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Universal Lubricants to Participate in Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo-AAPEX

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WICHITA, KS--Oct. 25, 2011: Leading the green motor oil revolution--Universal Lubricants, America's only true closed loop re-refiner -- announced today that it will host Booth #6241 at the annual Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo (AAPEX) to be held November 1-3rd at the Sands Expo Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Representing theĀ $395 billion global motor vehicle aftermarket, AAPEX is the world's largest business-to-business event for the global motor vehicle aftermarket.

"AAPEX brings together 106,000 automotive aftercare professionals and 51,000 qualified buyers from over 140 countries. With such a vibrant and dynamic audience in attendance, there exists no better opportunity for Universal Lubricants to exhibit the numerous benefits that re-refined motor oil offers drivers," said John Wesley, the company's chief executive officer. "We very much look forward to spreading that message and demonstrating why ECO ULTRA is the smart choice for cars and trucks, and also the right choice for the environment and the economy."

Utilizing a tightly controlled closed-loop process, Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil from across the country, processes it through the company's technologically advanced refinery, and then blends the re-refined oil into high quality American Petroleum Institute (API) certified ECO ULTRA motor oils and lubricants that meet Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) requirements and current vehicle manufacturers' specifications. Enhanced with a superior additive package, the company's ECO ULTRA products go through rigorous lab testing and are real world proven for the most demanding driving environments, ensuring top performance and steady reliability.

The U.S. produces approximately 1.3 billion gallons of used oil each year, and only 10% of it is re-refined. The rest of the used oil is either improperly disposed of (damaging the environment) or burned as an industrial fuel and is gone forever. Universal Lubricants is dedicated to reversing this trend by producing ECO ULTRA recycled products, which are ecologically friendly and help reduce America's dependence on foreign oil.

"At Universal Lubricants, we are proud to supply a growing number of markets and customer bases around the country with environmentally-friendly motor oil. At AAPEX, we hope our company's presence serves to raise even further awareness about the unique opportunity to make a positive difference in our industry, empowering businesses and individual consumers alike to adopt re-refined motor oil options such as ECO ULTRA as an American solution for our own energy and environmental challenges," added Wesley.

About Universal Lubricants

Since its founding in 1929, Universal Lubricants has balanced tradition with innovation to emerge over the past four decades as the American leader in used oil collection, new oil refining and distribution. Unlike other companies that simply bottle re-refined oil, Universal Lubricants collects, refines, blends and re-distributes its own engine oil--never losing guardianship within the chain--to ensure that every quart, every gallon is of the highest quality for optimal performance. The only "closed-loop" provider of recycled motor oil, Universal Lubricants boasts a national presence, supplying ECO ULTRA throughout the country by operating 28 facilities in 14 states, including one of the world's most technologically advanced re-refineries in Wichita, Kansas. Altogether, the company employs 380 American workers and is a Pegasus Capital Advisors portfolio company.

A leader in R&D and in the marketplace, Universal Lubricants will continue to drive progress and drive performance in the motor oil industry. For more information visit