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08/12/20: What's In The Lab

It’s Wednesday… so what is in our lab today?
Today we have our filtration stand and vacuum pump. With these machines we pour in 25 mg of an oil sample into the top of the stand. We then use the pumps to pull the oil through the filter. Why you ask? This is the first step to attain a “patch test” which we will show you next week. So make sure to stop by next week.

08/10/20: Shoco Golf Team

Thank you ARS Companies for putting on a great golf tournament in a tough time. Team SHOCO had a great time.

08/05/20: What's In The Lab Wednesday

It’s time for another What’s in the Lab Wednesday!

 

Today we are featuring the Sonicator. It creates a small vibration to remove all air bubbles for a sample to prepare it to be run through our featured machine next week.

08/04/20: Remodel Update!

Remodel update. This morning we got our drywall dropped off, we are excited to get some walls up!

08/03/20: Start Clean

Contamination in your equipment’s oil means money and time lost. We can help with that, our ISOCLEAN certified lubricants guarantee your oil meets OEM specs at time of delivery. Check out more information HERE.

07/29/20: What's in the Lab Wednesday is Back!

Did you miss our first round of ‘What’s in the Lab Wednesday’? Don’t worry we are bringing it back!
 
If you don’t know already we have a state of the art oil testing lab at our Colorado Springs location. Every Wednesday we will show you a piece of equipment and what it does.
 
Our first piece of equipment is the VISCOMETER.
Put simply this piece of equipment tests a lubricants viscosity, or thickness and each tube measures different ranges. The smallest tube on the left requires the least amount of lubricant and the tube on the right requires the most, all less than a millimetre. Since the volume is so small, we use a micropipette to dispense into the viscometer. We can measure at multiple temperatures, most often our temperatures for measurement are 40C and 100C but we do have the occasional deviation.
 
See you next Wednesday!

07/28/20: Finding the Right Products for Your Equipment

Knowing the correct products to use for your equipment and the recommended OEM specifications is a large part of your lubrication process. We’d love to help you find what products are right for you and your equipment. Talk to your salesman today, or give us a call at our office 303-289-1677

07/24/20: Chevron ADF 600

Did you know that 90% of the ash in your clogged DPF is from your lubricants? Chevron has come out with a product to help that problem. Chevron ADF 600 produces 60% less ash and increases your fuel economy.

07/21/20: Remodel Update

Remodel update, we have some sleek new windows being put in today. Thanks to Hammers Construction for helping us through our project.

07/17/20: Re-Brand Complete!

Our Brighton pumps and canopy re-brand is complete! Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think!

07/16/20: Brighton Bees

We had an un-bee-lievable situation near our bulk tanks in Brighton the other day. Not to worry, Dan the Brighton Bee Man stopped by to safely remove the group.

07/15/20: Mobil Loyalty Program

With a rebranded station comes fun new opportunities for our customers. Join the Mobil loyalty rewards program, stop by Sam Hill today to pick up your card or download the app now.

07/15/20: Brighton Fuel Re-brand Almost Complete

Our station rebrand at Sam Hill is almost complete, we are finishing up the canopy. Head over to our Facebook page and let us know what you think.

07/09/20: Top 5 Ways Your DPF is Costing You

Incombustible ash particles from your heavy duty engine oils could be clogging your Diesel Particulate Filter and costing your business big time. Here are the top 5 ways your DPF is currently costing you.

07/08/20: Remodel Update

Remodel update, we are finishing up getting our electrical put in and our framing is just about done. Progress is being made! Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think!

07/07/20: Environmental Affects on Your Lubricant

How do you house your lubricants? There are many factors and conditions that can have an affect. Is it open to dirt and water? It’s very important how you take care of your oil after it’s delivered. Read more HERE!

07/06/20: Process Improvement

Clean oil is an important step in your lubrication program. How you handle your oil once delivered is an even more important step. Have you thought about how you can improve your lubrication program?

Process Improvement 

07/04/20: Happy 4th of July!

Shoco Oil wishes everyone a safe and happy 4th of July weekend.

07/02/20: Contamination is Your Equipment

Contamination in your equipment’s oil means money and time lost. We can help with that, our ISOCLEAN certified lubricants guarantee your oil meets OEM specs at time of delivery. Check out more information HERE.

06/30/20: What is the Right Product?

It is most important to know what products you need for your equipment at every point possible. Our salesman can help you decide the best product you need no matter what type of equipment you may have. Give our office a call today and let us help you. 303-289-1677

06/23/20: Diesel Particulate Filter Clogging

Did you know that 90% of the ash in your clogged DPF is from the lubricants you are using? Chevron has come up with a solution to your clogging. 600 ADF produces 60% less ash. Give us a call today to find out more!

06/21/20: Happy Father's Day

Happy Father’s Day to all the wonderful dad’s out there in all roles. Enjoy your day.

06/19/20: Father's Day this Weekend

Don’t forget Father’s Day is this weekend did you get him what he needs? If not, stop by Shoco and grab him some gas, or maybe some oil for a piece of equipment he has.

06/15/20: Shoco Commerce City Renovation Update

Renovation Update!

We are making progress, we have framing! We can’t wait to see this all come together, stayed tuned for more updates to come.

06/10/20: Is Ash Clogging Your Diesel Particulate Filter?

Did you know that 90% of the ash in your clogged DPF is from your lubricants? Chevron has come out with a product to help that problem. Chevron ADF 600 produces 60% less ash and increases your fuel economy.

06/08/20: Contamination Means Money Lost

Contamination in your equipment’s oil means money and time lost. We can help with that, our ISOCLEAN certified lubricants guarantee your oil meets OEM specs at time of delivery. Check out more information HERE.

06/03/20: Lubrication Best Practices

There are many steps to take for a successful lubrication program, receiving #ISOCLEAN certified lubricants is one of them. HERE are more tips to keeping your lubricants in the best condition possible. Are you taking the proper steps?

