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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Immediate Past President
Beth Ann Jones
Hangsterfer's Laboratories, Inc.
Radco Industries, Inc.
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Chief Executive Officer
Martha F. Jolkovski
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Mark St. Amand
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LETTER FROM THE CEO
Looking Back on a Successful Year
of Advocacy in 2017
ery soon, we will be surveying our manufacturing members to find out
what their legislative priorities are for the new year. I hope you will watch
your email inboxes and share your thoughts and concerns. We use this
information to develop our annual advocacy agenda and help ILMA prioritize those
issues based on what's most important to our members. In 2017, I'm pleased to
report that we scored a number of successes on that front. Here is where we stand:
As it relates to ILMA's metalworking manufacturers, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) reversed its position on its proposed ban of medium-chain and
long-chain chlorinated paraffins. As Administrator Scott Pruitt assumed his post at
the EPA in late March 2017, ILMA and its industry coalition wrote to Pruitt laying
out our case, and shortly after that, the long-fought issue was resolved.
ILMA worked with the National Conference on Weights and Measures
(NCWM) to secure adoption of revisions to Handbook 130 on labeling and
performance claims for transmission fluids, including multi-vehicle automatic
transmission fluids. The new requirements, effective Jan. 1, 2018, recognize
"suitable-for-use" claims with certain caveats. For complete information, visit
www.ILMA.org and select the relating banner found on the home page.
ILMA also took the lead in presenting the case for a national ban on the retail
sales of obsolete oil - engine oil that doesn't meet a current American Petroleum
Institute (API) service category. NCWM has added the issue to its agenda, and all
indications are that the conference will vote on the measure at its Annual Meeting
in July 2018.
In ILMA's advocacy survey, ILMA members also designated several issues affecting
the general business community as top priority, including:
* The Affordable Care Act (ACA) - While the Senate stymied efforts to repeal
and replace the ACA, there might be some relief on the horizon for small businesses hoping to bring down costs of providing their employees with health care.
Last fall, President Donald Trump issued an executive order allowing small businesses to band together under associations to form larger risk pools and purchase
insurance across state lines, which would create a more competitive environment.
In addition, another executive order issued by the president would allow some
scaled-back plans to make a more basic form of health care available.
* Tax Reform - As this issue of Compoundings goes to press, the House and
Senate are trying to reconcile the differences between their two versions
of tax reform. It appears that relief is on the horizon for ILMA members,
including lower corporate tax rates that are more competitive globally and
Continued on page 9
Chief Executive Officer
ILMA is pleased to present a variety of viewpoints in Compoundings magazine. Readers should keep in mind that bylined articles
represent the views of the named author or authors and not
necessarily the opinions, viewpoints or positions of ILMA.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings January 2018
Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
THE BIG CHILL
LETTER FROM THE CEO
WHAT’S COMING UP
In the Know
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Company Callout
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - In the Know
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Meet ILMA’s New President DAVE CROGHAN
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - ADDING ANOTHER DIMENSION
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - THE BIG CHILL
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings January 2018 - PORTRAIT
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