Best Practices for Outdoor Cylinder Storage

August 28th, 2019 | Technical

Cylinders are allowed to be stored outside, and in many cases, that is the safest area. Keep these best practices for outdoor cylinder storage in mind. Although our Pittsburgh climate does not present this obstacle, in geographies where temperatures exceed 125 degrees, cylinders should not be in direct sunlight. To prevent bottom corrosion, avoid prolonged… Read more »

Next-Generation Leaders Hayley and Chelsea

August 2nd, 2019 | News

We are developing two next-generation Butler Gas Family members into vital roles. Hayley Gobrish leads compliance and Chelsea Smilak leads customer service. Hayley is the daughter of Vice President of Services Sandy Gobrish (34 years with Butler Gas). Chelsea is the daughter of General Manager of Operations Joe Wilhelm (27 years with Butler Gas). “We are… Read more »

Butler Gas Drivers Win CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award

June 26th, 2019 | News

Congratulations, Butler Gas Drivers! Our distribution leaders are pictured with our recent CGA award for fleet safety. We operate one of the safest fleets in the industry thanks to the efforts of these fine gentlemen. We are proud to win this CGA Fleet Safety Excellence Award.

What Do I Do With Butler Gas Empty Cylinders?

June 20th, 2019 | Technical

Cylinders are rarely truly “empty.” All cylinders should be handled in the same manner, whether they’re full, partially full, or considered empty. Separating your full cylinders from your empty cylinders is an essential part of safe and efficient cylinder housekeeping. To help your team differentiate between full cylinders and empty ones, Butler Gas shrink wraps… Read more »

Saluting the Life and Career of John Stropki

May 24th, 2019 | News

We mourn the passing of our friend, retired chairman, president, and CEO of Lincoln Electric, John Stropki. John passed away on Saturday, May 11, 2019, at the age of 68. “John was a true industry icon and a great role model for our generation,” shares Jack Butler, our CEO. “He challenged yet nurtured us as… Read more »

CGA Standardized Cylinder Connections

April 24th, 2019 | Technical

Never force a cylinder connection if it does not fit. Our industry has developed standardized cylinder valve outlet and inlet connections, regulator connections, and transfer connections for specific types and groups of gases to prevent the misapplication of these potentially hazardous materials. Remember, if it does not fit, do not force it. Regulator connection threads… Read more »

How Compressed Gas Regulators Work

March 27th, 2019 | Technical

Properly working regulators are vital to a safe, efficient, and effective compressed gas application. Our gas regulators are designed to withstand the harshest environments and are 100% tested prior to shipment from the manufacturer. Regulators reduce unusable high pressure into usable low pressure and can keep the low pressure constant, compensating for changes in supply…. Read more »

Abydee Butler Moore Named 3rd Generation President

January 8th, 2019 | News

The Butler Gas Board of Directors elected Abydee Butler Moore, chief operating officer, president effective January 2019.  Abydee purchased minority shares of the business in 2015 and has been in the role of executive vice president since 2016.  She serves as Butler Gas’s third president in its 71-year history. As the third generation owner of… Read more »

Sandy Joins Pitt’s Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018

December 19th, 2018 | News

Congratulations to our Vice President of Services, Sandy Gobrish! Sandy is a graduate of the Entrepreneurial Fellows Class of 2018, awarded by University of Pittsburgh’s Institute for Entrepreneurial Excellence (IEE). Since its founding in 1993, IEE has worked with family-owned businesses, like Butler Gas, and other closely-held businesses of all sizes and at all stages… Read more »

CO2 Beverage System Safety

December 6th, 2018 | Technical

Beware that improperly installed or poorly maintained carbonated beverage systems can create hazardous concentrations of carbon dioxide (CO2) in enclosed areas, causing restaurant patrons and employees severe, sometimes fatal, harm. CO2 in the gaseous state is colorless and odorless and not easily detectable. It can be deadly even when normal oxygen levels are present. Reaching… Read more »