The Woodpellets.com team came back with family and friends for another CHaD Battle of the Badges game in Manchester New Hampshire to fundraise for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.
Each year, a team of local NH police officers take on a team of local firefighters in a battle of “Good vs. Good”, and this year’s event raised over $136,000! We are very proud to have several firefighters on our Woodpellets.com delivery team, and we were thrilled to cheer them on while supporting such a great cause.
To learn more about the incredible work of CHaD, and to see how you can get involved, visit https://www.chadkids.org/donate
As a company focused on customer service, home delivery is a significant piece of the Woodpellets.com experience. After a pellet stove owner discusses fuel options with us, or clicks through the website to place an order, delivery is the next big step in the process. Our drivers are responsible for loading up the customer’s fuel, safely transporting it to the home and following the customer’s placement instructions.
Liz was brought onboard this year by JPO Trucking, a small business outside of Poughkeepsie New York and one of our trusted contractors. When asked if we could highlight her in a blog due to her position not typically being held by women, she agreed and said, “Guess I have a history of being employed in male dominated jobs. I am a retired police sergeant.”
Chatting as she walked her rescue dog Daisy after a day’s work, Liz explained she always had an interest in the trucking industry. She knew it was “either that or become a cop”, since she grew up with an NYPD homocide detective father. Instead of choosing between the two paths, she ended up with both.
After nearly 5 years in corrections and 22 years in the police force, 18 of which were as a Sergeant, Liz retired last year. But during that time, she went to school to obtain her CDL knowing she would seek a trucking job following her retirement.
During the years serving her community, she dealt with serious, depressing situations and crimes. “My old job was everyone’s problems all day long. People don’t call the police to help cut a birthday cake.” Talking about the difference between that role and her current trucking job, she says “This is none of that negativity. Now I can worry about myself!”
According to the American Trucking Association, the number of women in the industry has only increased slightly in the last 15 years, from 4.5 to roughly 6 percent. Liz was surprised to hear just how low the numbers are for females in this industry, and said she wishes more women would sign on.
As for her, she doesn’t plan on fully retiring anytime soon. We are lucky to have Liz and our whole network of drivers out there representing Woodpellets.com.
When you finish burning a ton of wood pellets, you’re left with a wooden pallet and empty pellet bags. When you re-stack bags from your pellet delivery, you’re left with the pallets. What do you do with them? Show us a photo for a chance to win an Amazon gift card!
Post a photo of your upcycle project on the Woodpellets.com Facebook page by August 1st to be entered in the 2019 Earth Day Pallet Project Contest. First place will receive a $50 Amazon gift card!
Need some inspiration? Check out some of our past upcycling posts:
- How to Make a Pallet Tarp Out of Wood Pellet Bags
- Helpful Customer Ideas for Repurposing Wood Pallets
- How to Make a Water Blob Out of Empty Pellet Bags
- Customer DIYs: Pallet Tree House and Dog Tunnel
- How to Make an Empty Wood Pellet Bag into a Kite
- How to Make a Wood Pallet Christmas Tree
- Video: Wood Pallet Wall Bottler Opener
Reducing, reusing and recycling is so important for the environment. There are so many ways to re-use what you might otherwise throw away, and all you need is a little creativity and (sometimes) a few tools.
In addition to the long term cost advantage over heating oil and propane, wood pellets have some additional benefits that you may be unaware of.
1. The carbon footprint of wood pellets can be neutral, or close to it. A study by The Alliance for Green Heat and VU University Amsterdam revealed that heating with wood pellets can emit about one tenth the carbon as heating with oil. If the forests where the wood pellet raw material has been taken from are sustainably managed, the overall carbon footprint is drastically reduced in comparison with fossil fuel heat.
It’s that time of year where the bitter cold can really get the best of many homes. You might be considering some home updates, or feeling a cold draft you can’t locate – and you’ve thought about a professional assessment. Is it worth the cost? Check out this video by the U.S. Department of Energy. It provides some helpful insight into what a home energy audit is all about.
The Woodpellets.com team had the amazing opportunity to attend this year’s CHaD Battle of the Badges game in Manchester New Hampshire’s Delta Dental Stadium. It was a perfect night for a fun group outing and some friendly competition!
Each year, a team of local NH police officers take on a team of local firefighters in a battle of “Good vs. Good” to fundraise for the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock, and this year’s event raised over $124,000! We are very proud to have several firefighters on our Woodpellets.com delivery team, and we were thrilled to cheer them on while supporting such a great cause.
To learn more about the incredible work of CHaD, and to see how you can get involved, visit https://www.chadkids.org/donate.html
Tell your friend about Woodpellets.com, and he or she will get $25 off their first order! Plus, when that first order is delivered, your Woodpellets.com account will automatically be credited $25! So, if you’re happy with our service, our products and our convenient delivery…share the pellet love!
Here’s an example: Woody is a current Woodpellets.com customer, and his neighbor Wilma is not a customer yet.
1. Woody tells Wilma about the convenient delivery options, the variety of high quality wood pellets available, and the expert customer support at Woodpellets.com. He tells her she’ll love it, and she will get $25 off her first delivery if she mentions his name at the time of ordering.
2. Wilma calls 1-800-735-5387 to speak to one of the Woodpellets.com experts. After a conversation about what she’s looking for, and what kind of delivery she needs, Wilma exclaims, “Woody referred me!”
3. The Woodpellets.com expert looks up Woody’s account, and Wilma is given a $25 discount on her order.
4. When her order is delivered, Woody’s Woodpellets.com account is automatically credited $25!
It’s as simple as that. And another thing…there is no limit on the amount of referral credits you can receive.
We’re still the same Woodpellets.com – but we’ve moved! Although we deliver wood pellets to homes across the Northeast, our home base has always been located in the Granite State. We’re thrilled with our new energy-efficient office in Bedford New Hampshire. It’s the perfect fit for our team of seven!
Our new address is:
128 S. River Rd. Building C
Bedford, NH 03110
Check out our new sign pictured above! Now that we’re visible from Route 3, we commissioned Pelham’s Signs Now NH to install our logo on our building. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by to check it out, or to say hello!
Enter to Win a Free “Re-Usable Firewood” Set by Repose Fire Logs!
With the heating season gearing up, and with “Hearth-oween” around the corner…it’s the perfect time to show off your stove! Send us a photo of your wood stove, pellet stove (or both) and tell us about it. What brand is it? What do you like about it? We want to know!
How to Enter: “Like” our Facebook page, and submit your photo HERE. You can also tweet your photo to @woodpelletscom on Twitter. If you don’t have either social network, please email your entry to email@example.com!
We’ll gather up all the entries through October 20th and randomly select the winner of a FREE set of Wood Pellet Fire Logs!
Speaking of the fast-approaching heating season…are you ready? Order your wood pellets online or call 1-800-735-5387 to speak to an expert!
No purchase necessary. One entry per household. Winning photo submission will be chosen at random and announced on 10/20/17. Entry constitutes permission for Woodpellets.com to use photo for marketing purposes. Woodpellets.com is not responsible for fire log returns, exchanges, refunds, or delivery issues. Prize cannot be substituted for cash or Woodpellets.com credit.