Volume 1 Issue 38
Owners everywhere were glad to see the back of August since it was such a quiet month. September has started cautiously, but there are one or two areas where activity levels have shown a slight improvement. -by Adrian Brown
Companies seeking to expand overseas should tailor marketing messages and product offerings to specific countries and work closely with local distributors, an industry insider asserted at a conference held late last month in Des Moines, Iowa.
Valvoline Inc. is set to acquire Ottawa, Canada-based quick-lube franchise Oil Changers Inc., the company announced last Tuesday. This deal is the companys second quick-lube acquisition in Canada.
The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association has formed a committee offering member companies information on a range of issues encountered when entering foreign markets.