Marathon & Speedway
The Marathon brand evolved into a network of independently owned and operated stations, supplied by MPC largely through major regional jobbers.
When Marathon Petroleum entered into a joint venture with Ashland Oil Inc. in 1998, the Ashland brand was retired in favor of the Marathon brand. Aggressive expansion in the early 2000s saw the Marathon brand expand far beyond the Midwest.
Meanwhile, MPC's wholly owned subsidiary, Speedway LLC, became the company owned-and-operated gas and convenience store chain. Over the years, Speedway expanded by acquiring smaller regional gasoline station chains. In 1998, Speedway merged with Ashland's SuperAmerica chain, but became Speedway LLC with the sale of some SuperAmerica assets in 2010.
In 2014, Speedway acquired the
retail assets of Hess, doubling its
size and giving the company new
presence along the Eastern
Erected by Marathon
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
Location. 41° 2.124′ N, 83° 39′ W. Marker is in Findlay, Ohio, in Hancock County. Marker is on S. Main Street (Ohio Route 37), on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Findlay OH 45840, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Marketing Petroleum (here, next to this marker); Moving to Markets (here, next to this marker); Refineries Multiply (here, next to this marker); Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Names Will Change (a few steps from this marker); Independent Company (a few steps from this marker); Growing Pains (a few steps from this marker); Findlay and Beyond (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Findlay.
Credits. This page was last revised on February 17, 2021. It was originally submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 43 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.