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January 14, 2013



RelaDyne Acquires Newcomb Oil Lubricant Division
Newcomb Oil Co. announced the sale of its lubricants business division located at 601 Wilson Boulevard, Bardstown, Kentucky, to RelaDyne, Cincinnati, Ohio.

RelaDyne is one of the largest providers of integrated equipment and lubrication reliability for the industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States.
RelaDyne has acquired only the lubricants division of Newcomb Oil Co. The deal was effective December 31, 2012.  Newcomb Oil will continue to operate FiveStar Food Marts in Kentucky and Indiana along with providing quality fuel products for residential home heat, commercial, industrial, and agriculture customers. RelaDyne will lease the facility in Wilson Industrial Park. Existing Newcomb Oil Co. employees at this facility have joined the RelaDyne team.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, RelaDyne is a United States leader in lubricants, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and reliability services. Combined, the RelaDyne companies have more than 275 years of industry experience. The initial RelaDyne sales, distribution and services platform is strategically located within the central corridor of the United States, an area that accounts for approximately 50 percent of the U.S. lubricant market.

RelaDyne plans to integrate the Bardstown facility into a broader distribution network structure. As a result, the addition of new products and services and a broader geographic footprint will allow even better service in the future.

Western Marketing, Inc. (WMI) Receives Chevron's Highest Honor for Distributors of Its Lubricants - The 2012 Eagle Award    


Each year, the Chevron 1st Source Lubrication Marketer with the highest overall Recognition Score is honored with the prestigious Eagle Award. The Eagle Award acknowledges Western Marketing's unparalleled passion and commitment to the Chevron lubricants business with focus on premium products and coolants, value-based selling, and year-over-year volume growth. Western Marketing's successful partnership with Chevron, and strength of their sales/service teams, is demonstrated by this outstanding performance. Chevron senior management announced this industry achievement at their Annual Leadership Forum held late last year in Scottsdale, AZ.


Mike Miller, Western Marketing's president and chief executive officer commented "For decades WMI has annually ranked amongst the highest in Chevron's "Signature Class" of marketers so it's especially nice to receive this unique recognition for the quality products and services the entire Western Marketing team provides our customers."


Commercial fleet, industrial, agricultural and vehicle repair shops can contact the Amarillo, Lubbock, Abilene, Longview, Texas and Stroud, Oklahoma sales offices to learn more about the lubrication services and products offered. In addition to providing clients throughout West Texas and Oklahoma lubricants, WMI is the primary supplier of BlueDEF™ diesel exhaust fluid across the region and also carries an extensive inventory of over 4,500 automotive-related items in its warehouse locations including 160 different types of bulk motor oils and fluids.   




About Western Marketing  

Western Marketing Inc. is a leading, multi-branded distributor of lubricants including heavy-duty motor oil, specialized industrial lubricants and natural gas engine oil. Products are delivered out of five primary distribution warehouses located in Abilene, Amarillo, Lubbock, Longview, Texas; and Stroud, Oklahoma. Its bulk tank farms consists of over 450 separate holding tanks totaling in excess of three million gallons of lubricant capacity.  Originally founded by the W. P. Wright family, in 1990 it was purchased by local Abilene entrepreneurs, Messrs. Thacker and Hasten, who operated it for two decades. In 2010, two Dallas-based Private Equity organizations, Wingate Partners and CrimStone Partners, bought WMI and have continued the company's tradition of expanding its distribution facilities and investing in the fleet. Western Marketing has also begun pursuing acquisitions in and around its existing geographic foot print.  


For more information see WMI's website: 



Universal Lubricants is looking for full-time Sales Representative in our new expanding territories in St. Louis and Chicago. Responsibilities include: building and maintaining customer relationships, in addition to developing strategies for expanding new business opportunities. Lubricant sales experience is a plus but willing to train the right candidate. Also required are exceptional written & verbal communication skills, ability to work independently, and the ability to take new products and/or services to the market.UL offers competitive compensation and excellent benefits, including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and 401k.  


Please apply via fax to (316) 832-3784 or email to All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin or ancestry, disability, and age except where age is a bona fide occupational qualification. Universal Lubricants, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Ergon Refining, Inc. in Vicksburg, Mississippi, one of the largest producers of naphthenic process oil in the world, has an immediate opening for a Product Services Manager. This position serves as the liaison between the manufacturing function and sales force of the company and is accountable for product integrity and traceability. The position is involved in developing new products and assisting with their implementation into the marketplace. Personal contact with customers is a principal function of this position, requiring occasional overnight travel. Will also supervise and direct activities of four subordinates. Candidates should be familiar with statistical process control theory and quality measurement systems. A degree in chemistry or a related field and either previous experience in the petroleum industry or in a lab setting is required.  Prior product exposure to base oils or lubes is preferred. 


Offers of employment are contingent upon a routine background check, passing a drug test, and an acceptable driving record.


Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to Only applicants who submit salary requirements will receive the courtesy of a reply.


Ergon Refining, Inc. is an EEO/AAP employer.

Territory Sales Manager

Hampel Oil, a leading regional distributor of petroleum products throughout the Midwest, is currently seeking a Territory Sales Manager for its Dallas-Ft. Worth operation.


  • Strong work ethic, dynamic and results oriented
  • Excellent communication and people skills
  • Self motivated and able to work with limited supervision
  • Minimum of two years sales experience required


Candidates can send resumes to





Pinnacle Resources, Inc., a privately held lubricants manufacturer with over 30 years in the industry is seeking a regional sales manager. Primary job functions include the marketing of bulk finished lubricants and chemicals across US and surrounding countries. Work from home office is allowed and travel time is based on performance. Strong industry background is required. Responsibilities include:

- Establishing and managing accounts.
- Development of sales and profitable growth for both commercial and industrial lubricants.
- Being well organized and representing the company in a professional manner while maintaining an excellent level of customer service.

Qualified personnel please contact   





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