Sun Coast Resources acquires Southern Lubricants
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Sun Coast Resources acquires Southern Lubricants

Sun Coast Resources, Inc., a leading wholesale petroleum and emergency fuel supplier, has acquired Southern Lubricants, Inc. based in Columbia, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Southern Lubricants is owned by Gene Rucker and his two daughters, Angie Rucker, and Lisa Axson. Since its establishment  in 1977, Southern Lubricants has focused on supplying high quality lubricants, diesel exhaust fluids (DEF), additives and related products and is a 1st Source Elite Chevron Lubrication Marketer.  Southern Lubricants has a footprint in South Carolina, the southern part of North Carolina, and eastern Georgia.

“The acquisition of Southern Lubricants provides great synergies between two family-owned businesses and serves as a springboard for our company’s expansion plans in the Southeastern United States. We are thrilled to welcome Southern Lubricants to our Sun Coast family and look forward to providing their existing customers with the outstanding service they have come to rely on for the past 45 years,” said Charlie Cady, vice president of Business Development at Sun Coast.

“We are excited to have found the right partner in Sun Coast to continue serving our loyal customers.  Sun Coast’s values align well with our values as a family-owned company, and our staff is very pleased to join such an impressive team.  There is a bright future ahead for Sun Coast’s expansion, and we are thrilled to be part of it,” said Gene Rucker, CEO and president of Southern Lubricants.

Sun Coast operates from 20 locations in the U.S. states of Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, North and South Carolina. Currently it has nearly 1,100 employees. Founded in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., by Kathy Lehne in 1985, It is the largest woman-owned business in Houston.

Sun Coast delivers nearly 800 million gallons of petroleum products annually and is a Chevron 1st Source Elite Marketer. Sun Coast provides fuel supply and transportation services and equipment to the oilfield services industry, construction companies and numerous other commercial enterprises. Sun Coast is also the largest emergency response fuel provider when natural disasters create power interruptions, supply outages or fuel access restrictions.