Penn Brad Oil Museum

Penn Brad Oil Museum Prices: Adult $5.00 Senior Citizens $4.50 Children Free and also receive a gift from the Desk and Derrick Club.

Check out the museum's web site https://pennbradoilmuseum.org and see the new section on Pennsylvania's Heritage Regions...
06/07/2019
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Check out the museum's web site https://pennbradoilmuseum.org and see the new section on Pennsylvania's Heritage Regions.

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Penn Brad Oil Museum's cover photo
05/29/2019

Penn Brad Oil Museum's cover photo

American Refining Group
05/28/2019

American Refining Group

Recognize any of these ambitious young professionals? #localtalent #previousexperiencerequired

05/25/2019

Happy Memorial Day.
The museum will be open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

Penn Brad Oil Museum's cover photo
05/25/2019

Penn Brad Oil Museum's cover photo

05/24/2019

The museum will be closed on Saturday, May 25, 2019. Sorry for the inconvenience. See you on Memorial Day 9AM to 4 PM.

The following article appeared in Wednesday, May 15, 2019 edition of "The Bradford Era."  Five promoted to permanent, fu...
05/15/2019

The following article appeared in Wednesday, May 15, 2019 edition of "The Bradford Era."

Five promoted to permanent, full-time roles at ARG

American Refining Group Inc. announced five temporary unit specialists were permanently promoted to full-time work in these refinery operations roles.
ARG created the initially temporary unit-specialist positions to drive the development of standard operating procedures, piping and instrumentation diagrams and policies at the refinery’s process units. They also lead their units’ training efforts, new-hire orientation and qualification testing.
Earning promotions were Jon Rovder (platformer), Matt Henretta (crude unit, hydrotreater), Ed Dallenbach (R.O.S.E./extract unit), Kevin Rose (4-bay, Foster Brook bulk and utilities) and Tom Osborne (MEK unit).
Rovder, a resident of Bradford Township, joined ARG in 2010. He is a graduate of Bishop McCort High School and earned a bachelor’s degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
Henretta began work at ARG in July 2007. He is a graduate of Punxsutawney Area High School and now lives in Bradford.
Dallenbach, a Bradford resident and graduate of Bradford Area High School (BAHS), has 17 years of experience in refinery operations.
Rose, also a BAHS graduate and current resident of Gifford, holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He joined ARG in June 2011.
Osborne, of Bradford, is a BAHS graduate and veteran of the United States Army, serving as a specialist E4 from 1990 to 1992. He started work with ARG in September 2000.
These unit specialists support ARG’s refinery operations with various work tasks aimed at optimizing unit production and efficiency.

05/14/2019

The following obituary was found on page two of the Tuesday, May 14th edition of "The Bradford Era." The board, staff and members of Penn Brad Oil Museum express sympathy to Bob's family and friends.
Robert Sage
Robert “Bob” Sage, 93, lifelong resident of Red Rock, died Wednesday, November 7, 2018, at the Bradford Ecumenical Home.
Friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Bob’s Life on Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Model T in Derrick City with the Rev. LeRoy Beckes, retired Presbyterian minister, followed by full military honors accorded by the United States Army Air Force and members of the American Legion Post 108 Honor Guard.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Hollenbeck-Cahill Funeral Homes Inc.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hol- lenbeckcahill.com

Rock City Park
05/13/2019

Rock City Park

Thank you to everyone who attended our Annual Arts & Crafts Show!

Rock City Park
05/11/2019

Rock City Park

Our Annual Arts & Crafts show is going on now!!! Come on up! Watch our page for live feed coming up this afternoon!

Rock City Park
05/07/2019

Rock City Park

It's time for our Annual Arts & Crafts Show, coming up this weekend!!!!

Bolivar, New York Oil Parade June 23, 2018.  Paul Phillips, Joe Bucher Derry Griesbaum and Jordon Roeder, "just hanging ...
05/07/2019

Bolivar, New York Oil Parade June 23, 2018. Paul Phillips, Joe Bucher Derry Griesbaum and Jordon Roeder, "just hanging out." Photo by Mike Fuoco. Check out our friends at the Pioneer Oil Museum, 395 Main Street in Bolivar, New York.

American Refining Group
05/07/2019

American Refining Group

Our April Driver of the Month is TOM KENNEDY of Superior Carriers! Nice work, Tom!!

05/02/2019

The following notice appeared on Page B4 of the May 2, 2019 edition of “The Bradford Era” in a column called “Upcoming Events:”
MAY 11-12 CRAFTS — Rock City Park located on Route 16 south of Olean, N.Y. will hold its Mother’s Day Arts and Crafts Show over two days. Numerous vendors will be on site with other activities planned for the entire family. For more information go to: www. RockCityPark.com, or call (866) 404-7625 after May 1.

