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Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Acquires Terminal in North Carolina

Mon., Mar 31, 2014

Jackson, Miss. — Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. (EA&E) today announced it has purchased all assets of the Wilson, North Carolina, asphalt terminal from Black Creek Terminal, LLC. EA&E will acquire full ownership of the facility on April 1, 2014. Financial terms were not disclosed. Read More…

Ergon Acquires Bunge’s Interest in Mississippi Ethanol Facility

Thu., Jan 2, 2014

Jackson, MS – Ergon, Inc. announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, Ergon Ethanol, Inc., acquired Bunge North America, Inc.’s interest in and now owns 100% of Ergon BioFuels, LLC located in Vicksburg, Mississippi. Financial terms were not disclosed. Effective December 31, 2013, Bunge-Ergon Vicksburg, LLC changed its name to Ergon BioFuels, LLC. Read More…

Ergon-Texas Pipeline, Inc. Acquires the Thompsons Pipeline System from Blueknight

Thu., Jan 2, 2014

Jackson, MS – Ergon-Texas Pipeline, Inc. (ETPI), today announced the acquisition of the Thompsons pipeline and associated assets from Blueknight Energy Partners, LP. Read More…

New HyVolt Truck is an Award Winner at The Great American Trucking Show

Fri., Sep 13, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon Trucking, Inc.’s new HyVolt-wrapped truck received third place in the “Working Combo - Company Truck - 2013 & Newer” category at Overdrive’s Pride and Polish Competition. The event took place at The Great American Trucking Show, which was held in Dallas, Texas, from August 22 - 24, 2013. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Signs Terminaling Agreement With NuStar Energy, L.P.

Wed., Sep 11, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. (EA&E) announced today that it has entered into an agreement with NuStar Energy, L.P. (NuStar) to market asphalt from NuStar's terminal in Pittsburg, California. The agreement allows EA&E to expand its offerings in northern California to include paving grade, polymer-modified, and other asphalt products, in addition to the pavement preservation products the company currently provides in the area. EA&E is one of the largest asphalt marketers in North America, with more than 30 locations across the U.S. Read More…

Ergon Trucking, Inc. Driver Competes in National Truck Driving Championships

Tue., Aug 27, 2013

Jackson, MS - John J. Maddox, Jr. of Ergon Trucking, Inc. is competing against drivers from across the country at the National Truck Driving Championships. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Acquires Terminal Facility in Wolcott, Kansas

Thu., Aug 1, 2013

Jackson, MS – Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. (EA&E) announced today that it has purchased all assets of the Wolcott Terminal Facility located in Wolcott, Kansas, effective July 31, 2013. The facility was previously owned by Tanco Kansas City, LLC. Read More…

Ergon Companies Provided Assistance During Vicksburg Barge Incident

Tue., Feb 19, 2013

When two unaffiliated barges carrying crude oil collided with a Vicksburg, Mississippi, rail bridge on January 27, 2013, Ergon companies were among the first to respond. Read More…

Upcoming Turnaround at Ergon Refining

Tue., Jan 15, 2013

Beginning February 1, 2013, Ergon Refining, Inc.'s Vicksburg, Mississippi, refinery will undergo a planned turnaround to allow for necessary maintenance and upkeep. The turnaround process will last a total of 29 days. Read More…

Ergon, Inc. Announces Expansion at West Virginia Refinery

Wed., Nov 28, 2012

Jackson, MS — Ergon, Inc., announced today the expansion of its subsidiary refining facility at Newell, West Virginia. The expansion at Ergon - West Virginia, Inc. will enable the refinery to handle growing regional crude oil production as drilling activities continue to increase throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas. As part of this effort, Ergon plans to invest upwards of $78 million to add capacity in its refinery processing units and supporting infrastructure. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc., Announces Expansion at its Vicksburg, MS Refinery

Wed., Sep 19, 2012

Jackson, MS – Ergon Refining, Inc., announced today the planned expansion of its naphthenic specialty oil refinery in Vicksburg, Mississippi. The five-phase, $147 million expansion plan encompasses new administrative and laboratory facilities, a new technical development center and upgrades to the refining units to increase product diversity and quality control. “This expansion is a positive indicator for Vicksburg and reinforces our administration’s progressive approach toward economic development for our community,” said Mayor Winfield. Read More…

Ergon, Inc. Announces Expansion in the Appalachian Region

Fri., Mar 23, 2012

Jackson, MS – Ergon, Inc., announced today the expansion of its subsidiary facilities and operations within the Appalachian Basin. The expansion will enable Ergon companies to handle increased liquid production as drilling increases throughout the Marcellus and Utica Shale areas. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Acquires Henkel's Corrosion Engineering Division

