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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 or call 800-589-6589.
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