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Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., dba Jiffy Lube, Acquires Empire Lube Inc., II Stores in Long Island
Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., dba Jiffy Lube, Acquires Empire Lube Inc., II Stores in Long Island | dal_ftw_txbz, Jiffy Lube, Long Island, Heartland Automotive, Empire Lube,

Texas Business reports:  Irving-based Heartland Automotive Services, Inc., America's largest Jiffy Lube Franchisee, bought Empire Lube Inc., II, the operator of Jiffy Lube retail service centers throughout Nassau County, Brooklyn and the Bronx, New York.

The integration of the Empire Lube stores will give Heartland Automotive an entry into a new market and will strengthen the company's base in the eastern United States in preparation for future expansion.

“The Empire acquisition represents a significant opportunity for our company and allows us to strengthen our presence in the Northeast,” said Jiffy Lube Heartland chief executive Brett Ponton said in a prepared statement.  “We are excited about the investment Empire has made to re-image their stores, as well as their experienced team of professionals who are dedicated to serving the consumers of the greater New York metropolitan market."

All current Empire Lube employees “will be invited” to remain in their current positions following the Jiffy Lube Heartland acquisition. 

 Heartland Automotive Services, dba Jiffy Lube, is the largest operator of quick lube retail service stores, operating more than 425 Jiffy Lube locations with 3,500 employees.