WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Feb 25, 2014) - Universal Lubricants® today officially began operations in a new distribution center in Baton Rouge, La. The 12,000-square-foot facility, located at 9262 South Choctaw Drive, is the company's first in Louisiana.
A manufacturer and distributor of high quality proprietary lubricants, Universal Lubricants has served the needs of heavy-duty equipment operators, fleet managers and auto service centers throughout the country for more than 85 years.
The Baton Rouge facility will serve Universal Lubricants' customers in Louisiana and Mississippi. The center will distribute the company's branded and proprietary lubricants, including the Dyna-Plex 21C®, Universal® and Eco Ultra® lines of engine oils, greases and transmission fluids. These products are engineered and manufactured specifically for all areas of industry, including construction, trucking, agriculture and mining, as well as passenger cars.
"We are excited to expand our footprint in the Southeast where we have been building relationships with local customers for many years," said Rick Palmore, Universal Lubricants' vice president of distribution and sales. "Our products and services go beyond simply selling motor oils and other lubricants. Lubricants are the lifeblood of any engine or piece of machinery. Getting closer to our customers means we can offer more technical assistance and preventative maintenance advice. The Southeast represents a tremendous growth market for our company and we look forward to bringing high quality, high performance products to even more local businesses."
About Universal Lubricants
Founded in 1929, Universal Lubricants is a driving force in used oil collection, base oil refining and distribution. Through its closed loop process, the company collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own engine oils and lubricants -- never losing guardianship within the chain -- to ensure that every quart is of the highest quality for optimal performance. Universal Lubricants operates 34 facilities nationally, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kan. A leader in research and development, Universal Lubricants is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. For more information visit www.universallubes.com.