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Dion & Sons Inc., the new operator for Alamitos Bay and Shoreline Fuel Docks pledges to be a first class fueling and service facilities.

On February 1, Dion & Sons Inc. assumed operation of the City’s marina fuel docks. The company has ambitious plans for enhancing the facilities for the Long Beach boating community. Dion & Sons ( www.amberresources.com ) is one of Southern California’s largest petroleum distributors. Headquartered in Long Beach, the company has a history in the city dating back to the 1930’s and is currently one of Long Beach’s largest employers.

Dion & Sons plans to elevate both the Alamitos Bay and Shoreline facilities are comprehensive. Site improvements have already begun at Alamitos Bay and equipment upgrades will be completed concurrently at both locations. Alamitos Bay will continue to undergo renovations to the five structures on site improving the appearance and functionality. Fuel prices will be managed aggressively to ensure competitiveness.

Most importantly, Dion & Sons is focused on expanding services offered at the fuel docks and elevating the customer experience. These improvements are aligned with its corporate philosophy of MAGIC…Making A Great Impression on Customers. On-the-water maintenance, fluid and filter changes, tank cleaning, and all services previously offered will continue with expanded staff allowing for additional days of service. Food, snacks, and beverage offerings including beer and wine will be expanded. Boating supplies will be added to the list of items at both sites. Propane at Alamitos Bay and CNG bottles at both locations will be re-introduced. Ice vending will be upgraded to ensure every boat is able to keep food and drinks cold, and the catch of the day will be fresh on your return. All improvements to facilities and services will be completed before the busy boating season arrives in Long Beach.

Both locations will continue to operate during normal business hours while improvements are underway. You are welcome to stop by the docks to see the improvements and experience a new level of service to our community. Comments and suggestions from our boating community are encouraged. Dion & Sons will work closely with all boaters, recreational and commercial alike, to continually improve the fuel dock experience.