06/01/20: Controlling Contamination

With our ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants, we guarantee to meet OEM specs at delivery. But keeping your oil clean doesn’t stop there, you must also take measures in your own shop to keep your oil clean of contaminants, HERE is how.

05/27/20: New 600 ADF

How much downtime are your regens costing you in time and money? Chevron’s new ADF 600 is designed to help with your ash build up, saving you time and money.

05/25/20: Memorial Day

As we enjoy the long weekend may we take a few moments to stop and remember all the brave and courageous men and women who fought for this nation.

05/22/20: Memorial Day Schedule

Happy Friday! With the upcoming long weekend for Memorial Day, all locations will be closed Saturday and Monday 5/25/20. Everyone have a great weekend and stay safe.

05/19/20: How is the Health of Your Equipment?

In these uncertain times health is important, but what about the health of your equipment? Did you know that 82% of mechanical wear is caused by contamination? We want to help you extend the life of your equipment. Learn more about our ISOCLEAN Certified Lubricants program HERE.

05/14/20: Do you Have A Lot of Regens?

It’s important now more than ever to watch your bottom line. How often are you dealing with downtime due to regens? Regens are caused from ash from your consumed lubricant that clogs your Diesel Particulate Filter. Chevron created this new product to help with this problem, check here for more info.

Check out the new 600 ADF HERE.

05/12/20: How Are You Tracking Your Oil Cleanliness?

How are you currently tracking your oil cleanliness? Did you know that 82% of mechanical wear is caused by contaminants in your oil? Now more than ever it’s important to get the most out of your equipment and your money. Our ISOCLEAN program is just what you are looking for, check out our website for more information.

05/11/20: Our Internet is Back Up!

Great news! Our internet is back up at our Commerce City location, we are now able to accept your credit cards again. We apologize greatly for any inconvenience.

05/11/20: Commerce City Credit Cards Down

Unfortunately Friday evening our data line was snapped at our Commerce City location, meaning we have no internet capabilities. As of right now, Monday morning, the problem has still not been fixed. At this time we are not able to take credit cards although SHOCO cards are usable. We apologize for the inconvenience.

05/10/20: Happy Mother's Day!

To all the amazing women we call Mom, today is your day. Happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there!

05/08/20: What are you Getting Mom?

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, are you still not sure what to get her? Well why don’t you stop by one of our locations and fill up her tank? Stop by our Commerce City or Brighton location.

05/07/20: Throw Back Thursday

#TBT to our first ever load of oil filtration skids which is now the ISOCLEAN program. Amazing to see how far we have come!

05/05/20: Cinco De Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

05/04/20: Where Do Your Contaminants Come From?

Where do contaminants in your oil even come from? New oil is not clean oil and there are many opportunities for your oil to collect them. Check out where these contaminants can come from on your oil’s journey HERE.

05/01/20: And One More New Addition to Team Shoco

There’s something in the water here at Shoco, we had another little miracle arrive yesterday. Congratulations to our salesman Ryan Blechle and his wife Katie on their new baby girl! Both mom and baby are doing great. Team Shoco is growing!

04/30/20: New Members of Team Shoco

Even in scary and uncertain times like these we still have little miracles every day, like these three. Congratulations to our own Curtis Robbins and his wife on their new triplets! Everyone is happy and healthy.

04/28/20: Brand New Brighton Pumps

Our brand new dispensers are up and running in Brighton, come check them out! Thank you all for your patience while we got them installed. What do you think?

04/24/20: Shoco Remodel

Another fun project making progress. Here’s our Shoco remodel so far!

04/23/20: Sam Hill Oil Face Lift

Exciting to see our rebrand coming along in Brighton! Started from this to…

Check back to see the final product!

04/23/20: Brighton Pumps Closed for Re-branding

Reminder! Our Brighton fuel pumps are closed for rebranding. Head over to our Commerce City location and we’d be glad to help you fuel there.

04/22/20: Brighton Location Reminder

Reminder that our Brighton location will be rebranding our fuel pumps tomorrow and Friday, therefore our pumps will be out of service. Our Commerce City location will be open and available for fueling.

04/22/20: We Are Team Shoco

We are very proud of our drivers and how they have handled these crazy times. They are doing a great job protecting themselves and others while in the job. Thank you! #shocostrong

04/21/20: Brighton Location Announcement

**ANNOUNCEMENT**
Sam Hill Oil, Brighton, CO

We have made the exciting decision to rebrand our fuel pumps at Sam Hill. Please note that during this change Thursday and Friday (4/23 and 4/24) our pumps will be down. Our Commerce City location will still be open and available to help with all your fueling needs. Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience.

04/20/20: Safety is our Priority

Team Shoco is taking all steps necessary to keep our employees and customers safe. We are doing things right.

04/17/20: Something is Coming!

We have something very exciting coming up next week! Stay tuned to see what we are doing to change the industry.

04/16/20: We Have Been Diligent Since the Beginning

At 1st announcement of the pandemic ShocoOil created safety protocols that distanced our employees & customers, implemented work at home capabilities, established a company wide communication platform and meetings are now done on zoom in efforts to keep everyone safe & healthy.

Shoco management continue to reinforce to our employees the importance of following the CDC Guidelines. We are doing everything possible to support our employees and keep them working. We are proud of every employee on how they have adapted & continue to be #shocostrong!

04/15/20: New Product Alert!

Have you ever had issues with Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) clogging? We have a brand new Chevron product for that! Delo 600 ADF produces 60% less ash compared to today’s low-ash engine oils, and we’ve got it! Give one of our offices a call today!

04/13/20: We Are Open and Ready to Help

That crazy Colorado weather is back at it again. We hope you all are staying safe and at home if you are able. Shoco Oil is still open and ready to help with whatever you need.

