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May 23, 2013



RelaDyne and Mansfield Acquire Maxum Petroleum - Great Lakes

As reported in the May 14th issue of JobbersWorld, Maxum Petroleum - Great Lakes (comprised of Hartney Fuel Oil and Paulson Oil Co.) announced that on or about May 15, 2013, its transport and railroad fuel business will become part of Mansfield Oil Company and its lubricants and tank wagon fuels business will become part of RelaDyne.    


Well the deal is done and the details are in.  


The Great Lakes division of Maxum Petroleum
("Maxum") (comprised of Hartney Fuel Oil Company and Paulson Oil Company) officially announced today that its transport and railroad fuel businesses have been acquired by Mansfield Oil Company ("Mansfield") and its
lubricants and tank wagon fuel businesses have been acquired by RelaDyne



Mansfield provides comprehensive fuel service supply, distribution, delivery and dispensing solutions through an integrated network of refiners, terminals, carriers and retailers throughout the continental United States and Canada.  RelaDyne is one of the largest providers of lubrication products, fuel and services focused on integrated equipment reliability for industrial, commercial and automotive business in the United States. 


"We are excited to join the extensive and successful networks of Mansfield and RelaDyne," said Paul McCusker, Vice President and General Manager of Maxum Petroleum - Great Lakes.  "These acquisitions will help us to grow in our product offerings and levels of service to better serve our customers."


The lubricants and tank wagon fuel businesses from Maxum will expand RelaDyne's current product offering in its existing Great Lakes region to include fuel and a completely new line of products and services to offer its customer base.   Among these synergies and growth opportunities, the Maxum acquisition provides RelaDyne with an opportunity to expand its Field Reliability Management (FRM) services in the commercial and industrial markets of the Great Lakes and Midwest regions. 


"The location of Maxum's Paulson Oil Company in Chesterton, Indiana, gives us a natural expansion to offer new products and services to the Chicago marketplace," stated Larry Stoddard, CEO of RelaDyne.  "All of Paulson's employees will continue to provide the highest level of customer service, sales support and reliable supply that the customers have come to expect.  We couldn't be more pleased to add Maxum/Paulson to the RelaDyne family of businesses." 


Maxum's transport and railroad fuel businesses equally fit into Mansfield's current fuel supply chain.  "Our Great Lakes operation has been growing rapidly for the past five years and this was a great opportunity to accelerate that growth while adding local transportation and fuel blending assets that will expand our service capabilities," said Jim Stout, Great Lakes Region General Manager.  "We are also excited about partnering with RelaDyne and Paul's team in Chesterton to grow the local fueling services operation by providing supply and delivery solutions to our national accounts.  We believe this is a model that we can replicate in many markets nationally," said Doug Haugh, President of Mansfield Oil Company.


About RelaDyne 

RelaDyne, LLC, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is an industry leading lubricants and fuel distributor providing 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 on Nov. 8, 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 the support of its business-building partner, AEA Investors LP, which manages funds worth approximately $5 billion of invested and committed capital. For more information, visit


About Mansfield Oil Company 

Ranked as one of the Top 100 privately held companies in America by Forbes magazine, Mansfield defines the next generation transportation fuels company. Founded in 1957, the company has achieved double-digit growth for three decades by focusing on optimizing and controlling fuel-related costs for its customers using innovation, technology, and high touch service. Mansfield's corporate headquarters is located in Gainesville, GA, with regional operations centers located in Chicago, Detroit, Denver, Los Angeles, Houston, and Calgary, and with renewable energy operations in Bloomington, MN; Irvine, CA; and Sioux City, IA. For more information, visit


About Maxum Petroleum 

Maxum Petroleum, Inc., based in Greenwich, CT, is a leading independent energy logistics company that markets and distributes a comprehensive offering of refined petroleum products and services to commercial and industrial customers in the United States and Panama.  For more information, please visit  



Shell Lubricants Presented With AutoZone Extra Miler Award


Shell Lubricants was recently chosen as a recipient of the prestigious Extra Miler Award at the annual AutoZone Vendor Summit in Tunica, Miss.  The Extra Miler Award recognizes suppliers who have demonstrated above and beyond efforts for AutoZone and its customers.


