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Walthall Oil Company Acquires Kunkle Oil Company of Newberry, South Carolina

Walthall Oil Company, a third-generation family business and leader in the southeast in supplying Mobil™ lubricants, fuels, Diesel Exhaust Fluid and Industrial Reliability Services, announced today that it acquired Kunkle Oil Company located in Newberry, SC. This acquisition complements Walthall’s existing geography as they move into the Carolinas and expand upon their winning proposition which aims to advance customers’ mobility, productivity and sustainability ambitions through rewarding Mobil™ brand experiences.

Kunkle Oil Company has been serving their customers for over 46 years as a respected Mobil distributor who maintains a customer-focused approach. By joining Walthall Oil Company, the Kunkle team will be able to leverage the latest technology alongside world-class support through Walthall’s reliability services team powered by Mobil Serv SM.

“We are very excited to be joining the Walthall team while continuing to work in the business to provide value to our customers,” said Karol Kunkle of Kunkle Oil Company. “We selected Walthall Oil Company as the best-suited company to acquire our family business and we are confident they will continue to take great care of our wonderful customers while growing the business in the process. I’d like to thank all of our customers for your business and we look forward to working together moving forward with Walthall Oil Company.”

“We’re excited about welcoming Karol & Kevin Kunkle alongside the rest of the team and customers to be part of the Walthall family,” stated Wesley Walthall, Vice President of Sales at Walthall Oil Company. “Kunkle Oil Company has always been a strong Mobil lubricants distributor and we are honored to continue and build upon their legacy in the markets they serve.”

Karol Kunkle with Kunkle Oil Company and Frank Walthall, III, CEO of Walthall Oil Company

“ExxonMobil is fortunate to be represented by the finest independent lubricants distributors in North America and throughout the world,” said Nathaniel Hedman, lubricants sales manager for North America at ExxonMobil. “We are pleased to continue our legacy of providing a rewarding Mobil™ brand experience with Walthall and the fine people of Kunkle Oil Company.”

About Walthall Oil Company

Walthall Oil Company is a third-generation family business that began in 1952 in Macon, Ga. After proudly serving Middle Georgia customers for years, Walthall Oil Company added locations in Atlanta and Camilla, Georgia as well as Jacksonville, Florida, positioning themselves to best serve their growing customer base. In recognition of their customer-first approach and industry excellence, Walthall Oil Company is a three-time winner of ExxonMobil’s Gold Circle of Excellence award, which is awarded to the top performing lubricants distributors in the network.  

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