Irving Growing in Vermont

Local business owners expand brand in Northeast; more to come for Evergreen State

Greg Lindenberg, Editor, CSP

POULTNEY & FAIR HAVEN, Vt. -- Gas stations in the Poultney and Fair Haven, Vt., area have a new look and a new brand of gasoline: Irving. Frank Trombetta of Midway Oil has opened Poultney and Fair Haven's first Irving Oil stations, expanding the regional brand to the community. For Irving Oil, it is part of an new expansion initiative in the Evergreen State, a company spokesperson told CSP Daily News.

"They are two of quite a few that we will be rolling out within the next few weeks and months," E.J. Powers said. "Vermont is one of the areas that Irving is growing [image-nocss] in. There's a lot to look forward to in Vermont for Irving."

Irving Oil, based just north of Maine in Atlantic Canada is a leading energy refiner and marketer currently growing across the Northeast. The Poultney and Fair Haven stores are two of several new sites to recently open in the state.

Midway Oil is owned by the Trombetta and Merone families. The company supplies fuel for 53 gas stations and owns 20 locations in Vermont and upstate New York.

"Midway Oil is a locally owned, family operated Vermont business that has served the community since 1925," said Trombetta. "Irving Oil's reputation of being a family-owned company with a deep community commitment fell in line with our values and motivated us to join the brand. Their growth in Vermont has been particularly impressive. We are excited to expand the Irving brand here and are looking forward to continuing to serve the members of our community."

The Poultney Snack Shop is located adjacent to Green Mountain College and offers complete convenience store service with a variety of products at competitive prices including, Irving clean gasoline, Green Mountain Coffee, beer, wine and tobacco products. The Fair Haven Smart Shop offers similar competitive prices and features a Dunkin' Donuts satellite in the store. Both stores participate in Irving Oil's gasoline savings program with Shaw's Supermarkets.

"We're very pleased to expand the Irving name in Vermont," said Harry Hadiaris, general manager of Irving Oil Marketing. "Irving is always looking to partner with businesses that share our values for excellent customer service and a great fueling experience; we know that's exactly what Midway Oil will provide."

The two new Irving stations are open for business. The will hold grand-opening celebrations to welcome new and returning customers in the coming weeks.

With more than 800 fueling locations in New England and Atlantic Canada, Irving Oil, a Fort Reliance company, is a leader in the Northeast in refining and fuel marketing. It is a family-owned and privately-held regional energy processing, transporting and marketing company headquartered in Saint John, New Brunswick, in Canada, with U.S. marketing operations in Portsmouth, N.H. It operates Canada's largest refinery, in Saint John.