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Kapalua Marine, Fuels & Lubes Makes Harlingen Home to Better Serve the Entire Rio Grande Valley

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HARLINGEN, Texas – Texas Enterprises, Inc. dba Kapalua Marine, Fuels & Lubes will be opening their newest location mid-November in Harlingen, Texas. “At Texas Enterprises, Inc. (TEI), we’re a fifth-generation family-owned and professionally operated company, but that’s not just what family means to us. For nearly 100 years, we have been running our entire business like it’s our family, caring for and delivering for our customers and our employees, every day.”

As one of the largest and most comprehensive marketers and distributors of quality fuel, lubricants, and related supplies in Texas and Eastern New Mexico, the Company strives to live by their motto, “We Care. You Matter. We Deliver!”

Here’s how TEI delivers for their customers:

  • They offer one of the most extensive catalogs of fuels, lubricants, automotive parts, coolants, equipment, supplies, industrial cleaning solutions, and service, including being the exclusive provider of Golden West branded products, providing unrivaled coverage for a variety of needs.

  • They have developed trusted partnerships with the top brands customers want, including being the go-to distributor for ExxonMobil, Mighty Auto Parts, and over 1,000 quality brands.

  • They are committed to providing exceptional customer service, from 24/7 fuel delivery to knowledgeable and respectful customer service reps ready to resolve any challenge, delivering whatever your business needs, when and where your business needs it.

  • They are focused on maintaining long-term relationships, delivering consistent quality and service to our customers through our connected family of trusted DBAs—Hotsy Carlson, Kapalua, Golden West, United Oil & Grease, Allied, Mighty, and Triple S Fuels.

Joe Rutter, General Manager of Kapalua Marine, Fuels & Lubes, said he chose Harlingen because “it just makes sense to be centralized so we can better serve the entire Rio Grande Valley.” He went on to say, “I love the culture here in Harlingen! Everyone from the hotel I stayed at, to the realtor that helped me find the location made me feel at home and that’s important to our business.”“They service industrial, commercial, private fleets, small businesses, marine industry, and much more,” said Chris Hamby, a Harlingen developer, who was instrumental in helping find this location. Mayor Norma Sepulveda said “the timing could not be more perfect for Texas Enterprises, Inc. to establish their business in Harlingen because we are in the beginning stages of an economic growth that will benefit our community.” Texas Enterprises, Inc. dba Kapalua Marine, Fuels & Lubes is making a multimillion-dollar capital investment into the city of Harlingen. The 20,000 sq. ft. facility sitting on 6 acres adjacent to the Harlingen Industrial Park will create at least 20+ jobs by the end of 2023 and help boost the local economy. Truck drivers, warehouse distribution workers, and sales reps are some of the job positions that will need to be filled.

Eric Ziehe, Board President of the HEDC commented that “we are so proud to have Texas Enterprises, Inc., a company with so much business experience locate in Harlingen.” Raudel Garza, CEO of the Harlingen Economic Development Council said, “A centralized location, abundant labor force, and available buildings make Harlingen extremely attractive for both investors and employers.”

Joe expressed , "to us, our family business means treating our customers like family, going the extra mile, every time. It means treating our employees like family, supporting them so they can do and be their best. It means treating people like family putting them first, everyday."

To learn more about Kapalua Marine, Fuels & Lubes, visit www.kapaluafuel.com or www.texasenterprises.com

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