MTEC Enters into Post COVID World with Digital Learning
We have all faced challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic and learned a lot in the process. At least that’s been our experience here at MEMA Technical Education Center. Like many of the other businesses and schools in the State, on March 16, 2020, our school was hit with a Statewide lock down that we were neither ready for nor prepared for. In fact, up until that point MTEC has always prized itself as being a face-to-face hands-on training for technicians. It’s one of the qualities that sets us apart from other HVAC training programs... Read More
A Transition to E15 – Is it Viable or Inevitable for Maine?
The President’s announcement in the fall of 2018 to allow year-round sales of E15 blend motor fuel had farmers across the country jumping for joy. Although there are quite a few regions in the U.S. that have adopted E15, the Northeast is slow to jump--Mainers, likely being the most stubborn of the bunch. In fact, currently in Maine almost two years after the announcement, there is still not a single retailer selling E15. Why is that the case? In what way could retailers and consumers benefit from this bio blend and what challenges do c-stores and retailers face in order to implement the blend? Is a transition to E15 viable or is it inevitable here in Maine? Some believe that under the current pressures to meet renewable fuel standards, a change to E15 in the Northeast isn’t only probable, but certain as well... read more here.
Winter & Fleet Uptime/Maintenance Cost Containment - Beyond Cold Flow Issues
You don’t have to be a diesel mechanic to know that extended idling is bad for business. Diesel Particulate Filters (DPFs) in modern engines make idling more costly than ever! Were you aware that winter cold flow additives have been adopted universally, as a general cost of doing business, to ensure a fuel delivery fleets get out on the road and stay there until their rounds are completed for the day? Your customers depend on it and your brand is impacted when cold weather brings a vehicle down... read more here: