Sun Coast Resources, Inc. Announces the Acquisition of Southern Lubricants, Inc.
Sun Coast Resources, Inc. (“Sun Coast”), one of the nation’s leading wholesale petroleum and emergency fuel suppliers has acquired Southern Lubricants, Inc. (“Southern Lubricants”) of Columbia, South Carolina.
Prior to Sun Coast’s acquisition of Southern Lubricants, it was owned by Gene Rucker and his two daughters, Angie Rucker, and Lisa Axson. Since its inception in 1977, Southern Lubricants has focused on supplying high quality lubricants, DEF, additives and related products and excellent services to its customers and is a proud 1st Source Elite Chevron Lubrication Marketer. Southern Lubricants has a footprint that expands through all of South Carolina, the southern part of North Carolina, and eastern Georgia.
“The acquisition of Southern Lubricants provides great synergies between two family-owned businesses and serves as a springboard for our company’s expansion plans in the Southeastern United States. We are thrilled to welcome Southern Lubricants to our Sun Coast family and look forward to providing their existing customers with the outstanding service they have come to rely on for the past 45 years,” stated Charlie Cady, Vice President of Business Development at Sun Coast.
“We are excited to have found the right partner in Sun Coast to continue serving our loyal customers. Sun Coast’s values align well with our values as a family-owned company, and our staff is very pleased to join such an impressive team. There is a bright future ahead for Sun Coast’s expansion, and we are thrilled to be part of it,” stated Gene Rucker, CEO and President of Southern Lubricants.
About Sun Coast Resources, Inc.
Sun Coast Resources, Inc.: Founded in Houston, Texas by Kathy Lehne in 1985, Sun Coast operates from 20 locations in Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, North & South Carolina, and currently has nearly 1,100 employees. It is one of the largest privately held companies in Houston.
Sun Coast delivers approximately 800 million gallons of petroleum products annually and is one of the largest distributors of Chevron lubrication products in the United States. Sun Coast has more than 750 delivery and service vehicles, plus over 7,000 fuel and lubricant storage tanks on loan to customers to provide outstanding inventory control and delivery efficiency.
Sun Coast provides fuel, lubricants, renewables, DEF, chemicals, additives, propane, potable water, transportation services, and equipment to a diversified customer base, including the oilfield services industry, utilities, governmental agencies, communication companies, railroad transportation companies, manufacturing plants, environmental remediation companies, sports complexes, hotels, mines, marine accounts, construction firms, demolition companies, delivery services, convenience stores, card locks and numerous other commercial operations. Sun Coast is also one of the largest emergency fuel providers during periods when disasters create power interruptions, supply outages or fuel access restrictions.