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Brakes Plus Commits to Environmental Sustainability With Eco Ultra Motor Oil
Brakes Plus Commits to Environmental Sustainability With Eco Ultra Motor Oil

WICHITA, KS --(Marketwired - Aug. 27, 2014) - Brakes Plus, which serves nearly 40,000 customer vehicles per month, is now exclusively offering Eco Ultra -- a proprietary line of sustainable motor oils from Universal Lubricants -- at all 67 of its brake repair and automotive maintenance facilities across the country.

Universal Lubricants Joins America Recycles Day Campaign to Promote Benefits of Recycling Used Motor Oil
Universal Lubricants Joins America Recycles Day Campaign to Promote Benefits of Recycling Used Motor Oil

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) - Shhh...your motor oil is talking to you. It wants you to join the more than 2.1 million people who plan to participate in America Recycles Day, sponsored by Keep America Beautiful, on Nov. 15. Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, is adopting this year's campaign theme, "I Want to Be Recycled," to help raise awareness of the importance of recycling...

Universal Lubricants Sells Four Branches of Its Subsidiary RS Used Oil Services to Heritage-Crystal Clean
Universal Lubricants Sells Four Branches of Its Subsidiary RS Used Oil Services to Heritage-Crystal Clean

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com), a recognized leader in environmental services and the manufacturing and distribution of quality proprietary lubricants, today announced that is has closed an asset purchase agreement to sell four RS Used Oil Services locations to Heritage-Crystal Clean LLC (http://www.crystal-clean.com/). RS Used Oil Services is a subsidiary of Universal...

Universal Lubricants Names Murray VP of Environmental Services
Universal Lubricants Names Murray VP of Environmental Services

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 29, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the promotion of environmental industry veteran Ned Murray to vice president of environmental services. Murray now is responsible for the company's environmental and industrial services division, including, used oil and filter collection, vacuum services, industrial cleaning, environmental project...

Universal Lubricants' Maloney Appointed to ILMA Board
Universal Lubricants' Maloney Appointed to ILMA Board

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 22, 2013) - Michael B. Maloney II, Universal Lubricants® director of government accounts and strategic sales, has been appointed to the Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association (ILMA) board of directors, the company announced today.

Universal Lubricants Names Thomas Fredrickson VP of Human Resources
Universal Lubricants Names Thomas Fredrickson VP of Human Resources

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 15, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the appointment of utility services veteran Thomas Fredrickson as the company's new vice president of human resources. A member of Universal Lubricants' executive team, Fredrickson is an experienced executive who has serviced thousands of employees in nearly 20 years as a senior human resources...

Universal Lubricants Reports Wastewater Treatment Is Key Step in Company's Closed Loop Process, Lube Industry Support
Universal Lubricants Reports Wastewater Treatment Is Key Step in Company's Closed Loop Process, Lube Industry Support

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Oct 9, 2013) - Helping the auto service and lube industry responsibly dispose of used oil is just one aspect of the closed loop system that makes Universal Lubricants a leader in sustainable energy solutions. Today the company reported that it also reclaims and responsibly treats nearly 12 million gallons of oily water each year, another by-product of the oil change process.

Universal Lubricants Offers Cold Weather Tips to Ensure Top Engine Performance All Year Long
Universal Lubricants Offers Cold Weather Tips to Ensure Top Engine Performance All Year Long

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Sep 26, 2013) - As cold weather approaches for much of the country, Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, issued a series of operating tips to help fleet owners avoid catastrophic engine failure in heavy equipment and passenger vehicles. "Prevention starts with awareness," said Sonny Mays, Universal Lubricants' director of heavy duty technical sales.

Universal Lubricants Begins Next Chapter With New Website and Renewed Commitment to Closed Loop Innovation
Universal Lubricants Begins Next Chapter With New Website and Renewed Commitment to Closed Loop Innovation

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Sep 5, 2013) - Building on a tradition of innovation that began in 1929, Universal Lubricants® today unveiled a renovated website that represents the next chapter in the company's evolution from a trusted lubricant producer and distributor to a fully integrated, closed loop leader in renewable energy solutions.

Universal Lubricants Trademarks Product of Its Closed Loop Process
Universal Lubricants Trademarks Product of Its Closed Loop Process

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - In one of the country's best examples of industrial ecology, Universal Lubricants®, (http://www.universallubes.com/) a leader in sustainable energy solutions, collects used waste oil and turns it into crystal-clear re-refined base oil that meets the industry's highest standards for purity and performance. Today, the company announced that it has trademarked that base oil as...

Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Earns GM dexos1 License
Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Earns GM dexos1 License

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Aug 13, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced that its Eco Ultra® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil has been awarded a dexos1® license for meeting the rigorous quality requirements for use in General Motors (GM) gasoline engines. The first Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend dexos1 5W-30 Motor Oil went into production this week at the company's state-of-the-art...

