Port Celebrates Grand Opening Of Diesel Terminal
(4th Quarter 2007)
In business, being in the right place at the right time is often a matter of the right strategy. A great example is Vecenergy’s new diesel fuel terminal at South Florida Materials, its Port of Palm Beach facility. It is the only such diesel terminal between Port Canaveral and Port Everglades on Floridas east coast.With two double-walled tanks holding more than six million gallons of low-sulfur and ultra low-sulfur diesel fuel, the expansion adds to the four liquid asphalt tanks the Vecellio Group built in 2004 to complete vertical integration of its heavy/highway operations.
South Florida Materials Corp — Port of Palm Beach Terminal
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“Adding a diesel terminal was the next logical step,” said Christopher Vecellio, who heads the division. ”Diversification helps insulate the Group from the ups and downs of the market.”
More than 150 guests joined Port of Palm Beach officials at a December luncheon to welcome the new terminal, which operates under a long-term supply agreement with Valero, the nations largest refiner.
“It’s a real boost to the local economy,” said Lori Baer, Executive Director of the Port, adding that it will be a local source for diesel if out-of-town supplies are disrupted by a hurricane.
Vecenergy V.P. Todd Cannon and Port of Palm Beach Director Lori Baer share the podium at Vecenergys diesel terminal opening.
Leo Vecellio, Jr. and Port of Palm Beach Director Lori Baer.
An automated truck-loading rack services tankers at South Florida Materials Corp.s new diesel terminal, which features two high-capacity storage tanks.
Valero V.P. Jerry McVicker welcomes guests at the event.
Christopher Vecellio gives an interview to TV News Anchorman Jon Shainman of WPBF.
Juan Gonzales of Gonzales Construction, left, is congratulated by Facilities Manager Eddie Palenzuela and Vecenergy V.P. Todd Cannon.