From this modest beginning, Marathon Petroleum grew to be the largest refiner in the Midwest by the early 21st century. Over the company's history, many refineries were built, bought or sold, including ones in Spain and West Germany, as well as Oklahoma, Minnesota, Wyoming and Indiana.
Completed in 1976, the Garyville, La., refinery is the last grassroots refinery of its size and complexity to be built in the U.S. It underwent a major expansion in 2009. A major expansion to the Detroit refinery was completed in 2012.
Most MPC refinery assets came
through acquisitions, such as the
Galveston Bay refinery in 2013
and Texas City in 1962. Others
came with joint ventures, such as
Catlettsburg and Canton in 1998.
MPC is one of the largest refiners
in the country.
Erected by Marathon Petroleum Company.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce
Location. 41° 2.126′ 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. Versatile Hydrocarbon (here, next to this marker); Marketing Petroleum (here, next to this marker); Marathon & Speedway (here, next to this marker); Names Will Change (here, next to this marker); Independent Company (here, next to this marker); Moving to Markets (here, next to this marker); Growing Pains (here, next to this marker); Findlay and Beyond (here, next to 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 41 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on February 15, 2021, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.