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President Signs Bill Calling for Rerefining Study

President Donald Trump signed into law on Dec. 21 a bill calling on Secretary of Energy Rick Perry to revamp a study about rerefining of used lubricating oil.

Hefty Paychecks for Plant Managers

Plant managers at lube manufacturing plants and distribution facilities are compensated handsomely for overseeing a complex operation day in and day out, gauging from the 75 respondents who provided anonymous insights to the LubesnGreases 2018 Lubricants Industry Salary Survey.

Opinions Mixed About Amazons Entry

E-commerce giant Amazon quietly entered the lubricants market this summer with its own brand of engine oils. Industry insiders disagree about how much noise the company will make.

ILMA Forms Foreign Trade Committee

The Independent Lubricant Manufacturers Association has formed a committee offering member companies information on a range of issues encountered when entering foreign markets.

Grease Research Earns NLGI Grant

A scientific investigation into the mysteries of lubricating grease degradation and entropy has been awarded the NLGI Research Grant for 2017, the National Lubricating Grease Institute announced Dec. 22. Louisiana State University will receive the institutes annual Research Grant, which will fund research led by Prof. Michael Khonsari, Dow Endowed Chair at LSUs Department of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering.