When most people think of Atlanta, they think of warm weather. The reality, however, is that the temperature does drop in the winter months—especially at night. Temporary heat is often the answer to keeping commercial projects going, and the weather should not hold you up. Read on to learn all about how temporary heat powered by propane can help you manage your teams efficiently and meet your deadlines – without ever compromising the quality of your projects.
The construction industry in Atlanta and the surrounding area is booming, but as colder weather approaches, you’ll need to keep your projects streamlined, safe and on-schedule with quality temporary heat you can count on. Why does it matter?
Temporary heat from Georgia Gas Distributors is just one of the many ways we’re here to help you meet the needs of your clients. Contact us today to learn more about the projects and services we offer! Join us at Georgia Gas Distributors and become a customer today!
Are you looking for propane services that you can trust to safely and dependably power your commercial forklifts? At Georgia Gas Distributors, we keep businesses across Metro Atlanta running smoothly with reliable propane service for forklift operations of all sizes. Read on to learn about how we can help take your business to the next level with propane for your forklifts.
The most common forklift propane cylinder is about 33 lbs. and holds roughly 7.8 gallons. But, that hardly means forklift propane services are one-size fits all – at least not at Georgia Gas. We are here to meet your business’s unique needs, including the following:
We offer tanks, safety platforms, cages and delivery services to suit the needs of your business and to keep your project on track.
Propane offers a range of advantages and will serve you — and your forklift operations — well, now and into the future. Take a look at the following comparison points:
Family owned and operated since 1957, Georgia Gas Distributors is proud to help businesses put their propane-fueled forklifts to work and get the job done. Whether you need cylinder exchange service or on-site propane delivery, we’re here for you. Our friendly, responsive staff has you covered and is always available to answer your questions.
From Cherokee County to Fayette County, and Douglas County to Gwinnett County, Georgia Gas Distributors is here to serve your forklift-fueling needs! Contact us with your questions or get a quote today!
As a commercial and industrial propane distributor in Metro Atlanta, Georgia Gas Distributors (GGD) serves a diverse customer base with unique needs. Here is one example.
Shepard Exposition Services, an events management company, operates in a time-sensitive, deadline-meeting industry that designs, develops and manages trade shows and events throughout the USA.
GGD works closely with Shepard in Atlanta to ensure the events they hold at the Georgia World Congress Center (GW CC) and Cobb Galleria Center run smoothly. GGD also keeps Shepard’s two operations warehouses that house their event supplies, stocked-and-ready with propane.
Shepard manages more than 50 tradeshows a year in Metro Atlanta that require a partnership with GGD to deliver and maintain propane cylinders and cages as needed.
“Show production schedule and operations at our event sites requires the relationship between us to be clear and in constant communication,” says Don Ellis, General Manager of Shepard Exposition Services.
“Initial scheduling needs flow seamlessly into refill scheduling to ensure operations run smoothly with no challenges, throughout the week and weekend,” Ellis continues. “We are thankful for the relationship and customer service we have made and built through the years with GGD as our propane service provider.”
Another bonus, propane’s clean burning properties. ensure fewer greenhouse emissions are emitted inside the GWCC.
Become a customer of Georgia Gas Distributors today. We work with every customer to ensure their unique propane delivery needs are met.
It takes a team of GGD employees to ensure Shepard Exposition Services’ propane deliveries are made in time for each special event.
Front Row L-R – Johanna, Shephard’s Sales Rep, stays in constant communication, making sure their unique delivery needs are met. Jessica dispatches all GGD deliveries, scheduling Shepard to receive their requested propane.
Second Row L-R – Thomas intakes and readies cylinders for delivery. Todd fills all propane cylinders at our state-of-the art Propane Filling Station. DeAndre delivers propane cylinders on schedule to Shepard’s various locations.
Michael, our Service Tech, coordinates and delivers cages where Shepard needs them, picking the cages up when the event is concluded. Brent is our Operations Manager. He oversees our Plant and the intricate process that delivers propane to Shepard without a hitch.
