How Hot Shot’s Secret disrupted the auto parts status quo

From the Columbus Business First: Five years ago Lubrication Specialties Inc. had one employee: Chris Gabrelcik. Now the Mount Gilead company is spending $1.9 million to expand into a new 34,000-square-foot building and double its work force. Revenue is in hypergrowth mode and Gabrelcik is eyeing international growth. So, how does a company grow […]

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2014 Ohio Strong Award Presented to Chris Gabrelcik, CEO of Lubrication Specialties, Inc.

Lubrication Specialties, Inc. honored by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel for excellence in manufacturing Mount Gilead, OH (October 2014) – Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel’s 2014 Ohio Strong Award — created to recognize men and women excelling in manufacturing and the skilled trades — was awarded to Chris Gabrelcik, CEO of Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI) for his […]

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Classic Frantz Filter Bypass System Re-engineered

Lubrication Specialties, Inc. purchases Frantz Filter, reinventing the media to create optimal filtration process Mount Gilead, OH (October 1, 2014) – Purchased in 2014 by Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI), Frantz Filter is today being re-released with a superior filter media. LSI – the makers of Hot Shot’s Secret products – re-engineered the product’s filter media […]

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Innovative Diesel Industry Leader Re-Launches Website for Improved Customer Experience

JULY 7, 2014 – MT. GILEAD, Ohio – Lubrication Specialties, Inc. (LSI) announced the re-launch of the Hot Shot’s Secret website – – showcasing its family of products providing diesel truck owners with problem-specific solutions through easy website navigation and optimized mobile capabilities for quickly locating the company’s products in retail locations across the […]

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Building On Success Of Hot Shot’s Secret, Lubrication Specialties Creates New Products And Solutions

As one of just a handful of licensed lubrication specialists in America, it’s little wonder Lubrication Specialties, Inc. founder and president Chris Gabrelcik has lots of ideas about how to make engines run smoother. What’s perhaps surprising is his company’s record of continual innovation, even in its relatively short lifespan; building on the success of […]

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“Cummins Engine Company” Turns 95 This Week!

Did you know the multi-billion-dollar, Fortune 500 Corporation now known as Cummins, was founded on February 3, 1919? Most people recognize the ‘C’ logo on Ram Trucks (and Dodge previously), but it also had an early racing pedigree. Notable successes were in the first half of the 20th century including Indianapolis 500 and various endurance races. […]

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Diesel News from Detroit

With the Detroit Auto show in recent headlines, the topic of alternative fuel sources is more prominent than ever. A surprising “new” fuel source is, in fact, diesel (not surprising to us at Lubrication Specialties). It’s not just Volkswagens anymore, even Chrysler and GM are betting on diesel as an alternative to the current spark-plug […]

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Lubrication Specialties, Inc Receives 2013 Best of Mt. Gilead Award

Mt. Gilead Award Program Honors the Achievement MT. GILEAD November 19, 2013 — Lubrication Specialties, Inc has been selected for the 2013 Best of Mt. Gilead Award in the Lubricants category by the Mt. Gilead Award Program. Each year, the Mt. Gilead Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved exceptional marketing success in […]

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Breaking News: Ford Settles 6.0L Class Action Lawsuit

As of late October 2013, Ford Motor Co. has finally agreed to settle the class-action lawsuit related to the 6.0L engine. These were found in various SuperDuty Trucks, Vans, Excursions, and ambulances* from 2003-2007. Even though it was ranked on best-engine lists for 2003 and considered well-made overall, there was a myriad of problems with the […]

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