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May 23, 2014

- Chevron Announces Price Increase

- Price Increase Summary


May 5, 2014

- More Lubricant Price Increases

- CAM2 Purchases Vicksburg Blend/Packaging Plant


April 25, 2014

ExMo Announces Price Increase


April, 22, 2014

Pennzoil PurePlus Technology

Chevron intros "PickPack"



April 8, 2014

CAM2 Inks Deal with ENI USA, R&M


April 1, 2014

Shell Announces Price Increase


March 20, 2014

- PQIA issues Don't Buy on Orbit

- Smitty's Adds Two to its Management Team


March 3, 2014

- CAM2 Acquired by Jack Baker and other investors

- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Acquires United Petroleum Company



Eastman to Acquire Aviation Turbine Oil Business from BP

January 16, 2014 

Thwaites and Vintage Acquire Ownership of LSC


December 18, 2013

- Western Marketing Achieves Highest Chevron Lubricant Recognition- - Winning the Eagle Award Two Consecutive Years Running


- News12 Presents an Eye Opening, Three Part Series about Bad Motor Oils on Shelves



December 12, 2013  

- News12 Presents an Eye Opening, Three Part Series about Bad Motor Oils on Shelves



December 10, 2013

- Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. Acquires Bel-Ray Company, Inc.

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- Chevron Announces October 2013 Inductees to the Delo Sponsored Million Mile Club  




- Warren Oil Start Up New Grease Plant

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

- Mobil 1 Proves Performance with Live Engine Teardown 




- Michigan Orders Another Bad Motor Oil off Its Shelves



- Clean Harbors Announces Acquisition of Evergreen Oil

- Michigan Takes Action to Protect Car Owners From Bad Oil. Orders City Star/Star Petroleum Motor Oils and ATFs off the Shelves!



- More Prices Increases; Price Increase Summary



- Shell Announces Lubricant Price Increase 

- Chevron Recognizes Glockner Oil Company for Strong Lubricant Sales Performance 



- GH Berlin - Windward Acquires Industrial and Commercial Lubricants Business of the Sandri Companies



- Valvoline Partners with Badger Lubrication Technologies


- CITGO® Lubricants Receives GE Jenbacher Approval for Pacemaker® GEO LFG LA 40























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June 13, 2014



Happy Father's Day

A Father's Day Tribute to the Dads and Granddads in the lubricants business. 


JobbersWorld published a special edition on June 11, 2014

asking our readers to shine a light on their Dads and Granddads with pictures and memories about those that had an impact on our lives and the lubricant's business.  


Some of what we learned is said in the tributes below. Tributes that speak volumes about the impact fathers, mothers, aunts, uncles, brothers, sisters, and others have on our lives. Tributes that too often go unsaid. With that...


Happy Father's Day.




Wendy Warren-Spell

Christian and Greyson Spell


Warren Oil Company's owner had a vision; I know because he is my father.


My father, Irvin Warren, worked hard day and night. I watched and worked beside him every summer and after school. He taught me the company and the oil industry. Nothing was ever easy for him, or us.  


My father always told me you cannot know a company unless you start from the beginning and that's where he started me.


I still have dreams of putting the old paper cans on the line by hand at age 7. At that time, it seemed the only thing I was learning was torture. But I was wrong, because he was teaching me more, much more!    


An early part of what I was learning came a few months later when I was with my father in a line at Red & White grocery store. There was a man standing in front of us with two cans of our oil. My father tapped him on the shoulder and asked him about the product. He told him that I helped put the cans on the line. The man thanked us for helping him save money.  


That was my first memory of being proud of hard work and how proud I was to have a father that wanted to help people save money.  


Through the years, my father has shown my family that hard work and giving back to your community is what life is about and the way you grow.   


My father never forgets his roots as the son of a farmer and the community that he came from. He still loves to ride tractors with his grandsons and talk to people in stores that are looking at his products or buying them. Family, passion and love created Warren Oil Company but it took my father to bring them all together and teach me what it means.  


We love you dad and granddaddy!



Jeff Hart

EVP - Business Development

RelaDyne, LLC 


Dear Dad...


I wanted to wish you a happy father's day and thank you for being such an incredible role model to myself and so many others. 


So let me tell you the short version of the story...  


Ray Battersby is my father-in-law... but I proudly consider and call him my Dad.  Ray grew up in Chicago as an Orphan, raised by Catholic priests and nuns.  At age 18 he went on to the Navy and served in WW2.  Back to Chicago post war, Ray needed a job and ended up working for Sinclair Oil delivering home heating oil.  A couple years later, Sinclair made their drivers owner operators and Ray had an idea...  Deliver for Sinclair during the day and at night crawl into the new homes being built in Chicago and put a sticker on the oil tank so they know who to call when they needed oil. 


Well it worked.


In 1954 Mid-Town Petroleum was formed and Ray ran a great fuel and lubricants business for many years.  His son, Bill Battersby, ran the business through the 80s and 90s and Ray continued to work there.  I had the privilege of running the business from 2002-2010 and Ray continued to work there.   In 2010, we sold the business and became one of the founding companies of RelaDyne ( and today Ray continues to work there as a valuable employee doing building, pump and truck maintenance as well as anything he is asked to do.  Ray has been part of this great company and great industry for over 60 years.  He celebrated his 88 birthday last month at work (picture).


