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Warren Distribution Opens New Lubricants Blending Plant In Houston, Texas

lo res - Front of New Warren Distribution Plant, Houston, Texas

Warren Distribution announced today that it has completed and commissioned its fourth lubricants blending plant. This new plant in Houston, Texas, located at 910 Rankin Road just minutes west of George Bush International Airport, will supply Automotive, Commercial and Industrial lubricants throughout the Gulf Coast Region that will be shipped in bulk transports and packaged in totes, drums, and pails. It has initial annual blending capacity of 8 million gallons and is scalable to 20 million gallons with additional infrastructure investment. This addition increases the Company’s blending capacity to over 100 million gallons per year from plants in Iowa, West Virginia, Alabama and, now, Texas.

lo res - Side View of New Warren Distribution Blend Plant, Houston, Texas

“We are very proud of the team that engineered and built this plant to include some of the latest innovations and technology that will make this most efficient plant in the Industry. And the quality of our products will be second to none,” said Donna Weeda, chief operating officer for operations. “We selected Texas for this plant because there is substantial growth in demand for lubricants due to exploding business and population growth in the Lone Star State. And Houston is the perfect hub for servicing the entire Texas market and surrounding States,” said Curt Knapp, chief operating officer for sales & supply. “Customer response has already exceeded our expectations. With this new plant, we will expand sales of our industry-leading quality products and superior service to existing customers with operations in the region and new local customers that we haven’t been able to serve in the past.”

About Warren Distribution
Warren Distribution is a family-owned business that was founded over 97 years ago in 1922 by the grandfather of Robert Schlott, the current Chairman and CEO. Now, it’s the largest private label blender and one of the largest independent motor oil, lubricants and automotive chemicals manufacturers and suppliers in North America. The Company is the private label supplier for some of the largest retailers, marketers and lubricants distributors in North America and has customers in more than 30 countries. It has the capacity to produce 100 million gallons of bulk and packaged lubricants from more than 1,100,000 square feet manufacturing and distribution facilities in Iowa, West Virginia, Alabama and Texas. The headquarters office is in Omaha, NE.

Round 2 Lubricant Price Increase Summary

CompanyAnnounced DateEffective DateIncrease
Sinclair Lubricants2/12/20183/1/2018up to 5%
CAM23/1/20183/24/20184 to 10%
Smitty’s Supply3/1/20183/24/20184 to 10%
Pinnacle Oil3/2/20183/19/20185 to 10%
Allegheny Petroleum3/5/20183/24/20184 to 8%
Advanced Lubrication Specialities (ALS) 3/29/20186 to 9%
Sunoco 3/29/20186 to 9%
Chemlube3/7/20183/26/20185 to 8%
Reliance Fluid Technologies (RFT)3/7/20184/9/20184 to 9%
Sunbelt Lubricants3/8/20183/21/20186 to 8%
PennStar3/9/20183/19/20186 to 10%
Martin Lubricants3/12/20184/16/20184 to 10%
Warren Distribution3/12/20184/9/20185 to 8%
Maverick Performance Products3/7/20183/26/20185 to 8%
Royal Mfg3/13/20184/2/20183 to 8%
Omni Specialty Packaging 4/23/20185 to 8%
ExxonMobil3/22/20184/23/2018up to 10%
Warren Oil3/23/20184/23/20183 to 8%
Chevron3/28/20185/7/2018up to 10%
Nu-Tier3/28/20184/16/20186 to 8%
Total3/29/20184/30/20183 to 5%
Shell4/4/20185/7/2018up to 10%
Phillips 664/5/20185/14/2018up to 10%
 Safety-Kleen 4/5/2018 5/7/2018up to 10%


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