04/12/20: Happy Easter!

Happy Easter to all! Stay safe and healthy.

04/09/20: The Lab is Still Running

We’ve got our mini skid working today! Our lab is still running and fully functional running all your samples.

04/07/20: Importance of Clean Oil

How is everyone?

If your work is essential, then it is now more important than ever to keep your equipment up and running. New oil is not clean oil. Our ISOCLEAN program can help extend the life of your equipment. Read HERE to see the importance of clean oil.

04/03/20: Shoco Strong

We hope everyone is doing ok in these tough times. We are diligent in keeping our customers and community up and running. We are here to help and we are Shoco Strong.

04/02/20: Innovation

We did some very cool things at Shoco yesterday. We can’t wait to officially roll out this product we’ve been working on for 2 years!

04/01/20: Exciting Things Coming

Some exciting things are happening at Shoco today with some new equipment we’ve created. Can’t wait for everyone to see what we’ve been working on.

03/30/20: We are Working Hard to Keep you Going

Our drivers are working hard to keep your deliveries going. We hope everyone is doing ok through this time.

03/27/20: We Want to Keep Our Essential Customers Up and Running

For our waste hauling customers that are still essential to the state in these times, we want to make sure your equipment stays up and running. Our Chevron Premium Products can help you with that.

03/26/20: Safety is Our Top Priority

We hope that everyone is staying safe and healthy in our state-wide stay at home instruction. We want you to know that we are still open and operating. We are taking every measure to keep our employees and customers safe. We are practicing distancing and relentlessly wiping down equipment and everything we use. We want to thank all our customers and employees in these scary times. We will all get through this together.

03/24/20: We Are Still Here For You

In these scary and uncertain times we want all our customers to know that we are still operating at full steam and here to help you. We are following all CDC and government instruction and recommendations. Keeping our employees and customer safe is our number one priority.

03/19/20: First Day of Spring

Happy first day of Spring! In typical Colorado fashion… it’s snowing. What does it look like where you are? Head over to our Facebook page and share a pic of your snowfall.

03/18/20: Exciting Projects Coming

We have some very exciting projects on the horizon. Here is a sneak peek of some of our testing. Does anyone have an idea what this could be? Head over to our Facebook page and let us know your ideas.

03/17/20: A Note from our Owners

Shoco Oil is doing everything to comply with the CDC and state officials dealing with COVID-19. Here is a note from our owners.

03/17/20: Wash Your Hands

In our industry we are constantly getting our hands dirty and sharing tools and equipment. Now more than ever it is so important be conscious of what we are touching, so don’t forget to wash your hands often.

03/13/20: Contaminants Every Step of the Way

New oil is not clean oil. Lubricants pick up contaminants at every step in the chain of custody. That is why we created our ISOCLEAN program and certify that when you get your oil it meets all OEM specifications. See just how much your oil cleanliness changes at each step HERE.

03/12/20: Get Your Yeti Cooler

Have you been eyeing a Yeti cooler for quite some time now? Well we can help you with that, you have the chance to earn yourself a Yeti from Shoco! Check out our video to learn more!

03/10/20: Where do Contaminants Come From?

Contaminants can affect your equipment at every step of the way. Do you know where your contaminants are coming from and what you can do about it? This short video shows you where those contaminants come from.

03/09/20: Isn't my New Oil Clean?

One of the most common questions we get when explaining our ISOCLEAN program is, “Isn’t my new oil already clean when I get it? Can’t I just use a filter?”. The answer, simply, is No and here’s why.

03/08/20: International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all the strong incredible women out there.

03/06/20: Yeti Promo

Happy Friday! Have you seen our Yeti promo? You can earn yourself your very own Shoco Yeti, check out our video and Sammy will explain the rest.

03/05/20: Remodel Update

Remodel update! We are about 2 weeks into our office face lift and this is how it’s looking. Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.

03/03/20: How much is your contamination costing you?

Contamination costs you money. Here is an example of just how much it can cost you in one year. We want to help you keep your money and help keep your equipment up and running with our ISOCLEAN program. For more information check out our website.
http://shocooil.com/products/chevron-isoclean/

03/02/20: Our Renovation has Begun!

We are officially underway for our Shoco remodel. We each took a turn giving the place a smash.

02/28/20: Promo Thursday

Don’t forget there is still time to get your Shoco Yeti! Watch this video and Sammy and Betti will explain.

02/27/20: It's Time to Take a Look at Your Lubrication Program

Is it time to analyze your lubrication program and how it’s working?

Here’s how to analyze your lube program and it’s effectiveness.

02/25/20: Team Training

Team Shoco is at our newly renovated and state of the art Springs office and lab for the next 2 days. We are learning the challenger sale to better help our customers and their needs.

02/24/20: Product of the Month

Happy Monday, we are back with our Product of the Month. Focusing on our turbine oils of GST and Regal here is an example of where these products would be used.

02/20/20: Promo Thursday

It’s Promo Thursday and there is still time to get your Yeti! Our promo runs through June so talk with your salesman today.

02/18/20: Meet our New Team Member

We are back for another Meet the Team Tuesday.

This week we would like you to meet Ben. Ben has been with SHOCO for a little over two months now, he is a salesman and handles our Springs location.

Fun Fact: Ben enjoys making his own Tequila

If you are in the Springs and have any questions or need some product don’t hesitate to reach out to Ben!

Welcome to team Shoco Ben.

02/17/20: Happy President's Day and Happy Monday

Happy President’s Day and Happy Monday! We are back with our Product of the Month with the focus on our turbine oils. Last week we laid out all our best products and their applications. This week we will focus on the packaging we have available both our GST and Regal products come conveniently in 5 gl pails and 55 gl drums. Have a great week!

