Universal Lubricants Grows Its National Roster of ECO ULTRA Users

Adds Home-Grown Missouri Business, St. Louis Composting to List of ECO ULTRA® Oil Users

Jun 01, 2011, 12:46 ET from Universal Lubricants

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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"St. Louis Composting was born in 1992 out of a desire to transform a notoriously 'dirty' business into one which actually possesses environmental value," said Rebecca Gerarty, eco-enthusiast and co-owner of St. Louis Composting. "By switching to ECO ULTRA®, we follow our own mantra of the green living; the four R's—reduce, reuse, recycle and re-buy."

St. Louis Composting, the region's premier producer of STA-certified composting, mulch and soil blend producer, processes approximately 500,000 cubic yards of green material annually at five large-scale, well-capitalized and commercial locations.  The company has switched ECO ULTRA® (15w40 CJ-4) Heavy Duty Engine Oil and ECO ULTRA® engine coolants knowing that they exceed industry standards and will ensure smooth operation of the company's equipment.

"Sustainability and ecological sensitivities are concerns that weigh heavily on people's minds," said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. "Even companies with pre-set green commitments can always find ways to be a little greener. St. Louis Composting's dedication to bettering its own environmental practices by using ECO ULTRA® is an inspiration to us all, reminding us that we can always do more."

The U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year, and only 10% of it is re-refined.  The rest of the used oil is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as an industrial fuel and is gone forever.  Universal Lubricants is dedicated to reversing this trend.

Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through the company's technologically advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality American Petroleum Institute (API) certified motor oils and lubricants that meet SAE requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. To guarantee performance and reliability, the company's ECO ULTRA® products undergo rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments.

For more information about Universal Lubricant's ECO ULTRA® products, visit www.ecoultraoil.com.

About Universal Lubricants

Universal Lubricants is one of America's oldest, most trusted used oil collection, new oil refining and distribution leaders. The company operates 28 facilities in 14 states and operates one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through their advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality API certified motor oils and lubricants that meet SAE requirements and current OEM specifications. To ensure performance and reliability, the company's finished products go through rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments. Universal Lubricants employs 380 American workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company. For more information, please visit www.universallubes.com.

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