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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Beth Ann Jones
Radco Industries, Inc.
American Oil &
Supply International, LLC
Immediate Past President
Frank H. Hamilton III
South Atlantic Services, Inc.
Catharine T. Golden
Etna Products, Inc.
Pinnacle Oil, Inc.
Ronald M. Powell
Scott A. Schwindaman
Lubrication Engineers, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer
Martha F. Jolkovski
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
Jeffrey L. Leiter
Brenda Gillinson, CAE
The YGS Group
Serena L. Spiezio
Media Sales Director
What ILMA Members Want
From Washington - Our 2017
ight after the November election, we asked ILMA manufacturing members
in a survey what issues are top priorities for their businesses. Based on the
survey results, we developed our advocacy agenda for 2017.
The agenda prioritizes issues based on the results. In addition, we designated
certain issues as "industry specific," meaning that they directly affect lubricant
manufacturers, as opposed to the broader business community, and require ILMA
to take the lead in advancing and defending these initiatives.
Here's a snapshot of what we will be following as the Trump administration takes
office and the 115th Congress gets to work.
* Automatic Transmission Fluid (ATF): Members remain concerned with regulations
advancing in the state of California, and in the National Conference of Weights
and Measures (NCWM), that restrict multivehicle ATFs.
* Obsolete Oils: ILMA will continue to participate in the rulemaking process in
California which emerged following the 2015 passage of AB-808, which bans
motor oils that don't meet current API service categories and are considered to be
obsolete. ILMA supports the removal of these obsolete engine oils from the retail
marketplace while allowing for exemptions for certain purpose-built engine oils.
In addition, ILMA will work to move similar regulations through the NCWM.
* EPA Ban of Medium- and Long-Chain Chlorinated Paraffins: ILMA will continue
to work for appropriate regulatory review of pending action by the Environmental
Protection Agency (EPA) to ban MCCPs and LCCPs.
TIER ONE ISSUES
VP, Media Sales
LETTER FROM THE CEO
Barbara A. Bellanti
Battenfeld Grease &
Oil Corporation of N.Y.
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Based on our survey, members ranked five business issues as "top priority." ILMA will
be seeking additional input from members as these issues progress through Congress.
Tax Reform: It's expected that Congress will act on corporate tax reform early on.
While ILMA supports lower, more globally competitive tax rates, it's imperative that
any proposed legislation treat pass-through entities the same as C and S corporations. Also on our radar: ILMA is concerned about a proposed "border tax" on
imported products (such as Group III base oils), the estate tax and/or IRS rescission
of a proposal on valuation of closely held businesses for estate tax purposes.
Affordable Care Act (ACA): This issue is sure to be in the crosshairs early for
"repeal and replace." ILMA is aligned with small business groups that support
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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
ILMA Compoundings February 2017
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings February 2017
Letter from the CEO
What's Coming Up
In the Know
Your New BFF: How Technology Will Boost the Sales and Customer Service Interaction for Your Lubricants Company
The Climate "Accountability" Movement: Why It Matters to the Lubricants Industry
Wind Power Ramps Up Lubricant Demand
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - 1
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - 2
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Letter from the CEO
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Inside ILMA
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - What's Coming Up
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - New Members
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Industry Rundown
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - 10
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Your New BFF: How Technology Will Boost the Sales and Customer Service Interaction for Your Lubricants Company
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - The Climate "Accountability" Movement: Why It Matters to the Lubricants Industry
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Wind Power Ramps Up Lubricant Demand
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Business Hub
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Counsel Compound
ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Washington Landscape
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - In Network
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ILMA Compoundings February 2017 - Portrait
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