Shrader Expands in Michigan


Shrader Tire and Oil Co. has opened a new 200,000 sq. ft. lubricant and tire distribution center to meet its growing markets in Michigan, the company announced last week. A Chevron lubricant distributor, Shrader installed more than 250,000 gallons of lubricant storage under roof at the new facility.

Based in Toledo, Ohio, Shrader supplies tires and lubricants to commercial truck fleets and to other industries in Ohio, Indiana and Michigan. The new distribution center in Melvindale, Mich., includes 28 oil tanks ranging in size from 8,000 to 12,000 gallons, over a mile of internal pipelines, and computer-monitored dispensing. The cost of the new facility was not disclosed.

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We anticipate an increasing demand for lubes in Michigan, Project Manager Joe Reynolds told Lube Report. Were going to the next step and building for growth. Shrader sells Chevron heavy duty engine oils, gear lubes, industrial oils and food processing oils in bulk as well as repackaging them into totes, drums and five-gallon pails.

In addition to the new Michigan distribution center, which began operations in April, the company also has bulk oil facilities in Ohio and Indiana.

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