Yoder Oil Marks 75th Year with Focus on Growth

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Yoder Oil Company, an independent distributor/marketer of petroleum fuel and lubricant products for farm, automotive, auto racing, construction and industrial use in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio, marks its 75th year as a family run business with a new emphasis on growth as the economy recovers.

Yoder Oil Company is marking its 75th anniversary this year as an independent distributor/marketer of petroleum fuel and lubricant products for farm, automotive, auto racing, construction and industrial use in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Ohio. The milestone comes as the company has significantly expanded its product offerings and sales territory in a new push for growth.

Yoder Oil was founded in 1937 by Gerald Yoder, grandfather of current company president Brett Yoder, who also follows in the footsteps of his father, retired Yoder Oil CEO Kent Yoder. Beginning with its early relationships with Indiana and Michigan farmers, and continuing with its many manufacturing customers, Yoder Oil has sought to bring time-tested, industry-leading lubricants and fuels that exceed industry standards and maximize the life and performance of equipment.

Presently a distributor of ConocoPhillips, Citgo and Valvoline lubricant products among others, Yoder Oil has expanded its sales territory in the last several years to the Chicago area and to western Ohio, while focusing strictly on its commercial lubricant products.

“Over the past few years we’ve sold our retail operations and have been able to grow our sales territory,” said company president Yoder. “These moves proved to be critical for us in handling the recent economic downturn, and bodes well for our future growth.”

“We are also pleased to be able to work with an excellent group of vendors who offer some of the latest in fuels and lubricants,” he added. Along with those mentioned, other Yoder Oil products include Graco Equipment, Tectyl Products, metalworking products, Lucas Oil Products, Marathon Petroleum, RW Mercer Equipment, Oil Dry products, Cyclo Car Care products and various fuel additives.

“As a long-time family business, our relationship with our customers and partners is very important to us,” said Yoder. “We’re here to make a profit, but we want to do it with outstanding service and products that help us earn the respect and trust of our customers.”

“We’ve been a company on the move the past few years, and we’ve had to adapt to new business situations, new technology and new products. But we’ve remained true to our small-town roots and the same core values that have been the bedrock of our success for 75 years,” said Yoder.

Visit http://www.yoderoil.com for more information.

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