02/14/20: Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day! One way you could make your sweetie’s day better is filling up their tank, so stop by one of our convenient locations and grab some fuel!

02/13/20: Earn Yourself a Yeti

There is still time in our promotion to earn your Yeti cooler. We will let Sammy explain.

02/12/20: Start Clean and Stay Clean

It’s not only important to start with clean oil but to also take your own measures to stay clean. Here’s how.

02/11/20: February Product of the Month

Happy Tuesday, we are here with our February Product of the Month. This month we are focusing on our turbine oils. Here is a quick list of the turbine products we offer and what applications they are best used for.

02/10/20: Truckdate

Here’s a little something to heat you up on this chilly day. Diversified Body and Paint Shop did an amazing job painting and detailing our new fuel skid truck. Head over to our Facebook page to tell us what you think.

02/07/20: Come See Us at the Swap Meet

Are you looking for fun plans this weekend? We will be at the Tri-State Swap meet Saturday and Sunday at the National Western Complex. Stop by and see us!

02/06/20: We Are All Moved Out

Attention! Reminder that we are officially moved out of our Commerce City office building to start our renovations. Please see the lovely ladies in our large trailer for all transactions and needs. If you have any questions please call our office. 303-289-1677 Thank you!

02/03/20: Fuel Skid Truck Update

Back with another update on our fuel skid truck, getting a fresh coat of our signature SHOCO orange at Diversified Body and Paint Shop 🔥🔥 What do you think? Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.

01/28/20: The Lead Truck

We have big things coming with our new clean fuel skid! This new bad boy, who is currently at Diversified Body and Paint Shop for a new paint job at their brand new office and shop, will be the one to tow our fuel skid around. Follow along as we share the journey of how we are bringing clean fuel to the industry.

01/24/20: Big Red Truck

If you’ve been following along with our behind the scenes of our new truck, we have a finished product and we love it! Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think!

01/22/20: We Are Making Moves

Have you noticed it’s starting to look a little bare here at SHOCO? We are starting to move out for our big renovation, we expect to be in our trailers in the beginning of February. But not to worry we will be open throughout this whole process, more updates soon!

01/20/20: Lost Coat and Book

Attention! This coat and book were left at Sam Hill, our Brighton location, sometime last week. If they are yours, you can stop by Sam Hill to claim them.

01/20/20: MLK Day

Today we celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr.

01/14/20: Work Trailers Being Installed

Our work trailers are being installed today which means our remodel is coming right up. Please note we will be open during this entire process. Stay tuned for more information.

01/13/20: Pump Updating

Attention please read! We are updating our pumps but note that our off-road will still be up and running. Any questions please call our office 303-289-1677.

01/09/20: When it Comes to Grease, Consistency is Key

Sometimes grease changes but you strive for consistency. This grease compatibility chart will help you decide what type of product you will need.

01/06/20: Shoco Renovation

Starting soon, our Commerce City location will be undergoing renovations. Please note that we will remain open with our same business hours throughout this entire process. If you have any questions or concerns please call our office 303-289-1677.

01/02/20: New Year, New Start

As a new year roles in and you are setting your goals for 2020, is an improved lubricants program on your list? Our ISOCLEAN program will help protect your equipment and help your bottom line. Check out our ISOCLEAN page on our website for more details.

01/01/20: Happy New Year!

Happy New Year to all from Team Shoco. We hope you have a safe and fun holiday and start the new year off right.

12/31/19: Thank You for a Great Year

Start the New Year off by having a safe New Years eve. It’s been a great year for Shoco and we want to thank all of our employees and amazing customers. We can’t wait to see what 2020 has in store for us. Thank you all and we will see you next year!

All our locations will be closed tomorrow 1/1/2020 and back open on our normal hours Thursday 1/2/20.

12/27/19: A Proper Lubrication Program can Lengthen the Life of your Equipment

With a proper lubrication program you can lengthen the life of your equipment, and that is what our ISOCLEAN program is all about. Taking the contaminants out of your oil will help your equipment and ultimately your bottom line. Talk to your salesman today or give us a call to learn more about our ISOCLEAN program.

12/25/19: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from Team SHOCO! We are wishing all a safe and happy holiday.

12/23/19: Christmas Week Schedule

Merry Christmas week! Here is our schedule for all 3 locations through the end of the year. Please call our office with any questions. 303-289-1677

12/17/19: A Lubrication Program Brings Value to your Business

Maybe you still aren’t sure how a lubrication program can help your bottom line, see HERE what kind of value it can bring you.

12/13/19: Congratulations to our Winning Drivers!

Congratulations to the winners of our new driver incentive program kick off! This program focuses on safety, efficiency, accuracy and overall great customer service. Our winners are Janet who won a tv and Bernardo who won a Go Pro. Great work!

12/07/19: Shoco Gives Back

It’s very important to Shoco to give back to the community. Today Becky and Scott shot in the Merry Miracles Fun shoot and toy drive benefiting children’s hospital with Brannan Companies and Adams County Sheriff’s Department.

12/04/19: Particle Contamination, The Killer

You can’t see any particles in your oil so how bad could it be right? Wrong! Particle contamination is the silent killer to your equipment. Learn more here.

12/03/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

We’re back with a new Meet the Team Tuesday!

This is John he is pretty new to us working at our Shoco Commerce City location in the warehouse.

Fun Fact: John loves spending his free time skiing with his kids.

12/02/19: How to Keep from Gelling in the Winter

If you have been following along these past couple weeks we have been talking about fuel in the winter and how these colder temperatures can cause gelling, and what exactly happens when your fuel filter does gel. Now we are moving on to what you can do about it!

