American Hydrocarbons does not use a refining process to produce specialty fuels. Instead, we procure and blend a variety of refinery streams along with specialty chemical and other hydrocarbon streams to achieve the often demanding specifications requested by our customers.
To best meet our customers’ needs while achieving a high degree of service and agility, we have established a network of manufacturing sites, each having very unique capabilities. We have sites located in both Michigan and Texas. However, this hasn’t always been the case. Until 2007, most of our fuels were produced in Texas at our Channelview facility. At that point, we made a deliberate shift in our manufacturing strategy to develop a much larger footprint in the Michigan area, an ideal location given the close proximity to a majority of our customers. This move has not only resulted in better service but also lower overall freight costs for many of our customers.