Annual Tradition at Golden Valley Based Lube-Tech Raises $323,000 for Children’s Cancer Research


Golden Valley, MN - August 26, 2009 Lubrication Technologies, based in Golden Valley, Minnesota is proud to announce the company’s 6th Annual 140 Golf Outing Invitational has raised $50,000 for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund®, bringing the total amount raised from the Invitational to $323,000. This year’s event took place at Grand National Golf Course in Hinckley on August 15th.

The 140 Invitational started years ago as a golfing get-together between eight friends. Eventually word got out and several Lube-Tech employees joined in on the event.


By 2003 there were 41 golfers participating. “At that point, we decided to try and use the event to raise money for Children’s Cancer Research,” says Lube-Tech Purchasing Manager Randy Jensen. “Today we have more than 120 golfers from six states and Canada who participate in the event.”

The name 140 Golf Outing Invitational came up among the original group of golfers who were sitting around the campfire one evening. The men were trying to name as many uses as they could for 140 solvent, which is typically found in charcoal oil, lamplighter fluid and other blends of oils. The title seemed fitting for an event put on by Lube-Tech, one of the most recognized petroleum distributors in Minnesota.

Next year’s 140 Invitational event is set for Saturday, August 21st with a V.I.P. party the evening prior. This is just one of many philanthropic events Lube Tech is involved in. Employees also donate time and or funds to the following organizations: Social Ventures Partners, Global Action, Little Brothers- Friends of the Elderly, High School for Recording Arts, Ducks Unlimited and the Fred H. Bame Foundation.

About Lube-Tech

Lubrication Technologies is the culmination of the three most recognized petroleum distributors in Minnesota: Gopher Oil Co, Rollins Oil Co and Hallman Oil Co., lending a history that dates back to 1929. Lubrication Technologies develops and produces thousands of innovative products across diverse markets throughout the world. Flexibility, technology and unmatched customer focus are the key drivers behind Lubrication Technologies’ history of success and continue to remain the cornerstones for growth and diversification. For more information, visit our About Us page.