Universal Lubricants' Customers Report Green Is Good for Business
Universal Lubricants' Customers Report Green Is Good for Business

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Aug 8, 2013) - It's not a fad. Auto dealers and shop owners across the country increasingly report to Universal Lubricants that offering its high performance eco-friendly line of sustainable motor oils and transmission fluids is good for business.

The company's Eco Ultra® (www.ecoultraoil.com) products are made from crystal clear, re-refined base oil that's purified and then blended with...

Thousands Declare Energy Independence in Universal Lubricants'
Thousands Declare Energy Independence in Universal Lubricants' "Great American Oil Change for Good" Summer Facebook Sweepstakes

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jul 25, 2013) - The results are in. More than 10,000 motorists took a stand against foreign oil and declared their personal energy independence this summer by participating in the national "Great American Oil Change for Good!" Facebook sweepstakes (http://www.facebook.com/ecoultraoil) sponsored by Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® line of...

Brakes Plus Partners With Universal Lubricants to Close the Oil Change Loop
Brakes Plus Partners With Universal Lubricants to Close the Oil Change Loop

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jul 18, 2013) - "Full cycle" is how Brakes Plus describes its new partnership with Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® line of sustainable motor oils. An installer and advocate of Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil since July 2012, Brakes Plus now has partnered with Universal Lubricants to collect used oil and filters from its 51 locations...

Universal Lubricants Joins CNG Services to Celebrate First Public Natural Gas Fueling Station in Wichita
Universal Lubricants Joins CNG Services to Celebrate First Public Natural Gas Fueling Station in Wichita

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 20, 2013) - Reinforcing its support of eco-friendly alternative fuels, Universal Lubricants® executives and employees today joined state and local officials to celebrate the grand opening of the first public Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) Vehicle fueling station in Wichita. 

Universal Lubricants® Says Installers Love Eco Ultra® Oil in Sustainable EcoPaks
Universal Lubricants® Says Installers Love Eco Ultra® Oil in Sustainable EcoPaks

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) -  Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® line of sustainable motor oils, engine oils and transmission fluids, today announced that it has tripled the number of motor oil products offered in its six-gallon EcoPak to meet growing demand from installers across the country who have embraced the convenience, cost savings and...

Turn Weekend Car Care Into a Feel-Good Gift for Dad With Eco Ultra® FlexPaks on Father's Day
Turn Weekend Car Care Into a Feel-Good Gift for Dad With Eco Ultra® FlexPaks on Father's Day

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 7, 2013) - Forget the tie. Here's a fun and affordable Father's Day gift that will warm the hearts of environmentally conscious Dads across America. The gift of one-quart FlexPaks™ of Universal Lubricants® Eco Ultra® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, made from re-refined base oil and packaged in sustainable stand-up pouches, will offer Dad a faster, easier and cleaner way to change his oil...

Universal Lubricants® Announces 2013 FFA Scholarship Recipient
Universal Lubricants® Announces 2013 FFA Scholarship Recipient

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - May 30, 2013) -  As high school graduates across the country move into the next chapters of their lives, Universal Lubricants, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® line of sustainable lubricants, is proud to support America's future engineers, entrepreneurs and agriculturalists with an annual FFA scholarship award.

Motorists Declare Energy Independence With Universal Lubricants'
Motorists Declare Energy Independence With Universal Lubricants' "Great American Oil Change for Good" Sweepstakes Challenge

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - As the July 4th holiday approaches, Americans can take a stand against foreign oil and declare their personal energy independence this summer by participating in the national "Great American Oil Change for Good!" Facebook sweepstakes sponsored by Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® line of sustainable motor oils, engine oils,...

Universal Lubricants® Urges California Summit Attendees to Adopt Sustainable Motor Oil Recycling for a Zero Waste Future
Universal Lubricants® Urges California Summit Attendees to Adopt Sustainable Motor Oil Recycling for a Zero Waste Future

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - May 8, 2013) -  Leading the sustainable motor oil revolution, Universal Lubricants® Chief Marketing Officer Jan Horsfall urged attendees at this month's California Zero Waste Summit to adopt motor oil recycling to achieve a zero waste future.

Universal Lubricants® Reaches Customer Service Milestone With Two Millionth Oil Analysis
Universal Lubricants® Reaches Customer Service Milestone With Two Millionth Oil Analysis

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 30, 2013) - Oil is the lifeblood of an engine, and regular oil analysis can be as important to the health of a vehicle as a medical check-up is to a person. Because of the importance of oil analysis, Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of high performance motor oils including the Eco Ultra® line of sustainable heavy duty lubricants, has provided this premium maintenance service to...

Universal Lubricants® Names Bill Kennedy Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance
Universal Lubricants® Names Bill Kennedy Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 23, 2013) - Keeping pace with the ever-growing importance of environmental protection in the lubricants industry, Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com) today announced the appointment of industry veteran Bill Kennedy as director of environmental health, safety and compliance (EHS).

Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists to Make Motor Oil Recycling a National Movement This Earth Day
Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists to Make Motor Oil Recycling a National Movement This Earth Day

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 17, 2013) - Across the country, Americans are asking important questions about the Earth and sustainability; most start with "How?" How do we conserve more, waste less and protect our environment? When it involves motor oil and filters, Universal Lubricants® (http://www.universallubes.com/), manufacturer and distributor of the Eco Ultra® (http://www.ecoultraoil.com/) line of...

Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists, Fleet Owners and Auto Service Shops to Think Green During National Car Care Month
Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists, Fleet Owners and Auto Service Shops to Think Green During National Car Care Month

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Apr 9, 2013) - April is National Car Care Month, a time when motorists are instructed on basic maintenance procedures to ensure their vehicles run at peak performance for the summer driving season. Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com), manufacturer and distributor of the Eco Ultra® (www.ecoultraoil.com) line of sustainable lubricants, today asked motorists, service professionals and fleet...

Universal Lubricants® Boosts Technical Sales Support for Heavy-Duty Market
Universal Lubricants® Boosts Technical Sales Support for Heavy-Duty Market

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) -  Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of high performance oils including the Eco Ultra® line of sustainable lubricants, today announced the appointment of industry veteran Sonny Mays to lead the company's technical support and sales in the heavy-duty market to meet the industry's increasing demand for its high-quality engine oils and diverse line of hydraulic...

Universal Lubricants® Expands North American Sales Team to Meet Increased Demand for Sustainable Energy Solutions
Universal Lubricants® Expands North American Sales Team to Meet Increased Demand for Sustainable Energy Solutions

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 19, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the Eco Ultra® line of high performance lubricants, today announced the appointment of two sales leaders to service the company's rapidly expanding network of national accounts. Mike Melaragno was named Universal Lubricants' Director of National Accounts East and Cathy Smith will serve as Director of National Accounts...

Go Green This St. Patrick's Day With Universal Lubricants® Eco Ultra® Motor Oils
Go Green This St. Patrick's Day With Universal Lubricants® Eco Ultra® Motor Oils

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) -  Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the Eco Ultra® line of high performance lubricants, is asking consumers, automotive service centers and fleet owners to help the environment this St. Patrick's Day by taking the 30-Day Eco Ultra Oil Change Pledge to replace every standard oil change with a "green" Eco Ultra oil change between St. Patrick's...

Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra® FlexPak™ Receives Dual FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards
Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra® FlexPak™ Receives Dual FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 6, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced that its Eco Ultra® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil FlexPak™, developed in cooperation with Star Packaging Corp., received gold and silver awards at the Flexible Packaging Association's (FPA) annual Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards Ceremony on February 26, 2013.

AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show Interview with Cathy Smith
AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show Interview with Cathy Smith

Feb. 21, 2013 / Cathy Smith, Universal Lubricants' Director of National Accounts, speaks with Jody DeVere on AskPatty's Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show.

Universal Lubricants® to Be Featured on Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show This Week
Universal Lubricants® to Be Featured on Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show This Week

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com), a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced that company sales executive Cathy Smith will be the featured guest on Jody DeVere's monthly Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show on Thursday, February 21, 2013. The interview will be aired on www.blogtalkradio.com/boomerandbabe at 3 PM PT/5 CT /6 ET.

Universal Lubricants® Expands in Dallas to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance Engine and Industrial Oils
Universal Lubricants® Expands in Dallas to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance Engine and Industrial Oils

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Feb 19, 2013) - In a move that signals the huge potential for growth in Texas, Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com), a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the opening of a new 52,000-square-foot oil warehouse and distribution center in leased space in Dallas. When fully staffed, the center will create over two dozen new jobs and house more than 35 employees.

Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® FlexPak™ Earns Top Spot in National Innovative Packaging Survey
Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® FlexPak™ Earns Top Spot in National Innovative Packaging Survey

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Jan 31, 2013) - Results from the 4th Quarter 2012 Innovation Survey on product packaging placed the ECO ULTRA® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil FlexPak™ by Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, in a Top 3 spot for leading innovations in the home and garden product industry. The eco-friendly "breakthrough" flexible pouch ranked neck and neck with consumer product...

Universal Lubricants® Reports 2012 Surge in Demand for Its Advanced, Eco-Friendly Motor Oils and Lubricants
Universal Lubricants® Reports 2012 Surge in Demand for Its Advanced, Eco-Friendly Motor Oils and Lubricants

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 27, 2012) -  John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today called 2012 "a turning point in sustainable business practices." "It was a year in which the dual business objectives of sustainability and profitability came together proving that doing right by the environment is good for business," Wesley said.

