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Discover the many ways Universal Lubricants is energizing innovation. As we’re in the news, or articles pertaining to the industry are published, we provide the stories with links here.*

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Brakes Plus Commits to Environmental Sustainability With Eco Ultra® Motor Oil
August 27, 2014 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Aug 27, 2014) - Brakes Plus®, which services 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.
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Universal Lubricants Names Bud Snodgrass Director of Logistics
December 12, 2013 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Dec 12, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, a recognized leader in environmental services and the manufacturing and distribution of quality proprietary lubricants, today announced the appointment of Bud Snodgrass as the company's new director of logistics.
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When It Comes to Protecting Motorists, Universal Lubricants Agrees That MOM Knows Best
December 9, 2013 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Dec 9, 2013) - Performance matters and when motorists visit oil change locations they need to know that the oils they purchase are the right viscosity grades for their vehicles and API-licensed for performance and protection. Universal Lubricants agrees and has supported the American Petroleum Institute (API) Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program since its inception.
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Eco Ultra Proves Top Performance in Two-Year 150,000 Mile Taxi-Tough Field Test
November 21, 2013 | View Release

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 21, 2013) - The results are in. After a two-year, 150,000-mile field test in the extreme weather and grueling service conditions faced by Las Vegas taxi cab engines, Universal Lubricants® Eco Ultra® Synthetic Blend Motor Oil, made from re-refined EcoClear™ base oil, matched the superior protection and performance of the leading premium virgin-based oil on the market.

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2013
Universal Lubricants Sells Four Branches of Its Subsidiary RS Used Oil Services to Heritage-Crystal Clean
November 4, 2013 | View Release

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Nov 4, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, 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. RS Used Oil Services is a subsidiary of Universal Lubricants.

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Universal Lubricants Joins America Recycles Day Campaign to Promote Benefits of Recycling Used Motor Oil
November 14, 2013 | View Release

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 motor oil to benefit both the environment and the economy.

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Universal Lubricants Names Murray VP of Environmental Services
October 29, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants' Maloney Appointed to ILMA Board
October 22, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants Names Thomas Fredrickson VP of Human Resources
October 15, 2013 | View Release

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.

 

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Universal Lubricants Reports Wastewater Treatment Is Key Step in Company's Closed Loop Process, Lube Industry Support
October 9, 2013 | View Release
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.
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2013
Expansion-minded In Wichita
September 30, 2013 | Download PDF

WICHITA, KS -- (October 2013 Issue) Lubes'N'Greases tours Universal Lubricants' headquarters in Wichita, KS and captures the experience for the October 2013 edition.

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Universal Lubricants Offers Cold Weather Tips to Ensure Top Engine Performance All Year Long
September 26, 2013 | View Release

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.

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Universal Lubricants Begins Next Chapter With New Website and Renewed Commitment to Closed Loop Innovation
September 5, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants Trademarks Product of Its Closed Loop Process
August 22, 2013 | View Release

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Aug 22, 2013) - In one of the country's best examples of industrial ecology, Universal Lubricants®, 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 "EcoClear™" as part of its ongoing campaign to encourage environmentally responsible lubricant recycling.

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Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra Synthetic Blend Motor Oil Earns GM dexos1 License
August 13, 2013 | View Release
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 re-refinery and blending facility in Wichita, Kansas.
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Universal Lubricants' Customers Report Green Is Good for Business
August 8, 2013 | View Release

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.

