Saranac Lake fuel firms combine

SARANAC LAKE — Hyde Fuel and Big D Fuel announced this week that they will combine.

The two companies have long histories in the region, providing heating oil, propane and equipment services.

“In managing Big D Fuel for 35 years, I have developed a great sense of appreciation and respect for our customer base and employees,” Bill Decker, president of Big D Fuel, said in a press release. “I am pleased that by joining Hyde Fuel I can be confident our customers will continue to receive the very best service and our employees will have job security for the foreseeable future. We are still Big D Fuel with the same staff but will access the support of our counterparts and resources just up the road at Hyde Fuel. The experience and training of the Hyde staff is very impressive, and benefit is already being felt. If you have any questions, please call Ann or I at 518-891-1900 or come to the office at 37 St. Lawrence Ave., Saranac Lake.”

Tom Hyde, president of Hyde Fuel added, “The decision for Big D Fuel to become a division of Hyde Fuel was made only after both companies determined that by combining our best qualities each would be able to better serve its customers and the community.”