Universal Lubricants® Expands to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance, Re-Refined Engine Oils, Proving That Sustainability Sells
Universal Lubricants® Expands to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance, Re-Refined Engine Oils, Proving That Sustainability Sells

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 20, 2012) -  Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the opening of a new 15,000 sq. ft. distribution center in Denver and the expansion of two existing centers in Chicago and St. Louis. Driven by increased demand for the company's re-refined products, the additional capacity expands the Universal Lubricants network for offering high-quality

Two of America's Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Oil for Natural Gas Engines
Two of America's Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Oil for Natural Gas Engines

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 11, 2012) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced that Cummins Inc. and Detroit Diesel Corporation, global leaders in the design and manufacturer of high-performance engines, have certified that ECO ULTRA® CNG/LNG Engine Oil, SAE Grade 15W-40, conforms to the performance specifications required for their natural gas engines. These engines,

Universal Lubricants Names Jan Horsfall Chief Marketing Officer
Universal Lubricants Names Jan Horsfall Chief Marketing Officer

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Dec 3, 2012) - Universal Lubricants®, a leader in sustainable energy solutions, today announced the appointment of Colorado Springs native Jan Robert Horsfall as Chief Marketing Officer. As a member of Universal Lubricants' executive team, Horsfall, an experienced entrepreneur and skilled marketing strategist, will be responsible for leading the company's branding efforts, optimizing consumer and...

Total Transit Switches To Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Premium Motor Oil
Total Transit Switches To Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® Premium Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants®, a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants, announced today that Total Transit is now using the ECO ULTRA® line of motor oil in its fleet of cabs. The Glendale, AZ-based transportation company offers a wide array of services throughout Arizona and the Southwest. As part of a larger service offering, Total Transit operates Discount Cab, one of the...

Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® FlexPak™ Wins AAPEX 2012 New Packaging Award for Innovation
Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® FlexPak™ Wins AAPEX 2012 New Packaging Award for Innovation

LAS VEGAS, NV--(Marketwire - Nov 1, 2012) -  Officials with the 2012 Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) this week awarded Universal Lubricants®, the manufacturer and distributor of one the world's most advanced motor oils, the 2012 New Packaging Award for Innovation for its ECO ULTRA® FlexPak™. The award was presented to Universal Lubricants during an AAPEX awards ceremony on Monday, October 29 in Las...

Universal Lubricants Introduces First Retail Motor Oil FlexPak in the U.S.
Universal Lubricants Introduces First Retail Motor Oil FlexPak in the U.S.

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Oct 10, 2012) - Universal Lubricants®, the manufacturer and distributor of ECO ULTRA®, one the world's most advanced motor oils, today introduced the nation's first retail motor oil packaged in a sustainable, flexible stand-up pouch. Compared to conventional hard plastic bottles, the new durable FlexPak™ offers consumers a faster, easier and cleaner way to change their oil, giving...

Universal Lubricants Awarded General Services Administration Schedule
Universal Lubricants Awarded General Services Administration Schedule

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants® (UL), a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants, today announced that it has been awarded a U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule Contract for its ECO ULTRA® line of automotive and industrial motor oils (contract number GS-21F-0157Y).

Universal Lubricants Partners with Interstate Distributor Company
Universal Lubricants Partners with Interstate Distributor Company

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants® (UL), a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants, announced today a business partnership with Interstate Distributor Company (IDC). Under the agreement, IDC has converted its trucking fleet of over 1,300 units to the ECO ULTRA® engine oil line. IDC's fleet features state-of-the-art, fuel-efficient technologies that minimize environmental impacts...

Innovative Engine Oil Packaging
Innovative Engine Oil Packaging

Aug. 21, 2012 / Universal Lubricants, LLC, headquartered in Wichita, KS, produces and distributes high-performance lubricants for a wide range of engine and equipment applications. It’s a relatively small company in a sea of well-known motor oil brands. But Universal Lubricants is positioned to make marketing waves by relaunching its re-refined flagship product, ECO ULTRA Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, in heavy-duty, easy-to-pour,...

Universal Lubricants Celebrates Two Year Partnership With Superior Honda of Omaha
Universal Lubricants Celebrates Two Year Partnership With Superior Honda of Omaha

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants (UL), a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants, announced today that Superior Honda of Omaha has reached the two year endorsement milestone supporting ECO ULTRA®.  Superior Honda of Omaha, a recipient of the Honda President's Award for eight consecutive years, recommends ECO ULTRA as a preferred product because of its dual focus on...

Universal Lubricants' Partnership with D&D Sexton Reduces National Consumption of Crude Oil for Motor Oil Production
Universal Lubricants' Partnership with D&D Sexton Reduces National Consumption of Crude Oil for Motor Oil Production

WICHITA, Kan., June 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants (UL), a manufacturer and distributor of premium lubricants announced today that its partnership with D&D Sexton, Inc. has saved more than 20,000 barrels of crude oil from being either extracted or imported for motor oil production.  UL collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own oil, including ECO ULTRA®. D&D Sexton is one of the...

Universal Lubricants Partners with Top Eco-Responsible Auto Center
Universal Lubricants Partners with Top Eco-Responsible Auto Center

WICHITA, Kan., May 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants, a provider of premier motor oil that turns used oil feedstock into re-refined base oil, announced today that its ECO ULTRA® line is now the product suite of choice for Colorado-based Green Garage™. The comprehensive auto care and repair center prides itself on offering individuals, corporations and fleets better "smileage" with advanced maintenance...

