Pugh-Apollo Acquires Veteran’s Oil

Pugh Apollo logoPugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil (“Pugh-Apollo”) announced the acquisition of Veteran’s Oil, headquartered in Birmingham, AL. Veteran’s Oil is a leading regional distributor of fuels, lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and related products and services for the automotive, commercial, and industrial markets. Veteran’s Oil covers the Alabama and Georgia markets from distribution centers in Birmingham, Montgomery and Atlanta. This geography borders the existing company footprint that includes North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia.

VeteransLogoPugh-Apollo President Mike Pugh said, “The addition of Veteran’s Oil is a great fit for our organization and will strengthen our ability to serve customers throughout the Southeast. We are excited to expand further into Alabama and Georgia with a great new partner who shares our commitment to delivering quality products and providing great service.” Jason Musgrove, General Manager, Veteran’s Oil said, “This is a great opportunity to bring Veteran’s top quality workforce and exceptional customer service into an organization with similar values.”

Key strategic benefits of the acquisition include:

  • Augmented product offerings and deeper market footprint. The larger distribution reach offers suppliers unmatched access to customers in the expanded operating region and provides a greater selection of products and services for customers.
  • Enhanced service for customers. The combination of the companies’ resources allows for accelerated investment in technology and personnel, reinforcing the company’s leading position in service to its customers.
  • Investment in employees. The larger and growing organization allows for enhanced training, technology, and career advancement opportunities for employees, making the firm a preferred employer in the markets served.
  • Plans to pursue further expansion. The company plans to pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities while continually investing in its value proposition to customers and suppliers.

The transaction was effective as of September 26, 2017.

About Pugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil (“Pugh-Apollo”)
Pugh-Apollo is a distributor of nationally branded and private label finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia and portions of Georgia, Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Mississippi, and Arkansas. For additional information, www.PughLubricants.com and www.ApolloOil.com.

About Veteran’s Oil
Veteran’s Oil is a distributor of nationally branded and private label fuels, finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout Alabama and Georgia. For additional information, please visit www.veteransoilinc.com.

PQIA Finds “Two More Bad Apples”

The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) put two more products on its “DON’T BUY” list.

In the day following the PQIA Lubricant Quality Summit on September 14th, PQIA said it stopped by several convenience stores located within a few blocks of the hotel where the Summit reception was held. To its disappointment, PQIA reported that it found two products on the shelves that immediately raised concern due to labeling issues. The PQIA says that in addition to what’s on the labels being a concern, most concerning is what the found in the bottles when tested. CLICK FOR MORE

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Pugh Lubricants and Apollo Oil Combine to Create One of the Largest Lubricant Distribution Companies in the Eastern United States

PughTwo longtime leaders in lubricant distribution, Apollo Oil and Pugh Lubricants have announced a merger creating an organization uniquely positioned to serve the growing automotive, trucking and industrial lubrication markets with an unparalleled ability to support clients on a broad regional basis with a local touch.

The companies have very little overlap in geography, enabling Apollo and Pugh to continue operating as separate divisions while maintaining their historic company names in the near term, an affirmation of the commitment to customer relationships cultivated over more than one hundred years.  The combination joins Pugh’s service regions in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, and Tennessee with Apollo’s service regions in Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia under one company.

Pugh President Mike Pugh said, “Apollo has long been recognized for their commitment to excellent service which is the foundation of our industry.  We share the same philosophy and the combination of our two companies reflects a proud history of nearly 140 years in business.  We look forward to building upon that heritage together.”

“The Pugh brand has long been admired and shares Apollo’s values of service, quality, and integrity,” said Ed Dotson the CFO and GM of Apollo. “This combination is a fitting legacy to the original founders of both companies, and we are very excited to join these two companies and deliver increased value to our customers by leveraging the experience, products and services of both organizations.”

Key strategic benefits of the combination include:

  • Augmented product offerings and deeper market footprint.  The larger distribution reach offers suppliers to the combined company unmatched access to customers in the combined operating region.
  • Enhanced service for our customers.  The combination of the companies’ resources allows for accelerated investment in technology and personnel, reinforcing the combined company’s leading position in service to its most valued constituents – the customers who have supported Pugh and Apollo over many decades of operation.
  • Investment in our employees.  This larger organization allows us to provide enhanced training, technology and career advancement opportunities to our employees, especially as we continue to grow our product offering and footprint, making our firm a preferred employer in the markets we serve.
  • Plans to pursue further expansion. The combination allows the combined company to pursue organic and inorganic growth opportunities while continually investing in its value proposition to its customers and suppliers.

Mike Pugh and Ed Dotson will continue in their current leadership roles.

About Pugh Lubricants
Pugh Lubricants is a distributor of nationally branded and private label finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee, and portions of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas. For additional information, www.PughLubricants.com.

 About Apollo Oil
Apollo Oil is a distributor of nationally branded and private label finished lubricants, antifreeze, and other ancillary product lines throughout Kentucky, Ohio, West Virginia, and portions of Illinois, Indiana, and Tennessee. For additional information, please visit www.ApolloOil.com

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