04/30/2019

Some memories to share.

Derrick cupcakes made for the opening event, an old fashioned ice cream social.  Photo was  provided by Isabelle Champli...
04/28/2019

Derrick cupcakes made for the opening event, an old fashioned ice cream social. Photo was provided by Isabelle Champlin.

The following article was found on page one of today's "The Bradford Era," below the fold.  ARG to commence maintenance ...
04/27/2019

The following article was found on page one of today's "The Bradford Era," below the fold.
ARG to commence maintenance shutdown
American Refining Group Inc.’s Bradford refinery operates 24 hours a day, seven days a week — with almost no exceptions.
One concession to this constant stream of production is the maintenance shutdown known as turn- around, which all refineries must undergo. During turnaround, the refinery’s process units are taken off- line for optimization and in order to make any necessary repairs. ARG’s next maintenance shutdown begins this weekend.
A methodical procedure will be followed to safely bring down ARG’s process units and purge hydrocar- bons from the system. During this process, the main refinery flare will be active; this is necessary to ensure the safety of everyone working here as well as our community.
Nearly all of ARG’s refinery personnel (approximately 200 employees) are involved in turnaround. More than 200 contractors will also support the effort, the planning and scheduling for which began in 2018.
“We conduct these major maintenance turnarounds approximately every 3 years to ensure the ongoing safe and reliable operation of our facility,” said Robin Augustine, ARG vice president of operations. “Because we operate around the
clock, it requires a full process shut- down to accomplish this work.”
Bulk loading of gasoline and diesel fuel at Foster Brook as well as lubricant blending and packaging operations will continue during turn- around in order to serve customers without interruption.
Beyond increased vehicle traffic and some parking congestion around the refinery, the community should not be inconvenienced by the shut- down.
ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Giberson said, “Our refinery is always active, but that is even more true during turnaround; a significant number of employees, contractors, trucks, ATVs and heavy equipment will be moving about the facility throughout much of each day.
“Our top priority, in light of the increased activity and manpower needed to accomplish this massive under- taking, is to bring another 100 percent safe turnaround to a close,” Giberson concluded.

The Bradford Landmark Society
04/22/2019

The Bradford Landmark Society

Another great post from Mike Fuoco of the Blaisdell Machine Company. The first photo is of the interior of the machine shop bay of the Blaisdell Machine Company looking north, about 1910. The company was located at South Bradford.

Note the many machine tools in operation. Today's OSHA inspectors would have a field cay with all the clutter in the shop. In the foreground is a Blaisdell engine driving a vacuum pump on the test stand. The 1911 Sanborn map shows the layout of the plant.

The plant was built in 1902 by Philo Blaisdell, George Blaisdell's father, and Edward Gray, who built a line of large gas engines. Edward Gray left Bradford and the company became the Blaisdell Machine Co. The plant photo is from a catalog.

Blaisdell Machine Company built gas engines, steam and gas compressors, sewage ejectors, central facuum cleaning systems, and other machinery.

Philo Blaisdell moved to New York City and became involved with capitalists from both New York and Cuba. The Bradford plant then became the Krajeski-Pesant Corporation. The plant later became the United States and Cuban Allied Works Engineering Corporation with offices in New York and Havana. The plant continued building its line of products and then it built the "Krajewski" sugar cane mill, named after the inventor, Thomas Krajewski of New York City. Patented in 1886.

The company lasted until 1922 and then it was sold at a bankruptcy sale due to labor problems. Today, the building is part of the Georgia Pacific box plant.

Pioneer Oil Museum of New York
04/20/2019

Pioneer Oil Museum of New York

Thanks to Mr. Margeson and his students for taking on this project. The museum will have a different look this year.

04/20/2019

The following article appeared on the "lifestyles" page of the Saturday, April 20, 2019 edition of "The Bradford Era."
PYOGA
Penn York Oil and Gas Affiliates met at the ARG Fire Station on Wednesday. Dinner was provided by Tops and Walmart. Guest speaker was Matthew Rettger who is ARG’s Fire Chief. He has a lot of experience in fire training due to being a former fireman and taking many different classes. Some of the classes he took pertained to industrial fire training, oil spills, EMT training and rescue teams. ARG has a system for immediate response if a fire would happen. Each unit has people trained to help put fires out. Rettger is responsible for this training. Many of the fires use a concentrate mixed with water to put fires out. ARG has improved their fire response program using cell phones to alert about 60 people of a fire in the refinery.
Region 1 meeting will be held April 25 through 27. Bev Roberts, Pattie Brink, Jennifer Smith and Judy Saf will be attending.
Plans are being made for 5K run being held at the Kinzua Bridge.
The next meeting will be held May 15th at the Foster Brook Creamery. Chip McCracken will be guest speaker. The subject will be “Plugging a Well.”