There are additives that when added to diesel fuel will cause the wax to form needle shaped crystals instead of globs which allows the crystals to pass through the filter without clogging it. These additives are more effective within certain temperature ranges than others and in general become less effective and can have little or no effect as fuel temperatures approach single digits and lower. The good news is that the Cloud Point of diesel can be lowered by the addition and blending of kerosene (or #1 fuel) into the diesel. A 20% blend of #1 diesel with #2 diesel can result in a 10 degree improvement in the cold filter plugging point.

This is why we have our Shoco 80/20 Winter Blend fuel available for you today. Don’t get caught with a gelled filter causing your equipment downtime.

11/28/19: Happy Thanksgiving!

From all of us here at Shoco, we wish you happy very happy Turkey Day!

11/26/19: Snow Day

What a good looking snow day, all 3 of our locations are open for whatever you may need! If you are out on the roads stay safe today.

11/25/19: Happy Thanksgiving Week

Happy Thanksgiving week! Here are our hours for our Shoco Commerce City location. Please note that Brighton and Shoco Springs will have their same hours as well.

11/21/19: Gelling in your Diesel Fuel

Gelling in your diesel fuel, what is it and how does it happen?

One of diesel fuel’s most important components is wax or paraffin in the fuel. Normally this wax is dissolved in the fuel but when the fuel temperature is lowered enough, this wax begins to crystallize and form solid particles. As these particles increase in size, they will eventually plug fuel filters and fuel lines starving the engine of the fuel it needs to run. The formation of wax crystals due to fuel cooling can happen at temperatures as high as 40°F in poor quality fuel but usually occurs when fuel temperatures go below 32°F and lower. This phenomenon is also referred to as fuel gelling.

Our Shoco Premium Diesel has additives to help keep your diesel from gelling at lower temperatures, especially on chilly days like today. Call us today!

11/20/19: The Proof is in the Picture

We recently did an oil change on a Denver Gardner blower motor for one of our customers using ISOCLEAN lubricants. As you can see it coming out of the machine after 30 days of use it still looks brand new! Start Clean, Stay Clean, just see for yourself.

11/18/19: How Important is Oil Cleanliness to You?

Oil cleanliness is important for your equipment life and your bottom line. Are you taking every step possible to take care of your equipment and budget? Here is why oil cleanliness is so important.

11/14/19: Product of the Month

Our November Product of the Month is our Shoco 80/20 Winter Blend fuel.

As we head into the colder winter months the risk of your diesel fuel gelling becomes greater. In upcoming posts we will talk about what gelling is, how it happens, and how our 80/20 Winter Blend fuel can help you avoid it. Stay tuned!

11/11/19: Thank You Veterans

Thank you to all our brave Veterans.

11/08/19: Team Shoco Goes Shooting

Team Shoco had a great day participating in the Oilfield Turkey Shoot.

11/06/19: What Factors Effect Your Oil?

Hot or cold, temperature effects your oil and here is how.

11/04/19: Shoco Comes Out on Top

We had a really great showing at Chevron’s 2019 Momentum. We earned Gold for top performing distributor in the Midwest region, and Diamond for overall growth. These are huge accomplishments for our company and we are very proud of our team!

11/01/19: New Neon

Happy Friday! We did some renovations on our vintage Texaco sign in Colorado Springs. We now have some fresh new neon.

10/31/19: Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween! From all of us here at Shoco we hope you have a fun day, stay safe out there.

10/30/19: Snow Won't Stop Shoco

A little snow doesn’t stop Shoco from getting the job done. Here we are at DIA fueling the Aero Snow Removal  plows so the planes could get in and out safely.

10/29/19: We are Open

All of our locations are open and ready to help you get through this snowy day! Stay safe out there.

10/21/19: We Want to Show You the Yeti

There is still plenty of time left in our Yeti promotion! Any new or current customer that switches to our ISOCLEAN products can earn a Shoco Yeti Cooler. After you buy 200 gallons or more of any ISOCLEAN product we will Show You the Yeti! Don’t forget to tag a friend.

We will let Sammy explain it all, watch here!

10/17/19: Taking Measures to Keep Your Oil Clean

Starting clean is an important first step in protecting your equipment. There are factors in your own shop that can cause contamination in your clean oil. Check out where your contamination can come from.

10/16/19: New Box Truck

Just added a new box truck to our fleet! Now we just need our signature SHOCO look.

10/14/19: Soot in Your Oil

Detecting soot in your oil is important for you equipment’s life, here are some options.

10/07/19: Contaminants Don't Discriminate

It’s not only dirt and particulates that can effect your lubricants, but water as well. Here is how water can effect your equipment.

10/02/19: Springs Renovations

We are very excited to announce that our renovations in our Springs office are complete. Check out our sweet new counter tops!

10/01/19: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Happy first day of October! Remember October is Breast Cancer awareness month, so go and get those puppies checked!

9/30/19: Start Clean and Stay Clean

It’s not only important to Start Clean with your ISOCLEAN lubricants but equally as important to Stay Clean.

9/25/19: What's in the Lab Wednesday

Happy Hump Day! We are back with another What’s in the Lab Wednesday. Today we have the dimulsibility test, put simply this test measures a lubricants ability to separate from water.

9/24/19: Happy Fall!

Happy Fall everyone! We have a late visitor here at Shoco, what do you think it is? Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think.

9/19/19: We Want to Show You the Yeti

Our promotion is still running! Have you been thinking about switching to our ISOCLEAN products? Well if you do you have a chance to earn a Shoco Oil Yeti cooler! Check out our video and Sammy will explain how it works.

9/16/19: Stay Clean

Clean oil does not come from just starting clean, you also have to take measures in your own shop to help keep contaminants out of your lubricants. Luckily we are the experts and would love to help you.

9/11/19: We Remember

Today we remember the day that we will never forget, and remember all those who lost their lives.

9/9/19: Tips for Oil Filtration

“Fluid contamination is the No. 1 cause of hydraulic system failures”. Start with our ISOCLEAN program, start with clean oil and extend the life of your equipment. Here are some tips for better oil filtration.

