11/21/18: It's Turkey Eve

It’s Thanksgiving Eve! What are your thanksgiving plans? Here are a few tips to make sure that you have a safe turkey day.

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11/12/18: Proactive Maintenance

It’s important to have a Proactive Maintenance Approach to help protect your equipment.

11/11/18: Veterans Day

Thank you to all that have served to protect our freedoms.


10/31/18: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween from all of us here at Shoco Oil. Be safe, and enjoy your treats!


10/29/18: Don't Forget to Vote

Many of Colorado’s leaders believe that Proposition 112 will devastate our state. We must act now. Join us in voting NO ON 112. We are Energy Proud.

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10/25/18: Countdown Vote No 112

Only 12 days left to make a difference. Vote no on 112 and don’t set Colorado back!

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10/17/18: We Aren't Quite Done Yet

We’ve added another bobtail truck to our fleet. Here is a look at it before we put our Shoco look on it.


10/15/18: We Have A New Look

Have you noticed our fresh new look? We partnered with Service Uniform to create our one of a kind Shoco look. Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think!

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10/12/18: VOTE NO ON 112! We are Colorado Oil and Gas. #Energyproud

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10/8/18: Save Your Machines

We cannot stress enough the importance of contamination control. Noria and Machinery Lubrication explains “How Controlling Three Contaminants Significantly Reduces Machine Failures”.

10/2/18: Have You Met Becky? She's Kind of a Big Deal.

Meet the Team Tuesday:

Meet Becky our Owner and General Manager. Becky has been a part of Shoco/Sam Hill Oil her entire life as her grandpa started Sam Hill back in 1947.

Fun Fact: Becky’s first job with Sam Hill was in the warehouse. Her lease favorite job we inventory and her favorite was loading up the trucks.

Next time you are in our Brighton office say Hi to Becky!


9/28/18: New Truck

Our new truck is almost done, check out those details!

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9/24/18: Do You Have Bearing and Gear Failures?

It has been identified that particle contamination in your lubricants could be to blame. Our ISOCLEAN program can help you protect your equipment from failure.

9/21/18: Flash Back Friday!

Happy Friday everyone! We don’t know if you know this, but, we do so much more than just deliver your fuel and lubricants. Here is our team in Williston, ND flushing a 12 inch line at a natural gas plant in 2012. Check out all that Shoco Industrial Solutions can offer.

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9/20/18: Vote No 112

Vote no

Anti-energy groups are pushing an extreme ballot measure for November aimed at accomplishing one thing: banning oil and natural gas development in Colorado. If passed, these reckless energy setbacks would wipe out thousands of jobs and devastate our economy for years to come. What can you do?

  1. Make sure to check that your voter registration is up to date.
  2. If you are not registered to vote, register here now.

Vote NO 112

9/11/18: 17th Anniversary of 9/11


9/10/18: Garden Update

It’s a beautiful day here in Colorado so it is time for our garden update. At our Sam Hill location they were able to grow some lovely watermelons (one was taken by a hail storm. At our Shoco location we are growing a variety of tomatoes and jalapenos. How is your garden looking? Head over to our Facebook page and send us a picture of your garden.


9/4/18: How to Control and Avoid Lubricant Contamination

We hope everyone had a great long Labor Day weekend, but now it’s back to the grind. It’s time to start reassessing your lubrication program. If you are having issues with your equipment there is a good chance it is caused by contamination in your oil. See here how you can do better.

8/27/18: Is You Lubrication Program Costing or Saving you Money?

See here how to measure your lubrication programs effectiveness on your companies bottom line.

8/20/18: Contaminants Don't Discriminate Based on Equipment Type

It doesn’t matter what type of equipment you are using, your oil must be contaminant free. Check it out here.

8/7/18: Dirt Isn't the Only Contaminant Plaguing Your Oil

Water can wreck havoc on your oil and the life of your equipment. Here are some ways to remove it.

8/5/18: Another Year Back at the Adams County Fair Livestock Auction

Shoco is dedicated to supporting the community, and one of our favorite ways to do that is to support the livestock fair. What a fun event!

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7/31/18: Back Again with a New Meet the Team Tuesday

Say Hello to George.

George has been working with Shoco and Sam Hill for about 5 years now. He helps with all of our driver maintenance and some of your orders too.

Fun Fact: George loves working on old cars.

You may see him at any of our locations, so if you do say hi!


7/30/18: New Filtration Skid

Exciting morning at Shoco Springs, we set our 3rd filtration skid in our bulk plant. What do you think?