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Thousands Declare Energy Independence in Universal Lubricants' "Great American Oil Change for Good" Summer Facebook Sweepstakes
July 25, 2013 | View Release
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 sustainable motor oils and transmission fluids.
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Brakes Plus Partners With Universal Lubricants to Close the Oil Change Loop
July 18, 2013 | View Release
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 in Colorado, Texas, Nebraska, Wyoming and Iowa, making it an integral part of the oil re-refining company's closed loop process.
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Universal Lubricants Joins CNG Services to Celebrate First Public Natural Gas Fueling Station in Wichita
June 20, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants Says Installers Love Eco Ultra Oil in Sustainable EcoPaks
June 12, 2013 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - Jun 12, 2013) - Universal Lubricants®, manufacturer and distributor of the high performance Eco Ultra® (http://www.ecoultraoil.com/) 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 environmental benefits of its bag-in-a-box design.
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Turn Weekend Car Care Into a Feel-Good Gift for Dad With Eco Ultra FlexPaks on Father's Day
June 7, 2013 | View Release
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 and protect the environment at the same time.
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Universal Lubricants® Announces 2013 FFA Scholarship Recipient
May 30, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants® Urges California Summit Attendees to Adopt Sustainable Motor Oil Recycling
May 8, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants® Reaches Customer Service Milestone With Two Millionth Oil Analysis
April 30, 2013 | View Release
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 its commercial customers for more than 50 years.
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Universal Lubricants® Names Bill Kennedy Director of Environmental Health and Safety Compliance
April 23, 2013 | View Release
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).
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Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists to Make Motor Oil Recycling a National Movement This Earth Day
April 17, 2013 | View Release
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 sustainable lubricants, has the answer and this Earth Day the company is asking motorists to make motor oil recycling a national movement.
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Universal Lubricants® Asks Motorists, Fleet Owners and Auto Service Shops to Think Green
April 9, 2013 | View Release
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 owners to "think green" and protect the environment while improving engine performance and saving money by adding motor oils made from re-refined base oil to their shopping lists.
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Universal Lubricants® Boosts Technical Sales Support for Heavy-Duty Market
March 27, 2013 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 27, 2013) - Universal Lubricants® (http://www.universallubes.com/), manufacturer and distributor of high performance oils including the Eco Ultra® (http://www.ecoultraoil.com/) 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 oils, gear oils, transmission and tractor fluids, greases and coolants.
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Universal Expands North American Sales Team to Meet Demand for Sustainable Energy Solutions
March 19, 2013 | View Release
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 West. Together they will be responsible for providing customer support, sales planning and sales management for the company's full line of automotive and industrial lubricants in the U.S. and Canada.
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Go Green This St. Patrick’s Day With Universal Lubricants® Eco Ultra® Motor Oils
March 14, 2013 | View Release
WICHITA, KS--(Marketwire - Mar 14, 2013) - Universal Lubricants® (www.universallubes.com), 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 Day and Earth Day this year.
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Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra® FlexPak™ Receives Dual FPA Flexible Packaging Achievement Awards
March 6, 2013 | View Release
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. The company's 1-quart FlexPak received a Gold Award in Environmental and Sustainability Achievement and a Silver Award in Packaging Excellence.
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AskPatty.com Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show Interview with Cathy Smith
February 21, 2013 | View Release

Cathy Smith is Director of National Accounts for Universal Lubricants®, a leading lubricant manufacturer and distributing company in the U.S. She is responsible for establishing the company’s new national fleet and installer accounts, as well as maintaining, developing and training more than 20 wholesale and distributor accounts.

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Universal Lubricants® to Be Featured on Ask Patty Automotive Advice for Women Radio Show This Week
February 19, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants® Expands in Dallas to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance Oils
February 19, 2013 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra® FlexPak™ Earns Top Spot in National Innovative Packaging Survey
January 31, 2013 | View Release

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 titans The Scotts® Company (Snap™ cartridge spreader system) and Procter & Gamble (Tide® Pods™). Based on a five-point scale, the Eco Ultra FlexPak also ranked among the Top 10 packages in all product categories for the year.

