Findlay, Ohio,
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Museum showcases company history

The Hancock Historical Museum in Findlay, Ohio, recently gained an exciting new addition. The Marathon Energy & Transportation Annex, completed in June 2016, includes multi-dimensional exhibits on the history of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (MPC), Cooper Tire & Rubber Company, and Grant Motor Company. The annex houses the museum’s impressive collection of vintage automobiles, including three rare Grant cars and the only known Adams truck left in the world.

MPC sponsored a portion of the construction costs of the new annex, which is designed to look like a 1960s era service station and can be used for receptions and other special events.

“Given our long history here in Findlay, we were pleased to be able to assist with this project,” said Rod Nichols, MPC senior vice president, Human Resources and Administrative Services. “Our display reflects how MPC and its predecessors evolved in Hancock County over the years, and offers a glimpse of our history in refining, marketing and transportation and current status as a Fortune 50 company.”

Dedicated to preserving and showcasing the history of Hancock County, Ohio, the Hancock Historical Museum's annual attendance exceeds 20,000 people, including more than 4,000 Hancock County schoolchildren. For more information, visit

Click here to learn more about the extensive history of MPC.