Petron completes plant upgrade
By James Bittner
Petron completed an addition of a new 10,000 gallon mixer and three 11,000 gallon storage tanks in early October to support new business awarded to Petron in January 2013. The new equipment adds over 350,000 pounds of additional capacity to our facility.
When we were awarded the business, our customer was depleting their inventory and needed us to start production immediately. The Petron operations group worked with our customer and our Quality & Technical group to define acceptable cleaning processes and procedures, allowing us to utilize existing equipment to manufacture the new products while the new plant equipment was being designed and constructed.
A multi-functional team of Petron employees worked on designing the equipment to handle the unique characteristics of the raw materials needed to manufacture the new products. The equipment was designed to handle a broad range of products to give us flexibility in the products we manufacture in the equipment.
As part of the project, we choose to enlarge the containment area surrounding the tanks to allow us room for future installation of additional mixers and/or storage tanks.
Petron was awarded the business because of our commitment to producing quality products. I’d like to thank all employees who contributed their time and expertise to the successful completion of the project.
Petrotac EP Premium 20B Announcement
Petrotac EP Premium 20B, following in the footsteps of its highly successful partners Petrotac EP Premium 10B and 30B.
Petrotac EP Premium 20B is Petron Corporations newest offering to shovel and dragline Open Gear Lubrication designed to meet the latest requirements of leading OEM’S.
Petrotac EP Premium 20B was formulated for an operating temperature range of -25°C (-15°F) to 25°C (77°F) allowing the use of one product year round while maintaining its superior performance.
Petrotac EP Premium 20B is available in 400 lb drums and 1,800 lb or 2,100 lb fluid bags.
Petron is an Active Participant in AGMA
Petron is an active participant on the Lubrication Committee which is rewriting the AGMA 9005-E02 Standard.
November 11th, 2013 Petron’s Quality System Registrar - SRI completed its 21st surveillance audit and granted Unconditional Approval to the ISO 9001:2008 Standard.
Congratulations to everyone at Petron for making Quality a Top Priority and keeping our Standards high!
Diane Broz Joins Petron
It is with great pleasure that I announce the hiring of Diane Broz in the position of Purchaser / Customer Service Representative / ISO Coordinator.
Diane’s primary responsibility will be to handle all purchasing activity, provide customer service needs and coordinate the activities of our ISO 900:2008 quality program.
Diane’s background includes over 16 years of office experience including purchasing, customer service, accounting, plant administration and human resources. Diane has managed and enhanced ISO programs with her previous employer in the adhesive industry. Her vast experience in various administrative functions will be asset to Petron.
Diane’s educational background includes an Associate’s Degree in Business Management and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Communication.