EFFINGHAM, Ill. (Nov. 16, 2010) — Speedco Inc., a subsidiary of Bridgestone Bandag L.L.C., has serviced its 5 millionth lube customer at the operation's tire, lube and truck service shop in Effingham.
The Cayuga, Ind.-based on-highway quick-service truck lubrication and tire business will host a store celebration at the outlet at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 18.
The 5 millionth customer, Dave Clark, who drives for S&B Trucking Inc. in Hubbard, Ohio, will receive a 2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins Turbo Diesel pickup truck at the event. Also, the company will hold a random drawing and present the winner with a custom-built Lucas Oil/Speedco chopper.
From April through September, Speedco stores gave away over 50,000 prizes worth more than $500,000 during a 5 millionth lube customer promotion.
“When we started Speedco, we dreamed big and 5 million customers (is) big,” said Mark Clark, Speedco president and CEO. “We've been very fortunate, and we know we couldn't have made it to 5 million without our hardworking teammates and our loyal customers.”
In 2004 the former Bandag Inc. bought a majority interest in Speedco, which—under a joint venture with Shell Oil Co.—operated more than 30 company-owned outlets and licensed locations at the time. Today, Speedco has 51 locations nationwide.