Reginald's two sons, Donald F. Newman and Reginald B. Newman II, joined the company in 1954 and 1960, respectively. They continued the family tradition of growth by broadening NOCO's product lines and marketing area. In 1973, NOCO acquired at 33-million gallon storage facility from the Gulf Oil Company. In 1983, NOCO purchased the adjacent 10-million gallon operation from Ashland Oil to give the company over 42 million gallons of petroleum storage capacity.
In 2001, Jim and Michael Newman were named President and Executive Vice President, respectively, carrying the business into the third generation. With a number of acquisitions and new ventures in recent years, NOCO now distributes a full portfolio of energy products, including residential and commercial fuels,natural gas, electricity, and lubricants. In addition, NOCO operates 34 NOCO Express retail convenience stores and supplies branded and unbranded gasoline to a growing dealer network. NOCO employs over 800 employees across New York State, Vermont, Pennsylvania, as well as Ontario, and operates a fleet of over 180 vehicles.
1933: With a single truck and a dream, Reginald B. Newman founds R.B. Newman Fuel Company to deliver coal to
1939: The business expands to deliver home heating oil.
1950: Mr. Newman begins servicing commercial and
1958: Newman Fuel Company acquires Mobil's home
1964: Newman Fuel Company opens its first full-service
1971: The second generation of Newmans (Donald and
1973: NOCO acquires a 33-million gallon storage facility
1982: NOCO Home Heat is formed with the acquisition of Ashland Oil's home heat business and Akron Oil Corp.
1983: The company name changes to NOCO Energy Corp.
1984: NOCO opens its first convenience store.
1985: NOCO purchases a 10-million gallon storage
1986: NOCO Energy Canada is incorporated and begins
1992: NOCO purchases 35 retail gas locations from
1993: NOCO expands lubricant distribution to the
1998: NOCO begins distributing and marketing propane to commercial and residential customers.
2001: Jim Newman and Mike Newman were named President and Executive Vice President, respectively, in October 2001.
2002: NOCO markets natural gas to commercial and
2004: NOCO Home Heat expands with the acquisition
2004: NOCO completes its first major retail gas station
2005: NOCO Home Heat expands with the acquisition
2006: NOCO launches its Residential Natural Gas and Electricity Sales Program.
2007: NOCO expands with the acquisition of Thiele, Inc. (a quality heating oil distributor) located in North Tonawanda, NY.
2008: NOCO proudly celebrates 75 years of service in Western New York!
2011: NOCO Completed a mayor rebuild of the convenience store next to the Buffalo Niagara International Airport adding a Charlie the Butcher and a kiosk allowing customers to print boarding passes for the airport.
2012: NOCO Expands its lubricants distribution by becoming a Mobil branded reseller in Easter Ontario, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and West Virginia.
NOCO also grew its Fuels Division by becoming an Esso branded reseller in the Eastern Ontario and Southern Quebec regions.
2013: NOCO celebrates its 80th anniversary.