Mon., Dec 12, 2011

Jackson, Mississippi – Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., announced today the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Henkel Corporation’s Corrosion Engineering Division located in Lester, Pennsylvania. Effective December 10, 2011, the acquired business group will become a part of Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc.’s ErgonArmor division under the new name and identity Corrosion Engineering. Read More…

Ergon, Inc. Announces Agreement to Sell Ownership Interest in Lion Oil Company

Mon., Mar 21, 2011

Ergon, Inc., announced today that it has entered into an agreement to sell its 53.67% ownership interest in Lion Oil Company (“Lion”) to Delek US Holdings, Inc. (“Delek”), a publicly traded company and an existing shareholder of Lion. Upon the closing of the transaction during the second quarter 2011, subject to customary closing conditions, Lion will transfer, among other things, its 100% ownership interest in Paline Pipeline Company to Ergon. Lion will, however, retain its other operations, including its El Dorado, Arkansas refinery and its terminal operations, as well as the following subsidiaries: Lion Oil Trading & Transportation, Inc., Magnolia Pipeline Company, El Dorado Pipeline Company, and J. Christy Construction Co., Inc. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc. Achieves New Environmental Standard

Fri., Feb 25, 2011

Vicksburg, MS — Ergon Refining, Inc., (ERI) announced today it has obtained ISO 14001:2004 certification as of November 18, 2010. ERI received its certification from ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, after meeting all Quality Management System requirements. Read More…

Krahn Chemie Expands Portfolio with Naphthenics From Ergon

Tue., Dec 21, 2010

Hamburg – Distributor Krahn Chemie GmbH, based in Hamburg, will begin marketing base oils from the world’s largest naphthenic producer – Ergon – throughout Germany, Austria & Switzerland effective immediately. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions and Mathy Construction Awarded Patent for Revix™

Wed., Dec 8, 2010

Jackson, MS-Ergon Asphalt and Emulsions, Inc., (Ergon), and Mathy Construction Co. of Onalaska, WI announced today the award of a patented process that allows for the production and placement of conventional hot mix asphalt (HMA) at reduced temperatures of up to 75⁰ F. This surfactant enabled patented process which is compatible with Non-Modified, Polymer Modified and PPA containing asphalt binders was co-developed by Mathy Technology & Engineering (MTE) and Paragon Technical Services, Inc., and has been trademarked REVIX™. REVIX™ will be exclusively marketed internationally by MWV Specialty Chemicals Division’s Asphalt Innovations team as MWV EVOTHERM® 3G. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. Inks Lease Agreement with Blueknight

Tue., Nov 30, 2010

Jackson, MS — Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., announced today a long-term lease agreement with Blueknight Energy Partners, L.P. for 20 of its production facilities. Originally leased by Ergon in May of 2009, the facilities have provided the Company with a substantially increased production capacity in the asphalt and emulsion sector. "These facilities have been enormous assets to our pavement preservation line," said Baxter Burns, Executive Vice President, Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc. "Keeping them in our lineup ensures the continued success of our operations."  Read More…

Commissioners thank Ergon employees for fire assistance

Mon., Sep 13, 2010

NEW CUMBERLAND - Hancock County Commission gave special recognition Thursday to employees of Ergon, Inc.'s refinery in Newell for their assistance in putting out a fire Aug. 15. Read More…

Ergon Promotes Puckett

Tue., Jul 20, 2010

Jackson, MS – July 20, 2010 – Ergon, Inc. announced the appointment of Lance Puckett as Rubber and CPI Sales Manager, Petroleum Specialties Marketing Division. Read More…

Ergon Promotes Rasco

Wed., Feb 17, 2010

Jackson, MS -- February 3, 2010 -- Ergon Inc., announces the appointment of Jimmy Rasco as Vice President – Global Base Oil Technology. Read More…

Ergon Elevates Busbea

Tue., Dec 15, 2009

Jackson, MS -- December 15, 2009 -- Ergon Inc., announced today the appointment of Craig Busbea as Vice President, Petroleum Specialties Marketing Division for North and South America. Read More…

Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., Leases 20 SemGroup Energy Partners' Facilities

Mon., May 18, 2009

Jackson, MS -- May 18, 2009 -- Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., announced today the addition of 20 new facilities to its existing network of terminal facilities. The new facilities, spread over 10 states, will more than double the production capacity of Ergon products in the asphalt and emulsion sector. The new facilities are leased from subsidiaries of SemGroup Energy Partners, L.P. (SGLP.PK). Read More…

Ergon, Inc. announced effort to comply with REACH regulations.

