Parman Acquires Star Petroleum

parmanenergyParman Energy Corporation, “Parman”, announced its acquisition of Star Petroleum in Blytheville and Jonesboro, AR. Star Petroleum is a petroleum distribution company that serves Arkansas, Missouri, and West Tennessee. The company has been proudly owned and managed by Jim Sims for over 20 years.

Star Petroleum specializes in oils and greases, motor fuels, diesel exhaust fluid and coolants. With Citgo as their leading lubricants brand, the company is best known for their service to the vast agricultural and industrial areas in Arkansas. “We are pleased to be joining forces with the Parman team” says Star Petroleum owner, Jim Sims. “Their staff understands and reflects our mission to deliver industry leading customer service and quality products.”

Mark Spaniol, Parman’s Sr. VP of Sales, says “Star Petroleum has a great reputation for service and customer loyalty. We’re excited about the opportunities this union will bring and are proud to have Star become a part of the Parman Energy family.” This partnership will bring new products to Star Petroleum’s customers, and will also bring some of Citgo’s most esteemed brands to the Parman family, such as Mystik and Clarion.

“We are excited to be increasing our service footprint into Eastern Arkansas” says Steve Moore, Parman’s President & CEO, “and look forward to expanding Star’s resources and technical expertise with a focus on Totally Outrageous Customer Service.”

About Parman Energy Corporation
Parman Energy Corporation is an employee owned company that delivers quality lubricant products, diesel exhaust fluid, motor fuels, petroleum equipment, metalworking fluids, coolants, and related products and services. Since the mid-1930’s, the Parman name has been a name synonymous with petroleum products in Tennessee and has since continued to expand their diverse petroleum product offerings throughout the Southeastern U.S. For additional information, please visit the company website at www.parmanenergy.com.

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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Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC Acquires Mighty Auto Parts Distribution Franchises

MightyAutoPartsLube-Tech & Partners announce the acquisition of the Mighty Auto Parts franchises from May Distributing, Inc. of Burnsville, MN and WJS Distributing, LLC of Waukesha, WI. Under the terms of the agreement, Lube-Tech & Partners has an exclusive license to distribute Mighty automotive products throughout most of Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin.

Founded in 1963, Mighty Distributing System of America is a Norcross, Georgia-based franchisor with 107 franchised distributors in 44 states and four international markets. Mighty is a premier supplier of high quality aftermarket products and inventory control services exclusively to automotive professionals. The Mighty partnership provides Lube-Tech with additional products and services to deepen relationships with new car dealers and automotive service centers. Lube-Tech automotive customers will now have access to Mighty’s signature inventory management services and full range of preventive maintenance products including filtration, wipers, lighting products, batteries, brakes, belts, shop supplies and chemicals.

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Chris Bame, Chairman of the Board for Lube-Tech & Partners (far right) with the May family

“The Mighty partnership expands the offering of products and services we bring to our customers,” says Dave Stascavage, Lube-Tech & Partners President. “Mighty allows us to increase customer value by helping customers become more profitable and proficient as providers of automotive maintenance services. In addition to offering high-quality preventive maintenance products, we will be able to help customers realize cost savings through improved inventory management. Finally, we are fortunate to have the May Distributing and WJS Distributing teams join Lube-Tech.”

“We are extremely excited about joining the Lube-Tech team”, says Jim May of Mighty Distributing of Minnesota. “Since 1978, our family has enjoyed partnering with Twin Cities automotive service providers delivering quality parts and personal service. With Lube-Tech, we will be able to service more customers and work with a larger team.”

Scott Sherman, owner of Mighty of Southeast Wisconsin states, “Combining the strength and reputation of Lube-Tech, with Mighty’s outstanding products and service programs will prove that the real winner in this union is the Wisconsin automotive service community. This is a formidable pairing that will raise the bar throughout the marketplace.”

Lube-Tech remains committed to delivering “peace of mind” to its customers by providing solutions that help them improve performance and their bottom-line through consultative support and one-stop shopping for lubricants, chemicals, energy solutions, recycling, fluid handling equipment and now automotive aftermarket products and inventory control services. To learn more visit www.lubetech.com.

 About Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC
Lube-Tech & Partners was formed in June 2016 by the founding companies including Boyer Petroleum (Des Moines, IA), Lubrication Technologies (St. Paul, MN), and Moore Oil (Milwaukee, WI). The merged organization has built upon the founders’ long history of an employee-centric, customer-focused approach to business. As the Midwest’s go-to resource for advanced lubrication and energy solutions, Lube-Tech’s mission is to help customers accelerate their performance – from their engines and equipment to their bottom line – while continuously improving employees’ lives and investing in the community. Based in St. Paul, MN, Lube-Tech & Partners has operations in Iowa, Minnesota, and Wisconsin and serves commercial, automotive and industrial customers. The company produces and distributes millions of gallons of lubricants and chemicals and employs over 200 people. For more information, visit www.lubetech.com

 About Mighty Distributing
System Mighty Distributing System, a franchisor of sales and services in aftermarket auto parts, is headquartered in Norcross, Georgia and supports 107 distributors in 44 states and four international markets. The Mighty System features attentive local service, inventory management expertise, classroom and on-site training in conjunction with extensive offerings of OE quality underhood and undercar parts, chemical products, lubricants and shop supplies. The Mighty business model attracts independent repair shops, quick lubes, tire centers and new car dealerships across the nation and abroad. Recognized as a “top 25 franchise brand” by The Wall Street Journal, Mighty’s unique approach of dealing directly and exclusively with automotive professionals began in 1963.

