Rhode Island-based Howes Lubricator Products has purchased U.S. Lube of New Brunswick, N.J.

Of the deal, Howes President and CEO Robert B. Howes said, “It is a partnership that we are really charged up about. We share a common cause; bringing professional-grade, problem-solving products to our customers.

"Together we can not only provide a wider range of products, but build on our reputation as a trusted company in the additive industry.”

“We just blended really well with Howes and are excited to go forward with a common philosophy," added U.S. Lube President Dave Latimer. "Knowing the reputation of Howes Lubricator and its longevity in the business was a deciding factor."

Howes says U.S. Lube customers should expect the same products, with a new look.

“Initially, we will be supplying U.S. Lube products in their original packaging, but we will be working on packaging more in line with the Howes Lubricator brand,” Howes said.