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Tech Tip: Lubricant Storage & Handling

With increased health and safety regulations surrounding lubricants, it is important to put an emphasis on practicing safe and effective lubricant storage and handling procedures in an industrial environment. These practices will ultimately ensure proper lubricant use, reduce the risk of cross contamination, and improve occupational safety. Indoor Storage Lubricants should be stored in a safe and accessible location within an industrial facility. Taking the time to organize an indoor storage location promotes correct lubricant use and safety improvements. • Store lubricants in a facility that is dry, covered, and has secondary containment. Maintain lubricant storage location temperature between...

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Lube-Tech Auto Parts, LLC Merges With Mighty Auto Parts Distribution Franchise

St. Paul, MN – January 15, 2018 – Lube-Tech & Partners is excited to announce a merger between Lube-Tech Auto Parts, LLC (a division of Lube-Tech & Partners, LLC) and Mighty Auto Parts franchise of Greenville, WI.  Under the terms of the agreement, Lube-Tech & Partners now has an exclusive license to distribute Mighty automotive products throughout all of Wisconsin and most of Iowa and Minnesota. Founded in 1963, Mighty Distributing System of America is a Norcross, Georgia-based franchisor with 109 distributors in 44 states and four international markets.  Mighty is a premier supplier of high quality aftermarket products...

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The Battle Over Chlorinated Paraffins

Ban Suspended, But Work Continues Chlorinated Paraffins (CPs) are chemical compounds found in plastics, rubber, paints, adhesives, and miscellaneous other substances. However, they are perhaps most effectively used as an additive in cutting oils and machining fluids where they function as a superb extreme pressure agent. If the physical lubrication film breaks down due to heat, pressure, or both, the chlorine in the compound reacts with iron to form ferrous chloride which creates a chemical lubrication film. While there’s no debate over the effectiveness of chlorinated paraffins as a machining fluid, there is debate over its safety from both...

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Round Table: Product Consolidation

The Lube-Tech Round Table is an exclusive feature of the Viscosity Index. Its intent is to cover a wide variety of topics highlighting the ways Lube-Tech helps its customers overcome challenges and solve products they face in their day-to-day operations.  In this installment, Lube-Tech’s Allan Kitten and Mike Jordan discuss the advantages of product consolidation.  The Round Table moderator is J.T. Bernier, Digital Marketing Manager at Lube-Tech & Partners.  J.T. Bernier: Having a big catalog of products is a good thing because it offers customers a wide variety of choices, but for a lot of businesses’, product consolidation is...

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14th Annual 140 Golf Invitational Sets New Totals

The 14th Annual 140 Golf Invitational hosted by Lube-Tech took place Saturday, August 19, at Bunker Hills Golf Club in Coon Rapids, Minnesota. Listed as one of the Top 10 charity golf events in the Twin Cities by Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal, the 140 Invitational benefits Children’s Cancer Research Fund.  Last year’s event fought rain, but this year’s saw one of the best weather days of the summer with plenty of sun and comfortable temperatures.   The 140 Golf Invitational continues to grow, and the 2017 event surpassed many of last year’s numbers including: > 184 golfers – 32-percent increase...

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