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Universal Lubricants Eco Ultra Motor Oil Now Used at Country’s Top Rated Travel Center
December 12, 2011 | View Release

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' state-of-the-art re-refinery, Eco Ultra® is an environmentally-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed line of recycled engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

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Can Oil Be Recycled?
August 25, 2009 | View Release

Changing the oil in a car every 5,000 kilometers or so seems to be the industry standard (and may well be overkill). But that means a whole lot of pouring and draining motor oil into and out of the U.S. auto fleet: 1.3 billion gallons or so, to be precise.

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Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra Now Used at Multiple Kansas Meineke Locations
December 20, 2012 | View Release

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® is an environmentally-friendly and American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed line of recycled engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

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Motorists Declare Energy Independence With Universal Lubricants’ “Great American Oil Change for Good
May 23, 2013 | View Release

WICHITA, KS--(Marketwired - May 23, 2013) - As the July 4thholiday 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, and transmission fluids.

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Kansas Company “Closes the Loop” on Motor Oil
March 22, 2011 | View Release

Earth911 recently reported on Valvoline’s new NextGen motor oil – the first high-performance re-refined motor oil that has been widely available to do-it-yourself oil changers.

But Kansas-based Universal Lubricants has been selling their high-quality re-refined motor oil to car dealers, quick lube stations and auto repair shops since 2010. The company’s Eco Ultra product contains up to 70 percent recycled oil.

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Case Study in Action, Partnerships That Turn Petroleum into a Renewable Resource
January 12, 2012 | View Release
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 operational data from our businesses and organizations; we pour time into drafting and disseminating well-researched reports that review the minute details of that data; we share with one another tried and true green practices.
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The Cost Effective Alternative
August 21, 2011 | View Release

(Rockford) -- What could be better than saving money and the environment at the same time?  Watch the full interview with Rick Palmore, Director of Sales and Marketing for Universal Lubricants for a cost-effective alternative to throwing used oil away.

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Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes and Universal Lubricants Expand Business Partnership
January 17, 2012 | View Release

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 car 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 launch of Eco Ultra® at an Aurora, CO service center, all remaining Econo locations in the surrounding area will likewise offer "green" motor oil changes using the twice refined oils. 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) licensed line of re-refined engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

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Two of America’s Leading Engine Manufacturers Certify Eco Ultra® Oil for Natural Gas Engines
December 11, 2012 | View Release

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, which reduce emissions, improve fuel economy and decrease maintenance costs, require special, high-performance engine oils.

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Universal Lubricants Hits 1.5 Million Gallon Production Mark of New Eco Ultra Recycled Motor Oil
March 30, 2011 | View Release

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 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. Unlike other companies that simply bottle re-refined oil, Universal Lubricants collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own green motor oil ensuring that every quart, every gallon consistently is of the highest quality for optimal performance.

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Universal Lubricants Adds Recycled-Content Oil for Natural Gas Vehicles
January 31, 2012 | View Release
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%.
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Universal Lubricants Names Jan Horsfall Chief Marketing Officer
December 3, 2012 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants to Recycle Thousands of Gallons of Used Oil Each Year From Colorado Company…
April 6, 2011 | View Release

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. The recovered oil from the filters and the used oil will be re-refined at the company's advanced refinery in Wichita, Kansas to make its American Petroleum Institute (API) certified green motor—Eco Ultra®. The scrap steel from the oil filters is sent to a steel mill to be melted and used to produce new products ensuring that nothing ends up in a landfill.

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Eco Ultra® Early Adopter Celebrates One Year Anniversary
March 8, 2012 | View Release

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) licensed line of re-refined engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements. An early adopter of the technology, Brooks Automotive has seen growing demand for re-refined engine oils, from both individual customers and within the transportation industry at large.

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Total Transit Switches To Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra® Premium Motor Oil
November 12, 2012 | View Release

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 largest cab companies in the region with a fleet numbering nearly 800, including the largest fleet of hybrid Toyota Prius taxis in North America.

