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Lube-Tech Enters Agreement to Acquire Reliable Plus Car Wash Services, Inc.

Lubrication Technologies announces acquisition that broadens their offering of products and services for customers who operate car washes. Golden Valley, MN – November 1,

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Lubrication Technologies announces acquisition that broadens their offering of products and services for customers who operate car washes.

Golden Valley, MN – November 1, 2018 – Lubrication Technologies is excited to announce the acquisition of Reliable Plus Car Wash Services Inc., effective November 1, 2018.  This acquisition expands our team to 80 car wash and equipment experts and positions us to lead the Midwest market in car wash equipment installations, products, services and solutions.

“This is another exciting milestone in the history of Lube-Tech.  Reliable Plus Car Wash is a customer-centric, family business who like us, shares the same purpose to make tomorrow a little bit better than today.  We are pleased to welcome the entire Reliable Plus team to our Lube-Tech family”, said Chris Bame, CEO of Lubrication Technologies.

Reliable20PlusReliable Plus is a car wash equipment, supplies and service distributor based out of Burnsville, Minnesota.  Founded in 1986, Reliable Plus was initially focused on providing car wash service & chemical support.  As the business grew; Reliable was proud to offer equipment from Mark VII, Peco, National Pride and many other manufacturers. Reliable Plus has built a legacy which continues today to include the third generation of the Fritsvold family – currently owned and operated by Barb and Cary Fritsvold.  Reliable is one of the largest distributors of car wash equipment and supplies in the nation serving Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, and Wisconsin.   Barb and Cary will remain at the helm of Reliable to insure a seamless and smooth transition.

“Our customers and coworkers will see no difference in integrity or the way we operate.” Reliable Plus customers will benefit from Lube-Tech’s broad portfolio of products and services which includes lubricants, cleaners, private label manufacturing, recycling services and equipment installation and servicing.  As stated by Barb and Cary, “Reliable Plus and Lube-Tech share the same beliefs in strong family values.  Together we will continue to care for our employees, customers, suppliers, and communities.”  For more information, visit

About Lubrication Technologies

Since 1925, we (Lubrication Technologies/Lube-Tech) and our family of companies have demonstrated an employee-centric, customer-focused approach.  Our purpose is to help make tomorrow a little bit better than today for each other, our customers and our communities.  Our passionate approach to doing business creates an unrivaled level of service. We are the partner who brings our customers solutions beyond their expectations. We don’t just deliver… We partner. We solve. We accelerate performance.  We produce and distribute millions of gallons of lubricants, fuels and chemicals each year for customers within the transportation, automotive, industrial and small engine markets. We are present in over 70 countries with operations throughout the Midwest region, Shreveport, LA, and Langenthal, Switzerland. For more information, visit

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