On June 9, 1921, a group of local farmers banded together to form the Cottonwood Co-op Oil Company, for the purpose of procuring a reliable, affordable supply of petroleum products. Since then we have been a co-op with rich traditions and have established deep roots in the communities we serve. We are shaped by our past experience, not bound by it. We use what we have learned as a foundation that allows us to work efficiently in the present, and focus on shaping the future.
Our customers are engaged in a generational business, so short-term success is not enough. We utilize our experience, resources, specialized staff and innovative programs to address the needs of customers at every professional stage—from those just establishing themselves, to the veterans preparing to pass the baton.
This is where we live and work, so we place a high value on being good citizens of our communities. We support local organizations and individuals, and we encourage our employees to take active roles in community organizations.
We remain committed to sustainability and the cooperative way of doing business, where the members own the company, guide the decision-making process, and share the benefits that come from working together. There is strength in numbers.