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Shifting Dynamics for Finished Lubes

Organic growth may not be in the cards for the lubes industry, but the market is far from stagnant, Annie Jarquin of Kline & Co. told the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association’s members at their annual meeting last week. Read More

Q3 Wrap-up: Heritage-Crystal Clean, WD-40

Sales for Heritage-Crystal Clean’s oil business segment were flat for the quarter ending Sept. 10, and WD-40 posted increased net income for the quarter ending Aug. 31, the fourth quarter of its fiscal year, compared to a year earlier. Read More

Briefly Noted

Chevron Base Oils renewed its contract for European distribution with Daresbury, U.K.-based base oil and additive distribution company Multisol Group. As part of the extension to 2019, the territories covered will include the Balkan countries of Croatia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia and Slovakia.  Kadex Aero Supply – with locations in Peterborough, Ontario, and Calgary, Alberta – will distribute Shell Aviation’s Aeroshell line of lubricants, greases and fluids in Canada. Jiffy Lube franchisee Atlantic Coast Enterprises LLC – with 61 stores in Florida, the Carolinas and western Massachusetts – acquired nine Jiffy Lube quick lube facilities in Massachusetts and Connecticut from F.L. Roberts and Co. Inc.