About Us

Warren Distribution is a privately owned manufacturer, marketer and distributor of automotive aftermarket products. Our mission is to understand our customers’ needs and expectations and to provide them with products and services that meet or exceed those needs and expectations.


Warren Distribution was founded in 1922 as Warren Oil Company by James Schlott, the grandfather of Robert N. Schlott, the current Chairman / CEO. The business began by supplying lubricating oils and related products to the agricultural business in the surrounding area. Such business remains the principle focus of the firm today. Today, three quarters of company revenue is from its own manufactured products (including both private label and house branded).

Over the years we’ve received a number of performance recognition honors from our business partners including a Sears Partner in Progress Award (2000) and twice a WalMart Vendor of the Year Award (2003 and 2005).


  • 1922: Warren Distribution founded by James Schlott
  • 1971: Warren Performance Products founded as a contract packager of antifreeze. Bob Schlott (CEO and grandson of founder James Schlott) joined the company
  • 1998: Invested in capital improvements, including an indoor tank farm and wheel blow molding
  • 1999: Began lean manufacturing and gainsharing programs
  • 2002: Established a new blending and packaging plant in Guntersville, Alabama
  • 2006: Purchased an additional blending and packaging plant in Glen Dale, West Virginia
  • 2008: Began contract packaging for a major oil company at Glen Dale
  • 2011: Acquisition of Heartland Refining
  • 2013: Added bottle manufacturing to the Guntersville plant


Warren Distribution is a Nebraska Corporation with its corporate offices in Omaha, Nebraska. Our manufacturing and distribution facilities are located in Council Bluffs, Iowa; Glen Dale, West Virginia; and Guntersville, Alabama.

Warren Performance Packaging

Council Bluffs, Iowa

Our Council Bluffs manufacturing facility includes more than 255,000 square feet on 7 acres along the Missouri River, just north of Interstate 80. At that plant, Warren blends lubricating oils and chemicals for automotive applications and makes plastic bottles. Packaging operations include the manufacture of plastic bottles (from 8 fluid ounces to 2.5 gallon) and the filling of such with lubricants and chemicals, as well as packaging in 5-gallon pails, drums, totes, and bulk transport loading. Much of the product made at the plant is packaged for private label marketers but a significant portion is packaged under Warren's house brands including MAG 1 and Polar.

The company's distribution center is located just east of the manufacturing facility on a 15-acre site and includes more than 165,000 square feet. Much of the product manufactured by Warren flows through the distribution center as do parts and accessories made by other nationally recognized companies.

Warren Southeast

Guntersville, AL

Our Guntersville, Alabama facility started production in 2002 and is dedicated to the production of private label brands, housed in a 60,000 square foot building. In 2013, bottle manufacturing was added at this facility and a 213,000 square foot distribution warehouse was purchased.

Warren Northeast

Glen Dale, WV

Our Glen Dale, West Virginia facility began production in 2006 and has capabilities very similar to those at Warren Performance Packaging, with bottle production as well as blending and packaging of both private label and house branded lubricants, all housed in a 240,000 square foot facility on the Ohio River.


We offer exciting career opportunities, a great work environment, and competitive benefits. 

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Disability Statement: Warren Distribution, Inc. is an Affirmative Action Employer and affords equal employment opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of their race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, military status, or covered veterans. If you require an accommodation to fill out the on-line application due to a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at (402) 341-9397 or (800) 825-1235.

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