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my controller," Perkins said. "This
26-year-old kid is basically running
everything. It's a great success story."
From a true internship standpoint,
Perkins recently hired a young man
who is a student at the University of
Colorado studying chemical engineering, and he's working for PennStar
Lubricants under the lab team that
does testing for formulas.
"He came in laser-focused, and he
has found a niche with us," Perkins
said. "Another young man graduated
from Purdue in December with an
engineering degree, and he is learning
everything at our company. He's
learned how to blend oil, run the
warehouse and is now running 100%

of our inventory and procurement
management. He has become an integral part of our business really quickly."
And at a time when the trade shows
are full of many of the same veterans
who have walked the floor for decades,
apprenticeship-type programs that
bring new blood into the lubricants
industry is vital.
"They bring fresh ideas and energy," Perkins said. "What I would like to get to on
a more permanent basis is to do a career
day at different universities - especially
the prestigious engineering universities
here in the Lehigh Valley. I look forward to
pulling more talent out in that manner."

Finding Applicants

While Apprenticeship.gov is slowly
helping companies discover people

interested in a career, many unofficial
apprenticeship programs are finding
applicants when companies go to
high schools and talk to students
about working for the company once
they graduate (in conjunction with
pursuing higher education).
"Companies are going to be their
own best recruiters," Carrick said. "If
you're going to outsource recruiting to
a college, they have a responsibility to
recruit across every one of their programs, and there's a lot of competition.
In my opinion, a company is the best
salesman for their jobs and careers."
Loria is an award-winning journalist who has
been writing for major newspapers and magazines for close to 20 years. He can be reached at
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ILMA Compoundings – October 2019

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ILMA Compoundings – October 2019

LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
LETTER FROM THE CEO
INSIDE ILMA
WHAT’S COMING UP
NEW MEMBERS
INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
In the Know
International Insight
Market Report
THE ART OF APPRENTICESHIPS
SPEAKING A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
ANNUAL MEETING SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT
BUSINESS HUB
COUNSEL COMPOUND
WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
IN NETWORK
Member Connections
Cross Connections
PORTRAIT
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - Cover1
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - Cover2
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 1
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 2
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 3
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 4
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - LETTER FROM THE PRESIDENT
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 6
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - LETTER FROM THE CEO
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 8
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 9
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - INSIDE ILMA
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 11
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - WHAT’S COMING UP
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 13
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 14
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - NEW MEMBERS
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - INDUSTRY RUNDOWN
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 17
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 18
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - In the Know
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - International Insight
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 21
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 22
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 23
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - Market Report
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 25
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - THE ART OF APPRENTICESHIPS
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 27
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 28
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 29
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 30
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ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - SPEAKING A DIFFERENT LANGUAGE
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ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 36
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ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - ANNUAL MEETING SPEAKER SPOTLIGHT
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 39
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - BUSINESS HUB
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 41
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 42
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 43
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - COUNSEL COMPOUND
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 45
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 46
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 47
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - WASHINGTON LANDSCAPE
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 49
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - Member Connections
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - 51
ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - Cross Connections
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ILMA Compoundings – October 2019 - PORTRAIT
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