MOUNT GILEAD — Chris Gabrelcik and his staff at Lubrication Specialties Inc. (LSI) were pleased to show their new line of equipment at a business roundtable session that included Chamber of Commerce members, local officials and U.S. Rep. Troy Balderson.
The new equipment is a six-head filler line, which is now installed and in operation. The line will be used in bottling some of LSI’s products that include their flagship product, Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator.
This new filler line increases LSI’s production capacity by 30 percent. Gabrelcik said it allows them to provide private label product development services for runs and shipments of any size. LSI’s business is formulating and producing several additives, lubricants and oils that provide solutions for users of diesel and gasoline engines.
Gabrelcik also demonstrated a new squeeze bottle LSI is using for their product Everyday Diesel Treatment (EDT,) which is a fuel additive that goes in a diesel truck with each gas fill up. One ounce of EDT is used for every 25 gallon tank. LSI staff says it’s the equivalent of brushing your teeth every day.
Balderson, who is serving as U.S. Representative for the 12th District, was impressed with the entire LSI operation as well as Gabrelcik’s business experience of growing from a family business in a pole barn to a corporation in a 24,000 ft. building with national recognition.
“Government is there to create an environment for business and individuals to thrive,” Balderson said. He added that “infrastructure is big — not only sewer and water, but also Internet. It all drives commerce.”
Morrow County Auditor Pat Davies spoke about the importance of SkyWirez internet service and how it has opened business opportunities for LSI and the county.
The business round table concluded the event with a tour of LSI and the main floor where products were being processed and bottled.
For information about LSI and their products visit their website at www.lubricationspecialties.com or www.hotshotsecret.com. LSI is located just east of I-71 on SR 95.