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September 1, 2011      

JOBBERSWORLD...MARKET INTELLIGENCE FOR INTELLIGENT MARKETERS...  The First and Only Independent Newsletter to Focus on Lubricant Distributors.




RelaDyne Acquires Derrick Oil and Supply

RelaDyne, LLC  acquired Derrick Oil and Supply, Inc.   Derrick, an independent distributor of lubricants, fuel and related products and services located in and serving the Golden Triangle of East Texas, was founded in 1977 and currently employs 10 people.  


From its inception, Derrick has been known as a customer-focused lubricant and fuel supply business in the Port Arthur, Beaumont and Orange, Texas areas with a strong reputation for service.  Former owners Rick and Cindy Alphin managed the business for industrial, commercial and automotive customers in the Golden Triangle area.  The branch is strategically located between Houston, Texas and Lake Charles, Louisiana, ideal for servicing the East Texas market.


Rick Alphin, President, Cindy Alphin, General Manager, and their entire sales and operations team will be staying with the company to ensure continuity for customers, employees and suppliers.  Derrick meshes well with RelaDyne's Gulf Coast division, which includes Pumpelly Oil located throughout Southern Louisiana and The Hurt Company located in the Houston market.  Derrick will operate as part of this division; and Cindy Alphin, the branch manager going forward, will report directly to Glenn Pumpelly, RelaDyne's General Manager for the Gulf Coast Region. 


Jeff Hart, Executive Vice President of Business Development for RelaDyne, commented on the acquisition, "Derrick represents an ideal acquisition candidate for RelaDyne in that it possesses quality people, an outstanding reputation and is strategically located in a market that is new geography to us.  The only necessary components for immediate success lie in access to capital and depth in buying power, both of which RelaDyne brings to the company on day one.  We are excited to see what the team in Port Arthur, Texas, can do with more ammunition at their disposal."


Rick Alphin stated, "We are very excited that our employees will have an opportunity to join the RelaDyne team. RelaDyne brings the resources necessary in capital and back office support which will allow us to focus on market share growth.  More importantly, we are excited for our employees who will be able to grow and benefit from RelaDyne's experience and extensive network."


About RelaDyne

RelaDyne, Inc., headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, provides integrated equipment reliability management products and services for industrial, commercial, transportation and automotive businesses in the United States. Four industry leaders - Mid-Town Petroleum, Inc. (Bridgeview, IL), Oil Distributing Company (Cincinnati, OH), The Hurt Company, Inc. (Houston, TX) and Pumpelly Oil Company LLC (Sulphur, LA) - joined to form RelaDyne in Nov. 9, 2010. Its innovative Field Reliability Management (FRM) platform of services is designed to enhance the operations of companies involved in process manufacturing, utilities, food and beverage processing, mining equipment and commercial fleets. The company also benefits from an exclusive relationship with Mansfield Oil as well as the support of its business-building partner, Kidd & Company, and AEA Investors LP, which manages funds worth approximately $5 billion of invested and committed capital. For more information, visit


POLARIS Brings on More International Sales Experience

Leading fluid analysis provider POLARIS Laboratories® has announced the recent addition of Frances Honeycutt to the company's management team. Honeycutt joins POLARIS Laboratories® as Director of Global Business Development and will be responsible for growing the company's product and service offerings around the globe though partnerships, expansion and Private Label branding.


Honeycutt has 11 years of experience in industrial oil analysis and equipment reliability.  As Director of International Business for Noria Corporation, Honeycutt managed the company's franchise network, launching multiple international offices.  Most recently, she was responsible for organizational branding initiatives as Marketing Manager for Trico Corporation.  Honeycutt holds a degree in Mass Communications from Texas Woman's University in Denton, TX.  Prior to graduating, she lived abroad for seven years in both Germany and England.  Honeycutt is now based in Tulsa, OK.



Business Opportunities


Blue Mountain Professional features a complete line of vehicle maintenance products for the professional installer. We are seeking additional distributors to sell one of the fastest growing automotive lines in the industry. For information regarding this exciting opportunity please contact Chris Alexander at Old World Industries, LLC - 800-323-5440.   




Select Distributor Opportunities for Service Pro and Purus Products

The Association of Independent Oil Distributors (AIOD), North America's first and largest buying group of independent lubricant wholesalers is seeking additional distribution for its Service Pro automotive and Purus commercial brands in select US and Canadian market areas. For distributor information contact AIOD at 970-249-6336, via email at or visit the web at and    



Join United Petroleum Company's Rapidly Expanding Distributor Alliance Network


United Petroleum Company is currently establishing EXCLUSIVE distribution territories with select marketers to represent its Quantum and Infinity lubricant brands throughout the United States.  In addition to a diverse line of high-quality automotive and industrial lubricants, UPC offers its exclusive Distributor Alliance the most aggressive, innovative and growth-oriented marketing program in the industry.  To learn more, please contact us 877-700-2521 or via email   





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