2015 goes down in the record books as our best yet in terms of each of our company segments performing at a high level. Crude prices fell to their lowest levels since the financial crisis which produced lower prices for our customers and lowered delivery expenses for our company. A tragic event reminded us that maintaining a safe work environment requires continuous focus and effort. Here are some of the positive changes that occurred throughout the year.
New transportation professionals were hired to expand our reach and capabilities.
Remodeling and repairs were performed on our “flagship” building.
Wayne saw the addition of new entrance gates and a card system for after-hour entry and additional repairs were made to the stair well and roof.
Jackson grew the DEF business by an additional 25% and maintained the number one slot as Brenntag’s largest DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) distributor in North America for much of 2015.
The best single month performance ever.
The Joe’s Junction location at Kentucky & Raymond opened and expanded their inside and outside offerings.
Jackson Oil & Solvents surpassed its’ largest year of grease sales.
Jackson Oil set a new record for equipment & services including our biggest installation ever at Celadon Trucking.
Jackson Oil & Solvents was able to reward our employees for jobs well done.
Whether you’re looking for increased equipment life through filtered fuel and lubricants, outstanding premium lubrication and antifreeze products (Chevron), the Cummins Endorsed Valvoline Premium Blue for your heavy-duty engine (Valvoline), the Titanium advantage of Kendall & Guardol (ConocoPhillips), or a trusted name in premium additized fuel (Howes), we hope you’ll choose Jackson Oil.
From our family to yours, we hope you had a Merry Christmas and have a Happy New Year. We are looking forward to providing you with great value and service in 2016.
Drumstick Dash 2015
Jackson Oil is a proud Sponsor of the Wheeler Mission Drumstick Dash. Below is more information and how you can be apart of this year’s Drumstick Dash.
November is Here! Drumstick Dash is Here!
Along with this fantastic fall weather, you’re going to love all that is in store for you at this year’s 13th annual Drumstick Dash. For years, you’ve come to love the Brooks long-sleeved shirts, Starbucks coffee, and Broad Ripple scenery, and now we’ve added free participant photos, free Heatsheets from IPL, more course entertainment, and our biggest addition yet…a live concert from Toy Factory near the Start Line! There’s so much in store for you, your friends, and your family! Grab the gang and make this Thanksgiving one that you’ll talk about for years to come. Depending on your group size, you could even get your picture in the paper, along with some Christmas spending cash, as the winner of Indy Star’sLargest Team competition. This is the year you won’t want to miss! And after all the fun, you’ll go home feeling great about how you worked to provide food, shelter, and care for the homeless because 100% of the proceeds from the Drumstick Dash go directly to Wheeler Mission. If you haven’t already registered, what are you waiting for? Don’t miss the fun! We’re only 3 weeks away! Register Today! Important links:
Saturday, August 1st – FAN APPRECIATION NIGHT AT LINCOLN PARK SPEEDWAY!
On August 1, 2015, Lincoln Park Speedway will be celebrating the fan! For one night only and on the anniversary of the New Lincoln Park Speedway, General Admission will be FREE!
Yes, you read that correctly. August 1, 2015, General Admission is FREE to all fans! This is a great opportunity for fans to bring someone new to the race track and maybe create a new life long race fan! Gates open at 4:30pm.
Jackson Oil will be in attendance at the event so come on out and say hi!
1051 W US Highway 40, Greencastle, IN 46135
Jackson Oil hosted the Chevron Delo Truck on Friday, September 19th. The state-of-the-art interior experience offered lots of attention-drawing features including:
Nineteen interactive educational stations including touch screen videos and product presentations.
Detroit Diesel cut-away engine to illustrate latest in technology.
A video booth to capture and share visitors’ Delo experience.
The interactive truck was a great way to showcase premium Delo engine oils, lubricants, and coolants. The truck started an open dialog between the customers and their salesman. After the customers were done touring the truck, the salesman took them through our other 6 booths. The booths were Fuel Polishing, Racing, DEF (Diesel Exhaust Fluid), Equipment/FuelMaster, Polaris – oil/lubricant analysis, and Palmer Trucks.