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Universal Lubricants Asks Drivers During National Car Care Month to Go Green
April 12, 2011 | View Release

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 one of the highest percentages of recycled oil content and meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. Unlike other companies that simply bottle re-refined oil, Universal Lubricants collects, re-refines, blends and re-distributes its own green motor oil ensuring that every quart, every gallon consistently is of the highest quality for optimal performance.

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Universal Lubricants Launches Initiative to Convert Fleets to Re-refined Engine Oils
March 21, 2012 | View Release

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 operators, everywhere. Made at Universal Lubricants' Wichita-based, state-of-the-art re-refinery, all Eco Ultra® oils are American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed and both original equipment manufacturer (OEM) and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) approved.

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Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra® FlexPak™ Wins AAPEX 2012 New Packaging Award for Innovation
November 1, 2012 | View Release

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 Vegas where the Eco Ultra 1-quart FlexPak made its debut.

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Universal Lubricants Hires Successful Marketing Veteran Nancy Blanchat
April 18, 2011 | View Release

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 and will report to Peter Fox , vice president of marketing and retail sales.

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Refined Engine Oil a Critical Link in Fleet Sustainability
March 29, 2012 | View Release
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.
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Universal Lubricants Introduces First Retail Motor Oil FlexPak in the U.S.
October 10, 2012 | View Release

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 retailers a unique opportunity to bring customers an exciting, high-performance product in an environmentally responsible package.

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Universal Lubricants Selects Howerton+White to Promote Eco Ultra Brand of Recycled Oil Products
April 20, 2011 | View Release

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:  brand strategy; creative services; marketing plans and implementation; CRM/loyalty; interactive and online brand management; web development; SEO and analytics.

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Universal Lubricants Awarded General Services Administration Schedule
October 9, 2012 | View Release

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).

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Universal Lubricants® Reports 2012 Surge in Demand for Its Advanced, Eco-Friendly Motor Oils & Lube
December 27, 2012 | View Release
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."
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Universal Lubricants Hires Senior Industry Executive Ron Brazell
May 4, 2011 | View Release
WICHITA, Kan., May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Universal Lubricants – 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.
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Universal Lubricants Partners with Interstate Distributor Company
October 1, 2012 | View Release

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 while also maximizing economic benefits to the company. IDC selected Eco Ultra because it helps address both priorities.

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Universal Lubricants® Expands to Meet Increased Demand for High Performance, Re-Refined Engine Oils
December 20, 2012 | View Release
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.
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AskPatty Interviews Universal Lubricants’ John Wesley on the Power of Recycled Oil
May 6, 2011 | View Release

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.

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Innovative Engine Oil Packaging
August 21, 2012 | View Release

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, flex-pack stand-up pouches—reportedly, the first U.S-produced and marketed motor oil to be packaged in this way. Pouch-packed engine oil products already have earned consumer acceptance is some other countries. Universal Lubricants is pioneering the concept in the U.S.

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Universal Lubricants and Enterprise Holdings Close the Oil Recycling Loop
May 9, 2011 | View Release

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. Beginning at Enterprise's airport service centers in five states, Universal Lubricants will collect the spent motor oil of Alamo, Enterprise and National vehicles and proceed to re-refine the waste fluid, thereby transforming what was once unwanted discharge into its American Petroleum Institute (API) certified Eco Ultra® high performance motor oil. That green motor oil will then circle back into Enterprise cars and light trucks in those markets, completing a self-sustaining cycle that will repeat itself over and over and over again.  

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Universal Lubricants Celebrates Two Year Partnership With Superior Honda of Omaha
August 7, 2012 | View Release

/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 sustainability and performance excellence. The dealership has performed more than 2,000 oil changes using Eco Ultra, the motor oil made from re-refined base oil.

