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Valor Oil acquires Ford’s Fuel Service, Inc of Loris, SC

Valor Oil announces the purchase of Loris, SC based Ford’s Fuel Service, Inc. assets effective December 15, 2021. “We at Valor Oil can’t tell you how excited we are to have this opportunity to continue the work of such well‐respected and well‐run business. The Ford’s have been a partner with us on our Renegade Racing Fuels since 2005. Their location gives us a strategic footprint in the home of race country. We also look forward for the opportunity to grow our fuels and lubricants business in the region.” said Valor President, Josh Emmick.

The Ford family has been a prominent petroleum wholesale distributor in the Carolinas since 1923. Frankie and Bunky Ford have grown the business tremendously since taking over operations from their father, Frank Senior. Ford’s provides services to retail, commercial, industrial, agricultural, oil heat and governmental customers with unbranded and branded fuels, lubricants, and race fuels. Ford’s sold their propane business in October 2021 to Blossman Propane.


Left to right: Frankie Ford Senior, Bunky Ford, Frankie Ford Jr, Josh Emmick, Gary Emmick

Valor Oil is a 3rd generation family‐owned company based in Owensboro, Kentucky and is a full‐line petroleum distributor and C‐store operator. They have physical presence in Owensboro, Bowling Green, Louisville, Florence and Maysville Kentucky. Their services provide fuels, additives, lubricants, racing fuels and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) – as well as innovative, cost‐saving services – to gas stations, convenience stores, and a wide variety of businesses in the commercial, industrial, marine, mining, oil heat and farming sectors in Kentucky, Central Tennessee, Southern Indiana, Southern Illinois and Southern Ohio. With products ranging from a full line of Chevron, PetroCanada and private label lubricants, to top tier branded gas, to high‐performance racing fuels and oils, Valor Oil has become one of the premier fuel and lubricant distributors in the region. Through its company operated HOP Shop convenience stores Valor directly serves the motoring public with clean and inviting stores providing quality gasolines and well stocked facilities at competitive prices.

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