“When we decided to convert these new locations, we wanted a partner who had refining might,” said president of C.N. Brown Co.
CITGO Petroleum Corp. and Maine-based fuel distributor C.N. Brown Co. have converted 42 locally owned gas stations across Maine and New Hampshire to the CITGO brand.
The move extends the company’s 20-year partnership with CITGO, a refiner of high quality fuels and partner of C.N. Brown in a wide range of charity and community programs.
The newly branded stations, which are expected to be converted between February and April, will feature the bold new CITGO street image and fresh service options for fuel and convenience store customers.
“As a company we are always looking to provide our customers the best value, highest quality product, strong supply, and most innovative retail experience,” said Jinger Duryea, president with C.N. Brown. “We already own or service more than 30 local CITGO locations in the Northeast, so we know the strength of the brand firsthand. When we decided to convert these new locations, we wanted a partner who had refining might, reliable supply, great customer service, and an innovative portfolio of programs. Most importantly, we wanted to work with a solid, stable company that was committed to the region and would be around for a long time. CITGO met all of those criteria. We look forward to the benefits this expanded partnership will bring to our company and communities we serve.”
C.N. Brown has been in business since 1948. As the owner of Big Apple food stores, Red Shield heating oil locations, independently operated gasoline stations across Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, and Massachusetts, the locally owned, family business plays an important role in the communities it serves. C.N. Brown is one of the largest supporters of the Muscular Dystrophy Association within the CITGO network raising more than $3.8 million through company-sponsored events over the past 26 years.
“C.N. Brown exemplifies the values of customer service and community support that are central to the CITGO philosophy,” said Gustavo Velasquez, vice president of supply and marketing for CITGO Petroleum. “We are very excited to expand our partnership with C.N. Brown, and extend our brand footprint across the region. With the support of such a prominent local business, along with their local retailers, we look forward to many years of success while serving the people of New England.”