About SCCPMA

OUR HISTORY

The history of the South Carolina Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (SCCPMA) has just begun to be written, but the histories of the two organizations that came together to form SCCPMA is rich and storied.

The South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association (SCPMA) was established in 1919. W.J. Keenan of Columbia Petroleum Company (now Keenan Energy) and a few other pioneers in the oil business in South Carolina formed the South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association (SCOJA). Its purpose was to enable the members to buy product on better terms.

Early members included Keenan, T. Wilbur Thornhill of Charleston Oil Company, Spencer R. McMaster of Winnsboro Petroleum Company and Frank Thompson of Anderson Petroleum Company.

The South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores (SCACS) was established in 1976 to “positively impact and secure the future of our industry while providing value to all members.” And, that’s exactly what they did! The first President of SCACS was Roger Henry of Caper House, followed by Irvin Cauthen of Plez-U Food Stores. Cauthen still serves on the Board of Directors of SCCPMA. Other early member-companies of SCACS were Handee Food Mart Stores, Piedmont Petroleum, Crenco Food Stores and Buck Management Corporation.

In the summer of 2019, the South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores and the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association voted to join forces to form the South Carolina Convenience & Petroleum Marketers Association (SCCPMA) to better serve the interests of the entire industry. SCCPMA may just be getting started, but the one thing that will remain constant will be our commitment to be the voice for the petroleum and convenience store industry.

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About SCCPMA

OUR HISTORY

The history of the South Carolina Convenience and Petroleum Marketers Association (SCCPMA) has just begun to be written, but the histories of the two organizations that came together to form SCCPMA is rich and storied.

The South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association (SCPMA) was established in 1919. W.J. Keenan of Columbia Petroleum Company (now Keenan Energy) and a few other pioneers in the oil business in South Carolina formed the South Carolina Oil Jobbers Association (SCOJA). Its purpose was to enable the members to buy product on better terms.

Early members included Keenan T. Wilbur Thornhill of Charleston Oil Company, Spencer R. McMaster of Winnsboro Petroleum Company, and Frank Thompson of Anderson Petroleum Company.

The South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores (SCACS) was established in 1976 to “positively impact and secure the future of our industry while providing value to all members.” And, that’s exactly what they did! The first President of SCACS was Roger Henry of Caper House, followed by Irvin Cauthen of Plez-U Food Stores. Cauthen still serves on the Board of Directors of SCCPMA. Other early member-companies of SCACS were Handee Food Mart Stores, Piedmont Petroleum, Crenco Food Stores and Buck Management Corporation.

In the summer of 2019, the South Carolina Association of Convenience Stores and the South Carolina Petroleum Marketers Association voted to join forces to form the South Carolina Convenience & Petroleum Marketers Association (SCCPMA) to better serve the interests of the entire industry. SCCPMA may just be getting started, but the one thing that will remain constant will be our commitment to be the voice for the petroleum and convenience store industry.

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