INDUSTRY NEWSLINE- AUGUST 2001
Oasis Car Wash Systems of Galena, KS has announced the addition of Mike Cook, production engineer, to its engineering team. Cook brings more than 30 years of manufacturing engineering experience to the company. He studied machine design, production engineering, and computer-aided design at Franklin Technical School, Missouri Southern State College, and Pittsburgh State University. Before joining Oasis, he spent 20 years in the drafting and design and project management departments at Allgeier Martin and Associates, and worked for the last 10 years at Leggett and Platt as a project engineer.
TEXAS OIL X CHANGE PICKS CASTROL
North America has signed an agreement with Texas Oil X Change to be
a primary supplier of premium lubricants to this Texas-based, independent
ARMOR ALL, NSI TEAM UP
Service Industries (NYSE: NSI) has announced that its NSI Chemicals
Group has entered into a five-year licensing and sales agreement with
the Armor All Products Corporation. In terms of the agreement, the NSI
Chemicals Group will manufacture a host of car wash products under the
Armor All Professional brand name, and Armor All will supply its Armor
All Professional Protectant for exclusive sale by NSI's chemicals sales
representatives to car washes. In addition, the NSI Chemicals Group
will create a dedicated sales force to sell only Armor All branded products.
SENSING TECHNOLOGY RESOURCE ON THE WEB.
Engineering Corp. has launched a sensing technology web site www.bannerengineering.com).
The new comprehensive site, which details the entire Banner line, complete
with downloadable technical data, application drawings, AutoCAD files
in .DXF format, and tutorials for every product, is the largest library
of sensing information in the world. Continuous updates detail product
changes and new products, making this site the most efficient means
of keeping up with Banner's ever-expanding product line. A comprehensive
"What's New" page details all of the latest additions to the
site, including products, literature, site upgrades, and much more.
ADESA ACQUIRES I-44 AUTO AUCTION
Corporation, a wholesale vehicle remarketing services company, has
Lube of Decatur, IL has been named the winner of Performance Resources,
Inc.'s National Award for Excellence in Customer Service for the second
quarter of 2001.
SPARTAN CELEBRATES 45th
Spartan Chemical Company Inc., headquartered in Maumee, OH, celebrated its 45th anniversary in May. The company maintains over 550,000 square feet of exceptionally clean, well-maintained manufacturing facilities on 133 acres in Maumee, OH, reaching out to its customers through partnerships with over 450 selectively appointed distributors located throughout the United States, including Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
MORE VIOC CENTERS
Oil, LLC, a Valvoline Instant Oil Change (VIOC) franchisee, opened its
first franchise center at 2399 E. Highland Road in Highland, Mich. The
site was acquired from an independent operator and converted to VIOC
brand specifications. Bert Oil is owned and operated by former VIOC
Senior Project Manager Robert Tamm, a 13-year veteran of the company.
Tamm previously managed the development of corporate and franchisee
locations. He is the third VIOC employee to avail himself of the company's
Employee Franchise Program, which provides for fee-free franchise licenses
and 100-percent financing for qualified employees joining the franchise
Environmental of Venice, FL and Trooper, PA recently delivered a DELTA-250SW
desalination system to Polymers International in Freeport,
Eagle Co. has purchased the AlumAseal brand of radiator sealers and
began shipping AlumAseal products in June. The acquisition of AlumAseal
adds to Gold Eagle's position as a marketer of engine related additives.
AlumAseal complements the company's extensive sealer line, which includes
NOLEAK(r) Premium Sealers and Gold Eagle Leak Stoppers.
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