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Hudson Adds to SCL Portfolio by Earning Coveted CLS Certification

June 28, 2020

Lubrication Engineer Credential Helps Customers Diagnose Problems, Find Solutions With another certification under his belt, SCL Industrial Development Manager Troy Hudson is now a double threat when it comes to helping industrial partners not only assess the overall health of oil and the machines they run, but to also make... Read More +

Electronic Particle Counter Tests Lubricants On Site in Real Time

June 28, 2020

SCL Investment Helps Keep Critical Machines Moving, Operations Running For SCL customers in industrial engineering and even construction, the vitality of their business depends on the precision of their machines. Microscopic particles invisible to the naked eye can throw an entire operation off, which can in turn equate to millions... Read More +

SCL Now Offering Liquid Bulk Hand Sanitizer in Limited Quantities

April 29, 2020

Petra Launches New Product in Individual and Bulk Sizes Until Supplies Last As states begin reopening efforts following a weeks-long shutdown prompted by the coronavirus pandemic, safety of customers and employees remains a top concern across industry sectors. In California, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced a phased reopening this week, with... Read More +

SCL Evolves Services to Align with Social Distancing Guidelines

April 28, 2020

New Procedures Focus on Safety, Ingenuity to Continue Delivering for Customers As businesses nationwide begin to eye ways they can start ushering customers back into their doors, numerous questions still exist about how long social distancing guidelines will govern how companies conduct day-to-day operations. Until those questions are answered, SCL... Read More +

SCL Continues to Respond to On-Site Fueling Needs for Refrigerated Trucks

April 10, 2020

Decreased Restaurant Demand Leads to Reliance on Reefers as Outside Storage Amid national efforts to stop the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), restaurants nationwide have closed their doors to customers following state mandates urging residents to stay at home. Those restrictions have resulted in quite a conundrum for grocery distribution centers,... Read More +

SCL Business Resource Center

April 2, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges to all businesses. With the government stepping in to offer support, it can be a challenge keeping up with what benefits are available to your company and your specific situation. By familiarizing yourself you may identify opportunities to help your company finesse... Read More +

Industry Pulse: Industrial Manufacturing Facilities Battle to Remain “Essential”

March 30, 2020

In Response to State-Wide Coronavirus Shutdowns, SCL Customers Experience Mixed Results After Gov. Gavin Newsom called for a statewide shutdown of non-essential business in California in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, many SCL customers in industrial manufacturing found themselves unaffected due to longstanding military, aerospace and medical industry contracts.... Read More +

SCL Policies & Procedures Related to COVID-19

March 16, 2020

UPDATE: March 19, 2020 1PM PST All CFN stations at SCL locations are open. The County of Marin has given SCL and employees permission to continue operations delivering fuel, oil, and other relates supplies so the County fleet can stay functional through the shelter in place process.   Updated as... Read More +

Productive Responses You Can Take in a Volatile Economy

March 16, 2020

SCL Offers Perspective as Coronavirus Continues to Disrupt Business Operations The federal government has lowered interest rates, national sport leagues have suspended games, travel from Europe to the United States has halted, and businesses nationwide are trying to calm customers as fears surrounding the global spread of coronavirus (covid-19) build.... Read More +

The Coronavirus and Its Impact on Industry

February 19, 2020

Shipping Delays, Disruptions in Manufacturing and Logistics Already Being Felt As China and now several other countries continue to experience devastating health effects of the coronavirus, impact is also being felt among American businesses, including automotive, manufacturing and oil. As industries across the board experience shipment delays and disruptions in... Read More +

5 Things to Keep in Mind About Price Increases

February 10, 2020

How to Use Spikes as a Cue to Institute Positive Change, Streamlined Practices Price increases are often uncomfortable to discuss, but unfortunately they are an unavoidable part of our business. At SCL, our goal is to help you navigate these occurrences and, if possible, use them as opportunities to strengthen... Read More +

Major Oil Suppliers Announce Up to 12% Spike on Finished Lubricants

January 29, 2020

SCL Encourages Customers to Place Orders at Current Prices Major oil suppliers have announced a price increase up to 12% on finished lubricants that will hit the market in late February, marking the first national lubricant price increase of 2020. Increases of this type, traditionally announced annually, are typically tied... Read More +

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Los Principales Proveedores de Petróleo Anuncian hasta un 12% de Aumento en los Lubricantes Terminados

January 29, 2020
SCL Anima a los Clientes a Realizar Pedidos a Precios Actuales Los principales proveedores de petróleo han anunciado un aumento… Read More +

How to Know When Your Drums are Ready for Pickup

January 29, 2020

Environmental and Transportation Regulations Demand Intact, Drip Dry Drums Customers in nearly every industry receive 55-gallon drums of oil, lubricants or chemicals from SCL on a regular basis. From automotive to construction, agriculture to industrial manufacturing plants, 55-gallon drum deliveries are a crucial part of doing business. But what about... Read More +

Is Absorption Rate Really That Important?

January 23, 2020

Here’s Why It Should Be An Indicator, But Not The Indicator Over the past 20 years, the term absorption rate has risen in prominence throughout the automotive industry. With the changing landscape of dealerships – which have gone from primarily focusing on new and pre-owned car sales to now serving... Read More +

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¿Es la tasa de absorción realmente tan importante?

January 23, 2020
He Aquí por qué Debería ser un Indicador, Pero No El Indicador En los últimos 20 años, el término tasa… Read More +

Pre-Loading Hard Adds a Win-Win for Dealerships, Customers

December 13, 2019

SCL Now Offering Paint, Fabric, Leather Protection Kits in Bulk Packaging There’s no disputing the value of hard-adds for dealerships. From extended warranties and service agreements, to paint, fabric and leather protection, providing extra value to customers can increase profit and instill much-needed loyalty. They also offer a more level... Read More +

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