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Universal Lubricants Drives Green Motor Oil Revolution Across the Country Adds Multi-Location Automotive Service Center to its Growing Community of ECO ULTRA® Users

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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"Spanning from our 1991 inaugural opening to the Farmington location's recent quick lube expansion, Burt Brothers has remained one of the few family owned and operated businesses—an identity we cherish and to which we attribute a great deal of our success. At Burt Brothers, we understand the unique pride associated with working for relatives and friends, neighbors and acquaintances, and as such, it's no surprise that our technicians are known for offering the highest level of customer service available, and correspondingly, trusting only the best products to do their jobs," said Ron Burt, co-proprietor of Burt Brothers Tire and Service. "ECO ULTRA® is one of those rare innovations that meets—and exceeds—our expectations, going the distance in terms of optimal engine performance and moreover, going the extra mile by protecting the environmental welfare of the greater Wasatch Front area, home to so many of our loyal customers."

Each year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used engine oils, only 10 percent of which is re-refined. Of those tens of millions of barrels which cycle through American automobiles on an annual basis, most is either improperly disposed of—running the risk of polluting and contaminating water supplies—or needlessly exhausted as an industrial fuel. Dedicated to reversing this unnecessary waste and safety hazard, Universal Lubricants has differentiated itself as the only "closed-loop" domestic manufacturer of recycled oil. The company collects, re-refines, blends, packages and redistributes its own oil, the ECO ULTRA® line—without ever losing guardianship within the chain—in an infinitely repeatable, sustainable cycle.

"All movements start with an educational foundation, generate momentum with persistent outreach, and promote inclusivity; the green motor oil revolution is no different," said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. "Burt Brothers Tire and Service's use and promotion of ECO ULTRA® empowers countless others in the greater Wasatch Front area to affect the environment and economy in a positive way."

"At Universal Lubricants we are proud to be a supplier of environmentally-friendly motor oil to an ever-increasing number of dealerships and car service centers around the country, delivering an American solution for our energy and environmental challenges," added Wesley.

About Universal Lubricants

Since its founding in 1929, Universal Lubricants has balanced tradition with innovation to emerge over the past four decades as the American leader in used oil collection, new oil refining and distribution. Unlike other companies that simply bottle re-refined oil, Universal Lubricants collects, refines, blends and re-distributes its own engine oil—never losing guardianship within the chain—to ensure that every quart, every gallon is of the highest quality for optimal performance. The only "closed-loop" provider of recycled motor oil, Universal Lubricants boasts a national presence, supplying ECO ULTRA® throughout the country by operating 28 facilities in 14 states, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. Altogether, the company employs 380 American workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company.

A leader in R&D and in the marketplace, Universal Lubricants will continue to drive progress and drive performance in the motor oil industry. For more information visit: www.universallubes.com.

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