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Total Canada, Bassett Petroleum sign western Canadian distribution deal

SHERWOOD PARK, Alta.–Total Canada Inc. announced a multi-year deal to distribute its TOTAL Lubricants products through Bassett Petroleum Distributors Ltd., marking TOTAL Canada’s entry into Western Canada starting with a distribution center in Sherwood Park, Alberta.

The majority of the products distributed fall under the industrial line of lubricants, high-performance engine oils, greases and special products with ties to several sectors such as energy, automotive (light-duty, heavy-duty and off-road vehicles), metallurgy, and food processing.

“We are delighted to be partnering with Bassett Petroleum as we create a solid base for Total’s expansion into Western Canada,” said Stephen McGarvie, President of TOTAL Canada. “Working with a local family-run business makes Bassett Petroleum an ideal distribution company for TOTAL Lubricants’ high-quality products. Their deep roots and close ties to local residents and businesses make this an excellent fit with our worldwide business model. “

Bassett Petroleum Distributors Ltd. is a family owned and operated Aboriginal business headquartered in Hay River, NWT with regional branches in Sherwood Park, Fort McMurray and Yellowknife. Bassett Petroleum recently celebrated its 25th anniversary and continually diversifies its product and service offering. The company sells and delivers several types of lubricants and fuel, as well as road salt, emulsion oil, bulk transportation, and offers airport refueling services.

“We look forward to this new chapter in Bassett Petroleum’s long legacy. As an Aboriginal, family owned and operated business, we are proud of our personal connections with customers and business partners. We would like to welcome TOTAL Canada into our family,” said Norm Bassett, Vice-President and General Manager of Bassett Petroleum. “We are also pleased that this agreement will allow us to sell a more comprehensive range of products that will better meet the needs of our customers.”

The two companies plan to expand distribution throughout the region.

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