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API's Motor Oil Matters awards certification to Vesco Oil Corporation, Lyden Oil Company

Friday, February 20, 2015 - 09:00
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The American Petroleum Institute (API) announced recently that Vesco Oil, a five-location motor oil distributor headquartered in Detroit, and Lyden Oil, a three-location motor oil distributor headquartered in Walbridge, Ohio, have been licensed under API’s Motor Oil Matters (MOM) program. API awarded the licenses after Vesco and Lynden demonstrated the companies' compliance with API’s motor oil chain-of-custody standard.

“MOM makes it her mission to ensure consumers are receiving only the best quality motor oil in their vehicles and, in the end, much of this depends on the middle man – the distributor,” said Kevin Ferrick, API’s Engine Oil Licensing and Certification System Manager. “The MOM certification confirms that Vesco has proven its ability to properly identify, label and deliver quality oils.”

“Vesco Oil is proud to become a MOM licensed distributor”, said Vesco General Sales Manager Bruce Baringer. “The API MOM program continues our long history of providing quality lubricants to our automotive dealer, quick lube and fleet customers, while bringing peace of mind to the consumer.”

Vesco provides motor oil to a wide range of installers from lube centers and car dealers, to heavy duty lubricants customers, including construction, aggregate and fleet accounts. The company’s distributor locations can be found in Detroit, Grand Rapids, Saginaw, and Mancelona, Mich., as well as Medina, Ohio.

Lyden provides motor oil to a wide range of installers from lube centers and car dealers, to heavy duty lubricants customers, including construction, aggregate and fleet accounts. The company’s distributor locations can be found in Lansing, Mich., as well as Walbridge and Youngstown, Ohio.

Motor Oil Matters is a consumer education and protection program run by the American Petroleum Institute. API relies on MOM to promote the benefits of API-quality motor oils and ensure consumers know the brand, viscosity grade and performance level of the motor oils installed in their cars and trucks. MOM’s goal is to make sure consumers get the right motor oil for their cars and trucks – every time.

For more information concerning Motor Oil Matters or to enroll in the program, please visit www.MotorOilMatters.org.

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