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 the 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.