What Does the IFC Mean for North American Lubricants?
A #LubeTrends Virtual Town Hall                

Join us for the next ILMA #LubeTrends Town Hall next Wednesday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. Eastern, to discuss the newly formed International Fluids Consortium (IFC) and what it means for the North American lubes industry.

Announced last month, the IFC intends to develop and license a new set of international automotive fluid performance specifications. Teri Kowalski of Toyota, which has been the voice of the consortium, will join ILMA CEO Holly Alfano to explain why major OEMs have made this move and answer some of your questions. Mike Kunselman and Rebecca Cox of the Center for Quality Assurance, which will administer the licensing program, will help explain the implications for ILMA members and the broader industry.



ILMA Engage is right around the corner, and ILMA's room block is quickly filling up. If you haven't done so already, we encourage you to make your reservation as soon as possible. The hotel reservation cutoff date is next Monday, May 17. Online registration will be open through Friday, May 21. You may also register onsite at the meeting.

Reserve your spot today!

Manufacturers Marketplace: A Great New Benefit for Manufacturing Members

In partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), ILMA is pleased to offer this online platform exclusively for U.S. based manufacturers to become suppliers to other manufacturers, and access a comprehensive, searchable database of suppliers both locally and around country. The Manufacturers Marketplace is a comprehensive searchable database and connection center for U.S. manufacturers. It was developed to be the most comprehensive, unique, searchable buyer and seller network of manufacturers in the United States. Companies that join the platform will pay an access fee is $500 per year ($2,500/year for non-ILMA or non-NAM members).

Take advantage of this offer, follow these steps to create your account:
   1. Go to www.manufacturersmarketplace.us
   2. Click on the “Create an Account” link. 
   3. Complete the registration form: enter promo code ILMAFALL for FREE annual cost.

Questions? Contact David Smart at 801-450-2916 or dsmart@manufacturersmarketplace.us.

New Member Spotlight

ILMA Manufacturing Member, LSI Chemical, based out of Mount Gilead, OH, is a manufacturer and blender of  oils, fuel additives - engine oil, gear oil, transmission fluid, oil additives, gasoline additives, and diesel additives.

Key Representative: Eric Trimble, Marketing Manager