The year 1998 was a very important one in the history of the petroleum-retailing industry. Dynamic market changes, such as the merger of BP and Amoco and the EPA’s underground storage tank (UST) deadline, made 1998 a year to remember for many in the industry. In addition to these memorable historical markers, 1998 was also the year that PetroClear, a division of Champion Laboratories, Inc., and the leading manufacturer of fuel-dispensing filters, was established.
“PetroClear has enjoyed tremendous growth during its 10 years of existence. We have grown to be the dominant dispenser-filter supplier by designing and manufacturing high-quality, technically correct products,” said Al Henager, director of sales for PetroClear. “We owe our success to our focused distributor network, our hard-working sales representatives, our end-user customers, and our highly dedicated employees.”
PetroClear has been leading the industry in product research and development since the company’s inception in 1998. Its parent company, Champion Laboratories, Inc., has been focused on the filter industry since 1955 and offers quality products, through several divisions, that are engineered, designed and manufactured to meet exacting standards across several markets. Champion Laboratories is committed to continuous product advancements and has a complete engineering and research facility located in Albion, Ill., that accommodates a modern testing and developmental laboratory. In total, Champion Laboratories operates seven separate facilities that exceed 1.7 million square feet and produces more than two million filters per week.