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Michele & Braedan Part II


More pictures have surfaced from Michele & Braedan in Disney World– they have been there all week and had the best time ever.

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

Commonwealth Oil’s Summer Staff Meeting


Commonwealth Oil had a great staff meeting last week, here’s some pictures:

Pat Menogue was the chef for the excellent lunch we enjoyed: steaks, salads and delicious pie!

Steve Russelo, Production Foreman with Fred Herdman, Owner waiting for the food to be ready.

Jenny Brown, Jodi Duff-Burns, Brian Lowe and Dwayne Demars enjoying the food!

Kristin Knechtel, Fran Iacono, Ken Hennin and Michele Breault at the staff meeting.

Commonwealth Oil Corporation on LinkedIn


Commonwealth Oil now has a page on LinkedIn. I encourage all of our distributors, customers and acquaintances to follow us. Let’s continue to spread the Commonwealth Oil brand, and build an online community together!

Commonwealth Oil Corporation on LinkedIn
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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 ( or Dave Foster ( by e-mail or by telephone (519-738-3503 / 800-265-3689) to learn more, and RSVP to this event.

Brian Runs for The Hospice


On Sunday, October 16th, 2011, Quality Control Technician Brian Lowe will be running in the Detroit Free Press 26.2 Mile Marathon. Brian has decided, for his 4th Marathon, to run for The Hospice of Windsor and Essex County Inc.Brian Small

hospice logo   The Hospice is an amazing, not-for-profit organization that offers Support, Empowerment and Education (S.E.E.) for those who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and their families/caregivers. Their vision is ‘an oasis of peace and comfort supporting the whole person with respect, compassion and empathy. A trusting and accessible place for all people. Committed to leadership and innovation in supportive care.‘ 

   The Hospice Village, located in Windsor, Ontario is comprised of a Wellness Centre, Pain & Symptom Management Clinic, Solcz Family Home for Children and Families and a Residential Home. Their hollistic approach to care offers the patient and their families the utmost level of service and support through the joyous and difficult journey of life.

   The Hospice is run by incredible volunteers, and all the services offered to patients and caregivers, including at home visits and professional care and support, are hospice lettercompletely free. The government does fund some of their programs, however, they are still dependant on the generosity of public and private donations to continue to provide their services free of charge. Currently they need to raise $1.4 million a year to continue to offer their incredible services. They have touched over 31,000 patients and their families since they began in 1979 and they average about 1,000 patients and families per year. The Hospice has helped many of us and we are so happy to be able to give back to this amazing cause, thanks to Brian.

 blowe  Brian Lowe has participated in 3 Marathons so far and he’s only 27! He’s ran The GoodLife Fitness Toronto Marathon once and The Detroit Free Pressmotto Marathon twice. The Detroit Free Press Marathon has International appeal, traversing both downtown Detroit, Michigan in the United States and Windsor, Ontario in Canada through the Ambassador Bridge and Detroit-Windsor Tunnel. This year the event begins at 7AM and is 26.2 Miles through historic neighbourhoods, Belle Isle and along the RiverWalk. With every Marathon, Brian gives to a worthy cause. Past donations have gone to the Cancer Society and the Princess Margaret Children’s Hospital in Toronto. This year, Brian will be running for The Hospice, a charity chosen by Lab Manager, Michele who experiences first hand the benefits their services offer.

   We sincerely hope you will consider giving to this worthy cause. Commonwealth Oil was overjoyed when Brian presented the idea, as many of us have been touched by family members and friends who have dealth with a life-threatening illness and found comfort in the services offered by The Hospice. As was the case with my grandmother, Rose Gerace, who, in her final weeks of battling brain cancer, stayed in the Hospice Residential Home which consists of 8 suites offering 24-hour nursing care and support. My family and I were astounded at the level of care offered, and found incredible comfort in knowing her last days were spent in this beautiful and caring environment. Fred has also felt the benefits of The Hospice. When his Father, Jack Herdman was suffering from prostate and bone cancer, he received in-home visits and care from The Hospice team of professionals. It is truly a worthy organization.

   There are several ways you can give. The Hospice accepts online donations, please go to to give. Be sure to write ‘Brian Lowe’ in the comment section so he can be recognized for his efforts. Cheques can be sent to 2080 Ferriss Road North, Harrow, Ontario, Canada, N0R1G0 to Brian’s attention. You can also contact Brian directly at or 1-800-265-3689 to arrange other ways in which you can give or to send Brian your well wishes. We appreciate you taking the time to consider this, and appreciate any donations you and your organization can make.

Preparing for FabTech 2010


Many companies are gearing up for this years FabTech Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. The event is taking place at the Georgia World Congress Center and Commonwealth Oil is so proud to be a part of it for the second year in a row. You can find us in the Tube & Pipe Area, in Hall B at Booth #3465.

Owner Fred Herdman, as well as Technical Sales Representative, Jeff Anderson and Marketing Coordinator, Jackie Macera will be heading to this event, which runs from November 2-4, 2010.

At the event, Commonwealth Oil will be previewing three new exciting products: CommGuard 113C, CommGuard 150 and TMC 2065. To view the FabTech Expo ‘New Product Preview‘ Catalogue, click here. Click on the products above to read more about them!

We also have free tickets to give away to the show. If you or anyone you know would like complimentary tickets to the show, please e-mail and let me know how many tickets you need- and what address to send them to. We would love to see you at the show!

Quick Fact: Copper and Graphite


A popular question that seems to be showing up lately is the use of Copper and Graphite electrodes with our EDM products.

In hopes of making this questions common knowledge the answer is: Yes our EDM products can be used with Copper and Graphite electrodes.

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