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New Pellet Co in Fitchburg, MA $225/ton for one day

Post in 'The Pellet Mill - Pellet and Multifuel Stoves' started by mrbean1025, May 5, 2009.

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  1. shleru

    shleru New Member

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    I guess the guy who died is Kevin Bell, Shawn was probably to cheap to hire an electrician. I hope with all the publicity he gets served his warrant for arrest that I have out him. He never showed to court dates. There is an active warrant for his arrest and hope they get him!

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  2. lkrochette1013

    lkrochette1013 New Member

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    My sympathy goes out to the family. If something would have been done sooner this may not of happened. And to answer the question have they filled the back orders? NO.
  3. mrbean1025

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    Kevin Bell had a wife, daughter and son that were all three good people. As stated by others, it is understandable that people are frustrated but try to remember that these people have lost their husband and father, not a business owner.
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    rcarr10525 New Member

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    I know someone who's son had done some electrical work in there in the beginning and CBM was still trying to get him in there for work that still needed to be done but CBM had not been paying him so he refused.
  5. lkrochette1013

    lkrochette1013 New Member

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    CBM has a history of don't paying thier bills!
  6. lkrochette1013

    lkrochette1013 New Member

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    CBM has a history of not paying their bills!
  7. Boom

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    WOW.

    Reading this whole thread tonight delivers a solid wallop. I have great sympathy for all involved from customers to the families of the owners.

    In it's entirety this thread would be a useful textbook for anyone starting a business they are unfamiliar with. As a businessman I see numerous lessons here as similar stories may have occurred many times in the past. I hope both the fire* and final tragedy prove to be accidents. Please let us know if any further news develops.

    WOW, I count my blessings.
    God Bless,
    Jay


    *news story of the fire was removed from the newspaper link.
  8. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    some reason I didn't get updated with the recent updates to this thread.
    http://www.sentinelandenterprise.com/ci_14784250?IADID

    Is the article I just read. It is tragic. But it leads me to believe that Kevin was just trying to do whatever he could to keep the company afloat. I assume that the industrial units use a rather higher electrical current then in our houses, and why on earth he would be working on a unit fixing/cleaning/etc with out first completely cutting the power is really confusing.
    I think we all can guess who this is.. we have a 50/50 shot at this one.



    It is sad, and it is tragic, and the worst possible outcome for a company which failed in so many ways.. you would think the fires that broke out would have caused the company to be even more careful with their practices going forward (as a kinda warning sign.)

    I'm not an electrician but I know not to work with live wires :( RIP Kevin.
  9. Estarrio

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    Looks like they are ramping up for business again:

    http://jobview.monster.com/Wood-Pellet-Manuf-Mgr-Job-Fitchburg-MA-US-87525814.aspx

    Wood Pellet Manuf. Mgr.
    About the Job
    Wood Pellet Manufacturing Plant Manager. Responsible for daily plant operations and maintenance. Minimum 10 years experience in manufacturing management. Hands on, goal oriented person with a willingness to perform work and direct others. Proven track record of performance and hiring/retaining a high quality workforce. Mechanically inclined high energy person who can instill same in others. Mission orientated; Military leadership experience a plus. $50K minimum with full benefit pkg. and quarterly incentive bonuses possible.Send cover letter and Resume w/references to e mail.
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    fool me once, shame on you, fool me twice, shame on me
  11. rcarr10525

    rcarr10525 New Member

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    So CBM is selling their pellets at the Stateline Stove Shop location in NH. They have about 15 tons lined up in the parking lot for $249.00/ton. I go by there every day and I don't see much business. I will not be taking any chances with them again. I went with someone else this year. Stove Keepers @ $249.00/ton.
  12. pelletdude

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    Stove Keepers are very nice people - been selling pellets for a long time.
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    Same here. Not playing any games, and taking risks. Went with pro-tech in acton for some NEWP at a great price. You guys rock!!
  14. ducker

    ducker Feeling the Heat

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    that must be cash/carry... that is IF those 15 tons are for sale... if not just for show.

    The website still lists at $269.
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    pelletdude Feeling the Heat

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    It says on the state line website that CB owns the shop and the pellets are 249/ton.
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    sparkydog00 Feeling the Heat

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    At least someone is burning these pellets!
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    Followed by the statement: "Fire prevention will speak to them again"

    And again. And again. And again.
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