Petron Launches Gear Shield Synthetic
Petron Launches Gear Shield Synthetic
Open Gear Lubricant
Petron has successfully formulated, launched, and validated a clear, synthetic open gear lubricant. Our goals were to manufacture a high viscosity fluid that is clear on the gear tooth flanks, user friendly, and does not need to be heated in order to pump though automatic lubrication systems. These goals have been achieved resulting in a very positive response from the customers that have begun using Gear Shield Synthetic.
ISO 9001:2008 Surveillance Audit
November 18th, 2015 Petron’s Quality System Registrar - SRI completed its 23rd surveillance audit.>
Petron was granted Unconditional Approval to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard with no major or minor findings.
Petron will begin preparing for the new ISO 9001:2015 Standard upgrade that has recently been released.
Congratulations to everyone at Petron and Thank-you for continuing to embrace Quality.
Quality & Technical Director
There is a lot of activity going on at Petron.
For starters, we are closing in on the end of our fiscal 2015. With a month left in our fiscal year it appears we will exceed prior year’s sales numbers and more importantly set another profit record. Our sales budget for 2015 will not be achieved due to strong head winds in the mining sector throughout the world. But in spite of the slowdown in mining worldwide we are still gaining new customers to offset those that have been idled due to low prices in copper, gold and iron. In addition, we have earned significant new sales in our private label business to a major equipment OEM as well as new third party toll business with a major oil company. All of this combined equals a new profit record for Petron.
Besides the normal day to day activity at Petron we have now commenced on our $ 4 million dollar expansion in New Berlin. We have filled up our existing space at Petron with ever increasing growth since we last expanded in 2006. We have literally run out of room to safely and efficiently accommodate future business.
In the Fall of 2014, we contracted with Graef Engineering to help us design our expansion. After many months of engineering studies and meetings with Petron personnel we developed a final plan. We then went out for bids. In early September 2015 we signed a contract with Hunzinger to be the General Contractor for our expansion. As I write this, Hunzinger is working on footings and walls for the warehouse expansion. In another couple of weeks they will start on footings and walls for the Plant 4 expansion.
In the warehouse we are adding 9,000 square feet along with space for 3 more truck docks. With much improved traffic flow and accessibility for the longer trucks.
Our new Plant 4 will be 14,000 square feet. It will give us the space we need to add new storage tanks for raw materials plus additional mixers to keep up with production demands. We will also gain a bigger and more functional bulk truck loading dock. We will also incorporate addition space for our automatic packaging line that will go in once everything else is completed.
For the next few months Petron will be crowded with contractors and our day to day operations will be less than ideal. But for anyone who has gone through a home remodel while you are living in your house you know it is inconvenient—but the end result is worth the temporary inconvenience.
Petron Corporation will be exhibiting at the Mine Expo International 2016
Petron Corporation will be exhibiting at the Mine Expo International 2016. The event will be held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada September 26th through 28th, 2016. Please stop by booth #28023 in the South Hall.
Petron Corporation will exhibit at IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference
Petron Corporation will exhibit at IEEE-IAS/PCA Cement Conference May 15-19, 2016 in Dallas, Texas. The event will be held at the Gaylord Texan Resort and Convention Center. We look forward to seeing you there!