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- Castrol Announces 90-Second Oil Change Technology
- Warren Oil Steps up with First API Licensed SAE 0W-16 Full Synthetic PCMO
- Chevron Debuts ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants and Services

- Smitty's Supply Names Chad Tate as President

- Vesco Oil Corporation Acquires 

- Chevron's Jim McGeehan retires
- Curt Knapp Rejoins Warren Distribution 

- Parman Energy Establishes ESOP
- Peak Commercial & Industrial enters stationary gas engine oil market with Q8  partnership
- Amalie Awarded Vendor of the Year by the Parts House

- Bullsye Fined $711K for violating state's weights and measures
- RelaDyne Acquires RediFuel

- RelaDyne Rings in the New Year with Multiple Acquisitions
- More Price Decreases


Jan 16, 2015

- Castrol and Valvoline also Move Prices Down

- Summary of Major Moves


- (evening edition)
Add Shell to the List of Decreases

- ExxonMobil  and Phillips 66 Follow Chevron with Price Reductions


- Chevron - First to Move Prices... Down


Shell Lubricants Americas Challenges Distributors,

Celebrates Top Performers with Travel Award


- Western Marketing receives highest Chevron Lubricant Recognition Award three years running!


RelaDyne Launches Online Ordering to Customers


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


Oct. 6, 2014 

- PetroChoice Opens New Distribution Center


Oct 1, 2014 

- PetroChoice Acquires LubriCorp


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



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.

- 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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November 2, 2015  



PetroChoice Acquires Badger Lubrication Technologies, Inc. in Wisconsin and Yankee Point Lubricants In Pennsylvania
PetroChoice Expands its Sales and Distribution Footprint in Wisconsin With its Purchase of Badger Lubrication of Milwaukee and Strengthens its Market Position in Pennsylvania with the Purchase of Yankee Point Lubricants.
PetroChoice, a leading provider of lubrication solutions, announced today that it has acquired Badger Lubrication Technologies, Inc., headquartered in Milwaukee, WI.  PetroChoice is focused on acquiring best-in-class lubricant distributors to expand both its service offering as well as its geographic footprint.  "Badger is a great family owned company whose core values include a deep dedication to its employees, a commitment to building strong customer relationships and an unwavering focus on quality.  This makes them a natural fit to grow with PetroChoice," said Steve King, Executive Vice President (EVP) of PetroChoice's West Division.  

Mike Havenga, Regional Vice President (RVP) of PetroChoice's West Division added, "The Halvorson Family has built a great company that already approaches the Lubricants industry in a way reflective of PetroChoice. Because of this, their work ethic and resultant customer loyalty, I am comfortable that we will have a great transition and experience continued growth in the Wisconsin marketplace." 
From Left to Right: Mike Havenga - RVP West Division PetroChoice, Nicole Halvorson - Sales Manager, Jeremy Halvorson - Facility Manager, Mavis Halvorson - Consultant, PetroChoice (Formerly Badger CEO), Steve King - EVP West Division PetroChoice

The Halvorson Family will continue to be active in the company. Mavis Halvorson, the former CEO of Badger, will continue as a Consultant with PetroChoice, while Nicole and Jeremy Halvorson will assume the roles of Sales Manager and Facility Manager respectively for the Milwaukee location. Says Mavis, "Partnering with PetroChoice gives us ready access to technology, industry experience and resources to support our growth and take our business to the next level."
Badger Lubrication Technologies, Inc. is a high quality full service distributor operating primarily in Wisconsin.  The company provides a broad range of lubricants and specialty products for the passenger vehicle lubricant (PVL), commercial, and industrial markets.  Their distribution reach today covers much of Eastern and Southeastern Wisconsin and a small portion of Northern Illinois.  "Acquiring Badger expands our footprint in Wisconsin, and allows us to expand on our gains in the region around Milwaukee and Chicago," said Mike Havenga.  Jeremy and Nicole Halvorson agreed and added that they are excited to join the PetroChoice team and believe that their extensive knowledge and experience will help PetroChoice grow in the future.
The Yankee Point Lubricants Acquisition: 
On September 28, 2015 Steve Henderson sold his company, Yankee Point Lubricants, to PetroChoice after 15 years in the Philadelphia regional market. "With a strong presence in the PVL market including repair, tire, and muffler shops, Yankee Point is a nice addition to our overall marketing plan for growth at PetroChoice," said Fran Orobono Jr., RVP of the East Division of PetroChoice. He added, "Steve has developed a strong loyal customer base and will remain with PetroChoice as the primary point of contact for them."
Mr. Henderson commented, "This was not an easy decision as there were a few companies that I was considering selling to, but after getting to know PetroChoice over the past year I felt they were the best fit to take my company to the next level.  My customers will benefit immensely from this new opportunity."

About PetroChoice:
PetroChoice is a leading value-added provider of petroleum based lubrication products and services with 29 locations throughout the Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, and South-East Regions.  The Company provides its customers with Lubrication Solutions to meet their Safety, Savings, and Sustainability goals.  PetroChoice distributes an extensive product offering of lubricants, coolants, metalworking fluids, equipment, heaters, lifts, auto-lube and filtration systems, and contamination control devices backed by unmatched technical expertise and services.  
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