"It is an honor for Shell Lubricants to be recognized by AutoZone with the Extra Miler Award," said David Bunch, General Manager, Shell Retail Lubricants North America. "This award recognizes our efforts as an organization that is committed to providing innovative thinking and merchandising excellence for serving AutoZone."


This year's Extra Miler Award recognized innovative merchandising efforts that created highly visible store front fixtures developed to hold product needs during oil change special promotions.  The improved merchandising displays throughout AutoZone stores led to an enriched customer service experience that mutually benefited both AutoZone and Shell Lubricants. Shell Lubricants also made recommendations on space management, product placement and marketing programs.


"We congratulate Shell Lubricants on receiving the Extra Miler Award," said Mark Finestone, Senior Vice President of AutoZone Merchandising. "We are committed to meeting the needs of our customers and providing them with quality products and having the ability to develop a close working relationship with an organization such as Shell Lubricants is important to our success." 


Ultrachem has developed a new line of high-performance synthetic lubricants - the Chemlube® Plus Series - designed to be used in a wide variety of rotary screw and rotary vane compressors. True universal lubricants, the Chemlube Plus Series is fully compatible with most OEM Rotary Screw compressor oils and can be used to top off and replace existing fluids.


The Chemlube Plus Series lubricants are made with a very thermally and oxidatively stable polyol ester (POE) blend.  These oils were designed to take advantage of superior lubricating properties inherent in polyol esters, and yet be economical, by combining them with less expensive synthetics.


These fully synthetic premium lubricants are formulated to form less varnish under high temperature applications and to be more resistant to acidic intake air than the polyalkylene glycol (PAG) coolants.  Under normal operating conditions users can expect to obtain up to 11,000 hours of lubricant service life in rotary screw compressors.  The line is available in ISO grades 32, 46 and 68.


Typical industrial applications for the Chemlube Plus Series include: rotary screw compressors, rotary vane compressors, centrifugal compressors, and vacuum pumps.  Chemlube Plus Series lubricants offer these performance benefits:

  • outstanding thermal and oxidative stability
  • extended drain intervals reduces oil disposal
  • wide operating temperature range
  • excellent anti-wear protection
  • compatibility with most compressor oils
  • improved safety - high flash point

 Full specifications are available for download at

Quaker State® Ultimate DurabilityTM Highlights Added Benefit for Fuel Economy and Unsurpassed Wear Protection
Quaker State® introduced the new, reformulated Quaker State Ultimate Durability Full Synthetic Motor Oil, designed to deliver motorists a fuel economy savings of an average of  five cents per gallon* while providing unsurpassed protection against friction-related wear.


Using a proprietary moly formulation, the new full-synthetic additive package of Quaker State Ultimate Durability helps to keep oil fresh, benefitting fuel economy.


"More often than not, when a motor oil is formulated for fuel economy benefits, other attributes of the oil, such as wear and oxidation control, are affected," says Jeff Hsu, Quaker State Technology Specialist. "However, Quaker State Ultimate Durability shows improved resistance to high-RPM and power-related engine stress**, all while providing the unsurpassed wear protection our consumers are accustomed to, with the added benefit of fuel economy."   


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 Southeastern United States. Work from home office is allowed and travel time is based on performance. 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

Allied Washoe Petroleum
is seeking applicants for a full-time Lubricant Sales Representative for our Northern Nevada territory. A minimum of two years lubricant sales experience is required. Responsibilities include establishing new customer accounts as well as maintaining existing customer accounts. Qualified applicants should have excellent communication skills, be able to work effectively without close supervision and have a good understanding of the sales process. Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to




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