Safety-Kleen Systems announced it has started blending engine oils at a new East Chicago, IN, facility. Construction on the facility was completed in late June.
“This new facility gives Safety-Kleen the ability to blend a slate of oils for both passenger cars and heavy duty diesel engines, and increase the supply of our environmentally-friendly EcoPower engine oils,” said Dave Sprinkle, executive vice president for oil re-refining. “In addition, by controlling the process at our own facility, we ensure a consistently high level of quality control.”
The facility will have an initial blending capacity of 20 million gals. annually.
“This new blending capacity improves our position as a direct supplier in the blended finished products market, in addition to being a reliable supplier of base oils,” said Scott Miller, director of oil re-refining.
Safety-Kleen annually collects approximately 200 million gals. of used oil and re-refines approximately 160 million gals. at its two re-refineries in East Chicago and Breslau, Ontario.