Universal Lubricants(R) Expands in Dallas to Meet Increased Demand for High
Performance Engine and Industrial Oils
High-Growth Company Adds Jobs; Continues Rapid Expansion; Becomes
Primary Distributor of Valvoline(TM) Lubricants in Dallas
WICHITA, KS -- (Marketwire) -- 02/19/13 -- In a move that signals
the huge potential for growth in Texas, Universal Lubricants(R)
(www.universallubes.com), a leader in sustainable energy solutions,
today announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse
and distribution center in leased space in Dallas. When fully
staffed, the center will create over two dozen new jobs and house
more than 35 employees.
Universal Lubricants has been offering a diverse product line of
high-performance lubricants for a wide range of engines and equipment
to customers in the Dallas area for more than 20 years. This new
facility, located at 12003 Corporate Drive in a northeast Dallas
industrial complex, will allow the company to serve as the delivery
agent for Valvoline, a brand of Ashland Inc. (www.ashland.com) in the
Dallas market. Universal Lubricants already distributes Valvoline
lubricants and chemicals in Kansas City and Wichita, Kansas.
"We are excited to expand our partnership with Valvoline to the
Dallas area where we have been building relationships with local
customers for more than two decades," said Rick Palmore, Universal
Lubricants' vice president of distribution and sales. "This area
represents a great growth market for both our companies and we look
forward to bringing high quality, high performance products to even
more local businesses."
Universal Lubricants gained national prominence by building a
state-of-the-art re-refinery in Wichita, Kansas and then acquiring a
group of waste oil collection companies to create an innovative,
environmentally-friendly Closed Loop Process. Through this process
the company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own
motor and engine oils -- never losing guardianship within the chain
and creating an infinitely repeatable, sustainable cycle that makes
oil a renewable resource.
"Sustainability will continue to be an important goal for businesses
of all kinds in 2013, and Universal Lubricants is at the forefront of
the re-refining movement," said John Wesley
, the company's CEO. "This
new center positions us to better serve existing customers and
generate new business from the growing number of environmentally
responsible auto dealers, oil-change installers, auto parts stores
and retailers throughout the Dallas area. It is one of nine Universal
Lubricants' locations in Texas and one of four distribution centers
our company has opened or expanded in the past year."
Universal Lubricants operates a network of 36 locations offering
high-quality lubricants, new oil delivery, used oil recovery
services, and comprehensive industrial and environmental services
throughout the U.S. Its proprietary brands of automotive and heavy
duty products include Dyna-Plex 21C(R) heavy duty oils, Universal's
signature line of lubricants and ECO ULTRA(R) (www.ecoultraoil.com)
motor engine oils and lubricants. These products are engineered and
manufactured specifically for all areas of industry.
As part of the company's Closed Loop Process, the new Dallas facility
also will house a state-of-the art indoor tank farm to store the new
oil that will be delivered in bulk.
About Universal Lubricants
Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in used oil
collection, base oil refining and distribution. Through its Closed
Loop Process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and
re-distributes its own engine oils and lubricants -- never losing
guardianship within the chain -- to ensure that every quart is of the
highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants
operates 36 facilities nationally, including one of the world's most
technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. A leader
in research and development, Universal Lubricants is a Pegasus
Capital Advisors portfolio company and employs more than 465 workers.
For more information visit www.universallubes.com.
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