September 2013 FAQ
Q: Why does the label on the quart-size jugs of Kendall GT-1® dexos1™ state, “Product of Korea blended and packaged in USA.”?
A: Some raw materials in our finished lubricants are of foreign origin; in particular, they are from Korea. According to U.S. trade regulations and for compliance with NAFTA certification requirements, we have to declare the finished product origin based on the origin of its components. In this case, the raw materials exceed a certain percentage, which puts the finished oil in a category as “Product of Korea.” The finished oil is manufactured and packaged in the U.S. This is no different than our declaration on several other products in our PCMO line. The verbiage appears only on the small packages (QT and GAL jugs) since the declaration is driven by consumer protection laws.