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Quebec company receives Chevron award

LASALLE, Que. - In recognition of Tribospec's sales growth, Chevron awarded its silver award to company president Julian Cininni and vice-president Richard Allard at the inauguration of Tribospec's ne...


SLICK JOB: Chevron sales manager, Tony Arado, left, presents Tribospec's Richard Allard and Julian Cininni with the silver award.
SLICK JOB: Chevron sales manager, Tony Arado, left, presents Tribospec's Richard Allard and Julian Cininni with the silver award.

LASALLE, Que. – In recognition of Tribospec’s sales growth, Chevron awarded its silver award to company president Julian Cininni and vice-president Richard Allard at the inauguration of Tribospec’s new production facilities in LaSalle, Que.

“Year-over-year, Tribospec has increased the sales of Chevron products. This award recognizes Tribospec for participating in our customer-driven criteria and growing our Chevron brand,” says Tony Arado, Chevron sales manager for the northeast region.

The Quebec-based company began marketing and distributing Chevron products in May 1999.

“The first year we had the bronze award,” says Allard. “This year we received the silver award. Next year we are going to win the gold. That is going to happen.”

The new 61,000-square-foot warehousing and blending facility cost $6 million and employs more than 40 workers.

The warehousing facilities were relocated to LaSalle last fall and the blending facilities were installed this February.

The inauguration saw 350 invited guests in attendance at a party that included vintage wines, fine foods and even a sushi bar. A three-piece band played between towering storage racks stacked with barrels of base product.

Manufacturing its own lubricants and distributing them under the Chevron, Kendall and Sunoco brands, Tribospec was created in 1990 by six company managers when Sunoco shut down its lubricants division in Montreal.

Tribospec was ranked in 1995, 1996 and 1997 as one of the best-managed private corporations in Canada. Its new facility is strategically located between Autoroute 20 and the Mercier Bridge and is served by a railway. The facility occupies a 230,000 square-foot lot and will likely be expanded again in two to three years. n


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