Atlas Oil Company to celebrate 25-year anniversary

TAYLOR, Michigan -- Atlas Oil Company, a premier provider of round-the-clock petroleum products and services, will celebrate its 25th Anniversary on August 14.

The company was formed in 1985 by owner Sam Simon with just one truck.

Today, Atlas Oil Company has more than 400 employees and a fleet of 100 trucks and is licensed to serve in 23 states – nearly half of the continental U.S. The company’s commercial transportation business supplies Fortune 500 companies with innovative fuel solutions.

Atlas also has a mobile fueling tank wagon business and supplies nearly 400 retail gas stations representing six gasoline brands. Atlas also is a leader in renewable fuels with a focus on bio-diesel and ethanol transportation.

Recently, Atlas added a fuel supply and trading division in Houston, Texas, the oil capital of the U.S. The company also recently expanded to a second location in Taylor, Michigan, where it houses its Corporate Resource Group.

CEO and owner Sam Simon attributes Atlas’ success to its corporate culture and focus on the customer.

"When I started the business in 1985, I had a vision: to be the best petroleum distribution company," said Simon. "To be the best, you have to have the best people, the best products and a commitment to customer service. At Atlas, we have created a corporate culture that rewards entrepreneurial thinking, superior performance and customer focus."

Atlas has been steadily expanding its footprint and growing its lines of business. The company maintains operational centers in Michigan, Indiana, Texas and Ohio as well as satellite offices in Minneapolis, Minnesota; Scottsdale, Arizona; Niles, Michigan; Hammond, Indiana; and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

"We are building a world-class organization here at Atlas and I am very proud of our dedicated and talented team," said Simon. "But as I always say, 'Our best days are still ahead!'"

The company will celebrate this milestone with a company picnic on Saturday, August 14 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Atlas Park on Ecorse Road across from the company’s main office in Taylor. A commemorative program will begin at 11:30 with comments by Sam Simon and Jeffrey Lamarand, the Mayor of Taylor.

About Atlas Oil Company: Atlas is a premier national petroleum products distributor and services provider. With 24/7/365 operations, Atlas meets the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and governments in 22 states. Atlas also supplies fuel to nearly 400 gasoline convenience stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Atlas was named a "Top Workplace" in 2009 by the Detroit Free Press. For more information regarding Atlas Oil Company, visit