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AmeriGas Assurance in a Changing World

I began my career with AmeriGas in 1993.  The average retail cost of propane in March of that year was 95¢, and a gallon gas ran $1.06 nationally.  The cost of everything has increased, of course.  A movie ticket in 1993 ran about $4.15, almost one hour of labor for someone making the minimum wage of $4.25.  Enjoying a Hershey bar during that movie would put you back 45¢.  But what great options you had at the theater that year:  Jurassic Park and Sleepless in Seattle, to name a few.

Food basics were a lot cheaper back then, at least most of them.  A loaf of bread cost $1.57, eggs ran 87¢ per dozen and a gallon of milk put you back $2.85 – I can find it for that cost today!  But an 18 oz. box of corn flakes to pour that milk on – only $1.29 in 1993.

Our new President Bill Clinton signed the North American Free Trade Act in 1993, dealt with the first bombing of the World Trade Center and the tragedy at Waco.  The World Wide Web was “born”, though not by Al Gore, who was busy being our Vice-President.  I doubt he was involved in Intel’s introduction of the Pentium microprocessor that year either.  What a boom year for the computer age.

Over the years AmeriGas has added many programs and options in an effort to keep up with the times and exceed expectations.  Today we are more convenient, more reliable and more responsive.  We offer more choices and employ more processes to ensure world-class safety standards.

But despite all the changes, some things haven’t changed a bit…… the quality and commitment of our AmeriGas employees.  It’s said that once you’re in the propane industry for a few years, you have propane in your blood.  Maybe that’s what makes AmeriGas propane professionals the most dedicated and caring people in the service industry.  AmeriGas employees go above and beyond the job description in many ways, every day, throughout the United States….a true spirit of caring.  That’s something you won’t find just anywhere.

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2 Comments

  1. Brad Hannan
    Posted March 28, 2012 at 8:57 pm | Permalink

    You don’t buy drinkable milk for $2-sumthin these days. You lie. All the pro-carbon fool…er, fuel people do. Frackin’ people can’t help it. We will all insist on safer energy solutions soon.

  2. Max Power
    Posted March 31, 2012 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Yes, propane used to be 0.95 a gallon and now even with natural gas at 10 year lows, propane is nearly $6.00 a gallon. What’s up with that? Even considering changing out hot water heater to electric its gotten so outrageous.

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