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Dealerships Around the Country are Switching Over to Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra Recycled…
May 19, 2011 | View Release

WICHITA, Kan., May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading the green motor oil revolution—Universal Lubricants added Missouridealerships 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 that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Universal Lubricants & D&D Sexton Reduces National Consumption of Crude Oil for Motor Oil Production
June 25, 2012 | View Release

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 Midwest's leading common and contract refrigerated carrier and, as of November 2010, one of the earliest fleet adopters of Universal Lubricants' Eco Ultra® line. Each of D&D Sexton's 415 power and reefer trucks rely on Eco Ultra 15w40 to uphold on the road performance while also complementing the company's wider energy and environmental initiatives.

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Is Motor Oil a Renewable Resource? Re-refiners Say Yes
June 1, 2011 | View Release

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.

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Universal Lubricants Partners with Top Eco-Responsible Auto Center
May 30, 2012 | View Release

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 products and services that use less oil and create less waste. In addition to relying on re-refined antifreeze, dual stage oil filters that decrease oil usage by up to 70 percent and silicone windshield wiper blades, rather than petroleum-based rubber alternatives, Green Garage relies on Eco Ultra for its motor oil change services and other environmentally-friendly solutions. Like its counterpart performance-driven, eco-responsible products Green Garage recommends, Eco Ultra complements the center's focus on helping customers save time, money and the planet with eco-friendly auto services.

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Universal Lubricants Grows Its National Roster of Eco Ultra Users
June 1, 2011 | View Release

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 that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Universal Lubricants Announces Partnership With Sustainable Fuel Provider
May 21, 2012 | View Release

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 of trucking fleets with the clean burning fuel. SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel's move to Eco Ultra – a performance driven suite of motor oil that relies on used oil, instead of crude, as a feedstock to produce a re-refined base – demonstrates the transport industry's ability to promote impactful sustainability initiatives.

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Universal Lubricants is going ‘green,’ poised for growth
June 9, 2011 | View Release

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 of trucking fleets with the clean burning fuel. SeQuential Pacific Biodiesel's move to Eco Ultra – a performance driven suite of motor oil that relies on used oil, instead of crude, as a feedstock to produce a re-refined base – demonstrates the transport industry's ability to promote impactful sustainability initiatives.

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After Pilot Period, Top Ten Ranked Automotive Service Department Endorses Eco Ultra® Motor Oil
May 9, 2012 | View Release

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, has begun offering -- and encouraging -- the use of motor oils which are re-refined to offer outstanding quality.

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Team IndianCarsBikes talks to Mr. John Wesley, the CEO of Universal Lubricants about Recycled…
June 13, 2011 | View Release

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. But, what if we were to tell you that a moderately sized firm called Universal Lubricants, headquartered at Wichita, Kansas has been at the forefront of producing Recycled Engine Oil in a very unique closed loop process that makes it the world leader in this particular technology?

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Universal Lubricants Hires Automotive Industry Veteran Thomas Barb
April 25, 2012 | View Release
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 all of the Company's sales activities relating to the retail segment. He'll report directly to Universal Lubricants' vice president of marketing and retail sales, Peter Fox.
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Recycled Motor Oils
June 22, 2011 | View Release

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 planet?”

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During National Car Care Month, Universal Lubricants Encourages Advancing Sustainability Measures
April 10, 2012 | View Release
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 options that are both good for the environment and good for the pocketbook.
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Universal Lubricants Retails the World’s Most Environmentally-Friendly Motor Oil on Amazon.com
June 27, 2011 | View Release

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 one of the highest percentages of recycled oil content while meeting Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Car Service Centers Around the Country Are Offering Universal Lubricants’ Eco Ultra Recycled…
June 30, 2011 | View Release

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 recycled motor oil that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Universal Lubricants Decreases Dependence on Foreign Oil
July 21, 2011 | View Release

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 meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to the Midwest’s Premier…
July 26, 2011 | View Release

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, furthering the green motor oil revolution's efforts to preserve our finite natural resources and protect the environment, all while guaranteeing proven, on-the-road performance. Made in the U.S. at the company's state-of-the-art re-refinery, Eco Ultra® is a green and American Petroleum Institute (API) licensed line of recycled engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

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Re-Refined Engine Oil — Helping The Construction Industry Go Green, In More Ways Than One
August 1, 2011 | View Release

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.

