Introducing Penn Grade 1 'Classic' Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil

Date: 2/7/2012





For Immediate Release

February 7, 2012


American Refining Group, Inc. (ARG) (the former Kendall Refinery), manufacturer of quality Brad Penn® Lubricants, announced the addition of  Penn Grade 1®  ‘Classic’ Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil to its High Performance “The Green Oil®”  line.

The Penn Grade 1® ‘Classic’ Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil “The Green Oil®” is available in 12/1 quart needle nose bottles and 55 gallon drums.  BRAD PENN®  Penn Grade 1® ‘Classic’Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil is specially blended using high quality PENN-GRADEä mineral base stocks and select additive technologies. It is designed to be used with “yellow” metallurgy (brass, bronze, copper) and other ‘soft’ metals used in synchronizers, bushings, thrust washers and other components typically found in classic manual transmissions and transaxles.

“In applications specifying API GL-4 quality lubricants, use of API GL-5 lubricants with higher extreme pressure additive activity/concentration can damage these ‘soft’ metal components”, stated Ken Tyger, Senior Technical Representative for American Refining Group, Inc.

BRAD PENN® Penn Grade 1® ‘Classic’ Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil is recommended for use in such time-honored traditional manual transmissions as those made by Muncie®, Rockwell®, NVG/New Process®, Borg-Warner®, Saginaw® and Ford® as well as those used in many imports. “Always consult the equipment owner’s manual for proper fluid selection”, recommended Mr. Tyger.

“Our high performance oils have become the talk of both the racing industry and classic car market with the high, balanced levels of zinc and phosphorous and our unique base oil cut that stays on engine parts, referred to as ‘wetability’, even when the engine is not running, minimizing ‘dry start’ wear .  We have had numerous requests from our classic car customers to add a top quality GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil to our Penn Grade 1® High Performance line, and we have done just that”, stated Richard Glady, Vice President of Branded Lubricants, Sales and Marketing for American Refining Group, Inc.

In addition to the newly introduced Penn Grade 1® ‘Classic’ Multi-Purpose GL-4 SAE 80W-90 Gear Oil, the Penn Grade 1® line also offers a variety of outstanding High Performance Oils available in nine viscosity grades including, partial synthetic SAE 0W-30, partial synthetic SAE 10W-30, partial synthetic SAE 10W-40, partial synthetic SAE 15W-40, partial synthetic SAE 20W-50, SAE 30, SAE 40, SAE 50 and NITRO 70.  In addition, Brad Penn® carries an exceptional Assembly Lubricant, SAE 30 Break-In Oil and a specially formulated SAE 75W-90 full synthetic Supercharger/Blower/Gear Lubricant.  For more information about Penn Grade 1®Racing Oils you can visit our website at  

The Bradford, PA refinery blending and packaging operations are ISO 9001:2008 certified and were the first in the U.S.A. to become ISO 9002 certified.  The refinery stretches over 2 ½ miles and contains a fully automated state-of-the-art packaging facility.  The refinery is the oldest, continuously operated lube oil refinery in the world and the only refinery processing 100% Pennsylvania Grade Crude Oil. It is truly the last MADE IN THE U.S.A. major lubricant refinery.

In 1997, American Refining Group, Inc. purchased the Kendall® / Amalie® refinery located in Bradford, PA, from Witco Corporation.  As a result of the sale of the Kendall® and Amalie® brands to a third party, a new name was given to the products produced at the site-Brad Penn® Premium Pennsylvania Grade Lubricants.


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