This article and picture is from page A3 of today's, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 edition of "The Bradford Era." Rao Nadell...
04/17/2019

This article and picture is from page A3 of today's, Wednesday, April 17, 2019 edition of "The Bradford Era." Rao Nadella, MD, Dilbagh Singh, MD, and Dean Bauer were honored
Saturday during Bradford Regional Medical Center’s Spring Swing Gala at the Pennhills Club. Drs. Nadella and Singh received the Physician Medical Excellence Award for their 40 years of coordinated and dedicated medical care to the community. Bauer was honored for his decades of community service including time on the Bradford Hospital Foundation board, Kiwanis Club of Bradford, First Presbyterian Church and was presented the Community Philanthropy in Excellence Award. Pictured, from left, are Francie Ambuske, executive director, Bradford Hospital Foundation; Mrs. Raj Nadella; Dr. Rao Nadella; Dean Bauer; Dr. Dilbagh Singh; Dr. Hardish Singh and Paul Ridley, vice chairman, Bradford Hospital Foundation Board. NOTE: Dean Bauer generously volunteers at Penn Brad Oil Museum cutting grass and making sure the property looks beautiful. His generosity has benefited our entire community.

04/16/2019

Opening Event - An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social Photos taken by Tom Miller

It is with gratitude and appreciation that we recognize all the guests who attended the Penn Brad Oil Museum’s Opening...
04/14/2019

It is with gratitude and appreciation that we recognize all the guests who attended the Penn Brad Oil Museum’s Opening Event, “An Old Fashioned Ice Cream Social. Also, we are appreciative of our board members who hosted the event, with leadership from event chairperson, Isabelle Champlin. Ice cream was generously provided by Marsha and Chip McCracken of The Foster Brook Creamery, and delicious smelling popcorn was popped and served by Joyce Cline. The Penn York Oil and Gas Affiliates Desk and Derrick Club donated cookies and cupcakes. Many happy, smiling people enjoyed ice cream, sloppy joe sandwiches and other sweets as they looked over the museum offerings for the 2019 season.

04/09/2019

Fireside Pumpers to meet Wednesday

Fireside Pumpers, sponsored by Penn Brad Oil Museum, will hold its monthly breakfast this Wednesday at Togi’s Blue Room Room, 412-422 E. Main St., Bradford.
Lt. Ralph Bailey, U.S. Air Force Auxiliary, will speak about the history of the Civilian Air Patrol in this area.
The meeting begins at 7:30 a.m. The cost of the breakfast buffet is $12, and the public is welcome to attend.

The Ice Cream Social -  Yumm!!
04/02/2019

The Ice Cream Social - Yumm!!

Our first visitors for the new season!
04/01/2019

Our first visitors for the new season!

03/30/2019

We will begin the museum's 48th year on Monday, April 1, 2019 at 9:00 AM. Stop in for a visit. No Fooling!

American Refining Group
03/23/2019

American Refining Group

That's all there is to it. #notrocketscience

American Refining Group
03/12/2019

American Refining Group

Bruce Kinney of AR Trucking is our February Driver of the Month! Great work, Bruce!!

Fireside Pumpers, Penn Brad Oil Museum speaker series will resume this week!The Penn Brad Oil Museum speaker series will...
03/11/2019

Fireside Pumpers, Penn Brad Oil Museum speaker series will resume this week!
The Penn Brad Oil Museum speaker series will start the monthly breakfast meetings on the second Wednesday of each month.
On this Wednesday, March 13, 2019, the speaker will be Sally Costik, curator of the Landmark Society. She will speak about her new book, “Something’s Burning,” describing the spectacular historic fires of Bradford’s past. The meeting begins at 7:30 A.M. at Togi’s Restaurant Banquet Room, 412-422 E. Main St., Bradford.
The cost of the buffet breakfast is $12, a portion of which goes to the improvement of the museum. The public is invited to attend.

03/01/2019

Club news
PYOGA
Members & guests of the Penn York Oil & Gas Affiliates (PYOGA) met Wednesday at the Bradford Township Volunteer Fire Department for their monthly meeting.
Members & guests learned about the parts of a derrick and pump jack. Adding a little spring to the evening they also painted, with the guidance of Michele Chapman, a spring scene which included their choice of a derrick and/ or a pump jack.
March 20th PYOGA will meet at the American Refining Group Inc. Packaging Plant on Bolivar Drive for a tour led by Joel Simpson and Andrew Brooks.
March is Desk and Derrick awareness month — devel- oped to build more knowledge about the purpose and mission of the organization. If interested in attending a meeting or for more information contact Bev Roberts at 814-558-0596.

