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June 23, 2014 

 - PPC Acquires Gress

- Phillips 66 Acquires Spectrum

- BP and Western Marketing 


June 13, 2014 

Father's Day Special Edition


June 11, 2014 

J.A.M. Acquires Jones Oil and High Tech Equipment


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



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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.

- Retail Prices Can be Telling




- Retail Prices Can be Telling

- 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 24, 2014 (Second Edition)



More on the PPC Acquisition of Jay Gress
JobbersWorld published a story earlier today about PPC's acquisition of Jay Gress. We received a number of calls and e-mails from readers interested in knowing more. So here it is...

PPC Lubricants acquired the assets (excluding real estate) of Jay Gress (Gress) on Friday, May 20, 2014. The Gress acquisition is the 28thdeal PPC has done since 2000, inclusive of 4 Castrol Direct sites and 1 SOPUS Direct site.


Jay Gress was a large family owned lubricant marketer in the Southeastern Pennsylvania region. The company had been in operation since 1933 and Jay Gress II ran the business for the past 54 years. In addition to SOPUS products, Gress marketed Service Pro and Total lubricants. Gress was also in the heating oil, HVAC and Pac Pride business. PPC, however, teamed with Shipley Energy and divested of these businesses concurrently while closing on the acquisition of the Gress Lubes business. 


David Klinger, President of PPC says, "The employee and customer centric philosophy Jay Gress and the culture that they created and fostered over the years fits perfectly with the philosophies and culture at PPC Lubricants. We welcome the Jay Gress employees and customers to the PPC family and we will continue to offer the highest quality products and a dedication to service to all Jay Gress customers."


Klinger says PPC will move the majority of the Gress lubes business to PPC's Warminster, PA facility, which is approximately 15 miles from the Gress site. And he adds, "Smaller portions of the lubes business will move to PPC's Jonestown, PA and its Baltimore, MD facilities." The acquisition includes PPC hiring twenty two key employees from Gress.


PPC is a 4th generation company owned by John Arnold. The company has five state-of-the art distribution facilities located in Jonestown, PA; Warminster, PA; Butler, PA; Washington, PA and Baltimore, MD. When taken together, these facilities have 2.5 million gallons in bulk storage capacity and over 300,000 sq. ft. of warehousing space.


PPC is one of the largest Castrol lubricant marketers in the country carrying PCMO, HDMO, and industrial lubricants. In addition, they had a large presence with SOPUS prior to the Gress deal. In addition to lubricants, PPC has two divisions including, PPC DEF Solutions, and PPC Natural Gas Solutions.


PPC DEF Solutions serves the growing demand for Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF).  The company markets Peak Blue DEF and has over 350,000 gallons of bulk DEF storage between its 5 facilities. PPC is contracted to package for Peak Blue DEF and also solutionizes DEF from dry urea prill at its Butler, PA facility.


PPC Natural Gas Solutions serves the growing natural gas drilling, fracking, midstream and distribution companies in the PA, OH and WV markets. This division operates dedicated delivery vehicles and personnel, bulk storage and distribution of methanol and TEG, molecular sieves, amines and oil field chemicals.


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