NMIH Propane Industry Exhibit Progressing

For more information, contact:
Shelby L. Metzger

Bethlehem, PA – A group of Industry Leaders recently met in the National Museum of Industrial History to continue progress on the Museum’s Propane Industry Exhibit. 

The group included Bob Nicholson, Chairman of the Board for Eastern Propane and Propane Exhibit Chair; Steve Donches, President and CEO of the National Museum of Industrial History (NMIH); Ed Mooney, Principal of Ed Mooney Museum Design;  Joe Rose, President of the Propane Gas Association of New England; Shelby Metzger, Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association, Bill Curcio, Executive Vice President of Eastern Propane; Mark Delehanty, President of Independence Propane; John Pearston, Safety and Training Coordinator for Eastern Propane; and Rita Pecilunas, President of Strategic Marketing Resources.

The group reviewed the Propane Exhibit design and proposed lay-out of the museum, which will include exhibits on the foundations of American Industry: steel, textiles, machinery, and propane. The former Bethlehem Steel building has been rehabbed and the group was able to tour the large facility. The museum managers are in the process of soliciting bids to begin the prototypes and construction for the exhibits with a targeted completion date of late 2014/early 2015.

“We’re so proud that the exhibit will be housed here in Pennsylvania, where Propane was discovered”, said PAPGA Executive Director Shelby Metzger. “It’s been over 12 years since the original vision for this project and we are excited to enter the final stages of development”.

For more information or to contribute to the construction fund for the Propane Industry Exhibit, contact Bob Nicholson at (973) 729-0100.

Click Here to View Images from the meeting at NMIH, via the PAPGA Facebook Page.

Click Here to view an archived video featuring NMIH during last year’s Tri-State Propane Industry Meeting held in Bethlehem, PA.

The Pennsylvania Propane Gas Association is a member-focused trade association providing services that communicate, educate and promote the propane industry in Pennsylvania. The association was formed in 1947 to offer opportunities to learn through training and networking with peers, and to aid with legislative issues that contribute to operating a safe and successful industry.

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NMIH Propane Industry Exhibit Progressing