The Fuel Polishing/Filtering booth was led by Mike Klepfer, our fuel filtering guru! He was able to not only talk about the benefits of being on a fuel filtering program, but he was able to show the benefits. He took the customers through the truck and explained how the fuel is transferred from the tank and filtered through from start to finish.
The Racing booth was led by the race master herself, Diane Poff. She explained our racing program and our race sponsorship (find out more here: http://jacksonoilsolvents.com/services/24-hour-race-station/). Also, she was able to showcase our full line of VP Racing Products and our 24-hour Race Station.
The DEF booth was led by Keith Huff, the creator of DEF-Depot. Keith went through the importance of being pure to the tank by showing the customers how we are able to keep the product pure. To watch a short video on DEF visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvU-uE_h7HM. To learn more about DEF-Depot visit: www.def-depot.com.
The equipment booth was led by 3 talented equipment and FuelMaster specialists: Jodie Brill, Randy Collier, and Rob Horton. FuelMaster is an automated fuel management system that can be customized to a customer’s needs; such as smartcard (memory chip card), PROKEE® (memory chip key), credit card reader, keypad only, fleet card, AIM2 passive fueling (radio frequency device inside the vehicle with RFID Tags), mobile fueling for tanker trucks, car wash activation and gate openers just to name a few.
The Fluid Analysis booth was held down by Christine from Polaris Laboratories. She explained an effectively executed fluid analysis program eliminates the guesswork, risk and reactionary nature of your maintenance department. By learning to trust the power of the data, you can save millions of dollars by catching and monitoring problems before they become catastrophes, making unplanned downtime a thing of the past and even reducing the frequency of your current fluid changes.
The final booth we had was Palmer Trucks and the ever so talented salesman John Cummings manned this booth. He also brought a Kenworth tractor to show that in all Kenworth tractors, they are serviced with Chevron Delo XLE 400 10W30. For more information on Palmer Trucks visit: www.palmertrucks.com
Everyone that went to each booth and had their punch cards completed was eligible to be entered into Jackson Oil & Solvents grand prize drawing. The grand prize was a Green Egg Grill and the lucky winner was Mike Chapman from Milestone!
We would like to thank everyone that came to the event and helped make it all possible. Overall we had a great day!
Jackson Oil Duel for Fuel Update
The Midwest TQ Racing League (MTQRL) was the first to run “Jackson Oil’s Duel for Fuel” which has become a legend.
Here are the three winners so far this year:
Shelbyville – Tate Martz
Rushville – Brett Hankins
Columbus – Logan Arnold
The winner of the “Jackson Oil Duel for Fuel” heat race receives a Jackson Oil hat, Race Jug, and credit for fuel!
Remaining schedule as it stands now is:
Aug. 8 – Gas City I-69 Speedway, Gas City, Ind.
Aug. 9 – Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier, Ind.
Aug. 16 – Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier, Ind.
Aug. 23 – Lincoln Park Speedway, Putnamville, Ind.
Sept. 13 – Montpelier Motor Speedway, Montpelier, Ind.
TBA – Shelby County Fairgrounds, Shelbyville, Ind.
Oct. 11 – Brownstown Speedway, Brownstown, Ind.
The contingency standings for the Midwest TQ Racing League so far this year are as follows:
JOS Fueling Sandy Relief
Hurricane Sandy, a late-season post-tropical cyclone, swept through the Caribbean and up the East Coast of the United States in late October 2012. The storm left dozens dead, thousands homeless and millions without power. Total damage is expected to be in the billions of dollars.
Jackson Oil made it our mission to help those in need, doing whatever we could to help. We sent three of our drivers; John Hailey, Steve Williams, and Craig Mason (shop); to deliver fuel to buses, generators, and wherever else needed fuel.