Further advancing its previously-announced aggressive growth strategy, Flyers Energy LLC has acquired the assets of Allied Washoe Petroleum, a fuel distributor based in Reno, Nev.
Privately-owned Flyers Energy is on a campaign to expand their holdings throughout the Western U.S., and Reno is a natural next step in their geographic expansion. Flyers extended employment offers to a majority of existing Allied Washoe team members and is still working to fill more positions for additional sales people, drivers and office staff.
“The industry is evolving in a direction that makes it increasingly difficult for small, independent marketers like Allied Washoe to be competitive,” said Mike Cox, Allied Washoe’s CEO. “We felt it was in the best interest of our customers, our employees and our shareholders to align with a company that was better positioned to care for our customers into the future—and no one is better suited to do that than Flyers. They made the process very easy, offered an attractive price and flexible structure, and are providing enhanced career opportunities to most of our employees. We are thrilled to now be a part of the Flyers team, and look forward to enhancing the level of service that we can provide to our many loyal customers.”
Allied Washoe’s lubricants, delivered fuels and commercial fuel accounts augment Flyers Energy’s similar holdings in the region. The merger today also allows Flyers Energy to distribute Shell brand lubricants in the northern Nevada market and gives the company access to the Pacific Pride commercial fueling network for the first time.
“Mike Cox and his team have built a solid, well-respected business in the Western Nevada market,” said Rick Teske, Flyers’ general manager. “We are excited to offer our expanded product and service offerings to the Allied Washoe customers, and are pleased to be adding Mike and most of his employees to the Flyers team.”
Flyers is actively looking for additional acquisitions throughout California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Utah, Nevada and Arizona. The company offers an attractive pricing model, flexible terms, enhanced service levels for many customers, and an attractive career path for most employees. Parties interested in a confidential discussion are encouraged to call the Company’s M&A advisor, DCA Partners, at the number shown below.
Flyers Energy is the largest member of the Commercial Fueling Network, and is also the marketer for more than 100 Chevron, Shell, Valero and 76 branded stations. Flyers Energy offers commercial fueling at 230,000 retail gas stations nationwide with the Flyers Fleet Card.