EY announces LSI President Chris Gabrelcik is an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year ®2015 Award finalist in Ohio Valley

EY announced that Chris Gabrelcik, President of Lubrication Specialties, Inc., is a finalist for the EY Entrepreneur Of The Year®2015 Awards in the Ohio Valley Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. Gabrelcik was selected […]

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Hot Shot’s Secret Now Available at Love’s Travel Stops

Love’s retail roll out brings Hot Shot’s Secret products to diesel drivers nationwide Today Lubrication Specialties Inc. announced that its premier products, Hot Shot’s Secret Stiction Eliminator and Diesel Extreme are now available at more than 260 Love’s Travel Stops across the country. This retail roll out marks continued and widespread growth for the parent […]

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Solving stiction: The cholesterol of the diesel engine

Originally Featured in Fleet Equipment Magazine: Over time, cholesterol builds up in the veins of the human body, limiting blood flow and causing myriad other problems. Often known as the silent killer, cholesterol in the body is very similar to stiction in a diesel engine—the sticky-friction created from the build up of burnt hydrocarbons […]

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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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