The two family-owned fuel and lubricant distribution businesses move forward together
SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (June 29, 2020): Two of Ontario’s family-owned fuel and lubricant distribution businesses have finalized an agreement that welcomes Edward Fuels Limited (“Edward Fuels”) and associated companies, including Manitoulin Fuels and Petroline Petroleums (“Petroline”) to McDougall Energy Inc. group of companies (“McDougall Energy”). Edward Fuels, Manitoulin Fuels and Petroline will continue to operate under the existing name and management; however, as of June 26, 2020, each will function as A Division of McDougall Energy.
With more than 140 years of combined business experience, McDougall Energy and Edward Fuels have worked hard to develop strong relationships in the communities where they operate. Both companies have a proud family history and were established and remain headquartered in smaller Ontario communities, while growing into large fuel and lubricant marketers and distributors.
McDougall Energy is a privately-owned third-generation family business that has been serving households, businesses, motorists and wholesale energy customers since 1949. With its headquarters in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, the energy company serves communities throughout various regions across Canada. Over the past several months, McDougall Energy has worked closely with the Edward family in reaching this agreement, ensuring that the transition is seamless for Edward Fuels and Manitoulin Fuels employees and customers located in Southwest / Southcentral Ontario and Manitoulin region.
Edward Fuels is based out of Goderich, Ontario, and has established a strong relationship with its customers, becoming a household name in the communities they serve, including Goderich, Kincardine, Teeswater, Clinton, Hepworth, and Manitoulin Island area through Manitoulin Fuels. With over 70 years of experience in the fuel distribution industry, Edward Fuels has demonstrated a level of expertise, reliability and community engagement that McDougall Energy looks forward to continuing. Similar to McDougall Energy, Edward Fuels has grown to become among the largest independently owned petroleum distributors in Ontario. As a result of this acquisition, McDougall Energy has acquired the assets of Edward Fuels, Manitoulin Fuels and the Petroline retail brand, furthering the company’s offerings and reach in Southern Ontario and complementing its existing operations.
“This is an exciting opportunity for us to grow the McDougall Energy family business thanks to the support of a great team and a continued focus on providing quality products and services,” said Darren McDougall, President of McDougall Energy. “We constantly strive to improve our business by listening to our customers and understanding their needs. The teams at Edward Fuels and Manitoulin Fuels are very dedicated to their communities, and we will honour their reputation and continue to foster the business as it grows.”
“As a family-owned business, our values and pledge to our customers are engrained in all that we do – this will not change,” said Don Edward, President of Edward Fuels, Manitoulin Fuels and Petroline. “I am excited about the future and what it means for our customers, team members, and our communities, with McDougall Energy leading the way. The McDougall family is one that we are proud to partner with, and they’ll honour the family values that our customers have come to know and trust.”
The current COVID-19 health pandemic has presented challenging times and changes for everyone; however, it is expected that during this transition period, both company’s employees and customers can anticipate minimal impact on existing business operations. There will be no scheduled service interruptions in regions where Edward Fuels, Manitoulin Fuels and Petroline do business. The same trusted staff that customers have worked with over the years at Edward Fuels and Manitoulin Fuels will continue to be of service. Here are some contact numbers, should customers have any questions about accounts or the companies:
Edward Fuels Customer Service
Goderich 519-524-8386, Toll-free 1-866-339-2732
Teeswater 519-392-6100, Toll-free 1-844-392-6100
Manitoulin 705-368-2421, Toll-Free 1-888-668-2421
McDougall Energy Customer Service
About McDougall Energy Inc.
McDougall Energy Inc. is a privately-owned Canadian family business that has been serving households, businesses, motorists and wholesale energy customers since 1949. The company is a trusted distributor and marketer of propane, Esso™ heating oil, Esso Diesel Efficient™, Esso Synergy™ gasoline and Mobil™ lubricants. McDougall Energy owns a network of Esso-branded retail stations and manages an expanding network of dealer-owned retail stations operating under the Esso brand and its proprietary Pump brand. Its business solutions include bulk delivered fuels, lubricants and specialty fluids; wheel-to-wheel and into-equipment refuelling; and access to the coast-to-coast Esso Commercial Cardlock™ network. As an Esso-branded reseller, McDougall Energy keeps its growing roster of customers in the trucking, construction, manufacturing, agriculture and mining industries moving forward. McDougall Energy has been recognized as one of Canada’s Best Managed Companies consistently since 2011, achieving Best Managed Platinum Member status. Learn more at www.mcdougallenergy.com.
About Edward Fuels
Clayton Edward founded the Edward Coal Company in 1945 and became a branded Shell fuel distributor in 1952. Don Edward joined his father in the business and bought the company in 1973, and in 1975 it was incorporated as Edward Fuel Limited (“Edward Fuels”).
Today, Edward Fuels distributes a wide range of petroleum products and related goods and services throughout Southern Ontario, including propane, fuel, lubricants and home comfort systems. Edward Fuels services agriculture and farm clients, commercial businesses, operates numerous Cardlock locations, an HVAC division, and an Aviation division that is one of the largest providers of Avgas and Jet Fuel in Southern and Northeastern Ontario. In almost all market segments, the customer base ranges from single individuals to large corporations and government agencies.
Edward Fuels group of companies includes Manitoulin Fuels, Manitoulin Island and the North Shore’s largest fuel supplier, and Petroline Petroleums, a retail and commercial fuels wholesaler in Southwestern Ontario.
Edward Fuels is a multi-channel distributor and marketer of Shell™ branded products. The largest segment of the volume in the main company is currently sourced by Shell Commercial Fuels (C.F.). A contract with Shell’s Global Branded Wholesale (GBW) Division is in place to enable Edward Fuels the ability to offer the Shell brand to third party Retail sites. Learn more at www.edwardfuels.com.
About Manitoulin Fuels
As Manitoulin Island and the North Shore’s largest fuel supplier, Manitoulin Fuels is proud to offer a range of services, a team of dedicated staff, and being a trusted supplier of local businesses and residents. Manitoulin Fuels provides highly trained, well-equipped local professional staff; quality products and service at a competitive price; and the utmost integrity in all of our business dealing. Manitoulin Fuels is proud to be the Island and area fuel supplier for over 55 years! Learn more at www.manitoulinfuels.com.
About Petroline Petroleums
Based in London, Ontario, Petroline Petroleums (Petroline) was purchased by the Edward Group of Companies in 2008. Petroline wholesales to both retail outlets and commercial fuel customers throughout Southwestern Ontario. The business operates from an office/warehouse in South London, in addition to operating a retail outlet on Boler Road in West London.
For media inquiries, please contact:
President, Edward Fuels
Mobile: (519) 525-2388
Office (519) 524-6101 ext. 305