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June 7, 2013



Keller-Heartt Oil Acquires AL's Oil and Lubes

Keller-Heartt Oil Announced its Most Recent Acquisition of AL's Oil and Lubes.  


Keller-Heartt Oil, a full-service Shell Oil alliance lubricants distributor serving the automotive and trucking industries in the Mid-west market, announced the acquisition of Al's Oil and Lubes. Al's, Oil and Lubes, based in Chicago, IL, was established in 1999 by Al Alvarado. Alvarado built its business on providing excellent products and services to a select number of accounts in the auto parts class of trade, and over time, they grew to become a thriving lubricants business.



According to Brian McGrath, President of Keller-Heartt, "Al's Oil is a respected and honest competitor who enjoyed business with over 500 accounts in the Chicago area. In fact, it was Al's go to market strategy that helped drive our decision to acquire them." McGrath adds, "Competing in today's market is about providing quality products, excellent service, adding value, and assuring you meet your customer's needs."  Keller-Heartt built its business on these principles and Al's Oil and Lubes was clearly a good fit in that they share a similar business philosophy."


With the acquisition of AL's Oil and Lubes, Keller-Heartt expands its footprint and ability to service customers in the Chicago area. Further, McGrath says, "This most recent acquisition helps to continue the growth strategy Keller-Heartt is implementing through organic growth and acquiring strategic partners."


It should be noted that this is Keller-Heartt's seventh purchase of lube companies in the last two decades.  


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Champion Announces New Low-Ash 15w-40 Synthetic CNG Engine Oil

Champion Oil, a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years, recently announced a new full synthetic low-ash oil for fleets fueled by CNG, LNG or Propane.  


Specifically designed to be used with vehicles powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG), Liquid Natural Gas (LNG) or Propane, the 15w-40 multi-grade viscosity has reduced ash content and is engineered for longevity and durability.    

Other features of Champion's new oil include: superior valve recession protection, low oil consumption, piston deposit control, good TBN retention, shear stability, enhanced valve train wear protection, excellent cold start protection, designed to control and reduce pre-ignition, advanced oxidation control, long life, and low exhaust emissions.


The Champion Low-Ash 15w-40 Synthetic CNG Engine Oil is available in 5-gallon pails, 55-gallon drums and 330-gallon totes.  


About Champion Brands:
Champion Oil is a globally recognized industry leader in specialty lubricants for over 55 years. Champion also produces and blends over 350 products including fuel, oil, engine additives, and lubricants for the racing, automotive, heavy truck, agricultural, industrial, and specialty markets. For more information, go to



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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.

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