7/30/18: Here Are A Few Mistakes You Could Be Making With Your Hydraulics

Hint: One could be your oil.

7/23/18: New Truck!

We have added yet another truck to our fleet, made specially on the Peterbilt assembly line. Now it just needs a little bit of detail.

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7/18/18: Sneak Peek

We are very close to starting some exciting changes at our Shoco Commerce City location. Here is a sneak peek of what’s to come with “Operation Facelift”.

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7/16/18: Your "New" Oil is Not Clean

Just because your oil is new, doesn’t mean it’s clean. Here is another article to show why our ISOCLEAN program is so important. We can help!

7/12/18: It's Filming Day

If you don’t know already we are a proud sponsor of the TV show Lifted Life on Discoveries Velocity channel. Today we were able to do some fun filming with the crew, so make sure you tune in for this season and see if you can spot us!

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6/15/18: Filters Just Don't Cut It

Even your filters aren’t doing enough to clean up your oil. Here is why our ISOCLEAN program is the answer you’ve been looking for.

6/12/18: Scott and Mike Made it to Iowa!

This week they will be spending time training Hovden Oil on our ISOCLEAN program and how to use the filtration skid. Is your oil clean?


6/4/18: Proud Sponsor of the PSCA Race Series

This past weekend we were at the first PSCA race of the season! We have the pleasure to be a proud sponsor for all the cars. The next race is June 30th so come out and watch! Look our for our Shoco stickers on all the cars.


5/29/18: Here We Go Again With Another Meet the Team Tuesday!

This is Shelli!

Shelli has worked with Shoco for over 2 years now at our Sam Hill, Brighton location and does our accounting.

Fun Fact: Some of Shelli’s favorite things include camping, boating, Mexican food, and margaritas!

Next time you are at Sam Hill say hey to Shelli!


4/24/18: We Are Back With Another Meet the Team Tuesday!

Say hello to Janie!

Janie has worked with Shoco for 12 years at our Commerce City location and does all our accounts receivable.

Fun Fact: Janie enjoys doing yard work and spending time with her grand kids.

Next time you are here at Shoco say hey to Janie.


4/23/18: Even the President of Shoco Gets His Hands Dirty

Scott was out this morning with a few of our salesmen helping a customer. We aren’t afraid to get a little grease on our hands for you.

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3/30/18: Exciting New Updates at Sam Hill in Brighton

Our Sam Hill office in Brighton is getting a much needed face lift! Stop by and see the progress so far.

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3/27/18: 10 Important Things You Should Know About Particle Contamination

Learn more about particle contamination HERE.

3/13/18: Have you met Shelby?

It’s another Tuesday, you know what that means. Time to meet another member of the Shoco team. This week we have Shelby.

Shelby has been working with Shoco at our Commerce City location for about 3 1/2 years now. She does all of our Marketing and Inside Sales.

Fun Fact: Shelby plays and coaches ice hockey. Her girls team that she helps coach is going to the National Championship next month!

Next time you are at Shoco say hi!


3/12/18: What You Can't See, Can Hurt You

Does the topic of oil cleanliness confuse you? Luckily Chevron has made it easy to understand. Click Here to check it out!

3/2/18: Oh where, oh where have Scott and Mike been?

Scott and Mike spent the week with Hampel Oil training their team on our ISOCLEAN program. It looks like they had a great time as always.


2/21/18: Meet Keli!

It’s time for another installment of Meet the Team.

It may be a day late but it’s still time to meet a new member of our team. Today we have Keli!

Keli has been working at our Sam Hill location in Brighton for almost a year and a half. She is our Fuel and Oil truck dispatcher. She makes sure all your orders get to you when you need them.

Fun Fact: Keli loves fishing! Side note: She doesn’t actually do any of the fishing but her title when out there is the “Official Pole Watcher” and she is extrememly proud of that title. Haha!

Next time you are in Brighton, say hello to Keli!


2/13/18: This week on Meet the Team...

Up this week we have Cristal

Cristal works in our Sam Hill office in Brighton in Accounts Receivable and she does the billing for our lubricants.


Fun Fact: Cristal is a major foodie. She loves to try new foods and restaurants and is willing to try just about anything, as long as it’s not alive.

Next time you are at our Brighton office say Hi to Cristal!


2/6/18: Another Round of Meet the Team Tuesday

This week we have one of our awesome drivers German.

German has been with us for just under 2 years, he is an oil driver.

