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PetroChoice Opens New Distribution Center


Oct 1, 2014

PetroChoice Acquires LubriCorp


June 23, 2014 

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- Phillips 66 Acquires Spectrum

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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

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ExMo Announces Price Increase


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CAM2 Inks Deal with ENI USA, R&M


April 1, 2014

Shell Announces Price Increase


March 20, 2014

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



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

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



- Valvoline Partners with Badger Lubrication Technologies


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October 30, 2014



American Refining Group, D-A Lubricant reach agreement on Brad Penn® Lubricants brand 


Two companies with long histories in the oil industry have reached an agreement to leverage their strengths. 


American Refining Group Inc. (ARG) has agreed in principle to sell the Brad Penn® Lubricants brand to D-A Lubricant Company Inc. The companies also have reached a blending and packaging agreement in which ARG will continue to blend and package most of the Brad Penn® Lubricants at the Bradford, Pa. facility. D-A will continue to serve the Brad Penn® distributor network with its lubricant products. Brad Penn® distributors will receive the same level of service they have experienced with ARG from D-A Lubricant.


"This agreement enables ARG to focus on what it does best, refining quality base oils and the blending and packaging of lubricants," said Jeannine Schoenecker, president and chief operating officer of ARG. "The blending and packaging agreement also contributes to our long-term strategic plan to internally blend a large majority of the base oils we produce in our refining process."


"This is a great opportunity for not only ARG and D-A, but for Brad Penn® and its distributors. This really is about commitment, growth and opportunity. By bringing together our collective capabilities, the Brad Penn® Lubricants brand is well positioned to build on its solid foundation," stated Tim Brown, ARG's executive vice president and chief strategy officer. 


"Combining D-A's nationwide salesforce with a respected and well-known brand such as Brad Penn® Lubricants is a natural fit," said Michael Protogere, D-A Lubricant's chief executive officer. "We gain access to ARG's refining capabilities and Brad Penn® has the benefit of our distribution network and 35-person sales force."

"It is D-A's intention to further the market share of the Brad Penn® Lubricants product line including its Penn Grade 1® High Performance Oils," said Gisela Miller, D-A's president and CFO. "The synergy between D-A and Brad Penn® advances both brands for much anticipated market penetration throughout North America and beyond. It is a fantastic addition to the D-A family and we are excited to have everyone on board."


The transition is expected to be complete by Dec. 31, 2014.




American Refining Group Inc. is a privately owned oil refinery in Bradford, Pa. Founded in 1881 at the beginning of the domestic oil boom, the Bradford refinery currently processes, light, sweet paraffinic crude; it is the oldest continuously operating lube oil refinery in North America.


Founded in 1919, D-A Lubricant Co. supplies lubricants to the heavy duty, automotive, industrial and original equipment manufacturer markets. D-A has distribution facilities in six states and ships lubrication products globally. The company is headquartered in Lebanon, Ind., in a state-of-the art, 250,000 square foot facility with manufacturing and packaging capabilities. 



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