Brad Penn Lubricants Achieve MADE IN THE USA Certification

Date: 10/3/2013

American Refining Group, Inc. is First Oil Refinery in the U.S.A.  to Become Made in USA Certified®

Made in USA Certified® proudly grants Certification to American Refining Group, Inc. in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the birthplace of the U.S. domestic oil industry more than 100 years ago.

Bradford, PA (Oct. 3, 2013)--- American Refining Group, Inc. has successfully completed the Made in USA Certified proprietary supply chain audit process and is the first oil refinery to be granted license to use the Made in USA Certified® Seal for the following products:  Brad Penn® Lubricants, Kensol® Naphthas and Distilates and Kendex® Base Oils, Custom Blends, Waxes and Resins.

The American Refining Group, Inc.’s unique facility is situated on approximately 131 acres in Bradford, Pennsylvania, the heart of McKean County and the birthplace of the U.S. domestic oil industry more than 100 years ago.  The refinery has a rated capacity of 10,000 barrels per day and processes 100% Pennsylvania Grade Crude purchased from sources in Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York and West Virginia.

American Refining Group stocks are converted into high quality waxes, lubricant base oils, gasoline and fuels, as well as a wide variety of specialty products.  American Refining Group’s state-of-the-art blending and packaging facilities have the capability of producing a full spectrum of finished lubricant products which can be delivered in bulk by rail and truck, and are available in a broad range of package sizes.  Our total commitment to quality is proven through their packaging plant and refinery being ISO 9001:2008 certified and Made in USA Certified.

Director of Marketing for American Refining Group, Roy Sambuchino states “We felt that it was important to become Made in USA Certified to be able to distinguish our products as being truly “Made in USA” which is a strong part of our heritage and something our customers value.  The Made in USA Certified seal gives our consumers added assurance in their purchases.”

Made in USA Certified’s Co-Founder & President, Julie Reiser stated, “The Bradford refinery founded in 1881 at the height of the domestic oil boom and is the oldest continuously operating lube oil refinery in the world. Oil refinement in the United States is a critical piece of our Nation’s past, present and future.  We congratulate this historic company on their on-going innovation as well as the good paying jobs they create for hard working Americans in the Bradford, Pennsylvania region. We are proud to certify American Refining Group’s select line of products.”

American Refining Group, Inc. is a privately owned oil refinery located in Bradford, PA.  Founded in 1881 in the height of the domestic oil boom, the Bradford refinery is the only refinery processing 100% Pennsylvania Grade crude oil.  It is also the oldest continuously operated lube oil refinery in the world.    We strive to supply our customers with consistent quality products and flexibility in working together to succeed and service that is second to none. 

Made in USA Certified® is the only Registered “Made in USA Certified” Word Mark with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and is the leading non-partisan, independent third party, certification company for the “Made in USA”, “Product of USA”, “Grown in USA” or “Service in USA” claims.  The USA-C™ Seals show that a company bearing these trust marks has gone through a rigorous supply chain audit to verify compliance with our strict certification standards.  Together, We Create Jobs in the USA!

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