Fun fact about German is that he loves watching football and loves cookies.


1/31/18: Hey It's Stacy!

It’s time to meet another member of our awesome Shoco team.

This week we have Stacy

Stacy has been with Shoco Oil at our Sam Hill location in Brighton for about a year and a half.

Stacy loves to play volleyball, go fly fishing, and red wine.

Stop by to say hi to Stacy today!


1/23/18: It's Time for Another Meet the Team Tuesday!

This week we have PAT!

Pat is starting her 19th year working at our Brighton office and Sam Hill Oil at the age of 80.

She works in Accounts Receivable and does all of the billing for diesel and gasoline.

Here is an awesome Fun Fact about Pat:

Pat went to school to learn the “Art of Clowning and created her own clown character “Gerti” in 1982. From there she clowned in hospitals, pediatrics and nursing homes. She retired from this wonderful part of her life in 2002.

Stop by and say hi to Pat!


1/17/18: What's Happening Wednesday

Scott and Mike are on the road… again. Redwood Coast Fuels in CA saw the importance of clean oil and wanted to get in on the ISOCLEAN program with a new filtration skid.

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1/16/18: It's Lynn!

It’s time for another installment of “Meet the Team Tuesday”. This week we have Lynn!

Lynn is the office manager for our Commerce City location and has been working with Shoco Oil for 16 years.

Fun Fact: Lynn and her family spend a lot of time on the race tracks racing their car with Heads Up Drag Racing.

Stop by and say hi to Lynn!


1/15/18: Do you know what ISO Codes are and what they mean for your oil?

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1/12/18: We Do Some Cool Things!

If you have been to our Springs location in the last day you would have seen a giant 200 ton crane. Well we were doing vacuum dehydration and filtration to clean this big piece of equipment.

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1/11/18: TBT: Throw Back Thursday

TBT to the first ISOCLEAN filtration skid we put into the Colorado Springs location. Now we have 3 working full time!


1/10/18: It's time for What's Happening Wednesdays!

We have some very exciting news and plans for our Shoco Oil Commerce City location. Stay tuned for more information.

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1/9/18: Have You Met Ralph?

Welcome to our first installment of “Meet the Team Tuesdays”. Each Tuesday we will be introducing a new member of the Shoco Oil team. So be sure to check back every Tuesday to see the faces of the people that help make this company run smoothly.


Meet Ralph!

Ralph has been working with Shoco Oil for 2 years. He is the Warehouse Coordinator, responsible for fulfilling all the order for our customers.

A fun fact about Ralph is that he loves football and has had a passion for the game his entire life.


1/8/18: 5 Best Practices for Maintenance Managers

If you work with equipment you understand the importance of keeping it up and running.

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1/2/18: Happy New Year to All!

It’s a new year which mean a fresh start for you and your maintenance program. Our ISOCLEAN program is here to help you do that in three easy steps.




12/18/17: Do you meet your equipment manufacturer's oil cleanliness specifications? Your first step is to START CLEAN.

10/31/17: We Are On LinkedIn

Head over to LinkedIn and find our page under Sam Hill Oil Inc & Shoco Oil Inc

10/25/17: Do you know the truth about particle contamination? Do you know the harm in does to your equipment?

Machinery Lubrication explains the danger of particle contamination in your oil. Read Here

10/24/17: Becky had a great first time driving a haul truck at the RMC. Look at her skills!


10/19/17: Scott and Becky stopped by the Chevron ISOCLEAN booth at the Chevron Reliability Maintenance Conference this week.


10/5/17: Out and About Scott and Mike were at the impressive Woodford Oil facility in West Virginia rolling out another filtration skid. Where will they go next?


8/11/17: Where Was Our ISOCLEAN Program This Week?

Can you guess where Scott and Mike were off traveling this week for another ISOCLEAN roll out They were in North Carolina!


8/9/17: Shoco Loves Giving Back

Shoco had a great time at the Adams County Fair 4H Auction!


7/27/17: WE ARE HIRING!

Shoco and Sam Hill Oil are looking for CDL class A and B fuel and oil drivers and drivers’ helpers. Anyone looking for a driving job or know someone please send them our way. Helpers do not need to have experience. Applications and resumes can be dropped off at Sam Hill Oil 725 S Main St, Brighton, CO Or fax to 303-659-5696 Spread the word!