Universal Lubricants Announces Partnership With Sustainable Fuel Provider
Universal Lubricants Announces Partnership With Sustainable Fuel Provider

WICHITA, Kan., May 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --  Universal Lubricants announced today that Oregon-based SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel has switched the motor oil used by its fleet to the company's ECO ULTRA® line. SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel, an environmentally minded company, collects used cooking oil from restaurants throughout the Pacific Northwest, recycles it into biodiesel, and supplies hundreds

After Pilot Period, Top Ten Ranked Automotive Service Department Endorses ECO ULTRA® Motor Oil
After Pilot Period, Top Ten Ranked Automotive Service Department Endorses ECO ULTRA® Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants -- a provider of premier motor oils that takes used oil as feedstock to produce re-refined base oil --announced today that its ECO ULTRA® sales are up 40 percent at the Nation's sixth largest Subaru service department, Flatirons of Boulder, CO. Flatirons Subaru, along with a second family-owned operation, Flatirons Hyundai...

Universal Lubricants Expands National Reach With Major Business Acquisition
Universal Lubricants Expands National Reach With Major Business Acquisition

WICHITA, Kan., May 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants (UL), a leading national manufacturer and distributor of automotive and industrial lubricants, today announced its acquisition of Midstate Environmental Services, LP, of Robstown, TX. Midstate is a full service environmental business that focuses primarily on processing used oil for thousands of clients throughout Texas, New Mexico and

Universal Lubricants Hires Automotive Industry Veteran Thomas Barb
Universal Lubricants Hires Automotive Industry Veteran Thomas Barb

WICHITA, Kan., April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants – one of America's only manufacturers and distributors of engine oils that collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own product line -- announced today that Thomas Barb has joined the company as director of retail sales. Mr. Barb, who has twenty years of experience in the Automotive Aftermarket, will oversee

During National Car Care Month, Universal Lubricants Encourages Fleet Operators, Auto Service Shops and Individual Car Owners to Drive Sustainability Measures Forward
During National Car Care Month, Universal Lubricants Encourages Fleet Operators, Auto Service Shops and Individual Car Owners to Drive Sustainability Measures Forward

WICHITA, Kan., April 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With April recognized as National Car Care Month and the upcoming celebration of Earth Day, Universal Lubricants is taking this opportunity to send a message to fleet operators, automotive service shops and individual drivers alike - now is the time to consider engine maintenance...

Refined Engine Oil a Critial Link in Fleet Sustainability
Refined Engine Oil a Critial Link in Fleet Sustainability

March 29, 2012 / When it comes to offering contributed articles, I follow some of the oldest writing advice around: write what you know. And, with 30 years in the business, it’s safe to say that I know a little about the automotive and trucking industry. Today, fuel prices are at an all-time high and are trending up; the accelerating conversion rate of fleets to natural gas serves as an encouraging sign for the energy market.

Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils
Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils

WICHITA, Kansas, March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the oldest lubricant manufacturing and distribution companies in the country, Universal Lubricants is also proving to be one of the most innovative. Today, the Company announced the launch of its full line of ECO ULTRA Synthetic Blend Engine Oils– made from used motor oil and re-refined into performance driven, eco-friendly products – that meets the needs of fleet...

ECO ULTRA® Early Adopter Celebrates One Year Anniversary
ECO ULTRA® Early Adopter Celebrates One Year Anniversary

WICHITA, Kan., March 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants, the Nation's premier provider of re-refined engine oils, and Brooks Automotive of Salem, OR, celebrate today the one year mark of their partnership based on ECO ULTRA®. Made in the U.S. at Universal Lubricants' state-of-the-art re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environmentally friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API)...

Universal Lubricants Adds Recycled-Content Oil for Natural Gas Vehicles
Universal Lubricants Adds Recycled-Content Oil for Natural Gas Vehicles

Jan. 31, 2012 / Universal Lubricants has long offered products containing recycled oils as part of its Eco Ultra line, and is now kicking off an Eco Ultra variant of its Orion lubricating oil for natural gas engines that is likewise made with recycled feedstocks – as much as 83%.

Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes and Universal Lubricants Expand Business Partnership
Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes and Universal Lubricants Expand Business Partnership

WICHITA, Kan., Jan. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- A function of supply clamoring to meet demand, Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes – a leading "one-stop-shop" for care maintenance and repair needs in Colorado – and Universal Lubricants -- America's only "closed-loop" provider of re-refined motor oils—announced today an expansion of their Denver business alliance. Following the successful pilot...

Case Study in Action, Partnerships That Turn Petroleum into a Renewable Resource
Case Study in Action, Partnerships That Turn Petroleum into a Renewable Resource

Jan. 10, 2012 / There are countless definitions of leadership, but perhaps among most resonant remains the explanation offered by Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Albert Schweitzer. “Leadership,” he mused, “is example.” As environmental leaders, we spend much of our time analyzing and discussing the obstacles we must surmount to realize our vision of a sustainable world. We collect infinite amounts of...

Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra Now Used at Multiple Kansas Meineke Locations
Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra Now Used at Multiple Kansas Meineke Locations

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants, America's only "closed-loop" provider of re-refined motor oils, announced today a hometown alliance with all four Meineke Car Care Centers and the only Econolube location in Wichita, Kansas, each of which now offers ECO ULTRA® recycled motor oil. Made in the U.S. at Universal Lubricants' Wichita-based re-refinery, ECO ULTRA®...

Universal Lubricants ECO ULTRA Motor Oil Now Used at Country's Top Rated Travel Center
Universal Lubricants ECO ULTRA Motor Oil Now Used at Country's Top Rated Travel Center

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants, America's only "closed-loop" provider of re-refined motor oils, announced today that Portland, Oregon's Jubitz Truck Stop, one of the oldest and most consistently rated top travel centers in the country, has joined the green motor oil revolution by becoming a supplier of ECO ULTRA® motor oil. Made in the U.S. at Universal Lubricants'...

Universal Lubricants Drives Green Motor Oil Revolution Across the Country
Universal Lubricants Drives Green Motor Oil Revolution Across the Country

WICHITA, Kan., Dec. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Driving the green motor oil revolution across the country—with a most recent stop in Wasatch Front, Utah—Universal Lubricants announced today that it has added all Burt Brothers Tire & Service facilities to its growing client base of ECO ULTRA® motor oil users.  Produced domestically at the company's advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an ecologically...

Universal Lubricants Becomes a Proud Sponsor of the National FFA Organization
Universal Lubricants Becomes a Proud Sponsor of the National FFA Organization

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Committed to fostering an understanding of — and appreciation for— sustainable practices among young people pursuing degrees in the science, business and art of agriculture management, Universal Lubricants announced today it will offer an inaugural $5,000 scholarship to one FFA member who demonstrates great commitment to championing...

Churning Used Motor Oil Into Economic Opportunity
Churning Used Motor Oil Into Economic Opportunity

Nov. 28, 2011 / Ever wonder what becomes of the used motor oil drained from your automobile every few months? Chances are, probably not. Yet, this very question has captivated not only attention, but the imagination of energy companies and environmentalists alike, representing one of the most exciting and encouraging developments in the oil industry today.

Benefits of using Recycled Motor Oil
Benefits of using Recycled Motor Oil

FLEET PERSPECTIVES:  Finding that right formula leads to less corrosion and wear on an engine’s moving pieces, but also has the potential to significantly boost fuel efficiency to keep automobiles and trucks alike on the road for longer periods of time—all with less maintenance and for less money.

Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to Fourth Generation Concrete Company
Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to Fourth Generation Concrete Company

WICHITA, Kan., Nov. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants announced today that Kansas based Penny's Concrete 150 truck fleet has switched to the company's ECO ULTRA® recycled motor oil products. Made in the U.S. at the company's state-of-the-art re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is a green and American Petroleum Institute...

Re-refined Oil: In with the Old, Out with the New
Re-refined Oil: In with the Old, Out with the New

Oct. 26, 2011 / In the past, fleet managers didn’t allow use of re-refined oil in their maintenance operations based on concerns about product quality. A study funded by the California Integrated Waste Management Board in 2006 found that the majority of fleet managers surveyed held that opinion.

 

However, as re-refining technology continues advancing, and the push toward buying re-refined oils is stronger than...

Universal Lubricants to Participate in Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo-AAPEX
Universal Lubricants to Participate in Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo-AAPEX

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading the green motor oil revolution--Universal Lubricants, America's only true closed loop re-refiner -- announced today that it will host Booth #6241 at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) to be held November 1-3rd at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Universal Lubricants and Oil Can Henry's Launch Recycled Motor Oil Education Partnership
Universal Lubricants and Oil Can Henry's Launch Recycled Motor Oil Education Partnership

WICHITA, Kan., Oct. 3, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants of Wichita, KS, and Oil Can Henry's of Tualatin, OR, announced today a campaign designed to increase awareness about the multifold benefits—economic and environmental—that stem from proper motor vehicle maintenance using ECO ULTRA® motor oil.

The City of Sioux Falls Switches to Universal Lubricants' Recycled Motor Oil — ECO ULTRA
The City of Sioux Falls Switches to Universal Lubricants' Recycled Motor Oil — ECO ULTRA

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move to increase urban sustainability—the City of Sioux Falls' public transportation system fleet has made the switch to Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA®, an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil that meets...

 

Universal Lubricants ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil Now Offered at Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes
Universal Lubricants ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil Now Offered at Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes

WICHITA, Kan., Sept. 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a business alliance that promises to redefine the automotive aftercare market, Universal Lubricants and Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes have joined forces to ensure that car maintenance not only tends to engines' needs, but those of the environment, as well... 

Universal Lubricants Car Care Tips for Smooth Labor Day Driving
Universal Lubricants Car Care Tips for Smooth Labor Day Driving

WICHITA, Kan., Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid the frustration and potential safety hazards of car troubles over the Labor Day weekend, Universal Lubricants recommends an easy, do-it-yourself, four step inspection before hitting the road this holiday...

