Event celebrates members of the military and their families
TAYLOR, Mich., December 10, 2013 – Atlas Oil Company’s charitable division, Atlas Cares, hosted its 7th annual Selfridge Air National Guard Base (SANGB) Holiday Party on Sunday, Dec. 8, honoring active members of the United States military in Hangar 36 at the Base in Mt. Clemens. Atlas Oil Chairman & CEO Sam Simon made the announcement.
The event featured special guest Congresswoman Candice Miller of Michigan’s 10th district, and also reported record-breaking attendance with close to 4,000 service men and women from all branches of the military and their families present. Festivities included live entertainment from the band Fifty Amp Fuse, games, face painting, arts & crafts activities and visits with Santa, as well as a hot buffet meal and of course formal recognition of all the military members.
“Honoring and giving back to the heroic men and women who put their lives on the line for us is a very important part of Atlas Oil Company’s core value system and we are continually humbled and inspired by their bravery” said Simon. “This event would not have been possible without the generous donations of our customers and suppliers, or the 150 Atlas team members who volunteered their time to this great cause.”
About Atlas Oil Company
Atlas is a premier national fuel supply and distribution company. With 24/7/365 operations, Atlas meets the fuel and service needs of businesses, municipalities and government agencies in 26 states. Atlas launched its Earth Market brand of convenience stores in the Chicago market in 2013 and also supplies fuel to nearly 400 gasoline convenience stores throughout Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. Atlas Oil Transloading and Logistics is responsible for the logistics and transportation of crude oil throughout the State of Texas. For more information visit www.atalsoil.com
Headquartered in Taylor, Michigan, Atlas maintains operational centers in Taylor, Michigan; Niles, Michigan; Hammond, Indiana; Toledo, Ohio; La Feria, Texas; Monahans, Texas; Odessa, Texas; Victoria, Texas; Albuquerque, NM; Orlando, Florida and Charlotte, North Carolina and has satellite offices in Houston, TX; Scottsdale, AZ and Minneapolis, MN. The Company was named a “Top Workplace” by the Detroit Free Press for the past four years, and earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing private companies in 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2013. In 2012, we were also named “safest in class” by the Michigan Trucking Association (MTA).