7/20/17: Scott and Mike spent the week in Toledo for another ISOCLEAN rollout


7/17/17: FACT: Clean Oil Extends the Life of Your Equipment

7/5/17: The Important Truth of Having a Clean Lube Room

6/14/17: Scott and Mike our travelling gnomes are out on the road in NJ rolling out yet another filtration skid!


6/6/17: Congratulations to our salesman Ryan and his wife Katie on their healthy 9lb 9oz baby boy born this afternoon!

6/6/17: Shoco sets another ISOCLEAN Filtration Skid into the Colorado Springs Bulk Plant


6/5/17: Why do some machines last longer than others?

5/8/17: The Hail Storm of 2017!

Monday was quite a day here at Shoco Oil. At noon we had Shelby and Ignacio planting flower in the front of the building. At 3pm we had the major hail storm that rolled through, cars took shelter in our fueling bays. Lastly at 4pm we had the aftermath of the storm with a leaking roof. What a day!

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4/20/17: We've expanded the ISOCLEAN program to Canada!

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Scott and Mike spent a busy week in Montreal, Canada rolling out another filtration skid. Where will we go next?

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3/29/17: It's a fact that contamination damages your equipment, but do you know how much damage it actually does?

3/13/17: Did you watch Gold Rush?

If you did you saw that Shoco Oil fuels Freddy Dodge and his team for all his mining endeavors.

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2/13/17: Congratulations Western Disposal!

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2/6/17: We Have A Toolbox Winner!!

We added up the gallons and had the help of one of our awesome customers to pull the lucky name out of the hard hat. And the winner is…….  WESTERN DISPOSAL! Congratulations!

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1/30/17: Just because your oil doesn't "look" dirty doesn't mean it isn't causing wear and harm to your equipment.

1/26/17: Where are Scott and Mike??

Scott and Mike spent the week in Bakersfield, California rolling out another filtration skid. The importance of clean oil is bigger than ever.

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1/23/17: Part 2 of simple solutions to meet your equipment manufacturers oil cleanliness specs.

1/16/17: Machinery Lubrication posted 15 of the best lubrication tips for the new year.

Check it out! 15 Best Lubrication Tips

1/9/17: Here are some simple solutions you can implement to meet your OEM's cleanliness specs.

12/15/16: Where Are Scott and Mike? They spent the week in North Carolina rolling out another filtration skid.


12/7/16: Chevron Transition Recommendation Guide

Check out this new Chevron Transition Recommendation Guide to understand what new products will work best for your equipment and the new benefits.

12/5/16: On December 1st Chevron launched a new and improved Delo 400 product line to meet new emissions standards.

Here is Chevron’s press release about these exciting new products.

11/23/16: There is a common misconception that new oil is clean.

Machinery Lubrication by Noria Corp explains what you do when your oil has high particle counts. Click the link to read more.

11/17/16: Contamination Control: The Silent Disease

Noria Corp explains how contamination can harm your equipment and steps you can take to help keep your lubricants clean. Check out the link to learn more.

10/27/16 Becky, Scott and Mike spent the week in California at the Chevron Leadership forum. Scott gave a presentation on the importance of clean oil and the ISOCLEAN Program.

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10/25/16 Check out the new ISOCLEAN website to get all the information on Chevron's ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants including the new ISOCLEAN calculator.

10/20/16 The seasons are changing and it is getting colder. Do you know the freeze point of your coolant? These charts can help.

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9/28/16 Shoco Oil spent the week at the Delo ISOCLEAN booth at the 2016 Mine Expo


9/13/16 Scott and Mike just rolled out another ISOCLEAN filtration system in Slinger, WI


Chevron and Noria Launch New ISOCLEAN CALCULATOR


Now it is easier than ever to evaluate your lubricant cleanliness, learn how to extend your equipment life and save on your bottom line. The clean oil movement is growing quickly and now is your time to get involved. To learn more about the calculator check out these links.

Our Shoco Springs state of the art lab is officially recognized by ASTM (American Society of Testing and Materials)


Shoco Springs Bulk Fuel Farm Is Soon To Be Up And Running!

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Scott Hohnstein and Mike Huber performing the deployment of the official launch of the Chevron ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants in Mexico!

Chevron ISOCLEAN launch - Monterrey Mexico

Mexico Trip

SAM HILL OIL / SHOCO OIL wins 1st place in the City of Brighton Festival of Lights Parade with our "Sam Hill Express"!! Check it out




Read the blog at Chevron Lube Matters- Part 2 of the "Importance of Clean Oil"

CHV Announces new "TorqForce Transmission Fluid."