National Oil & Lube News

March 2017

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March 2017 | NOLN 13 SmartPrint is the only label printing system specifically designed to meet the needs of the fast-lube industry. Our printer formats allow flexibility in setting your own date and mileage intervals, messaging, and cross-selling of services on labels. Getting tired of your vendor not answering their phone, returning your message and not supporting the products they distribute? With Comgraphx, your call will be answered by a fully staffed and knowledgeable customer service department Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 5:00pm CST. We are the industry preferred supplier of lube labels, printers and ribbons. Call our customer service team today at 800-331-4438 to take advantage of this $20 manufacturer rebate. SMART PRINT ® SMART PRINT ® SMART PRINT ® SMART PRINT ® Contact customer service at... 800-331-4438 M – F 8am to 5pm CST. Rebates will be processed upon purchase of new SmartPrint Printer and receipt of your old printer. Comgraphx SmartPrint ® Special Receive a $20 rebate on your old printer chised stores, in east Texas and represents Valvo- line's entry into Louisiana. "Like Valvoline Instant Oil Change, Time-It Lube is committed to delivering an excellent service experience to customers every day, and we look forward to building on that foundation with the strength of the Valvoline brand, our industry-leading service model and proprietary quick lube management tools," said Sam Mitchell, Valvoline's chief executive officer. "While the impact to fiscal 2017 earnings is not expected to be ma- terial, the addition of Time-It Lube strengthens Valvoline's quick lube presence in eastern Texas, pro- vides a gateway into Louisiana and accelerates the expansion of our store network." TBC Corporation Sells SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service to Grease Monkey TBC Corporation recently announced it has sold SpeeDee Oil Change & Auto Service, ef- fective January 31, 2017, to Grease Monkey. SpeeDee has more than 100 shops across the United States in the Gulf Coast, Texas, Mid-At- lantic, California and New England regions. "is transaction provides outstanding oppor- tunities for all parties involved," said Erik Olsen, president, CEO and chairman of the board of TBC Corporation. "TBC was able to monetize an asset and will now reinvest in our core franchise, wholesale and retail businesses. Grease Monkey adds a powerful brand with industry-leading op- erational processes and a strong franchise base, and SpeeDee franchisees will now be part of a larger automotive fast lube group which will al- low them to draw on a focused set of resources to drive growth. Grease Monkey's focus on the full service oil change business will assist SpeeDee with growth opportunities as the company is well positioned to invest capital in the brand. "TBC appreciated the opportunity to be the steward of the SpeeDee brand over the last four years and commend the franchisees for their commitment to the brand and operational excel- lence. Our franchise group has the opportunity to increase focus on Midas and Big O Tires as we continue to support our franchisees with these industry-leading brands." "We're excited about the SpeeDee brand," said John Adams, president and CEO of Grease Mon- key. "e Grease Monkey team is eager to begin working with franchisees to leverage current rela- tionships, further establish the brand in existing markets and expand horizons in areas yet to be explored." S

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