One Voice Blog


  • #OPW125: A Celebration of People, Partnerships & Products

    By OPW | Dec 13, 2017
    Here are a few highlights from our yearlong celebration recognizing the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a legacy of innovation.

    Full story

  • OPW 125 Celebration Culminates in Chicago

    By OPW | Nov 13, 2017
    Our team had a great time in Chicago meeting with industry partners and friends at 2017 PEI Convention at the NACS Show. It was truly an incredible week visiting with partners who have made our landmark 125th anniversary possible.

    Full story

  • Composite Covers are Covering the Retail Fueling Industry

    By OPW | Oct 12, 2017
    All-New Matador Composite Cover to be featured at the 2017 PEI Convention at the NACS Show.

    Full story

  • Why Are There Remove-By Dates On Fuel Nozzles?

    By Ed Kammerer | Sep 13, 2017
    At one time or another, every parent has told an obstinate child who may be questioning the need to do something, “Just do it, it’s good for you!” Which brings us to the reason why remove-by dates are placed on the hanging hardware – fuel nozzles, swivels and breakaways – that are critical components in the fueling process at all retail and commercial fueling sites: it’s good for site operators, their customers and the environment.

    Full story

  • OPW Retail Fueling Releases the Matador Composite Cover

    By OPW | Aug 15, 2017
    Say goodbye to heavy steel covers and say hello to the NEW Matador composite cover by OPW! The Matador cover features OPW’s next-generation composite technology – making it the preferred low cost and lightest manhole cover on the market today.

    Full story

  • Alaska Rubber Group Powers the Pacific Northwest

    By OPW | Jul 13, 2017
    The Alaska Rubber Group has grown to become a leading industrial supplier to the oil and gas, mining, fishing, timber, agriculture, marine, and construction industries across Alaska and Washington

    Full story

  • At the Heart of RBM Company’s 71-Year Business

    By OPW | Jun 23, 2017
    In September of 1945, RBM Company was founded on the principles of selling quality petroleum equipment and providing innovative services for oil bulk plants, service station operators and industrial users.

    Full story

  • OPW Engineered Systems to Launch New Products at ILTA Trade Show

    By OPW | Jun 07, 2017
    OPW Engineered Systems will launch three new products at this year's International Liquid Terminals Association (ILTA) Trade Show, June 12-14 in Houston, TX. In addition to the new products, the company will be showcasing its new “Total Terminal Solutions.”

    Full story

  • Growing Together For 40 Years

    By OPW | May 23, 2017
    John M. Ellsworth Co., Inc. began with its founder, John M. Ellsworth, who has been immersed in the petroleum, fire, loading systems and sanitation industries for over 40 years.

    Full story

  • A Year of Anniversaries: Werts Welding turns 60

    By OPW | May 05, 2017
    Werts Welding & Tank Service first opened its doors in March of 1957. Its founder, Robert R. Werts, became interested in welding while in high school during the 1940s. After serving in the Army during WWII, Robert worked at a local welding shop for 6 years. After his experience there, he and his wife Verna decided to open their own welding business. They began their business in a portion of a 30′ x 40′ building across the street from their current facility in Wood River, Illinois.

    Full story

  • Decades of Success Rooted in Relationships

    By OPW | Apr 17, 2017
    Since 1961, White Tucker Company has been a trusted partner of OPW but their story starts long before.

    Full story

  • Partnership with Hannay Reels Strengthened over Decades of Collaboration

    By OPW | Apr 04, 2017
    Our 125th anniversary is truly a tribute to the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a Legacy of Innovation. Our success and longevity is a direct result of great partnerships, like with Hannay Reels, which have been forged over the past 125 years. Here’s what Eric Hannay, CEO & President of Hannay Reels, had to say about how OPW and “The Reel Leader” have worked together to achieve mutual success.

    Full story

  • VIDEO: Ed Kammerer Shares Keys to OPW’s Continued Success

    By OPW | Mar 15, 2017
    As Ed celebrates 19 years with OPW, he shares what's made us a global leader for 125.

    Full story

  • Come see OPW at WPMA Booth 514

    By OPW | Feb 20, 2017
    OPW will be displaying a variety of its innovative products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the Feb. 21-23 event in Las Vegas, NV. OPW will be located at the main entrance in Booth 514.

    Full story

  • How Fibrelite Envisioned the Future of Composite Solutions

    By OPW | Feb 15, 2017
    Mike Jennings and Trevor Pardoe formed Fibresec in 1980 to manufacture and market GRP (glass reinforced plastic) sumps for gasoline tanks. During field visits, they noticed operators lugging heavy metal access covers during inspection and refueling. Upon learning there wasn’t a safer solution in the market, they decided to create one using their composites expertise.

    Full story

  • Petro Vend’s Innovative Breakthrough in Refueling Solutions

    By OPW | Jan 30, 2017
    Back in 1961, Morris Simon owned a successful heating-oil distribution company in the Chicago area. As his fleet continued to grow, so did the need for a convenient and efficient way to refuel his vehicles.

    Full story

  • VIDEO: Take a Ride through our 125-year History

    By OPW | Jan 17, 2017
    Take a ride as we transport you back to 1892 and join us on a drive through our 125-year history as we pay tribute to the People, Partners and Products that have allowed us to build a Legacy of Innovation.

    Full story

  • A Celebration 125 Years in the Making

    By OPW | Jan 10, 2017
    We’re proud and honored to announce that today kicks off a year-long celebration of our 125th Anniversary – a milestone achievement that very few companies ever have the opportunity to reach and celebrate.

    Full story

  • Looking Forward To Seeing You At The 2016 NACS Show

    By OPW | Oct 14, 2016
    Are you heading to Atlanta for the 2016 edition of the NACS Show and PEI Convention? We certainly hope so! OPW will be displaying a variety of its fuel equipment products – many of which are setting new standards in retail and commercial fuel-handling applications – at the upcoming event. OPW will be located in Hall B, Booth No. 4309 at the NACS/PEI Show, which will be held from Oct. 18-21 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, GA.

    Full story

  • 2016 M-PACT Preview

    By OPW | Mar 17, 2016
    Indiana is the home to the Indy 500, basketball legend Larry Bird and one of OPW's favorite trade shows: M-PACT. Held every March in Indianapolis, IN, M-PACT garners a large and diverse number of attendees, attracts huge sponsors (e.g., Marathon, Shell, BP, ExxonMobil) and is just a two-hour drive from OPW headquarters. But beyond all of that, it is a chance for OPW to meet and interact with customers who live and work in the very region OPW calls home. That is something that has a lot of value, especially as OPW continues to add brands and products from every corner of the world.

    Full story