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In the Know
EXPANSION OF OCS GOOD FOR MANUFACTURING
Earlier this year, Ross Eisenberg, vice president at the National Association of
Manufacturers, wrote that expanded access to the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf
(OCS) - for responsible development of our offshore energy resources and the
administration's planned action to increase the areas available for leasing - is
appreciated by manufacturers. Leasing and drilling activities in the OCS will
generate lower energy and feedstock costs, making manufacturers more competitive. According to Quest Offshore Resources Inc., expanded offshore oil and
natural gas leasing could result in increased production of 3.5 million barrels of
oil equivalent per day, support 840,000 new jobs and generate more than $200
billion for state and federal governments by 2035. The first of three proposals for
2019-24, the Draft Proposed Program, was released Jan. 4, and the Department
of the Interior's goal is to have the Final Program approved by the end of 2019.
TRIBOLOGY HELPS MAKE THE WORKPLACE SAFER
We all know that tribology is the science of friction, lubrication and wear, but
did you know the science that lubricant manufacturers depend on every day can
prevent workplace injuries? The coefficient of friction (COF) applies to walking
surfaces as well as gears. The CNA Financial Corp. recently published a tribometry study of hard-surface floors in commercial buildings. According to the study,
barely half the floors met the American Nation Standards Institute (ANSI) minimum standard COF. In addition to making sure you have high-COF flooring in
your factory, make sure your maintenance routine includes quick spill cleanup and
verifying you are using the right cleaning products for your particular flooring.
MANUFACTURERS HOPEFUL ABOUT FUTURE
The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) had some good news to
share at the start of this year. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported 25,000 new
manufacturing workers in December 2017, adding to the already strong hiring
gains seen on average in 2017. NAM stated this is a sign that firms have stepped
up their hiring as a result of a stronger economic outlook and increased demand
and production activity. NAM credits the high levels of manufacturing optimism
largely to a pro-business environment, including the federal government's passage
of comprehensive tax reform. Manufacturers now look to policymakers to address
other initiatives, such as infrastructure, to keep the momentum going.

Slick Fact
The European black slug, or Arion ater, was documented to have been used as grease
which lubricated the wooden axle-trees on carts in 18th-century Sweden.
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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings March 2018

LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 1
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 2
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 5
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 9
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - 11
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - International Insight
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Market Report
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - IS A JOINT VENTURE THE ANSWER?
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WHERE’S YOUR INVENTORY?
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - SPEAKING YOUR LANGUAGE
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - BUSINESS HUB
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Member Connections
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings March 2018 - PORTRAIT
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