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Distributor Training; Mississauga, Ontario


Thank you to all of our distributors who attended our second annual Distributor Training Seminar in Mississauga, Ontario last month.

Commonwealth Oil’s Brian Lowe (Technical Sales Representative) and Kristin Knechtel (Customer Service Representative) were joined by Wallover Oil’s Bill Pearcy (VP of Marketing & Sales) and Dan Heuser (Metalworking Product Manager) on sessions from ‘Why Are My Parts Rusting’ to ‘Product Lines and Product Selection’.

Distributors who attended left with broader knowledge on Commonwealth Oil’s product lines, how Wallover Oil’s services benefit our distributors and how to navigate the Commonwealth Oil website and the various information we offer.

It was great to be able to connect with our distributors, and we look forward to hosting more sessions like this in the future. If you have any suggestions as to what you’d like to see in the future, please contact Kristin Knechtel, kknechtel@commonwealthoil.com.

Welcome WestPier Marine & Industrial Supply


Commonwealth Oil is pleased to announce a new distributor. WestPier Marine & Industrial Supply, located in Port Colborne is also a member of the Indica Group.

Welcome WestPier! To learn more about them, click here.

Commonwealth Oil Joins Indica Marketing Group


Commonwealth Oil is so pleased to announce we have recently joined Indica Marketing Group. Indica is a Marketing Group focused on generating volume rebates for Industrial Supply Distributors while increasing Market Share for their valued Supplier partners.

By combining the purchasing volumes of Indica Distributors, they create significant volume rebates to enhance their profitability. They do this through structured rebate programs with Suppliers, who in turn benefit from the Volume Growth and increased Market Share.

To read more about Indica, visit: http://www.newmarketgroup.com/home/indica

Commonwealth Oil would like to welcome all the partners involved with Indica to learn more about us by contacting our Technical Sales Representatives: Richard Piehler (rpiehler@commonwealthoil.com) and Brian Lowe (blowe@commonwealthoil.com). We are so excited to be a part of this group and look forward to meeting everyone face-to-face at the annual tradeshow in Scottsdale, Arizona from March 29, 2012- April 2, 2012!


New Distributor Announcement: Valcarb Industrial Supplies


Commonwealth Oil is pleased to welcome Valcarb Industrial Supplies as a distributor! Valcarb is located in Richmond Hill, Ontario and strives to boost your competitiveness in the global market by providing innovative and technologically superior metalworking products and solutions. Valcarb is a sure partner for Commonwealth Oil because of their quality of service and expertise in metalworking sales.

To contact Valcarb Industrial Supplies or learn more about what they offer, you can visit their website by clicking here.

Welcome to the team Valcarb Industrial!

Tradeshow in Peru


Our wonderful distributor in Peru, Synthec Solutions featured Commonwealth Oil’s Metalworking Fluids at a Tradeshow in Peru earlier this month. Gerante General, Bruno Maldonado sent us pictures from the event, here they are:

Thanks to Bruno for sending us these photos! If you have any photos you’d like to share with Commonwealth Oil, please e-mail jmacera@commonwealthoil.com.

New Distributor Announcement: Charles Jones Industrial!


Commonwealth Oil is so pleased to announce Charles Jones Industrial as a new distributor! Charles Jones is part of IDI (Independent Distributors Inc) and is located throughout Ontario, with offices in: Nanticoke, Cambridge and Stoney Creek. Specializing in supplying equipment for the: agriculture, automotive, construction, food, industrial, manufacturing, petrochemical and telecommunications industries.

We had the opportunity to meet with Rob Inglis and Ron Loucks at the IDI Supplier Summit in Halifax last month to talk business and we’re certain this is going to be a very long, mutually beneficial partnership!

Welcome to the team!

IDI Supplier Summit 2011

Commonwealth Oil attended this year’s IDI Supplier Summit in Halifax, Nova Scotia. We got to meet with our amazing distributors throughout Canada and also meet with some very promising potential distributors in the IDI Group. We would like to thank everyone for taking the time to meet with us, but also- IDI for hosting this event. Though it was mostly raining in Halifax, we still got to enjoy amazing food, good sights and cultivate mutual relationships. Here is some snapshots from our trip:

Dave, Fred and I infront of our meeting room. The IDI Supplier Summit is set-up so we get to ‘speed date’ with current and potential distributors in the form of 20 minute meetings.

We enjoyed a delicious banquet dinner and live band at Pier 21, downtown Halifax.

One of the 7 Core Pillars of IDI is ‘Community’, this being said, IDI’s members & vendors contributed to many worthy causes at this IDI Supplier Summit. There was a new record this year, with a total of $23,181 raised for various charities, including The Canadian Cancer Society, Juvenile Diabetes Hope Foundation, MS Society, JD Wyatt Vanderhout, Lukemia & Lymphoma Society and¬†Weekend to End Breast Cancer! Since the inception in 2006, a total of $102,449 has been raised for charity! This is truly an amazing group.

Lubdeco & Commonwealth Oil Exhibit @ FabTech Mexico

As promised, here are some more pictures of Fred in Mexico with our longtime distributor Lubdeco at FabTech Mexico.

Here is Fred Herdman (in red shirt) with Priscila Ibarra (top left), Arely Gonzalez (top right) and Ricardo Lozano (bottom right) all from Lubdeco who joined Fred at FabTech!

Fred is joined by Oscar Lozano, owner of Lubdeco (bottom right). Lubdeco is our #1 distributor in Mexico, click here to view their website.

Following Fred: FabTech Mexico


Fred is in Mexico this week, exhibiting at FabTech Mexico with our distributor, Lubdeco. Pictured above is Fred with Gerardo Alvarez, the Business Manager of Lubricant Additives, Latin America- one of our suppliers. If you are at FabTech Mexico, be sure to stop by our booth!

Training Seminar and Trade Show in GTA


Commonwealth Oil will be holding an open-house training seminar and trade show at the Holiday Inn in Brampton on May 19, 2011 from 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM. A detailed schedule will follow, but attendees can expect to meet-and-greet with key Commonwealth Oil staff, including President Fred Herdman, Lab Technician Brian Lowe and Marketing Co-ordinator Jackie Macera. Sales Manager, Dave Foster will be they key speaker, talking about everything from Lubricants, Metalworking Fluids, EDM Fluids, Hydraulic & Gear Oils to Food Grade Lubricants and Biodegradable Products. Distributors can expect major announcements about incentives and customers are welcome to take part in the training portions.

CLICK HERE TO READ EVENT ANNOUCEMENT: Seminar Announcement, May 2011

Please contact Jackie Macera (jmacera@commonwealthoil.com) or Dave Foster (dfoster@commonwealthoil.com) by e-mail or by telephone (519-738-3503 / 800-265-3689) to learn more, and RSVP to this event.

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