From The Tribune staff reports
TRUSSVILLE — The McPherson Companies, Inc. (McPherson Oil) leading distributor of petroleum products, commemorates its 50th anniversary in 2021. The company was founded by Charles (Mac) K. McPherson, Sr. in 1971 in Oneonta, AL. Starting as a rural fuel jobber, McPherson Oil quickly grew into the lubricant business and is now one of the largest oil and gas distributors in the Southeast.
The company continued to grow and expand into new markets over the past 50 years and today is one of the largest, independent lubricant, fuel, and fleet card distributors in the country. In the early days McPherson Oil operated with less than 20 employees and has grown to over 200 employees in six states with over 11 locations with headquarters located in Trussville, AL.
“Although we have made great strides in expanding our footprint and our offerings over the years, we have remained true to our company values of commitment to excellence, fairness, family, integrity, teamwork and execution. We are proud of how our team members have continued to provide excellent service and added value through the most challenging of times. And most of all we appreciate the partnership we have had with all of our customers over the years”, said C. Ken McPherson, Jr., CEO and President.
McPherson Oil is committed to a long term, profitable relationship with our business partners and have been a distributor of Mobil lubricants since 1978. The company is also a recipient of many ExxonMobil Circle of Excellence Awards over the past years.
“For more than 40 years the McPherson Oil Company has been a trusted channel partner to ExxonMobil. Congratulations to the McPherson team on 50 years of growth, accomplishments and success. We look forward to continuing our partnership and growth in the coming years,” said Nathaniel Hedman, Sales Director, ExxonMobil North America Lubricants.”
Reflecting on the past fifty years, Charles K. McPherson, Sr. quotes “As we celebrate our 50th anniversary, I am proud of the products we provide for our great customers with strong and dedicated employees. As we anticipate the next 50 years for the Southeast, from Atlanta to New Orleans, we will be a big part of servicing the largest commercial growth territory . I built this company on strong relationships with deep values and standards. We will continue to grow, change, and modernize the positive and strong aspects of our past and rapidly adapt to our ever changing market”.
About The McPherson Companies
The McPherson Companies, Inc. (McPherson Oil) is a second- generation, family-owned and operated petroleum distributor in the Southeast. McPherson Oil services Alabama, Arkansas, Tennessee, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia. McPherson Oil is a premier, full-service petroleum provider, a proud partner of ExxonMobil, a distributor of commercial fuel and has their own proprietary fleet card (Fuelz).