Women are playing an increasing role in the success of the propane industry. Georgia Gas Distributor’s own Lynda Humm, vice president and controller, is at the forefront of that movement. Managing the day-to-day operations of GGD since 2006, Lynda uses her skillset to find ways to further optimize an already successful propane distribution company to react to industry developments, global pandemics, and market and societal changes.
Graduating from Georgia Tech with a degree in Industrial Management, Lynda believes there is more than one way to solve a problem.
“I ‘see’ things differently than Gerry,” says Lynda of Gerry Misel, GGD’s president and CEO. “We have an advantageous partnership. He’s a great sounding board. He listens. He advises. And then, he lets me work toward my vision for GGD.”
Balancing commercial and industrial customer obligations with an employee-centric approach, GGD now works – within boundaries – to set route schedules to help delivery drivers meet family obligations.
“If you are loyal to your employees – and their needs – they will be loyal to you,” says Lynda. “It’s important they know we respect their private lives.”
In an ever-changing business environment, Lynda proactively seeks out new opportunities for propane distribution and is eager to direct GGD into the future. Whether expanding GGD’s Metro Atlanta service territory or developing new business arenas, Lynda sees the propane industry poised to succeed in the future. We’d love for your own commercial business to join us on the journey forward!
While she is helping to change the ‘face’ of the propane industry, Lynda believes one’s job performance in more important than one’s gender. She combines GGD’s past managerial approach with new procedures, identifies new markets and includes employees like never before. Lynda is the ‘face’ of the future.
July 17, 2022 marks the 65th Anniversary of Georgia Gas Distributors. We want to share a little glimpse into our history with you, so that our customers can see for themselves how much their support means to us. We’ve helped one another’s businesses grow and communities thrive!
Through the years, Georgia Gas Distributors has led Metro Atlanta’s commercial propane market penetration. We’ve identified emerging markets and serviced our customers’ propane needs as their businesses have grown. We’ve been there for our customers. Even in the midst of the historic COVID pandemic we haven’t missed one day of service – not one day.
For 65 years, our Georgia Gas Distributors family has grown to include drivers, service technicians, office personnel, dispatchers, sales representatives and more. Each has added to the success of the company. Each has helped Georgia Gas Distributors maintain its position as the leading commercial propane distribution company in Metro Atlanta.
While the company has grown and progressed for 65 years, we remain true to the following values that put us here in the first place: integrity, service, innovation, and safety. It’s in our DNA.
We can’t wait to help move your Metro Atlanta business forward. Covering an area with a 60-mile radius around Metro Atlanta, Georgia Gas Distributors delivers high-quality propane at competitive prices. Become a customer today!
July 17, 2022 marks the 65th Anniversary of Georgia Gas Distributors (GGD). To celebrate this milestone, let’s travel back to see how it all started.
As the current president and CEO of Georgia Gas Distributors, Gerry Misel Jr. carries on a family tradition — leading a company founded on innovative propane marketing and providing exceptional, face-to-face customer service.
His father, Gerry Sr., founded Georgia Gas Distributors on July 17, 1957 and established the company’s customer-focused work ethic. From the back of his 1959 white Dodge station wagon, Gerry Sr. brought commercial and industrial propane service to Metro Atlanta by selling companies on the advantages of propane.
Growing up in the propane business, Gerry Jr. learned the business from the ground up.
“My father knew to be successful, I needed to learn everything about the propane industry,” said Gerry. “My propane schooling started when I was 16…and it hasn’t stopped yet.”
Gerry has filled cylinders, repaired trucks, run routes, converted forklifts, along with ‘just about every other job’ that makes the company run successfully. Each job increased his knowledge and experience and has helped him lead GGD through the most challenging, innovative and exciting times in the propane business.
“If you’ve done it all,” reflects Gerry, “you have an idea how to get something done right. You can relate with employees because you understand the challenges of their jobs.”
Gerry Sr. served as GGD’s president and CEO from 1957 to 1975. Viola, Gerry Jr.’s mother, led the company from January 1975 to July 2001. Since then, Gerry Jr. has been the company’s president and CEO.