9/4/19: What's in the Lab Wednesday

This week we have our Foam Tester. We use a 200 ml sample of oil as air is pushed through the long tube to make the oil foam. The foam must collapse in a certain amount of time to pass. This process is used to test the anti foam additives in lubricants.

9/3/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

Welcome back to another team Shoco profile. Today we would like to introduce you to Lyle. This is Lyle’s second year with Shoco, he works as one of our Frac Fueling Technicians.

Fun Fact: Lyle loves long walks around a good lake and loves the Broncos.

8/30/19: Labor Day Closure

Happy Friday Everyone! In observance of Labor Day all 3 of our locations (Brighton, Commerce City, and Colorado Springs) will be closed Monday 9/2. We will resume normal hours at all locations on Tuesday 9/3. Have a great weekend!

8/29/19: How to Reduce Wear with a Clean Oil Program

Contaminants in your oil can cause your equipment harm. A clean oil program is where you need to start to help protect your equipment.

8/28/19: What's In the Lab Wednesday

What’s in the Lab Wednesday.

Here we are another Wednesday, other piece of equipment in our state of the art lab. Today we have the RDE (Rotating Disc Electrode Atomic Emission Spectrometer). In the most simple terms this machine analyzes 24 different elements within an oil sample, it’s also a fun one to watch!

Stop by next week for more.

8/22/19: We Aren't Afraid of Hard Work

Even the President of our company gets his hands dirty. We were excited to get these custom tanks into a longtime loyal customer’s shop.

8/21/19: What's In the Lab Wednesday

What’s in the Lab Wednesday!

Today we have our Karl Fischer machine. Simply put, this is the machine we use to to measure the amount of water in a sample. If you may think you have water in your lubricant this is what we would use to find out.

See you next week.

8/19/19: Supporting the Fight Against Breast Cancer

The Shoco team enjoyed a day on the golf course supporting the fight against breast cancer in the T-off 4 Tatas golf tournament.

8/15/19: You Could be Eligible to Earn a Shoco Yeti!

If you haven’t seen our video by now we highly suggest you do, trust us you will get a good laugh out of it. You may also qualify to earn a Shoco Yeti! Go ahead… give it a watch.

8/14/19: What's In the Lab Wednesday!

Time for another segment of What’s In the Lab Wednesdays!
If you’ve been following along, a few weeks ago we debuted a machine called a Sonicator. Well now we have the next step in that process. After the sonicator remove all air bubbles from a sample we run it through this machine called the Laser Net Fines. The tube on the right draws in the sample where a small laser inside counts every particle in the oil and dispenses it again on the other side. Note that it does not count water or air bubbles. This then gives us a particle count per milliliter for that sample.

See you next week!

8/13/19: Time to Meet Another Member of our Team

Say hello to Ignacio.

Ignacio works at our Shoco Location in Commerce City handling trucks washes and warehouse duties for 20+ years.

Fun Fact: Ignacio used to box!

8/8/19: New Oil Is Not Clean Oil

At every exchange of custody oil gets more and more contaminants. Our ISOCLEAN program can guarantee your oil clean on delivery to your tanks and equipment.

Watch this video to see why your new oil might not be clean oil.

8/7/19: What's in the Lab Wednesday!

As a continuation from last week’s post, we move on in our process. After we pull the oil through the filter we then remove the filter and place it under a microscope. From there we can view all the contaminants in the oil sample that are invisible to the eye. This is called a “Patch Test”.

8/6/19: It's Tuesday... Time to Meet Another Member of Our Team

It’s Tuesday… Time to meet another member of our team.

Today we have Josh.

Josh has been working for Shoco just under 4 years, he is our everything maintenance man. Anything any one of our locations needs he is there to get it done.

Fun Fact: Josh loves to hunt and fish.

8/1/19: It's On the Road Again

Scott, Becky and Mike were on the road again last week. They were doing another skid roll out at Northern Metalic in Grand Prairie, Alberta Canada. They also got a cool opportunity to ride in this King Fischer, it was a bumpy ride.

7/31/19: It's Wednesday... So What's In Our Lab?

It’s Wednesday… so what is in our lab today!

Today we have our filtration stand and vacuum pump. With these machines we pour in 25 mg of an oil sample into the top of the stand. We then use the pumps to pull the oil through the filter. Why you ask? This is the first step to attain a “patch test” which we will show you next week. So make sure to stop by next Wednesday!

7/29/19: Why Does Your Equipment Need Clean Lubricants?

Clean lubricants are essential to your equipment’s health! If you still aren’t sure, take a look at this video that helps explain the benefits of clean oil and your machines.

7/24/19: What's In the Lab Wednesday

It’s time for another What’s In the Lab Wednesday!

Today we are featuring the Sonicator. This machine vibrates to remove all air bubbles for a sample to prepare it to be run through our featured machine next week. Take a look!

7/23/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

Welcome back to another Meet the Team Tuesday!

Today we have Rodney. Rodney has been working for Shoco for just over two years now and is our salesman for the Shoco Springs location.

Fun Fact: Rodney has been all over the world. 37 states and 29 countries to be exact. His favorite thing to do while traveling is trying the local cuisine.

7/15/19: New Oil Is Not Clean Oil

New oil, is not clean oil. Did you know at every step in the chain of custody there are opportunities for contamination in your oil? With our ISOCLEAN program, you can be guaranteed your oil is clean.

7/16/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

It’s Tuesday… you know what that means, another Meet the Team Tuesday!

Meet Kayla

Kayla works at our Commerce City location helping with Accounts Receivable and if you fuel up there you have probably seen her working the front counter. Kayla has now been working for Shoco just under a year.

Fun Fact: Kayla loves to go camping.

