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F.W. Webb Launches Remote Monitoring System for Fuel Dealers

SmartLid® Enables Fuel Dealers to Track Usage Remotely, Minimizing Wasted Time in the Field

Bedford, MA and Columbus, OH - 18 July 2022 —F.W. Webb Company, the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, LP gas, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast, recently expanded its preferred agreement with Worthington Industries, Inc. to offer their revolutionary SmartLid® remote tank monitoring system to fuel dealers across the country.

SmartLid can be added to all Worthington tanks—both new and those already in place. It can also fit tanks — vertical or horizontal — from other manufacturers with either a simple hinge and latch kit or a mounting bracket. Powered by Otodata®, an industry leading tank monitor technology, the monitor arrives pre-activated for easy installation without extra training. Once in place, the fuel dealer will have immediate, real-time access to all gas level data, with:

  • The monitor optimally positioned for a strong signal within a protective waterproof polypropylene casing
  • Two SIM cards in every monitor to deliver the user reception regardless of location
  • A lithium thionyl chloride battery with super capacitor provides a 15-to 20-year life span
  • The ability to fit vertical, horizontal and underground heating and system tanks
Worthington Industries

"With this solution, F.W. Webb can provide their LP gas customers the means to monitor fuel levels remotely," said Director of LPG Products, Bobby Weinberg. "SmartLid will enhance the efficiency and profitability of their customers' operations."

"This is a great offering for Webb customers," said Mike DelConte, Vice President of Heating and LP Gas Sales. "Time is money for fuel dealers, and this product means less time wasted in the field. The SmartLid app identifies exactly where and when fuel or service is needed."

The solution is available for immediate purchase by all F.W. Webb customers.

About Worthington Industries

Worthington Industries (NYSE:WOR) is a leading industrial manufacturing company pursuing its vision to be the transformative partner to its customers, a positive force for its communities and earn exceptional returns for its shareholders. For over six decades, the Company has been delivering innovative solutions to customers spanning industries such as automotive, energy, retail and construction. Worthington is North America's premier value-added steel processor and producer of laser welded solutions and electrical steel laminations that provide lightweighting, safety critical and emission reducing components to the mobility market. Through on-board fueling systems and gas containment solutions, Worthington serves the growing global hydrogen ecosystem. The Company's focus on innovation and manufacturing expertise extends to market-leading consumer products in tools, outdoor living and celebrations categories, sold under brand names, Coleman®, Bernzomatic®, Balloon Time®, Mag Torch®, Well-X-Trol®, General®, Garden-Weasel®, Pactool International® and Hawkeye; as well as market leading building products, including water systems, heating & cooling solutions, architectural and acoustical grid ceilings and metal framing and accessories.

Headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, Worthington operates 58 facilities in 16 states and nine countries, sells into over 90 countries and employs approximately 9,500 people. Founded in 1955, the Company follows a people-first philosophy with earning money for its shareholders as its first corporate goal. Relentlessly finding new ways to drive progress and transform, Worthington is committed to providing better solutions for customers and bettering the communities where it operates by reducing waste, supporting community-based non-profits and developing the next generations of makers.

About F.W. Webb

An industry pioneer since 1866, F.W. Webb Company is the largest wholesale distributor of plumbing, heating, HVAC, LP gas, refrigeration, pipe, valves and fittings in the Northeast. F.W. Webb has grown from a single location to more than 100 across nine states and proudly offers customers an extensive inventory of products and dedicated services that reach from underground to the rooftop. Covering 16 areas of expertise, specialty markets include process controls, water works, environmental services and more. F.W. Webb also operates more than 48 Frank Webb Home bath, kitchen and lighting retail showrooms. For more information, visit http://www.fwwebb.com/gas. Media contact: fwwebb.commedia@fwwebb.com.

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