Universal Lubricants Surpasses Major Production Milestone
Universal Lubricants Surpasses Major Production Milestone

WICHITA, Kan., Aug 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Blazing the trail for a green motor oil revolution—Universal Lubricants, America's only true closed loop oil re-refiner, announced today that it has a surpassed a major milestone: the 5 million gallon production mark of ECO ULTRA® recycled motor oils for 2011, alone.

A Motor Oil Company That's Both Green and Responsible? Check out Universal Lubricants
A Motor Oil Company That's Both Green and Responsible? Check out Universal Lubricants

August 3, 2011 /OpEdNews/ My guest today is John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants. Welcome to OpEdNews, John.  You're in the motor oil business, but with a difference. Can you tell our readers a little about your company? Universal Lubricants was founded in 1929, the time of the internal combustion engine. But for the past four decades, Universal Lubricants has been an American leader...

Re-Refined Engine Oil — Helping The Construction Industry Go Green, In More Ways Than One
Re-Refined Engine Oil — Helping The Construction Industry Go Green, In More Ways Than One

August 1, 2011 /Construction Digital/ As a whole, the construction industry has taken significant strides in recent years to reduce its impact on many of America’s most pressing environmental issues-- climate change, water pollution, waste generation and depletion of natural resources –to name a few. But there are always opportunities to do more, particularly when it helps the bottom line...

Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to the Midwest's Premier Refrigerated Carrier
Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to the Midwest's Premier Refrigerated Carrier

WICHITA, Kan., July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In a business alliance that promises to set the bar for fleet sustainability across the country, Universal Lubricants, the premier producer of eco-friendly motor oils, has joined forces with D&D Sexton, Inc., the Midwest's leading common/contract refrigerated carrier. The company's 170 truck fleet now enters the growing community of ECO ULTRA® oil users...

Universal Lubricants Decreases Dependence on Foreign Oil
Universal Lubricants Decreases Dependence on Foreign Oil

WICHITA, Kan., July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Conserving our natural resources by producing top-quality recycled motor oils—Universal Lubricants added all four Leif Johnson Ford locations (Austin, TX) to its growing list of ECO ULTRA® users.  Made in the U.S. at the company's advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil that...

Car Service Centers Around the Country Are Offering Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil
Car Service Centers Around the Country Are Offering Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Revving the green motor oil revolution to full force—Universal Lubricants added two Meineke Car Care Centers of Sioux Falls (Sioux Falls, SD) to its growing client base of ECO ULTRA® motor oil users.  Produced domestically at the company's advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified...

Universal Lubricants Retails the World's Most Environmentally-Friendly Motor Oil on Amazon.com
Universal Lubricants Retails the World's Most Environmentally-Friendly Motor Oil on Amazon.com

WICHITA, Kan., June 27, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants today launched a campaign to bring its high performance, recycled ECO ULTRA® motor oil to drivers across the country by retailing the product on online shopping hub, Amazon.com. Produced domestically at the company's state-of-the-art re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oil that boasts...

Recycled Motor Oils
Recycled Motor Oils

June 22, 2011 /Green-Trust/ Every summer, it’s the same story—soaring gas prices strike a national nerve as time at the pump pinches our wallets. And every summer, Americans more intensely question our reliance on finite petroleum fuel and the many undemocratic regimes that control its reserves. “Is there an alternative?” we wonder, “Is there a better option for our financial system, for the...

Team IndianCarsBikes talks to Mr. John Wesley, the CEO of Universal Lubricants about Recycled Engine Oil!
Team IndianCarsBikes talks to Mr. John Wesley, the CEO of Universal Lubricants about Recycled Engine Oil!

June 13, 2011 /IndianCarsBikes/ Going green is a buzzword that one often tends to associate with large corporations, who have plenty of resources and the odd tax saving reason to change entire production lines or production practices to better suit our planet. Universal Lubricants, headquartered at Wichita, Kansas has been at the forefront of producing Recycled Engine Oil...

Universal Lubricants is going 'green,' poised for growth
Universal Lubricants is going 'green,' poised for growth

WICHITA, Kan., June 9, 2011 /The Wichita Eagle/ The excitement is palpable in John Wesley's voice as he takes his Wichita used-oil refinery green. Wesley, the chief executive of Universal Lubricants, doubles as the chief evangelist for the company's closed-loop collection and distribution process for used motor oil. Someday soon, he intends to have a nation full of believers...

Is Motor Oil a Renewable Resource? Re-refiners Say Yes
Is Motor Oil a Renewable Resource? Re-refiners Say Yes

WICHITA, Kan., June 1, 2011 /National Geographic/ Drivers think more about the gasoline or petrol they pay for at the pump than they do about the motor oil that has to be changed every few months.But energy companies and environmentalists are focusing on ways to reduce the waste generated by this ubiquitous petroleum product...

