M&W Butane Gas Co. helps keep county warm for four decades

AMORY – Since 1972, M&W Butane Gas Co. has served the gas needs of communities from Brooksville to Guntown.
“Our market is mostly out in the rural areas,” said longtime employee Chuck Clement.

EMILY TUBB/MONROE JOURNAL HOMEGROWN – Irvie Buckingham measures out a gas line for a customer at M & W Butane Gas Company.

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HOMEGROWN – Irvie Buckingham measures out a gas line for a customer at M & W Butane Gas Company.

Clement has been at M&W for the past 25 years and is the son of owner Charles Clement, who bought M&W from Harry Morrow and Johnny Wiygul in 1976.
The Clements operate M&W locations in Amory, Columbus, Shannon and Fulton and provide a number of services.
“We do everything from helping customers with getting their grill cylinders refilled, selling and renting tanks and providing the gas for those tanks,” Chuck said.
M&W also sells appliances and air conditioners.
Nationally certified employees handle everything from heater installation to running gas lines.
Throughout the years, advances in technology have had a big impact on M&W.
“It’s made deliveries much more efficient,” Chuck said.
However, some things haven’t changed in that M&W is still a family business.
“I have been here since I was real young. Now my son is 15 and he spends a lot of time here too,” Charles said.

Name: M&W Butane Gas Co.
Address: 201 Dill St., Amory
Owner: Charles Clement
Date opened: 1972
Number of employees: 23
Telephone: 256-3082
Hours: M – F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.