History


How did the Guttman Group evolve from a 1920’s meat market to a tightly knit group of companies focused on the marketing, storage and transportation of energy? In a nutshell, here’s how the last 83 years have unfolded.


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1922

Prior to entering the petroleum business in 1931, Jacob Guttman owned Guttman’s Sanitary Market, a McKeesport, PA meat market.

1931

Jacob Guttman opens his first gas station, Guttman Super Service, at the corner of Ninth and Market Streets in McKeesport, PA.

1940

Jacob is granted a full-line Texaco distributorship to market fuels and lubricants in Washington County, PA.

1947

The Guttman business expands to northwestern Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio through acquisition of Mercer County Oil Company, later renamed Guttman Petroleum Company.

1950

Guttman Realty Company is created to own, lease and develop properties for service stations and other businesses.

1958

Guttman Oil expands Texaco distributorship into West Virginia.

1960

With the purchase of the motor vessel Cherokee, Mon River Towing, Inc. begins operations in 1960 to establish the means for transporting petroleum products in bulk quantities by barge.

1972

Mon River Towing builds a unit tow that allows the company to service customers beyond Guttman Oil.

1984

Guttman Oil enters the convenience store market, eventually building a chain of twenty eight Crossroads Food Marts.

1989

Guttman Oil creates commercial card-access fueling division to capitalize on new market opportunities.

2001

Source One Transportation, LLC is created to manage fuel transportation for Guttman Oil.

2002

Bulk Terminal Storage is created to operate a pipeline storage facility in Aurora, OH and river facilities in Speers, PA and Star City, WV.

2005

Guttman Oil sells joint venture interest to Giant Eagle and becomes the fuel supplier to GetGo convenience stores.

2006

Mon River Towing, with a fleet of 15 towboats and over 300 barges, is sold to CONSOL Energy Sales Company.

2013

Guttman Oil expands and diversifies its business by entering the natural gas and electricity markets. A new division, Guttman Energy, is created to supply natural gas and electricity to commercial and industrial customers.