Farmers Union Oil, Bloom Oil mergeBloom Oil Co., of Jamestown, established in 1929, and Farmers Union Oil of South Heart and Belfied, N.D., established in 1949, have merged.
Bloom Oil Co., of Jamestown, established in 1929, and Farmers Union Oil of South Heart and Belfied, N.D., established in 1949, have merged.
The merger was effective Nov. 1, 2009. The new company is now called Creative Energy, Inc., with the corporate office located in Jamestown. The cooperative remains member owned serving not only agricultural communities, but also manufacturing, construction, trucking, automotive fast lubes, food processing industries, and any retail customer wishing to do business with the cooperative. Main product offerings include refined fuels, lubricants, propane, agronomy, pet food, and miscellaneous fluids and additives. Additional product offerings include light hardware and grocery items which can be found at the two convenience stores in South Heart and Belfield.
All products Creative Energy, Inc. offers meet or exceed original equipment manufacturer requirements for most if not all applications, from agricultural to commercial (including heavy equipment), to recreational vehicles.
Jerry Fuchs, who has been the general manager at Bloom Oil Co. for the past 25 years, has been named CEO for Creative Energy, Inc. Neil Fuchs has been named the Jamestown branch manager and Mike Strommen the South Heart/Belfied branch manager. Board of directors members include: Daryl Zarak, South Heart, chairman; James Madsen, Jamestown, vice chairman; Bob Kuylen, South Heart, secretary/ treasurer; and directors Greg Kessel, Belfied, Tim Neva, Jamestown, and Jeff Mitchell, Courtenay.