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Happy Birthday Jodi & Pat!!


Blender, Pat Menogue celebrated his birthday on November 30th & Purchaser Jodi Duff-Burns celebrated hers December 1!

To wish Pat a happy birthday, you can e-mail him at

To send Jodi your birthday wishes, you can e-mail her at


Giving Back- Maxine’s Secret Santa Project


Business Manager, Maxine Watters and her sister Janet are continuing their 9 year tradition and holding the Secret Santa Program to help children in Kingsville, Harrow and Amherstburg have their Christmas Wishes come true.

Children in need are found by asking local food banks, schools and churches. On Christmas, Maxine and her husband John dress up as Mr. & Mrs. Claus to bring necessities, such as clothes, coats, boots and grocery gift cards to the children’s houses, along with a special gift, something personal that only Santa would know they asked for.

Last year, Maxine and her sister were able to raise enough money to help 31 families with 76 children! What they do is truly remarkable, and they couldn’t do it without your help.

To find out how you can help us help others, contact Maxine Watters by e-mail, or by phone 519-738-3503, or toll free 800-265-3689.

Here is a thank you from the Secret Santa team as posted in the Amherstburg Echo earlier this week:


Following Fred


Fred, his wife Cathy and Technical Sales Representative Brian Lowe attended FabTech this week in Chicago, Illinois.

Here is a picture of the crew enjoying dinner outside at Hugo’s Frog in the middle of November!

Brian Completes Marathon; Raises $7000 for The Hospice of Windsor/Essex County


Technical Sales Representative, Brian Lowe started training for the Detroit Free Press Marathon earlier this year. To read about Brian’s journey, click here.

For Brian’s 5th Marathon, he decided to raise money for The Hospice of Windsor/Essex County. Earlier this month Commonwealth Oil’s own number 574 completed the Marathon in an impressive 4 hours and 47 minutes!

What is even more impressive is that Brian raised over $7000 for The Hospice, through generous donations. His sister-in-law and her coworkers at Sun Media contributed $1100 to the total and his mother-in-law, Sandy DiPasquale and her sisters held a dinner at Place Concord in Windsor, Ontario that contributed $5000 to the total.

Way to go Brian! To congratulate Brian on this great accomplishment, you can e-mail him at

We’d like to also thank all those Distributors, Customers and Friends of Commonwealth Oil that donated.

Good Luck/Congratulations to Brian Lowe!


Technical Sales Representative Brian Lowe completed the Detroit Free Press Marathon today! We will have pictures and the total amount he raised for the Hospice of Windsor/Essex County shortly. To read Brian’s story, click here.

To congratulate Brian, you can e-mail him at

Happy 36th Birthday Steve!


Production Foreman, Steve Russelo turns 36 today! To celebrate, Steve and his 2 kids are going to buy ‘daddy‘ a nice gift.

Happy Birthday Steve! To send Steve your well wishes, you can e-mail him at

Sleep for Success


In an article entitled ‘Do Better in Your Waking Hours by Sleeping Better’, author John McKee argues that in order to be successful at your job you need to have quality sleep. “When you are sleep deprived, you become more emotional, more irritable, and less clear-headed.”
Clearly, sleep is important for your mood, but a study by the APA found that more than 60% of us have sleep problems, and 40% of adults experience daytime sleepiness. Though there is no standard for how many hours of sleep you should get a night, it’s important that the hours you do lend toward sleeping, are the best possible. John offers some tips for getting a good nights rest:yawning

1. De-stress before you go to bed. Take 30 minutes before bedtime to think of all the things you need to do tomorrow, and everything that happened throughout the day, so you’re not thinking about it once you’re in bed.

2. Don’t sleep with a LED alarm clock next to your bed. You get in the habit of looking at the time when you wake up in the night, which causes you to think in your sleep. Also, the light prevents you from  having a dark room.

3. Caffeine at noon can still be in your system at midnight. Make sure you’re not over-indulging on caffeine products.

4. TV has no place in the bedroom, it may help you fall asleep but it can also disrupt your sleep.

5. Walk around. If you’re in bed and you can’t fall asleep, or you’ve woken up and can’t go back to sleep- get out of the environment, walk around and then come back and start over.

Click here to read the complete article.

Commonwealth Oil Welcomes 2 New Employees


The Commonwealth Oil team is growing. We’re pleased to introduce to you 2 new employees: Richard Piehler & Jeffrey Larsh.

Richard Piehler joins us with an abundance of experience in Sales and has an incredible knack for identifying customers needs and seeking out and securing new business. Previously, Richard was the National Account Manager at large Canadian company. From Windsor, Ontario, Richard will be predominantly focusing on our distributors in Eastern Ontario. To contact Richard, you can e-mail him at

Jeffrey Larsh is the newest member to join our in-house laboratory. As a Quality Control Technician, Jeffrey is responsible for Research & Development as well as testing all of our incoming and outgoing products. Jeffrey has experience as a Quality Inspector and achieved a Chemical Laboratory Technology diploma from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario. To contact Jeffrey, you can e-mail him at

We are so happy to welcome both coworkers to the Commonwealth Oil team!

4th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Golf Benefit


Commonwealth Oil was so pleased to sponsor a table and a team at this year’s 4th Annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Golf Benefit, which was rescheduled due to rain for this past week. For the second year in a row, Quality Control Technician, Kevin Bryon and his wife Jan hit the course to compete. Here’s some photos from this wonderful event:

Here is Commonwealth Oil’s very own Kevin Bryon (Right) with Tom Connelly, the Director of Sales for Ewie Co., Inc.  who was also the spokesperson for the event and was named “Volunteer of the Year” by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

Here is Team Commonwealth Oil, also known as the Fearsome Foursome! From Left to Right: Don H. Snider (Kevin’s Golf Associate from Kingsville Golf & Country Club), Mrs. Janice Bryon, Kevin Bryon (Quality Control Technician, Commonwealth Oil) and Kevin Schmidt, Commonwealth Oil’s sales rep from Nexeo Solutions.

The 4th Annual Golf Benefit proved to be a success, here is Tom Connelly with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society spokespersons, receiving a cheque for a record $60,247.00!

We’d like to thank Tom Connelly for allowing us to take place in such a wonderful event and hope that there are many more years of the benefit to come!

‘Grease’ Is The Word


Commonwealth Oil offers two types of greases: Regal complex EP 2 and Exact NLGI #2 Aluminum Complex. Both products are all-purpose, extreme pressure greases.

Regal Complex EP 2 is an incredibly versatile, long lasting, lithium complex based grease. It meets the lubrication45d722f3134d96.89440975frogview-gallery requirements of plain and anti-friction bearings, gears and couplings in all general industrial applications. Regal Complex EP 2 is buttery brown in colour and offers outstanding lubricity in a wide variety of operating conditions and temperatures. This grease contains no lead or other heavy metals and provides resistance to mechanical breakdown or shearing. Paired with excellent oxidation resistance and good rust protection, this is a multi-purpose grease with a dropping point of 250°C (482°F).

Exact NLGI #2 Aluminum Complex is a NSF Registered H1 grease for incidental food contact and excels during tough or wet conditions. It has outstanding corrosion protection and is recommended for high temperature applications, ball roller, journal and sliding bearings. White in colour, Exact NLGI #2 Aluminum Complex is best suited for valves, slideways, canners and packers, wrappers, toggle switches, packing glands and central lubricating systems. The dropping point of Exact Aluminum Complex is 240°C (464°F).

Both greases are available in 400 gram cartridges, 17kg pails, 55kg kegs and 180kg drums.

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