Musket Corp. opens new Orlando DEF facility to serve customers
HOUSTON, June 2, 2020 - Musket Corp., the trading and logistics arm of the Love's Family of Companies, recently opened a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) wholesale bulk rack in Orlando, Florida. The wholesale bulk rack is the company's first DEF terminal in Florida and its 18th in the United States.
"Opening this facility in the Orlando market allows us to better service our customers," said Brian Hoover, General Manager of DEF for Musket. "It was critical to add more supply to our growing demand within the Southeast of the country. This facility will support truckers at regional Love's Travel Stops, in addition to providing 24/7/365 reliable access to key market segments, such as wholesale oil and gas distributorships."
The Orlando production terminal has an associated seven-car rail spur and 250,000 gallons of storage capacity with room to add more as the market dictates. Earlier this year, Musket opened plants in Elmendorf, Texas, and Centralia, Washington.
DEF converts harmful emissions to nitrogen and water. Widespread use of DEF began in response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Act in 2010. Since then, diesel engine manufacturers have relied on selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce emissions from exhaust gases. DEF, which is composed of 32.5% automotive grade urea and 67.5% de-ionized water, is injected into hot exhaust gas to convert it into nitrogen and water.
Musket began producing DEF in 2014 to address increasing market demand. Musket's mission is to offer a reliable product to meet customers' growing demand in conjunction with reducing empty mileage driven to source the product. Musket offers a flexible 24/7/365 operation, stable supply and product integrity. The company's DEF terminals use best-in-class procedures, producing the highest-quality product meeting the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 22241 standards.
DEF is available alongside diesel at all Love's Travel Stops nationwide.
About Musket Corp.
Musket Corp. is part of the privately held Love's Family of Companies specializing in commodity supply, trading and logistics across North America. Musket is headquartered in Houston, with additional offices in Oklahoma City and Phoenix. For more information, visit www.musketcorp.com.
About Love's Travel Stops
Love's Travel Stops is the nation's industry-leading travel stop network with more than 520 locations in 41 states. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Oklahoma City, the company remains family-owned and operated and employs more than 26,000 people. Love's provides professional truck drivers and motorists with 24-hour access to clean and safe places to purchase gasoline, diesel fuel, fresh coffee, restaurant offerings and more. Love's has more than 380 truck service centers, which include on-site and stand-alone Speedco and Love's Truck Care locations. Love's and Speedco combined is the largest oil change, preventive maintenance and total truck care nationwide network. Love’s is committed to providing customers with "Clean Places, Friendly Faces" at every stop. To learn more, visit loves.com.