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Amalie Oil Acquires Lubricating Specialties Company

The Amalie Oil Co. (Tampa) has acquired the Lubricating Specialties Company (LSC), billed as the largest independent blender on the West Coast, with three production facilities in the Los Angeles area. Financial details were not disclosed.

LSC, which will now operate as AOCUSA, produces over 25 million pounds of grease and other speciality products for the automotive aftermarket and other industrial and specialty markets. The Amalie deal does not include LSC’s Jamaica subsidiary.

“Combining the companies will enhance our ability to service our customers at the highest level,” Amalie President Harry Barkett said in a statement. No major leadership changes are planned.

Founded in 1903, Amalie operates two facilities, one in Port Tampa Bay and another at the Port of North Charleston in South Carolina. (It acquired the South Carolina business from the U.S. division of the Russian oil company Delfin in 2015.)

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