Silhouettes by MHC
02/28/2019

Silhouettes by MHC

Thank you to the Desk & Derrick organization for inviting me to paint with them. Springtime oilfield painting on a snowy winter evening.

The following article was found on page A-5 of today’s (Wednesday February 27, 2019) “The Bradford Era”Malone adde...
02/27/2019

The following article was found on page A-5 of today’s (Wednesday February 27, 2019) “The Bradford Era”
Malone added to ARG leadership
American Refining Group Inc. announced Monday that John Malone joined its leadership team as vice president of sales and marketing.
ARG President and Chief Operating Officer Jon Giberson said, “We are thrilled to add John to our leadership team. His broad sales and marketing expertise is particularly valuable to ARG at this time because we are poised to grow our specialty refining business.”
Most recently, Malone served as director of strategic marketing and sales with API Heat Transfer in Buffalo, N.Y. He brings to ARG more than 20 years of experience in technical sales, marketing, business development and executive leadership in the base oils, lubricants and industrial markets. He spent nine years with Exxon Mobil Corp. in multiple roles focused on the sales and marketing of lubricants and fuels. He worked close to a decade with Chevron Corp. in global business development and marketing.
Some of Malone’s key responsibilities will include helping ARG achieve its vision to be the trusted partner for specialty refining solutions.
He will consider the company’s sales activities along with additional revenue-generating opportunities in formulating strategic sales and marketing plans. He will have an important role in opening and closing new deals and in building strategic partnerships.
Malone, a veteran of the United States Coast Guard, earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from SUNY Buffalo, and went on to complete a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing from Northeastern University in Boston.
He was honored as a Kellogg Executive Scholar in marketing at Northwestern University.

The following obituary was published in today's (Saturday, February 16, 2019) "The Bradford Era"The Penn Brad Oil Museum...
02/16/2019

The following obituary was published in today's (Saturday, February 16, 2019) "The Bradford Era"
The Penn Brad Oil Museum family is saddened by the loss of Chuck Gould and offers sympathy to his family and friends. Chuck was the husband of board member and recording secretary of the Penn Brad Oil Museum, Susan Gibson Gould .
Charles Gould
Charles J. “Chuck” Gould, 84, of 26 Elm St., Eldred, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Friday (Feb. 15, 2019) surrounded by his loving family, at Bradford Regional Medical Center.
Born Jan. 28, 1935, in Hinsdale, N.Y., he was
a son of the late Fredrick and Ida Payne Gould Jr. He attended Ten Broeck Academy in Franklinville, N.Y.
On April 16, 2016, in Evan Memorial United Methodist Church, he married Susan Gibson Gould, who survives.
Chuck worked at Olean Tile Plant, then Fibercell Trucking in Portville, N.Y. He took his Act 120 training at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, and became Chief of Police of Eldred. He later started Chuck’s Residential Plumbing and Heating, serving the Bradford area. He joined the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford as the maintenance director, and he retired after 17 years, during that time he also worked part time as a police officer for Foster Township Police Department. He was appointed a Pennsylvania Constable in 2003, and worked through 2017. In recent years he operated C&J Woodshop in Eldred.
He was a member of Evans Memorial United Methodist Church where he was a trustee, the Eldred Conservative Club, and the Fraternal Order of the Police. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church and former Chairman of the Trustees.
Surviving in addition to his wife Susan, is one son, Jeff (Stacy) Gould of Eldred, two daughters, Darcy (Bill Burlingame) Dwaileebe of Olean, N.Y., and Jerri Martin in New York; nine grandchildren, Dale J. Bell, Josh Dwaileebe, Jeremy Dwaileebe, Dustin Gould, Jeffrey Gould, JaLiesa Gould, Makayla Gould, Jesse Gould, and Thomas Gould; two great-grandchildren, Oasis Dwaileebe and Kiyah Gould; two sisters, Rose Tyler and June Gould; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one daughter, Debra Bell Howard, his wife, Dorothy Doughman Gould, two brothers, Edward Gould and Richard Gould, and one sister, Elizabeth Wagner.
Family will be receiving friends Monday from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. in the HollenbeckCahill Funeral Homes Inc., 372 E. Main St., and again on Tuesday in the Evans Memorial United Methodist Church from 10 to 11 a.m., at which time funeral services will be held with the Rev. Ken Duffee, pastor, officiating. Committal services and burial will follow in in McKean Memorial Park.
Memorial contributions if desired may be made to the 4H McKean County Rough Riders, 17129 Rt 6, Smethport PA 16749, Evans Memorial UMC, PO Box 427, Lewis Run, PA 16738, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be expressed at www.hollenbeckcahill.com

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901 South Ave
Bradford, PA
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Tuesday 09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday 09:00 - 16:00
Thursday 09:00 - 16:00
Friday 09:00 - 16:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00

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