Family traditions and family focus remain the bedrock of GGD. Today, GGD is the only family-owned propane distribution company in the metro Atlanta area.
Innovation and competition have challenged Gerry to adapt and react. He promoted the propane Autogas industry in Atlanta and pioneered ‘Gas to Go,’ starting the 20 lb. exchange business at C Stores in the Southeast.
Gerry, also, lent his expertise to the national propane industry. From 2003-2004, Gerry served as an officer with the National Propane Gas Association (NPGA) in Washington, DC. In 2005 he served NPGA as Chairman of the Board.
Traveling around the country serving as NPGA Chairman, Gerry says he made the “most stressful but best management decision I have ever made.” A detail-oriented CEO, it was at this point in his career that Gerry began delegating day-to-day operations of GGD to trusted employees. “I got out of the weeds,” he said. “Moving people into positions they know more about than me has brought a new energy to Georgia Gas Distributors.”
Throughout his ‘propane life,’ Gerry has seen many innovations and says the most impactful are in safety, “every aspect of the propane industry now focuses on safety”; technology, “improvements in technology have propelled the industry into new markets and helps us keep in contact with our drivers and customers”; and equipment design, “the design of equipment has made it easier to transport and store.”
Under Gerry’s leadership, Georgia Gas Distributors continues to be a leader in the commercial and industrial propane market. The direction of his management staff and employees bridges his father’s work ethic with the day-to-day operations of GGD 65 years later. And as other members of the Misel family take their places in the ‘family business,’ they honor their heritage, while assuring Georgia Gas Distributors’ future in the propane industry.
Propane is the best curtailment fuel choice for commercial and industrial natural gas customers on ‘Interruptible’ status. Read on to learn more about how Georgia Gas Distributors makes your business our priority.
If your natural gas powered business will lose its fuel source during curtailment periods by your utility, propane can be used for peak shaving, as a standby fuel. Curtailment propane gas delivery will provide your commercial operation with a reliable fuel solution that enables you to use propane to power your equipment. Propane is uniquely positioned during natural gas curtailments because it can seamlessly replace natural gas in your system and keep you operational.
Choosing to be an ‘Interruptible’ natural gas commercial/industrial customer has an advantage – a lower rate. However, its disadvantage is obvious – your natural gas service is interrupted during peak energy usage periods, shutting your operation down.
The length of a curtailment period is unpredictable, and while curtailment usually depends on the weather, it also can go into effect as the result of other interruptions, such as a natural disaster.
Since natural gas ‘Interruptible’ commercial and industrial users usually are curtailed by natural gas companies during peak energy usage period, it’s important for you to be ready.
At Georgia Gas Distributors, we understand the propane needs of commercial operations from Cherokee to Clayton County, from Douglas to Gwinnett County, and everywhere in between. We provide customer support and technical service that is unmatched in courtesy and expertise.
Contact us to learn more about curtailment gas and how it’s important to your business that you have a back-up plan in place. We are always on your side, and we’d love for you to join us at Georgia Gas Distributors!
Propane is one of the most cost-efficient ways to fuel commercial and industrial businesses. That remains true, even when propane prices are increasing. Those higher prices are challenging. At Georgia Gas Distributors, we know this all too well. Propane providers don’t actually make more money when prices increase, though this is a common misconception. Fortunately, historical trends have shown us that, when it comes to prices, what goes up must come down. It’s just a matter of when. For all of us in and around Atlanta, the feeling is, the sooner the better.
You may have noticed price swing trends with propane tend to be more moderate compared to heating oil, gasoline and other fuels derived from a barrel of crude oil. This is because propane is a completely domestic form of energy. The U.S. actually exports about twice as much propane to the rest of the world than we use in our own country. Even though propane still is priced in the world market like oil is, this abundance of domestic North American supply gives us supply security and helps moderate the pricing in the U.S.
