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December 22, 2011

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


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Wallover Oil Acquires Commonwealth Oil  

Wallover Oil Co., Strongsville, Ohio, a manufacturer of metalworking fluids and industrial lubricants, has acquired Commonwealth Oil of Harrow, Ontario, Canada.  


Founded in 1978, Commonwealth Oil has made substantial inroads into the metalworking fluid market. In particular, significant success has been achieved in the EDM and tubing forming segments, according to the company.


Wallover President Eric Kielts commented, "We are excited to add a company like Commonwealth Oil to our growing family. Its first rate facility and strong Canadian presence will help us as we continue to expand our North American metalworking business."   


Wallover plans to keep the Commonwealth operation intact, retaining all Commonwealth employees and distributors.    


"The well-respected Commonwealth brand and the Canadian market are important to our plans moving forward. We intend to continue to invest in both," noted Mr. Kielts.     

 Crystal Flash Energy Acquires Drakes Fuel Service


Crystal Flash Energy, of Grand Rapids, Michigan, announced the acquisition of Drakes Fuel Service, Inc. of Schoolcraft, Michigan.


The Charter Group served as exclusive merger and acquisition advisor to Crystal Flash Energy in initiating, negotiating and closing the transaction.


Tom Fehsenfeld, President of Crystal Flash Energy, said, "The acquisition of Drakes is a great addition to our company. We've really enjoyed working with Skip Drake and his team over the several months. The synergies between our companies are strong and we believe that Drakes' customers and employees will be served well by the additional resources and market position that Crystal Flash provides".


Skip Drake, President of Drakes Fuel, said, "We've very much appreciated the thoughtful and thorough transition that Crystal Flash has guided us through. Throughout the entire process our company was treated with honesty, fairness and integrity. We are confident that our legacy will be preserved and our customers and employees will be well taken care of in their hands."


Founded more than 80 years ago, Crystal Flash Energy's business lines include home heat fuel oil and propane, commercial fuels, lubes, and transport hauling. The company serves 39,000 customers through nine Michigan offices with 240 employees and 120 trucks. They directly sell more than 55,000,000 gallons of product per year and haul more than 100,000,000 for third parties.



Make an Offer! LubeXChange Posts Close to $5 Million in Surplus Products
Since its launch on November 23, 2011, LubeXChange announced close to $5 Million in new lubricant, petroleum equipment, automotive chemical and Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) product listings from sellers across the U.S.


For those not familiar with, it is an innovative company that blends the best of e-commerce and traditional sales to connect buyers and sellers in the lubricants market. The company serves the petroleum industry by turning excess inventory into cash and providing discounted purchases on regular sales.  

In an effort to move its exploding inventory of lubricants and allied products, LubeXChange is excited to announce the addition of a "Make and Offer" option to its e-commerce system. This option provides certified buyers with an opportunity to submit an offer price for a posted listing. Once submitted, LubeXChange's sales team goes to work on establishing a transaction price that meets the requirements of both the buyer and seller.

According to Paul Pfauser, Managing Director for LubeXChange, "Our primary objectives are to move excess inventory within the market and to deliver discounted purchases. Our new Make an Offer program is designed to enhance both efforts. Our team's goal is to deliver that 'great purchase' for our buying partners while satisfying the needs of our sellers, creating a win-win with each transaction".

By handling all financial and transportation requirements, LubeXChange anonymously unites purchasers with suppliers throughout the U.S. Buyers can now also anonymously post Wanted Listings across a secure, nationwide network for multi-branded Certified Products at discounted rates.

Visit LubeXChange and Make an Offer.

About LubeXChange
LubeXChange independently serves the lubricants industry by connecting buyers and sellers to move dead or surplus inventory at discounted prices. For more information, please visit


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