Shrader Tire & Oil Co. Buys Keneco Dist. Lubricant Division
TOLEDO, OHIO - November 14, 2016. Shrader Tire & Oil Company has acquired the lubricant business from Keneco Distributors of Findlay, Ohio. Keneco was a successful, 35 year family business owned by Mary Beilharz-Miller and her late husband, Brad.
Shrader Tire & Oil has assumed all lubricant operations of the 18,750 square foot Northwest Ohio facility, as well as, inventory, vehicles and equipment. Key Keneco personnel in management, sales, and operations have decided to join Shrader, providing business continuity.
“We’re looking forward to building a successful partnership with our new customers, and anticipate forging lasting and meaningful relationships,” said Joe Shrader, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shrader Tire & Oil. “Our new customer base will benefit from the addition of our quality Chevron Lubricants, extreme customer service, buying power, 68 years of lubricant knowledge, and solution provider approach that will ultimately help lower their operating costs.”
Doug Cramer, manager of the Findlay warehouse, was excited to join the team. “We are looking forward to being a part of the Shrader family, and we’re excited to see what the future brings for us and our customers. Our goal is a seamless transition.”
Since 1948, Shrader Tire & Oil has been family owned and operated, servicing customers in the transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries. Shrader is a long term partner with Michelin and Chevron bringing the highest quality products and service in the industry. With thirteen commercial tire and fleet service centers and four bulk oil plants throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, Shrader has attained the highest ranks of performance and customer satisfaction, and is committed to the long-term success of their customers’ businesses.
Shrader Tire & Oil Headquarters are in Toledo, Ohio. The company employs 200 people in the tristate area with customers nationwide. For more information about Shrader Tire & Oil, visit shradertireandoil.com or call 800-589-6589.
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Shrader Tire & Oil Acquires Ohio-Based TCI Tire Centers
TOLEDO, OHIO - November 1, 2017. Shrader Tire & Oil Company has acquired the former TCI Tire Centers from Tire Centers, LLC of Duncan, SC. Shrader has assumed all operations of the Heath, Columbus and West Chester Ohio fleet service stores, as well as a Michelin Retread Technologies plant in Pemberville, OH. The Pemberville, OH MRT operation is the second Michelin retread manufacturing facility in the STO business unit. Former TCI management, sales, and operations personnel have joined Shrader, ensuring a seamless transition.
“Serving the greater Columbus and Cincinnati markets has been part of our long term growth initiative,” said Joe Shrader, President and Chief Executive Officer of Shrader Tire & Oil. “Customers in both markets will benefit from our affiliation with Michelin Tire and Chevron Lubricants. In addition, we will transplant our culture of extreme customer service, leveraged buying power, 70 years of tire and lubricant knowledge and a solutions provider approach to doing business.” The acquired stores will become part of the Michelin Commercial Service Network along with Shrader's existing 13 locations.
Shrader Tire & Oil has been family owned and operated since 1948. The business serves customers in the transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries and is a long term partner with both Michelin and Chevron. With seventeen commercial tire and fleet service centers and four bulk oil plants throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana, STO is recognized by customers and suppliers alike for commitment to excellence in all facets of their operations.