Universal Lubricants Grows Its National Roster of ECO ULTRA Users
Universal Lubricants Grows Its National Roster of ECO ULTRA Users

WICHITA, Kan., June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/—A pioneer in the green motor oil revolution—Universal Lubricants added St. Louis Composting (St. Louis, MO) to its growing list of ECO ULTRA® oil users.  Made in the U.S. at the company’s advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil…

Dealerships Around the Country are Switching Over to Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil
Dealerships Around the Country are Switching Over to Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Leading the green motor oil revolution—Universal Lubricants added Missouri dealerships Frank Leta Honda and Acura (St. Louis, MO) to its growing list of ECO ULTRA® motor oil users.  Made in the U.S. at the company’s advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an environment-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil…

Universal Lubricants and Enterprise Holdings Close the Oil Recycling Loop
Universal Lubricants and Enterprise Holdings Close the Oil Recycling Loop

WICHITA, Kan., May 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/—In a business alliance that promises to conserve finite natural resources and safeguard the environment, Universal Lubricants and Enterprise Holdings have come together to close the car care loop.  Through its regional subsidiaries, Enterprise Holdings operates the Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands.

AskPatty Interviews Universal Lubricants' John Wesley on the Power of Recycled Oil
AskPatty Interviews Universal Lubricants' John Wesley on the Power of Recycled Oil

May 6, 2011 /AskPatty/ Last week, I had the opportunity to spend an hour with Mr. John Wesley, CEO of Universal Lubricants, to talk about the latest trends in motor oil manufacturing.  We’ve talked about synthetics like G-Oil and re-refined products like Valvoline Nextgen here on the blog before, but this is the first interview we’ve done with someone in the industry, and it was truly enlightening.

Universal Lubricants Hires Senior Industry Executive Ron Brazell
Universal Lubricants Hires Senior Industry Executive Ron Brazell

WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Universal Lubricants ñ America’s only true closed loop oil recycling company, today announced that Ron Brazell has joined the company as Vice President of Compliance, Human Resources, and Legal Affairs. Brazell will spearhead the environmental, health, and safety efforts of Universal Lubricants and will report directly to John Wesley, Chief Executive Officer.

Universal Lubricants Selects Howerton+White to Promote ECO ULTRA Brand of Recycled Oil Products
Universal Lubricants Selects Howerton+White to Promote ECO ULTRA Brand of Recycled Oil Products

WICHITA, Kan., April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Universal Lubricants today announced that it has secured Howerton+White as its advertising Agency of Record to increase corporate brand awareness and help promote its ECO ULTRA® brand of re-fined oil products. Howerton+White will provide Universal Lubricants a broad range of services, including…

Universal Lubricants Hires Successful Marketing Veteran Nancy Blanchat
Universal Lubricants Hires Successful Marketing Veteran Nancy Blanchat

WICHITA, Kan., April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Universal Lubricants, America’s only true closed loop oil recycling company, today announced that Nancy Blanchat has joined the company as director of marketing. With over twenty years in advertising, marketing and account management, Blanchat will oversee all aspects of the marketing effort for Universal Lubricants new ECO ULTRA® green product line…

Universal Lubricants Asks Drivers During National Car Care Month to Go Green
Universal Lubricants Asks Drivers During National Car Care Month to Go Green

WICHITA, Kan., April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/—During National Car Care Month and with Earth Day right around the corner, Universal Lubricants recommends that drivers make the switch to an environmentally-friendly motor oil—ECO ULTRA®. Made in the U.S. at the company’s advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oil that has…

Universal Lubricants to Recycle Thousands of Gallons of Used Oil Each Year From Colorado Company Into New ECO ULTRA Green Motor Oil
Universal Lubricants to Recycle Thousands of Gallons of Used Oil Each Year From Colorado Company Into New ECO ULTRA Green Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Universal Lubricants, America’s only true closed loop oil recycling company, today announced that Colorado on-site fueling, preventive maintenance and repair company Equipment Savers has hired them to recycle tens of thousands of used oil filters and approximately 55,000 gallons of used oil each year.

Universal Lubricants Hits 1.5 Million Gallon Production Mark of New ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil
Universal Lubricants Hits 1.5 Million Gallon Production Mark of New ECO ULTRA Recycled Motor Oil

WICHITA, Kan., March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire/—Across the country more and more Americans are making the switch to Universal Lubricants’ high quality green motor oil—ECO ULTRA®. Made in the U.S. at the company’s advanced re-refinery, ECO ULTRA® is an American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oil that has one of the highest percentages of recycled oil content and meets…

Universal Lubricants Adds Colorado Dealership to Growing List of ECO ULTRA Green Motor Oil Users
Universal Lubricants Adds Colorado Dealership to Growing List of ECO ULTRA Green Motor Oil Users

Wichita, Kansas, March 14, 2011 – Leading the green motor oil revolution—Universal Lubricants added Colorado dealership Flatirons Imports Acura/Subaru (Boulder) to its growing roster of ECO ULTRA® motor oil users. Made in the U.S. at the company’s advanced refinery, ECO ULTRA® is a green re-refined American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oil that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)...

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