About us

We are so much more than just lubrication products and equipment.

Industrial Lubricant distributes, services, and repairs lubrication equipment. Our business was built on providing service and products to the demanding mining industry. Today, our company provides the same high level of service and added value to a host of industries in locations across the United States and Canada.


We currently operate 6 service centers that are staffed with lubrication equipment service technicians and staff and equipped with inventory, trucks and service equipment. We serve customers in 22 states, from our facilities in Texas, Wyoming, North Dakota, Minnesota and Iowa. We also serve customers in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

Complete Lubrication and Industrial Supply

We supply our customers with products from leading manufacturers, such as Alemite, Graco and Lincoln Industrial. We also carry Whitmore's specialty greases and oils used in mining, food processing, agriculture, construction and railroading. For rapid fluid line refueling, we carry systems from AdelWiggins, with output of up to 300 gallons per minute. To supplement our product lines, we offer Hannay Reels.

Industrial Lubricant is also a distributor of mining products, shovel teeth and adapters from Columbia Steel Castings – along with blade teeth and wear edges for the construction industry Black Cat Blades.

Industrial Lubricant has marketed Phillips and Chevron products in Minnesota and Northern Wisconsin since 2000 – enabling our company to deliver a broader product and value base to manufacturing, forestry, logging , milling industries and more.


Committed to assisting our customers increase their productivity and reduce their costs through providing world class knowledge, services and products.  Founded in 1943, for 75 years Industrial Lubricant Company has served mining, railroad, construction, timber and agricultural industries with value-added and documented efficiency improvements through the design, installation and monitoring of custom lubrication systems. Our heritage of providing quality value-added solutions has expanded to include filtration services, programs, products, and product knowledge designed to increase uptime and productivity.

Industrial Lubricant Company and our 70+ employees are dedicated to our Vision, Mission and Values. 

We are an independent and family-owned business with continuous full-time leadership, management and ownership since 1943 from the Hoolihan and Haarklau families.  This allows us to maintain our timeless commitment to our customers, employees and partners and to always focus on our long-term and excellent relationships and solutions.

Industrial Lubricant has the history, experience and ability to provide services and products that keep your industrial equipment running smoothly. We recognize change. We seize opportunity with new methods and emerging technologies to better serve our customers.

We have a long history, but we continue to embrace the future. With strong values, solid partnerships and forward thinking, we help our customers do the same.

Twin Cities Business and its sponsor partners recognize these successful Minnesota family businesses and the values they perpetuate.

2015 Minnesota Family Business Awards Stories of entrepreneurial success—family style.

"It has adjusted to the boom and bust of the iron mining industry by adding new services and markets." by Gene Rebeck October 30, 2015.