Mergers & Acquisitions

Flyers Acquires Ohio Cardlock Network

Deal complements, connects existing locations
Photograph courtesy of Flyers Energy

AUBURN, Calif. — Flyers Energy LLC has acquired Fleet Express Commercial Fueling, the Ohio unattended cardlock fueling division of Mansfield Energy Corp. Flyers will add the five locations, in and around Dayton, Ohio—to its Quick Fuel offering on the CFN network.

“This string of locations connects the Indianapolis and Cincinnati markets to our existing presence in Toledo and Detroit,” said Tom Di Mercurio, CEO of Auburn, Calif.-based Flyers.

The company is actively acquiring commercial fueling companies that fit with their plan to grow nationwide, it said.

“The additional sites complement our existing network of Quick Fuel locations in the region,” said Kris Kanak, director of sales and marketing for Flyers.

The sale of the cardlock sites to Flyers is the best decision for customers and partners, said John Milliron, general manager of the Ohio Valley for Mansfield Energy. “It has been a pleasure and honor to service our customers. As with Mansfield, respect and collaboration in serving customers is of paramount importance to Flyers Energy and Quick Fuel. Their impeccable reputation in the industry assured us that our customers would be well served.”

Flyers has expanded with more than a dozen acquisitions over the last two decades and is pursuing more, it said.

Flyers acquired the 15-state Quick Fuel automated fueling network of Jacobus Energy in 2018.

In December, Flyers acquired 47 unattended fueling cardlock stations and 52 additional CFN card-acceptance locations in Colorado, New Mexico, Texas and Arizona with its purchase of the Firebird Fuel brand, a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corp., Findlay, Ohio.

Gainesville, Ga.-based Mansfield Energy’s portfolio of products and services spans fuels, natural gas, diesel exhaust fluid, data management and price risk management tools. Delivering more than 3 billion gallons of fuel and complementary products annually, it operates a network of suppliers, distributors and vendors across every U.S state and Canadian province.       

Flyers Energy has businesses and investments in 23 states including transportation, commercial fueling under the names Flyers and Quick Fuel, distribution of Mobil lubricants, supply of wholesale and branded fuel, and generation of renewable fuels and power.

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