March 14, 2018
RelaDyne, one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and industrial reliability services, has acquired T.A. Roberts Oil Company, a Northern Louisiana regional distributor of lubricants, DEF and related products. This acquisition strengthens RelaDyne’s geographical footprint in the Southeast region.
Founded in 1954, T.A. Roberts Oil Company primarily serves the automotive and commercial industries with its wide portfolio of fueling products and services as well as a premium selection of multi-industry lubricant products.
“Our partnership with RelaDyne is an exciting and welcome venture for T.A. Roberts,” said Rhonda Roberts, Vice President of T.A. Roberts Oil Company. “RelaDyne has a huge array of premium, industry-leading products that we are thrilled to have the opportunity to serve our customers with. The national brands of RelaDyne – DuraMAX and ALLFLEET – will be welcomed product lines for our customers throughout the Northern Louisiana region.”
“The acquisition of T.A. Roberts Oil Company illustrates our growing footprint and strength in the Southeast, especially within the state of Louisiana,” Larry Stoddard, RelaDyne President and CEO, stated to JobbersWorld. “With the existing capabilities of our Louisiana operations and the services and footprint that T.A. Roberts provides, we will continue to grow together.”
RelaDyne continues to be the “Acquirer of Choice” in the lubricants, fuel, and reliability segments. “The acquisition of T.A. Roberts Oil Company is our second acquisition of 2018,” said RelaDyne CSO, Jeff Hart. “We are continually looking to acquire leading businesses with great people and great customers – T.A. Roberts is a great example of this. RelaDyne has made significant investments in acquiring great companies and in our ability to integrate and grow these companies once they join RelaDyne. This dedication to integration and growth at RelaDyne has allowed us to accelerate our acquisition pace as we continue to create a national distribution platform.”
T.A. Roberts Oil Company was established in 1954, providing superior-quality fuel and lubricants to the Northern Louisiana market. T.A. Roberts is a proud third-generation, family-owned company specializing in the automotive, aviation, logging, and commercial industries. Those interested in more information can contact the Columbia, Louisiana and Grayson, Louisiana offices to learn more about the lubrication products, services and equipment offered.
RelaDyne, headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, is one of the nation’s leading providers of lubricants, fuels, diesel exhaust fluid (DEF), and reliability services for industrial, commercial, and automotive businesses in the United States. RelaDyne was formed in 2010 by the combination of four well-established industry-leading companies and has since grown to more than 60 locations by strategically acquiring other industry leaders in the lubricant, fuel distribution, and industrial service segments. For more information, visit www.RelaDyne.com.
New Tractor Hydraulic Fluid (THF) Labeling
The Petroleum Quality Institute of America (PQIA) published a story last week speaking about some of the new labels it recently observed in the market with the “303” designation. Although THF designated only as “303” has been banned for sale in the state of Missouri, the article points out that it is acceptable to use the “303” designation on THF labels in the state when the designation is preceded by the J20C, J20A, and/or J14B specification(s).
The PQIA also presented other THF labeling guidelines for marketers to use that help provide consumers with what they need to make an informed buying decision.