BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A Wichita, Kan., company that re-refines used motor oil has opened a 12,000-square-foot distribution center in Baton Rouge.

The center will serve Universal Lubricants' customers in Louisiana and Mississippi.

Spokeswoman Lynette F. Viviani tells The Advocate the center will distribute Universal's branded and proprietary lubricants, which include the Universal and Eco Ultra brands.

Universal Lubricants collects used motor oil and removes used-up additives and impurities at the company's 13-million-gallon re-refinery in Wichita. The result is a "pure base oil" blended with new additives to produce the Eco Ultra line of oil. Products are used by consumers and commercial customers.

The Baton Rouge location is one of 32 facilities Universal Lubricants has nationwide.