RelaDyne Acquires Western Marketing, Inc.

rdwmpicAs reported in JobbersWorld on April 27, 2017, “RelaDyne Enters Agreement to Purchase Western Marketing, Inc.” Well the deal is done!


RelaDyne acquires Texas-based regional lubricants distributor, Western Marketing, Inc., the largest acquisition in the company’s history.

RelaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, has officially closed on its acquisition of Western Marketing, Inc., a leading regional distributor of petroleum products based in Abilene, Texas. The transaction is an enormous gain to RelaDyne’s geographical footprint and market share as well as a positive portfolio expansion for the Western Marketing customers.

Founded in 1953, Western Marketing, Inc. (WMI) supplies bulk and packaged lubricants to customers utilizing internal combustion engines primarily for transportation, agriculture, and energy pumping and gathering systems. WMI services West and North Texas markets reaching into Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Louisiana.

“This partnership with RelaDyne is the right next step for Western Marketing,” said Robert Sullivan, Western Marketing CEO. “As we forged our partnership with RelaDyne, I have learned that both companies share similar leadership values and business philosophies. RelaDyne will offer our two greatest assets (our associates and customers) many great rewards. Our Western Marketing associates will have great career opportunities and benefit programs. Our Western Marketing customers will have industry leading reliability services and expanded product programs to enhance their profitability. Our entire team is excited about the future!”

“The closing of the Western Marketing, Inc. acquisition signifies a substantial growth in our size and capabilities in the South Region for RelaDyne,” stated Larry Stoddard, RelaDyne President and CEO. “I have personally been very impressed by the associates of Western Marketing. We are truly pleased to welcome this great team of industry leaders to the RelaDyne family. We certainly share in the excitement about the future with this addition to our business.”

RelaDyne continues to be the “Acquirer of Choice” in the lubricants, fuel, and reliability segments. “The acquisition of Western Marketing, Inc. is the largest acquisition to date for RelaDyne,” said RelaDyne CSO, Jeff Hart, who leads RelaDyne’s M&A activities. “We are continually looking to acquire leading businesses with great people and great customers – Western Marketing is another perfect example of that. Our M&A team at RelaDyne is focused on adding new geography, new capabilities, and more density within our current footprint as we continue to create a national distribution platform.”

About Western Marketing, Inc.
Western Marketing Inc. is a leading, multi-branded lubricant distributor serving customers across seven states with an emphasis on truck fleets, agricultural, automotive repair shops, car dealerships, gas engine oil users, manufacturing plants and wind turbine sectors. Those interested in more information can contact the Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Longview, Lubbock, Monahans, Texas and Stroud, Oklahoma offices to learn more about the lubrication products, services and equipment offered.

About RelaDyne
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 60 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution, and industrial service segments. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com.

RelaDyne Enters Agreement to Purchase Western Marketing, Inc.

rdwmpicRelaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, has signed definitive agreements to acquire Western Marketing, Inc., a leading regional distributor of petroleum products based in Abilene, Texas. The transaction is expected to close in approximately two weeks.

Founded in 1953, Western Marketing, Inc. (WMI) supplies bulk and packaged lubricants to customers utilizing internal combustion engines primarily for transportation, agriculture, and energy pumping and gathering systems. WMI services West and North Texas markets reaching into Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, New Mexico, Colorado, and Louisiana.

“The strategic decision to partner with RelaDyne will greatly benefit our customers and our team,” said Robert Sullivan, Western Marketing CEO. “Through RelaDyne, we will soon be able to offer our customers a wider product offering and new reliability services which will enhance our customers’ profitability. RelaDyne’s culture and growth commitment provide a great work environment, robust benefits, and career advancement opportunities throughout their footprint for our team.”

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RelaDyne Locations

“The acquisition of Western Marketing will significantly expand our geographic footprint into West and North Texas markets, creating regional density in our existing branches,” stated Larry Stoddard, RelaDyne President and CEO. “Together, our businesses will share best practices and provide a platform for future organic growth. We look forward to welcoming the WMI team into the RelaDyne family soon and offering their customers additional products and services from the people they already know and trust.”

“The acquisition of Western Marketing, Inc. will be RelaDyne’s largest acquisition to date.

We continue to focus on acquiring great companies with great people and this is another perfect example,” said RelaDyne CSO, Jeff Hart, who leads RelaDyne’s M&A activities. “This deal represents our 30th acquisition since we started the business in 2010, as we continue our strategy to create a national distribution platform.”

