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Volume 2 Issue 32

Dion & Sons Cancels VP Racing Fuels Distributor Agreement; Sues VP

On June 4, 2019, M.O. Dion & Sons Inc., and its division Amber Racing Services, decided that they will no longer sell any product manufactured or distributed by VP Racing Fuels, Inc., and cancelled and terminated its Distributor Agreement with VP Racing Fuels, Inc. In addition, on June 5, 2019, M.O. Dion & Sons Inc., and its division Amber Racing Services, filed a lawsuit against VP Racing Fuels and certain of its officers in Los Angeles Superior Court, Case No. 19STCV19662.

The lawsuit alleges claims for breach of contract, breach of warranty, fraud, unfair business competition, and false advertising, among others.

M.O. Dion & Sons Inc. and Amber Racing Services will continue to support its race fuel customers with its F&L Race Fuel line of products. F&L Race Fuels are now supplied by a new reputable and well known manufacturer of high quality race fuels. The F&L Race Fuel line will be expanded to a full product line to meet the range of needs of its customers.

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About Amber Racing Services
Amber Racing Services, a division of Dion & Sons, Inc. has been proudly supporting the Southern California and Baja racing communities since 2002. Today Amber Racing Services stocks a complete product line of F&L Racing Fuels with delivery anywhere in the United States and in Baja Mexico.

JAX INC. Announces Environmentally Acceptable Wire Rope Lube

The product is the first of a new line of products the company is launching to support the marine industry. JAX VG-Plus Wire Rope Lube 00 is an EAL, Vessel General Permit (VGP) compliant wire rope and cable grease designed to provide excellent rust and corrosion protection while minimizing both internal and external wear.

“Of course it’s important that our VG-Plus products meet the VGP requirements for biodegradability, toxicity, and bioaccumulation”, said Chris Foti, technical director at JAX, “but the main focus is to develop products that deliver exceptional performance in the harsh conditions encountered in marine applications, especially in saltwater environments.”

Most wire ropes and cables in the marine industry operate in environments that present extreme challenges for a lubricant. They are often exposed to weather and corrosive seawater and a wide variety of loads and pressures. That’s why JAX VG-Plus Wire Rope Lube 00 offers excellent water resistance, superior rust and corrosion protection, and exceptional antiwear performance.

JAX Wire Rope Lube 00 also meets the technical definitions and requirements as defined by the US EPA VGP Section 2.2.9 intended to reduce the environmental impact of lubricant discharges on the aquatic ecosystem. This becomes especially important for port operators because of the wide variety of equipment utilizing wire rope and cable and the penalties associated with lubricant discharges.

For more information, visit www.jax.com.

About JAX

JAX INC. is a recognized global leader in high technology lubricants for industry with a particular development expertise in specialty industrial lubricants and lubricants for food and beverage processors. The first branded lubricant approved for use in USDA inspected processing facilities in 1962 was JAX Magna-Plate 8 which helped usher in a new era of food safety. Founded in 1955, the company has researched and developed scores of specialty lubricants for diverse OEM machinery applications worldwide. Pressure-Lube Inc., under the same ownership structure, develops and packages lubricants in aerosol and other small packaging for the JAX brand and private labels. The company operates three locations in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Sacramento, California and Nashville, Tennessee.

Add Valvoline to Round 2 of 2019 Lubricant Price Increases

Valvoline Announced on June 6, 2019 it will increase prices on branded and private label packaged lubricants by up to 10%, effective August 12, 2019. The company attributes the price increase to rising raw material costs associated with manufacturing and distribution.
 
The following is a summary of all price changes and adjustments reported by JobbersWorld in Rounds 1 and 2.

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