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.
"Penny's Concrete has maintained a family-run operation for 84 years, with plans to run our business for at least another 84 more. For our needs, Universal Lubricants' ECO ULTRA® blends reliability—meeting Penny's standards for a top quality motor oil to uphold fleet maintenance—with progress—our decision to use a premium quality recycled motor oil that also makes a difference for the environment we've worked in, day in and day out, for close to a century," said David Shuck, Vehicle Maintenance Manager at Penny's Concrete.
Each year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil, only 10 percent of which is re-refined. The rest is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as an industrial fuel, wasting limited petroleum reserves and perpetuating the need to import foreign oil. Dedicated to reversing this trend, Universal Lubricants has differentiated itself as the only "closed-loop" domestic manufacturer of recycled oil. Universal Lubricants 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.
With over 2.5 trillion miles of field proven performance, ECO ULTRA® has a number of benefits over competitors' products. It holds one of the highest TBNs for long-term protection, reduced engine wear, and extended drain intervals which all lead to less oil consumption and better fuel economy.
"Our re-refined motor oils will keep Penny's Concrete trucks on the road in top condition for a longer period of time. Plus, the average 60 quart recycled motor oil change translates to a savings of 24 new barrels of oil," said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. "For the first time, ECO ULTRA® empowers fleet operators to fuse, rather than weigh, environmental sensitivities and economic considerations."
For more information about Universal Lubricant's ECO ULTRA® products, visit www.ecoultraoil.com.
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.