About Western Marketing, Inc.
Western Marketing Inc. is a leading, multi-branded lubricant distributor serving customers across seven states with an emphasis on truck fleets, agricultural, automotive repair shops, car dealerships, gas engine oil users, manufacturing plants and wind turbine sectors. Those interested in more information can contact the Abilene, Amarillo, Dallas-Fort Worth, Longview, Lubbock, Monahans, Texas and Stroud, Oklahoma offices to learn more about the lubrication products, services and equipment offered. Visit www.WestMktg.com

About RelaDyne
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 50 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution and industrial service segments. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com

Rhinehart Oil Acquires Colorado Based Rex Oil Company

rhinehartrex1Rhinehart Oil Co., Inc. Announces Acquisition and Integration Of Rex Oil Company

Rhinehart Oil Co., Inc. announces the recent acquisition and integration of Rex Oil Company, headquartered in Denver, Colorado. The acquisition of Rex Oil Company significantly expands Rhinehart Oil’s presence as a premier fuels and lubricants distributor in the Rocky Mountain region. This acquisition will provide Rhinehart Oil a wider distribution footprint into Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado and provide more products and services to customers in these areas.

4212017quote41“We are extremely excited about this acquisition. It expands our reach in the Rocky Mountain region allowing us to serve a larger customer base,” said John Jardine, Co-CEO of Rhinehart Oil Company. “Tina Powell (President of Rex Oil Company) and I have been friends for several years and I couldn’t be happier this worked out. It’s a great company with a lot of great employees whom we are excited about having joined our team.”

Tina Powell agrees and adds, “I am very happy to make this announcement, I know we chose the right company to give our customers the quality products and excellent service they deserve and expect. It was very important to me that we choose a company that I trusted to care for our many, many long-term employees and customers and I firmly believe we have made the best possible choice.”

A Note From JobbersWorld: The Rex Oil Company described above is a different company than Rex Oil in South Carolina whose lubricants division was acquired by PetroChoice in 2016.

About Rhinehart Oil:
Rhinehart Oil is a privately held family business, based in American Fork, UT. The company has serviced customers in Utah and Wyoming since 1976. Rhinehart Oil provides exceptional quality and impeccable service. Rhinehart Oil is a total solutions provider that offers a wide range of high quality products and supporting services to industrial, commercial, and automotive markets. Rhinehart Oil distributes a wide variety of products including lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), equipment, chemicals, and automotive ancillary products. More.

About Rex Oil Company:
Rex Oil Company has serviced the Colorado market since 1937. This acquisition comprises of both Rex Oil Company and Gray Oil Company, who previously merged into Rex Oil Company in 2014. The company services a broad range of customers with fuel, lubricants, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and chemicals throughout the Colorado and South East Wyoming region. This acquisition includes wholesale distribution facilities, convenience stores, and card locks throughout Colorado. More.

RelaDyne Acquires Hager Oil Company of Alabama

rdh2017RelaDyne announced the acquisition of Hager Oil Company, located in Jasper, Alabama. This acquisition will solidify RelaDyne’s footprint in Alabama, creating a regional density that will largely expand its robust offering of products and services in the area.

Hager Oil Company has been serving Northern Alabama from Jasper, Alabama, since 1954. The company has prided itself on offering a wide portfolio of products including lubricants, greases, hydraulics, antifreeze, fuels, alternative fuels, and chemicals.

As one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, RelaDyne is equipped to maintain and expand the current customer base of Hager Oil Company while upholding the local culture and the industry expertise that Hager is historically known to provide.

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Larry Stoddard, CEO RelaDyne

“The Hager Oil Company acquisition is a great addition to our recent geographical expansion to Alabama,” says RelaDyne CEO, Larry Stoddard. “RelaDyne is proud to continue to bring our suite of products and services to more and more customers in the Southern region. We welcome the addition of all of the Hager Oil Company associates to RelaDyne. The result of this acquisition will diversify and expand our product and service offerings to the Hager Oil customer base.

“We align ourselves with the values and quality of service that RelaDyne provides and we are looking forward to adding our great operation to the RelaDyne footprint,” states James Eidson, President of Hager Oil Company. “The entire Hager Oil team is excited for the opportunity to join RelaDyne, and we look forward to continuing to serve our great customers.”

RelaDyne continues to be the “Acquirer of Choice” in the lubricants, fuel and reliability segments. “We continue to focus on acquiring great companies with great people. Distributors with great people are the best businesses in our industry, and that is why we are so excited to welcome Hager Oil Company to the RelaDyne family,” says RelaDyne CSO, Jeff Hart, who leads RelaDyne’s M&A activities. “We started RelaDyne in 2010 with 10 locations in 5 states and have grown to over 50 locations in 18 states. We focus on adding new geography, new capabilities, and more density within our current footprint as we continue to create a national distribution platform.”

About RelaDyne
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 50 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution and industrial service segments. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com.

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