Fall 2022 News Briefs
September 26, 2022
Written By Adam Buckallew
MFA Oil Laboratory Leader Certified for Lubricant Expertise
Zach Studer, who oversees the MFA Oil laboratory, is now part of a select group of experts in the lubricant industry. He has been recognized by the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers as a Certified Lubricant Specialist. He is now one of 1,003 lubricant professionals worldwide to hold the designation.
The certification reflects Studer’s experience and expertise as a lubricant professional. He has performed lubricant and fuel analysis services for MFA Oil members and customers for the last 13 years, and he serves as a trusted resource for anyone seeking lubricant recommendations.
Studer earned his certification by passing a 150-question exam that tested his knowledge across a wide range of subjects, including bearings fluid conditioning and power, gears, lubricant analysis, lubrication fundamentals, lubricant programs, pneumatics, seals, storage, handling and application of lubricants, and lubricant transport, among other topics.
“The CLS is difficult and requires a lot of technical understanding to pass,” said Don North, Studer’s professional mentor and the retired director of MFA Oil product development and quality control. “When people in our industry see a CLS certification, they know you know what you are doing.”
Studer possesses a deep knowledge of all MFA Oil lubricants and is available to answer questions or make product recommendations.
For more information about MFA Oil lab services, such as fuel or oil analysis, call (800) MFA-LUBE or email [email protected].
The Petro-Card 24 Network Grows
MFA Oil continues to expand its Petro-Card 24 network of unattended fueling stations. The latest additions include Missouri locations in Deering, Hardin and Wheaton. Additional locations are planned for construction in the near future.
There are more than 170 Petro-Card 24 sites conveniently located throughout Missouri, Arkansas, Iowa and Kansas that are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. To find a Petro-Card 24 near you, visit www.mfaoil.com/store-locator/.
Break Time Opens Truck Stop in Bolivar, Mo.
MFA Petroleum Company, a subsidiary of MFA Oil, opened a new Break Time truck stop in Bolivar, Mo., on Aug. 26. The store is located at 2505 S. Killingsworth Avenue, just off MO Highway 13 in southwest Bolivar.
The 5,800-square-foot store is Break Time’s fourth truck stop and features many amenities for truck drivers, including six diesel canopy fueling positions, diesel exhaust fluid pumps, a laundry center, showers, a lounge with free WiFi, and plenty of parking spaces for big rigs.
The store features many food service options such as burnt ends, pulled pork and ribs from Smokestack Bar.B.Q; premium, Missouri-made ice cream from Ice Cream Factory; Hunt Brothers pizza; breakfast sandwiches; and many grab-and-go items.
“We are excited to bring Break Time to the Bolivar community and expand our presence in southwest Missouri,” said Curtis Chaney, senior vice president of retail for MFA Oil. “We believe the Bolivar area was underserved from a diesel refueling perspective, and we’re happy to address that need.”
The company currently operates more than 70 Break Time convenience stores, including nearby locations in Strafford, Mo., and on E. Grand Street in western Springfield, Mo. Break Time plans to open another Break Time store on W. Republic Road in Springfield in late 2022.