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November 5, 2013



Warren Oil Starts Up New Grease Manufacturing Facility


Warren Oil announced completion of a new grease manufacturing plant located at its West Memphis lubricant blending and packaging facility. The new grass-roots grease plant has the capacity to manufacture 10,000,000 pounds of grease annually.


The plant comprises two large grease kettles that are now up and running. In addition, it operates with state of the art milling and packaging equipment. Whereas, it has t

he ability to produce virtually any type of grease, the operation will initially focus on such prime movers as lithium and calcium soap-based greases. These will be available in a wide range of NLGI grades and package types, including tubes, kegs, and 400lb drums, totes, and bulk.


Irvin Warren, President and CEO, Warren Oil, says "The addition of the West Memphis grease plant allows us to offer a complete product selection across the entire spectrum of the Heavy Duty, Automotive, Industrial, and Agricultural lubricant segments. And this enhances our ability to go to market with more high quality products at the competitive price point our customers are accustomed to."


Warren believes the addition of its new grease plant will be welcomed by consumers due to several market conditions. First, Warren says the US market is mature, and although demand for grease in the US will increase as the economy improves, the robust days of growth are behind us. Because of this, the fact that grease making requires a high level of expertise, and other reasons, the number of grease manufacturers competing in the US market has declined significantly over the past two decades. "This leaves buyers of grease with fewer producers to select from and that is not a good place for buyers to be," says Mr. Warren. To this he adds, "We believe choice is good for heavy duty, automotive, industrial, and agricultural lubricant buyers and we are confident they will choose Warren Oil now that they have the choice."


For more information contact Chris Spell: 910-694-1173


About Warren Oil


Warren Oil Co., headquartered in Dunn, North Carolina, is one of the largest Independent Lubricant Manufacturers in North America. Warren Oil operates manufacturing facilities in Marion, IL, Johnstown, PA, Dunn, NC, San Antonio, TX. Benton, AL, and West Memphis, Arkansas. Warren Oil Company engages in compounding, blending, and packaging Automotive, Agricultural, Heavy Duty, and Industrial Lubricants and Chemicals. Products offered by Warren include, engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic oils, gear oils, oil spill cleaners, oil dry, Diesel Exhaust fluid, and other products. Warren also offers Synthetic Lubricants and offers Private Label packaging.



Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Used Oil Collection Service Territories in the Great Lakes Region


Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. a leading provider of parts cleaning, used oil re-refining, and hazardous and non-hazardous waste services primarily focused on small and mid-sized customers, announced the signing of an asset purchase agreement by its subsidiary Heritage - Crystal Clean, LLC to acquire certain assets of RS Used Oil Services Inc., a subsidiary of Universal Lubricants LLC.

The acquired business includes service routes covering Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin and portions of Illinois. Based on the historical performance of the business, the Company expects the transaction will result in additional used oil collection volume of approximately 8 million gallons per year. The used oil collection volume from this transaction will serve as an important source of supply for the Company's used oil re-refinery in Indianapolis, Indiana.


Mr. Joseph Chalhoub, Founder, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. commented: "We are very pleased to be adding the RS Used Oil Services personnel, in the selected area, to our team and their assets to our organization. We expect this acquisition will allow us to improve the overall efficiency of our used oil collection fleet and move us closer to our long term goal of collecting enough used oil to supply 100% of the feedstock required by our re-refinery."


Chalhoub added: "With this acquisition, we expect to add approximately 3,800 new customers. The new used oil collection routes should fit nicely into our existing branch infrastructure and provide us the opportunity to offer additional value, beyond used oil collection, to these customers."


Mr. Mark DeVita, Chief Financial Officer of HCCI added: "This transaction is our largest acquisition to date, and we expect it to integrate smoothly into our branch network. The consideration is all cash, paid out of our available cash on hand."


Universal Lubricants and RS Used Oil Services will continue to operate its used oil collection business in all areas in the Midwestern and Southern United States not covered by this asset purchase agreement, including portions of Illinois served from their facility in Roxana, Illinois (St. Louis area). Universal Lubricants also will continue to sell finished lubricants and related products to customers throughout the United States.


Source: Globe Newswire


Mobil 1 Proves Performance with Live Engine Teardown     


During live broadcast, ExxonMobil to dismantle Lucky Cab Chevrolet taxi engine, showcasing Mobil 1's performance and protection for social media viewers.


LAS VEGAS, Nov 05, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) - The live engine teardown will be broadcast from the Lucky Cab Company garage in Las Vegas and streamed online, as well as in ExxonMobil's booth at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show



In order to showcase the superior protection and performance of Mobil 1, ExxonMobil will host a live broadcast of an engine teardown in Las Vegas on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 1:00 p.m. EST. The broadcast, shot live from Lucky Cab's garage in Las Vegas, will feature the deconstruction of a Chevrolet Impala engine that ran for 120,079 miles as one of the taxis in Lucky Cab's fleet.


The live broadcast, which will be streamed online via Mobil 1's Facebook page and shown in ExxonMobil's booth at SEMA, will be hosted by ESPN/ABC NASCAR analyst/reporter Marty Smith. The broadcast will also feature the perspective of third-party lubricant technology expert Michael Pansza as well as that of Roger Hood, Mobil 1 technical advisor, and Chuck Goldmann, Mobil 1 global proof of performance team lead.


"The live engine teardown is an exciting opportunity for us to showcase the protection that Mobil 1 provides all vehicles, especially ones that are put through such grueling conditions like the fleet of Lucky Cab taxis," says Sean Houts, ExxonMobil Fuels & Lubricants, Americas Automotive Marketing. "We are so confident in how Mobil 1 will perform that we'll tear down an engine live. At the same time, there's no better atmosphere for such a broadcast than Las Vegas during SEMA, where some of the industry's most passionate and educated professionals convene."


Vehicles in Las Vegas face some of the harshest climate conditions anywhere. The combination of extremely high heat in the summer and near-freezing temperatures in the winter put significant pressure on motor oils to provide protection in the most grueling of circumstances. Paired with the stop-and-go traffic and constant running that a taxi cab engine endures, there are few vehicles that are put through more of a grind than Lucky Cab taxis.


"Our long-standing partnership with Mobil 1 has consistently provided our fleet with unmatched engine and wear protection," said Donald Chan, Lucky Cab general manager. "The detailed breakdown of this broadcast will give the audience an intimate peek into how fully synthetic motor oil can truly benefit and extend the life of an engine."









Cardlock Manager


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