We don’t know where things will go from here. One thing we can tell you is that we are just as concerned as you are. One thing you can count on when you become a customer is that we will never let you run out. We have been in business for 65 years and have very strong relationships with suppliers and financial institutions. From forklifts – to – fleets and hospitals – to – hospitality, Georgia Gas Distributors offers a smart, economical approach to fueling your commercial operation.
Nothing will make us happier than when prices start dropping. Until then, trust us to look out for your company’s propane needs.
Flourishing in Metro Atlanta, the movie and television production industry uses propane supplied by Georgia Gas Distributors both traditionally and nontraditionally to make its magic. Go here if you want to see all of the projects filmed in Georgia that are scheduled to be released this year—not just the ones where we supplied the propane.
Experts on set recognize the versatility and transferability of propane. They also credit propane’s clean-burning properties for being able to use it safely around sets and inside sound stages.
Behind the scenes at one of those productions is Jesse Ehman, a transportation dispatcher who helps coordinate the logistical action and keeps those sets running smoothly.
“For us, propane is an absolute necessity,” said Ehman. “We use propane for everything–– from our forklift lifting heavy set pieces and moving props to condors for lighting rigs and camera placement.”
Ehman said propane is also vital for creating special effects, for pyrotechnics, for heating cast trailers and sets and for cooking food.
Serving movie and television production sets is a unique challenge and different than serving clients who make the same product every day. While the day-to-day needs of a movie production have some consistency, days of heavy shooting, complex special effects, inclement weather or elaborate set pieces call for a temporary increase in propane demand.
Ehman said he depends on his relationship with Georgia Gas Distributors to keep his propane supply stocked and ready when he needs it.
“My Georgia Gas Rep supports our unique needs and irregular timeline,” he said. “I can simply reach him on his cell anytime we need him and he takes care of business.”
While we don’t see all of our customers’ end products appear on the big-screen, Georgia Gas Distributors’ goal is to serve the unique needs of each customer. In our supporting role as their propane supplier, we want our customers to be the stars in their own field of production.
Innovative propane techniques and accurate delivery dispatching that meet our commercial and industrial customers’ unique propane needs are just some ways Georgia Gas Distributors fulfills its mission to exceed customer expectations. That’s true whether we’re supplying propane for your forklifts, construction site or restaurants.
If you’re in the building industry, you know cold, winter temperatures affect the curing times for drywall, tile grout and paint, which obviously impacts the progress of construction projects.
Building a high-rise apartment building in Midtown Atlanta this winter, Gilbane Building Company relies on Georgia Gas Distributors (GGD) to provide them with the propane that helps to keep their timeline on schedule.
As it proceeds upward on their 32-floor apartment building, Gilbane needs to keep its current construction area at a target temperature of between 50 and 60 degrees to set the dry wall, tile and paint. Three giant propane-fueled burners in the building push hot air through the building’s duct system to the construction area, keeping that area at the target temperature so work can continue throughout the winter.
GGD also installed a 1,000-gallon propane tank with a vaporizer on the construction site. The vaporizer accelerates the process of changing propane from a liquid to a gas. The gas heats up the cold, winter air faster, allowing more heated coverage in the targeted construction zone.
“Georgia Gas’ expertise in propane technology and on-time delivery service is essential to us,” said Dave Conlon, Gilbane’s project executive for the apartment high rise. “We set up a temporary mini-city, in a landlocked location, and have to bring in everything to run it.”
To heat the construction target area, Gilbane uses at least 300 gallons of propane a day–more if temperatures drop lower. GGD delivers propane at least three times a week, sometimes every day, to meet their needs.
“We count on our partnership with Georgia Gas every day, and they meet our needs,” said Conlon.
Gilbane Building Company has more than 45 office locations around the world—including Atlanta. You can learn more about them here.
Read more about the Temporary Heat Services offered by GGD.
Temporary heat from Atlanta-based Georgia Gas Distributors is just one of the many ways we can help you meet the needs of your clients.
Innovative propane techniques and delivery dispatching that meet a customer’s unique propane needs are other ways Georgia Gas Distributors fulfills its mission to exceed customer expectations.
Contact us today to see how we can fuel your business productivity with propane.