Schaeffer Oil Press Releases & Articles


Jun 22, 2016
The first API licensing for PC-11, now being referred to as CK-4/FA-4, will take effect in early 2017 with the new categories superseding the current API CJ-4 specifications.
Jun 09, 2016
We are saddened to announce that Mike Ryterski passed away on May 29, 2016, in St. Louis at the age of 96. Admired and respected by his co-workers, Ryterski was known for his wry sense of humor and dedication to Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. Ryterski was one of the few master blenders of lubricants in the world; his expertise was integral to the superior performance of Schaeffer’s products. His ability to formulate new products and maintain quality control enabled Schaeffer to remain at the forefront of specialized lubricant companies throughout the country.
May 18, 2016
Both extending and increasing their partnership with Andretti Autosport Short Track, Schaeffer Manufacturing Company announced today that Schaeffer Oil and Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants will continue as a sponsor of Jarett Andretti and his No. 18 Sprint Car in 2016.
Feb 23, 2016
We’re passionate about helping people get better performance from their equipment. Thanks to customers like you, we’ve been able to fuel our passion for 177 years. Schaeffer’s wouldn’t be the company it is today without the support and trust of our customers. From all of us at Schaeffer’s, we say thank you!
Jul 14, 2015
Two of the busiest weeks of racing in the Southeast gets kicked off on Monday July 20th with the running of the Eleventh Annual Schaeffer’s Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man’s Garage.
Feb 05, 2015
Andretti Autosport Short Track and Schaeffer Manufacturing Company announced today that Schaeffer Oil and Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants will continue as a sponsor of Jarett Andretti and his No. 18 Sprint Car in 2015.
Jul 17, 2014
The Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals Series presented by Old Man's Garage is gearing up for the tour's tenth anniversary season which will again showcase drivers from all over the Southeast vying for over $200,000 in prize money marking ten race nights in just 13 days.
Feb 19, 2014
The National Dirt Racing League (NDRL) is very proud to announce that Schaeffer’s Oil and Lubricants will join the series as a marketing partner for 2014 and beyond as the “Official Oil and Lubricants of the NDRL”.
Feb 10, 2014
Promoter Ray Cook has announced Points Fund cash awards that will be distributed at the end of the 2014 season for the Old Man's Garage Spring Nationals presented by Schaeffer's Oil, the Schaeffer's Oil Southern Nationals presented by Old Man's Garage, and the Southern Nationals Bonus Races.
Jan 17, 2014
2014 marks the 175th anniversary of Schaeffer Manufacturing Company, the country’s oldest lubricant manufacturer. Schaeffer Mfg. Co. is a sixth generation, family owned company that manufacturers oils, greases, fuel additives and specialized products.
Sep 05, 2013
Schaeffer Manufacturing Co., a leading manufacturer of quality lubricants and fuel additives, recently began shipping product from its newest distribution point in Atlanta, GA.
Jun 24, 2013
Schaeffer Manufacturing Company is pleased to announce it has been selected as one of the top places to work in St. Louis. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch and WorkplaceDynamics partnered together to compile the top workplaces, which is based solely on employee feedback.
Jun 07, 2013
Chad Stapleton and Bub McCool to Debut Schaeffer’s Oil Wrap at the Dream.
Apr 12, 2013
An impressive 10% increase in revenue in 2012 helped us make the list of top companies in St. Louis, according to the St. Louis Business Journal.
Mar 06, 2013
Adding to an already impressive list of partners, Jarett Andretti and the Andretti Autosport Short Track team announced today the addition of the Schaeffer Oil and Schaeffer’s Specialized Lubricants as their newest partner for the 2013 race season. Schaeffer’s will also partner with Andretti Autosport Short Track to help provide all their lubricants moving forward.
Dec 01, 2012
Officials from the Schaeffer Oil Southern Nationals Series are excited to release their schedule dates for the 2013 racing season.
Nov 01, 2012
The magazine of the Missouri Chamber of Commerce and Industry introduces a new program for century-old businesses. Schaeffer Manufacturing, established in 1839, naturally was at the top of the list.
Jul 28, 2012
It was another exciting year for The Schaeffer's Southern Nationals series, which ran from July 16-July 28th. After a series of 10 races, Gray Court, South Carolina driver Chris Madden emerged as the Champion with his fourth career series title. The following article can be found at
Jun 29, 2012
Schaeffer's National Fuel Additive Sales Manager, Phil Hamilton, CLS, was recently published in the June 2012 Fuel Additives Supplement, "Challenges and Solutions with Petroleum Fuel Additives". His article, titled "Fuel Additive Evolution" highlights some of Schaeffer's most effective fuel additives.
Jun 15, 2012
Puller Magazine published a story about Schaeffer customer, Bob Gansemer. Bob and Bonnie Gansemer use Schaeffer Oil in their pulling tractor and farm equipment. See Puller Magazine's June issue.
Dec 29, 2011
Steve Rober is promoted to National Sales Manager at Schaeffer Manufacturing Company.
Aug 08, 2011
VarniClean™ removes existing varnish buildup on manufacturing/production equipment, especially high-temperature and high-pressure hydraulic systems. To help manufacturing operations perform at peak efficiency, product removes varnish and sludge while eliminating valve sticking and preventing poor Servo performance. Solution can be applied to hydraulic, turbine, paper machine, and air compressor systems as well as quench baths.
Jan 03, 2011
When it comes to its product line, Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. believes What makes it or breaks it is how you bake it.
Nov 04, 2010
John Schaeffer Shields bought a 60,000-square-foot manufacturing plant from Hager Cos. for $1.5 million to accommodate future growth.
Sep 24, 2010
Mike Ryterski, 90, has a big hand in success of lubricant manufacturer.
Sep 14, 2010
Mike Ryterski found work in an industry that develops specialized lubricants for machinery used in diverse industries, such as mining, automotive racing and farming.
Nov 18, 2008
Bill McClellan was so impressed with John's famous plant tour, that he was compelled to feature Schaeffer Manufacturing Co. in his column.
Nov 18, 2008
The economic downturn is playing havoc with a lot of businesses, but the folks at Schaeffer's Manufacturing don't seem concerned.
Nov 01, 2008
In a 2007 North Dakota State University (NDSU) study conducted and published by Dr. Dave Franzen, Wet-Sol® and Wet-Sol Gro® reduced soil crusting in areas where soil crusting is a problem.
May 26, 2008
The May 26, 2008 issue of OEM/Lube News reported that Schaeffer’s #700 Supreme 7000 15W40 made Mack’s revised Approved EO-O Premium Plus Engine Oils List!
May 26, 2008
The May 26, 2008 issue of OEM/Lube News reported that Schaeffer’s #700 Supreme 7000 15W40 made Mack’s revised Approved EO-O Premium Plus Engine Oils List!
Aug 01, 2007
There's good news on CJ-4 oils for fleets that want to extend drain intervals.
Jul 01, 2006
Open or semi-enclosed gear drives, also known as heavy-duty gear drives or girth gears, have been a common method of power transmission since the beginning of the Industrial Revolution.
Jul 01, 2006
“Remember to make sure you are staying compliant with the ULSD specifications as there are potentially 32,500 reasons per day per incident to make sure you are doing the right thing!”
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