Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) newly acquired 24,000 square foot distribution/shipping hub.

Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) newly acquired 24,000 square foot distribution/shipping hub.

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Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI), manufacturer of Hot Shot’s Secret brand of performance additives, oils, and custom lubricants for industrial clients, has announced the expansion of its warehouse footprint with the addition of a 24,000 square foot facility located in Mt. Gilead, Ohio. The facility was purchased to improve efficiency and distribution of the company’s growing Hot Shot’s Secret and LSI Chemical product lines.

The new distribution/shipping hub will help accommodate the 50 plus SKUs of Hot Shot’s Secret products and LSI Chemical products developed and shipped in bulk for international sales. In 2004, LSI introduced Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator and purchased numerous businesses in the following years, including Frantz Filters and Fluid Recovery. In 2020, LSI developed the LSI Chemical division with a focus on developing products in bulk for downstream refinery operations to improve petrol and diesel performance.

LSI President Brett Tennar said this expansion will enable the company to keep more products in stock, improve shipping efficiencies, and take better care of customers.

Hot Shot’s Secret now offers fuel and oil additives, transmission additives, engine oil, gear oil, transmission fluids, and spray lubricants and provides problem specific solutions for multiple markets including automotive, heavy-duty transportation/mass transit/fleet, agriculture, and more. In 2018, LSI expanded the company’s bottling capability to increase production by 30% and add storage for 20,000 units. Hot Shot’s Secret products are sold domestically at many major retail establishments, mass merchandisers, travel centers, independent dealers and retailers, performance shops, and more.

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