Cincinnati, Ohio, December 2, 2011 – RelaDyne, LLC (“RelaDyne”) continues its strategy of expanding its lubrication services and reliability solutions by acquiring James P. Hill Distributors (“Hill Oil”) and its affiliate PetroClean Solutions (“PetroClean”), based in Farmerville, Louisiana. Hill Oil is the third lubricant distributor that RelaDyne has acquired since it began in November 2010.
“Hill Oil is a perfect fit for RelaDyne’s growth strategy,” states Jeff Hart, Executive Vice President of Business Development for RelaDyne. “We are very excited to have Hill Oil and PetroClean join the RelaDyne family. They are the dominant distribution and service company in their geography providing industry leading value to their customers and suppliers. This will be one of many acquisitions that expand RelaDyne’s geographic footprint and expand the products and services that we have available to create more value to our customers.”
Hill Oil serves Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and East Texas and is the region’s leading distributor of lubricants, fuel, comprehensive fluid purification and flushing solutions. Add to the mix Hill’s PetroClean division, which dramatically scales RelaDyne’s Field Reliability Management business group with industrial-related services. The result is a synergistic market share expansion of RelaDyne’s core product groups, including lubricants, fuel, and Diesel Exhaust Fluid.
Scott and Kerry Hill, owners of Hill Oil Company, and the entire staff including the sales and operations team will be staying with the company, utilizing Hill’s existing 10 facilities to ensure continuity for all customers, employees and suppliers. “Our commitment to our customers begins with our employees,” says Scott Hill, President. “By joining the RelaDyne team, our employees will be able to grow and benefit from RelaDyne’s programs and experience allowing us to serve our customers with a larger selection of quality products and services that we could not have done alone.”
“I am excited and proud to welcome the Hill Oil and PetroClean employees to RelaDyne,” states Larry Stoddard, Chief Executive Officer for RelaDyne. “This acquisition creates a significant opportunity for us to expand our distribution presence in Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and East Texas. Additionally, it creates opportunities to not only grow in those territories but also expand our network of goods and services offered by RelaDyne in all markets.”
Hill Oil and PetroClean join RelaDyne just one year after RelaDyne’s inception and three months after RelaDyne’s acquisition with Derrick Oil and Supply in Port Arthur, Texas.
About Hill Oil Company and PetroClean
Hill Oil Company was founded in 1946 and has grown into one of the most diversified petroleum marketers in the Southern United States. Hill Oil has contributed this abundant growth with our ability to advance with new technology, equipment and commitment to their customers. Hill is a leading marketer of lubricants, fuel, Diesel Exhaust Fluid, and related products to fully serve the automotive, commercial, and industrial markets. Their sales force is strategically aligned and well trained to service all three channels. Hill Oil services the Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, and East Texas markets from their 10 strategically-located facilities.
PetroClean Solutions has developed services that mirror all aspects of the plant maintenance timeline. Whether industrial customers use PetroClean’s routine purification services to extend equipment life or depend on their outage and commissioning services for quick and reliable startups, PetroClean Solutions has the ability to deliver. And when emergencies arise, there is 24-hour emergency response, day or night, 365-days-a-year.
As an industry leader, PetroClean Solutions constantly sets records, establishes new trends, and continuously develops technology and methods to improve plant reliability. Their broad expertise and knowledge provides the framework for dedication to quality and genuine value for the customer without compromising health, safety, or the environment.
About RelaDyne’s Field Reliability Management:
RelaDyne’s Field Reliability Management division is a leading provider of industrial reliability solutions specializing in fluid purification, high velocity flushing, chemical cleaning, and contract lubrication technicians and engineers. FRM provides value through comprehensive lubrication solutions to a wide range of commercial and industrial customers by increasing reliability performance and optimizing uptime.