So Dad, I have to say that you have taught me more about business than anyone else.  More importantly, you showed me what determination, loyalty and integrity mean from a man that displays it every day in everything he does.  Thank you for being such a great Dad, thank you for teaching me the business and thank you for showing me what it takes to be a great man.


Happy Father's Day!

Love, Jeff  
Bob Stolz  

Chevron, GM North America Sales



My father always taught me to see the "good" in everyone.   Never does he share a negative judgment.  As a result he always builds enduring relationships with family members, co-workers, and his volunteer organization members.   He continues an optimistic view of life and even enjoys a 60mph jet ski ride at the age of 92 from time-to-time.  


Happy Father's Day! 




Meg Fenderson 

Director of Management Information Services 

GH Berlin Windward 


We're so grateful for our Dad (and Mom) and what they taught us in life and in business. By example, they taught us to work hard, to be motivated, innovative, enthusiastic and genuine. Dad taught us to take care of the customer and the customer will take care of you, while Mom taught us that cash is king. A winning combination, wouldn't you say?


Though they no longer have to report for duty at the office every day, our parents continue to show us the way by embracing life, being active in their community and spending time with family.


Happy Father's Day!



Pictured above:  

Captain G. David Fenderson USNR Ret. 

President, Maine Lubrication Service

District Sales Manager, Texaco   




Lindsay Baker Hegna, 

Vice President Sales & Marketing, CAM2 International  


I was writing my dad's Father's Day card when I received the Happy Father's Day edition of JobbersWorld... it struck a chord with me.

My dad (Jack Baker) has been in the lubricant business for 40 years, first with Sun Oil selling CAM2 and then helped start CAM2 when the brand was purchased from Sun Oil in 1984. I was 4 years old at that time (please don't do the math). Back then, my dad ran CAM2 out of our basement and my sisters and I often helped pack sample cases of oil in our garage. That's us in the picture below; I am the little sister in the back, and more recently, standing with my dad.



Thanks to my dad, I learned not only the value of hard work, but how that hard work and dedication could pay off and grow a business to where CAM2 is today. I am honored each and every day that I get to work at CAM2 alongside my dad. I value the extra time I get to spend with him, but also the knowledge and lessons that I learn from him every day. My dad often quips that his father would always say to him "you can't go to bed at night unless you learn at least one thing each day" - I am always pleased each day that I learn something from him and I know that my grandpa would be proud of him as well. I feel tremendously blessed each day to be a part of CAM2 and what my dad has built. I work tirelessly every day to put into practice the lessons and values my dad has taught me to help CAM2 be successful.


Happy Father's Day. 



Matt Cullen


Dion & Sons and Sawyer Petroleum


About 35 years ago, after many years as a successful executive in the petroleum business, my Father (Pat Cullen), decided to make his own mark on our industry.  He purchased a small but successful jobber, M.O. Dion & Sons, from the Dion family.   


My Dad then began his journey of building a business on the principles that he believed in strongly:   


1) Capturing value added service niches

2) Treating employees with dignity and respect; and  

3) Providing exemplary service to customers.   



Over the next 20+ years he accomplished just this, teaching me and many others valuable lessons about succeeding in business and succeeding as a person.  During this same time, Pat assumed several leadership roles with CIOMA and POC and was instrumental to the growth and development of these organizations.   


My Father built the foundation that has made Dion & Sons and Sawyer Petroleum the industry leading organizations they are today. He laid the ground work and we have executed his plans.  We are thankful for his efforts and for the daily guidance he still provides each and every day.

Most of all, I am thankful that he is my Father.   


Happy Father's Day Dad.





Tom Goodspeed, President

R. E. Goodspeed & Sons Distributing Inc.


Pictured below is my father, R.E. (Ray) Goodspeed with my brothers and myself, from left to right, John , Buck, and Tom. The picture was taken in Salome (where she danced) Arizona in 1959, my father's first distributorship after running my grandfather's Standard Oil of CA bulk plant in Clifton AZ. for 10 years.  




My dad went on to be a commissioned agent  for SOCO in Huntington Beach, Oceanside, El Cajon, and finally landing in the Victor Valley in 1975. R.E. Goodspeed & Sons Distributing Inc. was founded in 1980, Ray retired in 1990 when the "boys" took over and are now running the business in Hesperia CA. Ray's grandson Trevor in also in the business making it a 4th generation oil company. 


Happy Father's Day!




Gary Wood



Attached are a picture of my dad, Seth A. Wood from East Providence, RI and a picture of the family gas stations, together on the same corner and finally a picture of my grandmother Etta Steere Wood.


Grandma, a graduate of Bryant College, class of 1915, and my grandfather, also Seth, opened a lunchroom and filling station and then another filling station and then another at the same intersection in RI, incorporating in 1923.


Dad came along in 1924 and grew in the business as you can see from the station pictures. He's one from the right and my aunt is third from the left. To the right of my aunt is my grandfather and grandmother.


Dad worked the same piece of property from a young boy of 6 or 7 until he retired at around 65 years with a "big red horse" on his uniform, starting as a filling station and working it into a giant 24 hour fueling station with repair and towing as well as a Mobil heating oil dealer and Mobil TBA Distributor (tires, batteries & accessories). His only break from working constantly at the station, was a tour in the Army Air Core during WWII where he earned the Distinguished Flying Cross as a flight engineer in a B-24 bomber.



The days were quite different then, with loyalty and company pride being an amazing force.


Happy Father's Day!





My grandfather also worked for Texaco.... Happy Father's day to each and all in the picture below:






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