CountryMark's Co-op System

 
Local ownership, local impact
Unlike most other fuel refiners, CountryMark is a cooperative business. CountryMark is owned and controlled by CountryMark member cooperatives. Each member co-op, in turn, is owned and controlled by farmers, or local agricultural producers.

While co-op members are also customers, the cooperative’s products and services are available to the public. You need not be a member to do business with a cooperative.

Once the cooperative’s financial obligations are met, profits are returned to members in the form of equity or cash refund payments called patronage. This patronage is distributed in proportion to the volume of business a person does with the co-op. In other words, the profits of CountryMark remain in local communities where the dollars support local economies.

CountryMark supplies fuel to member cooperatives in Indiana that distribute this premium quality fuels through a network of more than 100 retail fuel stations, as well as more than 200 petroleum tankwagon and transport routes. CountryMark Advantage Lubricants are distributed to member cooperatives in Indiana and Ohio.

Through this distribution network, CountryMark fuels and lubricants are delivered daily to individuals, companies, farms and government entities throughout Indiana and neighboring states.
 
CountryMark products fuel an estimated 65-70% of Indiana farmers and power about 50% of the buses that deliver children to school each day within the CountryMark trade area.
 
CountryMark is committed to providing a reliable source of high quality fuels and lubricants to local cooperatives who, in turn, deliver products to their customers with exceptional service.
CountryMark CEO Retires After Lifetime Career in Oil Business
After 17 years as CountryMark's chief executive officer and president, Charlie Smith will retire from the company this December. "Our employees are what makes this company great, and I have been honored to serve them since 2003," said Smith.
 
Smorch will lead CountryMark as next CEO
The CountryMark Board of Directors recently named Matt Smorch as the new president and chief executive officer following the retirement of Charlie Smith effective January 1, 2020.
 
Small Refiner Exemption Protects Jobs without Destruction to Renewable Fuel Demand
As a farmer-owned cooperative, CountryMark serves as a strong advocate and state leader in the marketing of renewable fuels including ethanol and biodiesel blends. Due to disproportionate economic hardship, CountryMark applied for an exemption under the Environmental Protection Agency's Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS) for 2018 and has notified the EPA of its intent to sue because the EPA has not issued its determination within the timeframe required by law.
 
CountryMark Fueling Freedom events raise more than $57,000 for local military families
CountryMark's Fueling Freedom events on June 21 raised more than $57,000 to support local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Across Indiana, Illinois and Ohio, 37 CountryMark-branded fueling stations participated in Fueling Freedom 2019. For every gallon of fuel pumped, CountryMark and local branded-dealers agreed to donate 50 cents to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups.
 
Fueling Freedom to raise money for local Military Families
When you fill up at a participating CountryMark fuel station on Friday, June 21 between noon and 5pm, CountryMark and member owners will donate 50 cents for every gallon of fuel pumped to local National Guard Family Readiness Groups. Customers are also invited to register to win a $150 gift card.
 
 

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