Mon., Oct 13, 2008

Jackson, Mississippi - Ergon, Inc. announced effort to comply with REACH regulations. On June 2, 2007, REACH (Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals) came into force. This regulation, as promulgated by the European Union, mandates that all chemicals, whether they be manufactured in the EU or imported into the EU, must be registered through the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). Read More…

Ergon, Inc. To Sponsor Billy Ballew Motorsports, Mitchell in 2008 Mitchell to Compete for Rookie of Year Honors

Wed., Jan 23, 2008

Jackson, Miss. (January 23, 2008) – Continuing a solid foundation built last season, Ergon, Inc. will raise their level of awareness in motorsports in 2008. Maintaining their partnership with the young and impressive Marc Mitchell, Ergon Inc. has formed a relationship with Billy Ballew Motorsports to sponsor Mitchell in the NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series. Read More…

Ergon, Inc., Announces Acquisition of Innovative Adhesives Company

Mon., Jul 30, 2007

Jackson (MS) … Ergon Asphalt & Emulsions, Inc., announces the recent acquisition of Innovative Adhesives Company, a leading manufacturer of specialty asphalt coatings and adhesives, located in Kansas City, KS. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc. announces increased production capacity.

Tue., Aug 8, 2006

Jackson, Mississippi - Ergon Refining, Inc. today announced that the capacity to produce high quality, severely hydrotreated naphthenic base oils at its Vicksburg, Mississippi refinery will be increased to approximately 19,000 barrels per day. This project will provide additional support for projected growth in the rubber and electrical insulating oil industries both in the US and abroad at a projected capital investment cost in excess of $100-million. Ergon believes this demonstrates its continued dedication to supply customers the highest quality products and unparalleled service. Read More…

ERGON-WEST VIRGINIA, INC. INVESTS IN NEW DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

Mon., Jul 31, 2006

Premium Diesel Fuel will Surpass EPA Requirements

Newell, West Virginia --- Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. announced the startup of its new diesel hydrotreating and hydrodewaxing unit, (DHT). This unit produces the new Ultra Low Sulfur Diesel (ULSD) in compliance with EPA standards requiring diesel produced by refineries for on-road use must contain less than 15 parts per million of sulfur. The new ULSD product will be required by diesel engines beginning with the 2007 model year. The 8,000 barrels per day of ULSD produced in the Newell refinery comes from over 20,000 barrels per day of crude oil gathered by Ergon from oil producers in the states of Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. Ergon’s ULSD is a premium product that exceeds all ASTM and EPA requirements and has a very high Cetane Number. The DHT has the added feature of catalytic hydrodewaxing so that the ULSD product has the low cloud and low pour points required in the region. This investment of over forty-five million dollars, is a further demonstration of the deep commitment by Ergon to the continued growth and viability of the Newell refinery and its employees, suppliers and customers. About Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. Read More…

Proposed Ethanol Plant to be One of the Largest in Southeast.

Mon., May 1, 2006

JACKSON, MS and ST. LOUIS, MO – A Mississippi-based energy company and one of the nation’s leading agribusiness firms are teaming up to build the largest ethanol plant in the southeastern United States. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc. and Ergon, West Virginia, Inc. Successfully Transition to ISO 9001:2000

Thu., Nov 20, 2003

Ergon Refining, Inc., (ERI) and Ergon – West Virginia, Inc., (EWV) – ERI and EWV have achieved compliance to Quality Management System requirements in March 2003 and June 2003, respectively. Both refineries have registered to the ISO 9001:2000 Quality Standard from the Quality Evaluation Division of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS, QE) based in Houston, Texas. Read More…

Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. takes the lead for cleaner air

Tue., Sep 30, 2003

Newell, West Virginia – Ergon-West Virginia, Inc. today announced that it has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the West Virginia Department of Environmental Protection (“WVDEP”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) that will further reduce air emissions from the Newell refinery well below what current law requires to protect human health and the environment. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc. takes the lead for cleaner air

Tue., Sep 30, 2003

Vicksburg, Mississippi – Ergon Refining, Inc. today announced that it has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Mississippi Department of Environmental Quality (“MDEQ”) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”) that will further reduce air emissions from the Vicksburg refinery well below what current law requires to protect human health and the environment. Read More…

Ergon Refining, Inc. announces increase in Naphthenic Base Oil capacity

Mon., Feb 10, 2003

Jackson, MS – February 10, 2003 Ergon Refining, Inc. today announced that the capacity to produce Naphthenic Base Oils at its Vicksburg, Mississippi refinery has increased to 11,000 barrels per day. The increased capacity has been affected by a combination of hydrotreater efficiency improvements and changes in crude supply. Read More…