Around the Industry: Western Marketing, Inc. Acquires Felts Oil Sales
Jobbers World recently reported that Western Marketing, Inc. (WMI) acquired Fort Worth, Texas-based Felts Oil Sales. Felts Oil Sales has been supplying the North Texas area since 1973.
“We have no doubt that WMI is the best choice to carry this mission forward and to continue providing superior service to our automotive and heavy-duty fleet customers,” said Phillip Hall, CEO of Felts Oil Sales. “All of our employees received job offers, and they’re excited about the opportunity of joining Western Marketing’s team. WMI’s breadth of products, its focus on service excellence and financial strength means their future is secure.”
Mike Miller, WMI’s president and chief executive officer stated, “WMI is excited about the opportunity to bring together these two great organization sharing a common vision and operating with similar values. WMI will be able to better serve all of our Dallas and Fort Worth customers as a result of this combination of resources and talent. Our line of top-tier products and services will enhance a strong customer value proposition across the DFW metroplex.”
Felts Oil Sales was an authorized distributor of Castrol, Valvoline and Safety-Kleen lubricants and was founded by entrepreneurs Benton Hall and his son, Phillip, 42 years ago.