7/10/19: We Have A New Wednesday Segment

We have a new segment called:

WHAT’S IN THE LAB WEDNESDAY

If you don’t know already we have a state of the art oil testing lab at our Colorado Springs location. Every Wednesday we will show you a piece of equipment and what it does.

Our first piece of equipment is the VISCOMETER.

Put simply this piece of equipment tests a lubricants viscosity, or thickness and each tube measures different ranges. The smallest tube on the left requires the least amount of lubricant and the tube on the right requires the most, all less than a milliliter. Since the volume is so small, we use a micropipette to dispense into the viscometer. We can measure at multiple temperatures, most often our temperatures for measurement are 40C and 100C but we do have the occasional deviation.

See you next Wednesday!

7/9/19: Springs Update

We are very excited about this Springs update. Today we got our new doors and glass put into the new conference room. (Don’t mind the blue tape) Head over to our Facebook page and tell us what you think!

7/4/19: Happy 4th of July!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy 4th of July. Enjoy your day!

7/3/19: 4th of July Closures

In observance of the 4th of July, all our locations (Commerce City, Brighton, and Colorado Springs) will be closed on Thursday, and reopen on Friday 7/5.

7/2/19: We are on Instagram!

We are now on Instagram! Go follow us under Shoco Oil. While you are at it, make sure you are following us on all our other platforms Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Youtube.

7/1/19: Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day to our neighbors to the North.

6/28/19: Happy Friday!

6/25/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

We are back again with Meet the Team Tuesday.

Today we’d like you to meet Aimee.

Aimee is our Lab Manager at our Shoco Springs location and has been working for Shoco for 2 years.

Fun Fact: Aimee loves lifting weights and keeping fit!

6/21/19: Happy First Day of Summer

Happy first day is Summer! 🌞🌻 Looks like we are entering the season with some weather coming in and a chillier weekend. Head over to our Facebook page to show us what your first day of summer looks like.

6/20/19: Throwback Thursday: The Beginning

Today we are throwing it back all the way to the beginning of Sam Hill Oil. Did you know Sam Hill Oil Inc. began in 1947 when Sam Hill Sr., an Amoco agent, started his own business as an Amoco Jobber.

6/18/19: Meet the Team Tuesday

Today we’d like to introduce you to Paul!

Paul is our head in-house engineer. Any technical questions you may have, he has an answer for you. He works out of our Colorado Springs office.

Paul has been with Shoco for 14 years.

Fun Fact: Paul is a painter!

6/17/19: This Is Why You Need the ISOCLEAN Program

Have you ever had bearing problems or failures? Machinery Lubrication says 42% of lubrication professionals say contamination is the most common cause. Our ISOCLEAN program was design for this reason. Talk to a salesman to see how we can help protect your equipment.

6/13/19: Springs Update

Our Springs location is coming together great! Check out the latest update of our expanded lab, new conference room and updated entry way. We can’t wait to see the finished product!

6/6/19: Remembering D-Day

On the 75th anniversary of D-Day we remember all the brave men and women that risked and gave their lives so that we may live free.

5/31/19: Beti is Back With Another Hint

It’s Friday! Here is our last hint before the big reveal next week. Check back to see what we have coming!

5/28/19: Springs Update

We have another Springs remodel update. Things are coming along very nicely, we are expanding our lab and reconstructing our whole front walk in area. We will have more updates soon!

5/27/19: Memorial Day

Today we remember all the men and women who died protecting our freedom. Have a safe and happy Memorial Day.

5/21/19: Meet Beti... The Yeti!

We would like to introduce you to Beti the Yeti! Along with Sammy she will be helping announce our exciting new promotion coming in June!

5/15/19: It's Sammy!

By now you have all met Sammy, our Shoco Oil oil drop. He is going to help us make our big announcement in June. Check back and see what we are up to!

5/13/19: Your Choice of Lubricant Can Have a Big Impact Financially

It is not only the health of your equipment your choice of lubricant can have on your business. It can also significantly effect your bottom line. See how HERE.

5/12/19: Happy Mother's Day!

5/10/19: Shoco Springs Makeover Update

We have a new update from our Shoco Springs renovation. We are making some headway in expanding our lab, creating a new conference room, and redoing the front entry way.

5/8/19: Shoco Springs

It’s been a gloomy week but we got a little bit of sunshine at our Shoco Springs location yesterday.

5/7/19: A Shoco Truck in the Making

Here is a behind the scenes look at one of our new fuel trucks. We make sure that each product has its own dedicated line. Pretty cool!

5/3/19: We Have Something We Want to Show You...

We have a very special announcement coming in June. Make sure to check back to see what it could be.

5/1/19: Happy May Day!

Happy first day of May! It may be a gloomy one but we have some flowers already starting to peak out!

4/29/19: Introducing Our New Filtration Skid

That’s right! We are now working to clean fuel. Our brand new fuel filtration skid has made its way from TX and is safely in CO! Big thank you to Duffy Crane & Hauling, Inc. for helping us unload today.

4/24/19: Marketing Team In San Ramon, CA

Shelby and Bethany spent the day at the Chevron Headquarters in San Ramon, CA. Chevron was having their annual Marketing Execution Workshop for it’s 1st Source Elite marketers.

4/23/19: Meet the Team Tuesday!

Say hello to Jimmy!

Jimmy has been working with Shoco in our Springs location for 2 years. He is our Springs warehouse manager.

Fun Fact: Jimmy loves to throw darts.

4/22/19: Welcome Baby Emmett to the Shoco Family

We are excited to offer our congratulations to our own Lynn Else on her brand new grand baby Emmett. Both baby and mom are happy and healthy.

4/22/19: First Source Elite Marketer

Shoco was awarded the title of Chevron First Source Elite Marketer again for 2018. This title is only given to the top marketers in the nation and we are the only Elite marketer in CO!

4/21/19: Happy Easter to Everyone!

