Safety-Kleen Completes New Oil Blending Facility, Production Ramping Up
Friday, July 13, 2012
Press Release from NORA Member Safety-Kleen Corp
Plano, TX (July 13, 2012) –
Safety-Kleen Systems, Inc., today announced
that it has begun blending a variety of engine oils at its new East
Chicago, IN, blend facility, which was completed in late June.
The facility, which began construction in
2010, will allow the company to blend more of its own finished oil
"This new facility gives Safety-Kleen the
ability to blend a slate of oils for both passenger cars and heavy duty
diesel engines, and increase the supply of our environmentally-friendly
EcoPower engine oils," said Dave Sprinkle, executive vice president for
oil re-refining. "In addition, by controlling the process at our own
facility, we ensure a consistently high level of quality control."
Sprinkle said the new facility will have an
initial blending capacity of 20 million gallons annually, with the
option to increase production by expanding work shifts in the future.
Initial production of blended products began on July 2.
Scott Miller, Safety-Kleen's director of oil
re-refining, managed construction of the new facility and will oversee
"This new blending capacity improves our
position as a direct supplier in the blended finished products market,
in addition to being a reliable supplier of base oils," Miller said.
Safety-Kleen is North America's largest used
oil re-refiner, annually collecting approximately 200 million gallons of
used oil and re-refining approximately 160 million gallons at its two
re-refineries in East Chicago and Breslau, Ontario.
"Our existing re-refineries have processed
more than 2.5 billion gallons of used oil into high-quality lubricants
and by-products since 1988," said Safety-Kleen CEO and President Bob
Safety-Kleen is a leading North American used oil recycling and
re-fining, parts cleaning and environmental solutions company, with
approximately 4,300 employees serving more than 200,000 customer
locations in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Safety-Kleen
provides a broad set of environmentally-responsible products and
services that keep North American businesses in balance with the
environment. For more information, please visit www.safety-kleen.com or call (800) 669-5740.
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