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Morris County, state, local officials tour Suburban Propane

WHIPPANY, NJ (Morris County) – The Morris County Board of County Commissioners joined New Jersey legislators, local officials and the Morris County Chamber of Commerce in a tour of Suburban Propane’s Whippany headquarters Wednesday to learn more about the firm’s energy production and clean-energy developments.

“We greatly appreciate the opportunity to host today’s Morris County Chamber of Commerce meeting, and to have this rare moment to share our work with our state and local representatives,” said Michael Stivala, President and CEO of Suburban Propane. “For almost 95 years, commitment to our local communities has been at the forefront of our company values, and we look forward to supporting our community well into the future through our growing relationship with the Chamber.”

Stivala spoke to the group about Suburban’s growth over the years and its efforts to promote propane as a clean-energy resource, noting its potential “is often overlooked” as the national debate moves forward on transitioning to energy sources that reduce carbon outputs.

Commissioner Director Tayfun Selen, Deputy Director John Krickus and Commissioner Stephen Shaw joined the visit with state Sen. Anthony Bucco and Assemblywoman Aura Dunn. Among the local officials were Hanover Mayor John L. Ferramosca and Committeeman Ronald Francioli, Florham Park Mayor Mark Taylor and Washington Township Mayor Matt Murello.

Representing the Morris County Chamber of Commerce were Vice President Michael Stanzilis, who is also Mount Arlington’s mayor, and Craig Schlosser, Vice President of the Morris County Economic Development  Corporation.

“Morris County has always been supportive of the businesses, both small and large, that keep our local economy vibrant. We work to keep communicating with our business community to understand the challenges they face in this volatile economy and how we may help,” Selen said.

“Today, we renewed our acquaintance with Suburban Propane, a national distributor and marketer of energy products that has been operating in the region for almost a century and is headquartered right in our backyard in Whippany. Commissioner Stephen Shaw and Deputy Director John Krickus toured the facility with me today, and we were intrigued by how Suburban is employing new technologies with its energy resources, and we were impressed to see the company continuing its charitable and community outreach efforts,” Selen said.

The tour included an inspection and demonstration of Suburban’s “Bobtails,” the easily recognized vehicles by which the company safely distributes its propane.

For more information about Suburban Propane, and their ongoing commitment to community service in New Jersey and around the nation, visit

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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