4/15/19: Shoco Springs is Getting an Update!

Exciting news! We have started construction in our Shoco Springs location. We will be expanding our lab, updating our conference room and entry way. We are excited to see how it turns out.

4/3/19: Special Episode Tonight!

There is a special back to back 2 hour Lifted Life special tonight on NBCSN starting at 10:30am! See if you can spot Shoco and send us a screenshot, you might win something special!

4/2/19: Meet the Team!

Welcome back to a new week of Meet the Team Tuesday.

This week we have our Director of Sales, Mike Huber. Mike has been with Shoco for 8 1/2 years now.

Fun Fact: Mike played baseball against Jim Abbott when he was 15 years old. Very cool!

Stop by again next week to meet someone new!

3/14/19: A Little Weather Doesn't Stop Us

Last night we stayed on our generator power to fuel the Adams County Government fleet so they could clear the roads and stayed on through the night to keep the National Guard fueled

3/11/19: What Is Your Oil's True Contamination?

What is your oil’s true contamination? We can also help with that at our state of the art testing lab at our Colorado Springs location. Contact your sales person today.

3/8/19: Happy International Women's Day

Happy International Women’s Day to all the strong, smart, and amazing women in our company and out there in the world.

2/26/19: Meet the Team Tuesday!

We are back with Meet the Team Tuesday!
We have a few new faces in our organization and today we would like to introduce you to Megan!

 

Megan is pretty new and started working at our Shoco Springs location about 8 months ago. She is one of our awesome lab ladies who helps analyze all samples that come into our lab to get tested.

 

Fun Fact: Megan moved out here from Philly about a month before she started working for us and she loves explore and hike around Colorado.

2/21/19: Training Day

We spent a great two days in our Springs location with Chevron working on training and our ISOCLEAN program. Thank you to all that attended.

2/18/19: Shoco Oil Would Like to Wish You a Happy President's Day

2/14/19: Happy Valentine's Day!

2/12/19: Scott and Mike in Bogota

Scott and Mike are at it again, they recently spent a week in Bogota, Columbia to set a skid and do some ISOCLEAN training. The ISOCLEAN program is worldwide and still picking up steam. Stay tuned to see where is goes next.

2/6/19: We are growing!

1/29/19: It's Tuesday... You Know What That Means

That’s right, episode 3 of the Lifted Life airs tonight on NBCSN at 10:30pm. Look out for our oil drop!

1/22/19: Don't Forget to Tune In

Don’t forget tonight is episode 2 of the Lifted Life. You can watch it on NBCSN at 10:30pm. Keep an eye out for our Shoco oil drop and send us a screen shot!

1/21/19: Today We Celebrate and Remember

Today we celebrate and remember the great Dr Martin Luther King Jr and his dream.

1/17/19: I Spy the Oil Drop

Did you get a chance to watch the Lifted Life’s first episode of the new season? Did you catch our oil drop, because we did! Keep watching every Tuesday and look out for Shoco!

1/15/19: We Have Some News!

As we mentioned a while back, we became a proud sponsor of the Lifted Life. They are finally back for season five and on a brand new prime time network. You can catch all their episodes now on NBCSN every Tuesday at 10:30! Even if you miss it you can always re-watch episodes on Amazon Prime. So keep a close eye out for anything Shoco.

1/8/19: Our New Sign is Up!

As mentioned before we are making some upgrades at each of our locations. Our new building signs for our Commerce City location were put up yesterday and we think they look great! Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.

1/3/19: What's Going on at Shoco?

Do you notice something different about our building? We have something very exciting coming next week, stay tuned!

1/1/19: HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We made it through another year. We want to give a big thank you to all of our amazing customers and employees. We can’t wait to see what 2019 has in store. Happy New Year!

12/31/18: We Want You to Stay Safe this New Year's Eve

It’s almost time for a fresh start and a new year. We want you to stay safe and have a fun evening. Here are a few tips to remind you to stay alert and have fun!

12/28/18: Canopy Remodel Continues...

The next step on our canopy remodel went up today. Tell us what you think on our Facebook page.

12/25/18: Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas from our Shoco family, and Sammy our oil drop, to yours. Have a safe and fun holiday!

12/21/18: Holiday Hours

Can you believe Christmas is here already? Here is a list of our holiday hours in case you need some last minute product.

12/19/18: We Are Putting Our Oil Drop Everywhere

We made a small change to our grease packaging and put our oil drop on it. Tell us what you think!

12/7/18: Another Day, Another Truck

Here is a look at our newest truck in the fleet. Fresh off the detail line from Diversified Body and Paint Shop.

12/6/18: We Updated our Canopy!

We are making some changes to our Commerce City location and our first step is our canopy. We got a fresh new look but that is just the start, there is more to come!

12/4/18: We Got a New Sign!

Have you been to our Brighton location lately? We got a small face lift with some new signage. What do you think?

11/22/18: Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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.

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.

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!

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!

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

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!

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.

9/20/18: Vote No 112

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!

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.

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”.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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?

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.

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.

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.

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.

START CLEAN

MONITOR

STAY CLEAN

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!

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

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

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.

2/13/17: Congratulations Western Disposal!

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!

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.

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.

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.

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!

ANNUAL CUSTOMER APPRECIATION TOOLBOX GIVE AWAY! SIGN UP HERE

"GOLD RUSH TOOLBOX SIGNED BY FREDDY DODGE!

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

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

SHOCO OIL'S COLORADO SPRINGS FACILITY WAS FEATURE IN MACHINERY LUBRICATION'S 2015 LUBE ROOM CHALLEGE!

CHEVRON OFFICIALLY ANNOUNCES THE "ISOCLEAN CERTIFIED LUBRICANTS" PROGRAM. See the article by Noria Corp.

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

CHV Announces new "TorqForce Transmission Fluid."