Warren Oil has completed an addition to its West Memphis, Ark., facility that will enable it to produce 10 million pounds of grease per year.
The new grease unit will allow the Dunn N.C.-based lube manufacturer to complete its portfolio, said founder, president and CEO Irvin Warren in a recent press release, rounding out its offerings to the heavy duty, automotive, industrial and agricultural sectors.
As the economy suffered in the past decade, so did the demand for grease, Hank Bird, Warrens vice president of business development, told Lube Report. While in decline, manufacturers of grease declined and there have been very few, if any, new plant startups. Bird added that the company believes that grease demand will improve as the economy recovers. He said that given these factors, the companys president decided to build a facility that meets the demand of current customers as well as new customers across all segments.
Warren currently sells products to 48 foreign countries and plans to aggressively market its grease brands in those countries, Bird continued. Warrens export business continues to be in a growth mode, and grease will contribute to that growth.
Warren Oil Co. offers engine oils, transmission fluids, hydraulic oils, gear oils, oil spill cleaners, and diesel exhaust fluids, as well as synthetic lubricants and private label packing via its manufacturing facilities in Marion, Ill., Johnstown, Pa., Dunn, N.C., San Antonio, Texas, Benton, Ala., and West Memphis, Ark.