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A Motor Oil Company That’s Both Green and Responsible? Check out Universal Lubricants
August 3, 2011 | View Release

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 in used oil collection, new oil refining and distribution. Unlike other companies that simply bottle re-refined oil, Universal collects, refines, blends and re-distributes its own green motor oil insuring that every quart, every gallon consistently is of the highest quality for optimal performance. We never lose guardianship within the chain, making us the only closed loop provider of motor oil. And that's a big deal for a number of reasons.

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Universal Lubricants Surpasses Major Production Milestone
August 16, 2011 | View Release

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.

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Universal Lubricants Car Care Tips for Smooth Labor Day Driving
August 30, 2011 | View Release

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.  

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Universal Lubricants Eco Ultra Recycled Motor Oil Now Offered at Econo Lube N’ Tune & Brakes
September 12, 2011 | View Release

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.  Beginning with the East Quincy Avenue location (Aurora, CO), Econo Lube N' Tune & Brakes will be offering recycled, American Petroleum Institute (API) backed Eco Ultra® motor oil to its loyal and ever expanding customer base. Made in the U.S. at the Universal Lubricants' state-of-the art re-refinery, Eco Ultra® is an green motor oil option that preserves finite natural resources and reduces the need to import oil, all while guaranteeing optimal engine performance.

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The City of Sioux Falls Switches to Universal Lubricants’ Recycled Motor Oil — Eco Ultra
September 21, 2011 | View Release

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 Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications.

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Universal Lubricants and Oil Can Henry’s Launch Recycled Motor Oil Education Partnership
October 3, 2011 | View Release

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. Produced domestically at Universal Lubricants' state-of-the-art re-refinery, Eco Ultra® is a line of eco-friendly motor oil options that preserve finite natural resources and reduce the need to import foreign oil, all while guaranteeing optimal engine performance.

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Universal Lubricants to Participate in Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo-AAPEX
October 25, 2011 | View Release

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. Representing the $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, AAPEX is the world's largest business-to-business event for the global motor vehicle aftermarket.

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Re-refined Oil: In with the Old, Out with the New Re-refined Oil: In with the Old, Out with the New
October 26, 2011 | View Release

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.

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Universal Lubricants Becomes the Recycled Motor Oil Supplier to Fourth Generation Concrete Company
November 15, 2011 | View Release

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 (API) licensed line of recycled engine oils and coolants that meets current vehicle manufacturers' specifications and Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements.

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Benefits of using Recycled Motor Oil Benefits of using Recycled Motor Oil
November 23, 2011 | View Release

Fact or Myth: motor oil directly affects the fuel economy of fleet vehicles? Fact, the quality and grade of what lubricates fleet engines significantly influences— and for an extended duration—how vehicles function on the road and how much fuel they consume.

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Churning Used Motor Oil Into Economic Opportunity
November 28, 2011 | View Release
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. Motivated by the captivating prospect of a petroleum product having an alternative destination to being burned as a power source, incredible amounts of research and development have been devoted to the possibility of oil serving as a veritable renewable resource.
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Universal Lubricants Becomes a Proud Sponsor of the National FFA Organization
November 29, 2011 | View Release
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 the integration of environmental considerations in agricultural operations.
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Universal Lubricants Drives Green Motor Oil Revolution Across the Country
December 6, 2011 | View Release

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 sensitive and American Petroleum Institute (API) certified recycled motor oil that meets Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. The chain's seven locations—Bountiful, Farmington, Sugarhouse, Holladay/Cottonwood, Sandy, Silver Summit, and Jeremy Ranch—will each promote the product for engine oil services, aiming to reap the potential of affecting positive environmental and economic change in their shared communities.

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