
Dane more than 30 years of
experience in leadership, global lean
transformation, production systems,
quality management and operational
In previous roles, he was responsible
for managing re-manufacturing and
fabrication facilities, leading production
quality programs and guiding lean
transformations at more than 40 facilities
in six countries.
Kalyn Siebert to showcase
VersaMAXX™ in Las Vegas
Gatesville, TX – (April 18, 2018)
– Premium heavy-duty trailer
manufacturer Kalyn Siebert has
announced it will be showcasing its
all-new VersaMAXX™ low-profile trailer
designed specifically for large vehicle
transport and recovery operations at
the American TowmanShowPlace—Las
Vegas, May 9-12, 2018, at the South
Point Hotel & Casino, Booth 1230.
The VersaMAXX™ is designed for
capacity, versatility, maneuverability and
ease of use in metros and locations
where low deck height and single-operator use are needed.
The specialized trailer features a
100,000-lb-capacity and an adjustable
hydraulic removable gooseneck (HRG),
along with two 20,000-lb-capacity
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