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.
"As Jubitz Corporation anticipates its 60th anniversary, we realize that our enduring success directly correlates, in countless ways, to an early embrace of environmentally sustainable practices," said Julie Parker, the company's director of marketing. "From eliminating truck idling to offering electric vehicle charging areas, Jubitz Corporation has steadfastly committed to integrating its commercial transportation services with a healthy environment, beyond mere compliance with existing environmental laws. That said, we believe that offering ECO ULTRA® will be one of the most impactful, yet easily implementable strategies for sustainable fleet management and service."
Each year, the U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used engine oils, 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. 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.
Not only environmentally sound, but economically smart, ECO ULTRA® offers field proven performance demonstrating a number of benefits over competitors' products. To name but a few: one of the highest TBNs for long-term protection, reduced engine wear, and extended drain intervals. Together, these advantages result in less oil consumption overall and enhanced fuel economy, keeping trucks on the road for longer periods of time, with fewer maintenance interruptions.
"With ECO ULTRA®, what's right for the environment is also what's right for cars and trucks," said John Wesley, chief executive officer of Universal Lubricants. "By offering re-refined motor oils at its service center, Jubitz's decision to better its own environmental practices allows so many others passing through the Portland area to experience the ECO ULTRA® difference firsthand."
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.