STORY DISTRIBUTING CO. HISTORY
Story Distributing Company was formed in April of 1976 when it purchased the assets of Story Motor Supply, the oldest operating petroleum distributor in the State of Montana. Nelson Story, Jr. the son of Nelson Story who was one of the original founders of Bozeman, Montana, formed Story Motor Supply in 1905. Story Distributing Company has operated as an ExxonMobil branded wholesaler at its present address of 300 East Griffin Drive, Bozeman, Montana since 1978.
We are a full line branded wholesaler and receive petroleum fuel products from all major terminals in the State of Montana. We sell Exxon, Mobil, Phillips 66, and Sinclair brands of product as well as unbranded products from a variety of suppliers. We sell branded packaged lubricants, solvents, greases, and antifreeze supplied to us by Union 76, Exxon, Mobil, Kendall, Conoco, Cam II and can meet the needs of any specialty products required by the customer. Our customers operate over the entire state of Montana and adjoining states.
Story Distributing operates ten convenience stores and sells to 28 dealers. In addition, we sell to over 1800 farm, commercial, home heating oil, and industrial accounts. We operate four commercial cardlocks and one remote bulk plant. A fleet of four tankers and five small delivery trucks as well as bulk oil delivery trucks services all of our accounts. We employ approximately 145 people at the peak of our busy season, with the average tenure of our distributorship employees being over 18 years.
Story Distributing Company is very active in community activities and believe in bringing community together. We donate to over 50 separate activities within the communities that we serve. Our personnel have served as Presidents and committee chairman for many organizations, including Rotary, Ducks Unlimited, MSU Foundation, Bobcat Boosters, and Junior Achievement. Our President has served as President of the Montana Petroleum Marketers Association, Western Petroleum Marketers and as Western Region Vice President for Petroleum Marketers Association of America, our national association. In addition, we have served on various advisory boards and business improvement forums for our suppliers.
Story Distributing has been ranked among the top 50 Exxon Distributors in the country thirteen times and have won the coveted Circle of Excellence award seven times in a row.
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