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Meet Martin Micklin, MCC's New Territory Sales Manager

Martin MicklinJuly 29, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that Martin Micklin has joined the MCC team on July 29th as the TSM for the northeast region. Martin brings 24+ years of experience in the fuels and lubricants industry.

 

 

 

 

#LubeTrends Virtual Town Hall: The International Fluids Consortium

May 14, 2021 - The next ILMA #LubeTrends Town Hall is this upcoming Wednesday, May 19, at 2:00 p.m. EDT, 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.

Spring Flood Reminder - Time to Review Flood Guides

April 15, 2021 - As snow is melting and Spring rains occur in the coming days, it is important for businesses with underground storage tanks to review local and EPA flood guides.

Pay close attention to water accumulating in containment sumps and the potential for water entering the interstice of double wall pipe. If you believe this may have happened, it is strongly recommended that you contact a petroleum service company and remove the water before it freezes and causes damage. If you receive an alarm in one of your sumps, immediately determine the cause and take appropraite corrective action to prevent further issues.

Meet Adam Pedersen, MCC's New Territory Sales Manager

Adam Pedersen black and white photo with name in textApril 12, 2021 - We are pleased to announce that Adam Pedersen has joined the MCC team on April 12th as the TSM for the upper midwest region. With 16+ years of sales experience, he has spent the majority of his career in the cooperative system, focusing on premium diesel fuel and propane sales growth throughout southeast Wisconsin. He also has 3+ years of experience with fuel additives in the midwest.

 

Winter Weather Reminder: Is Your Terminal Prepared?

Cold temperature weather map of United StatesFebruary 9, 2021 - The next 1-2 weeks are set to be the coldest of the 2021 winter season; is your terminal prepared to withstand the single digit and negative temperatures?

The current 8-14 weather forecast continues to call for extremely cold temperatures to grip the majority of the US, especially in the Midwest, where temperatures are forecasted to be well below average.

What Can You Do?

Protect Your Engine from the Cold with VISCOPLEX® Pour Point Depressants

February 5, 2021 - VISCOPLEX® POUR POINT DEPRESSANTS: A comprehensive family of high-performance PPDs

SUV driving on snowy road while a hand reaches out to put a purple stocking cap on it

The superior wax crystallization control of VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants (PPDs) guarantees optimized oil flow behavior in cold climates, so vehicles and equipment can operate smoothly in adverse weather. VISCOPLEX® PPDs help overcome the most severe low-temperature viscometric demands of modern lubricants, delivering robustness across base stock groups, performance packages and applications. VISCOPLEX® PPDs enhance the value of formulations.

Benefits of VISCOPLEX® PPD technology:

  • Customized solutions with superior performance and optimized treat rates
  • Extensive know-how and responsive technical support, offering a full range of low-temperature testing capabilities in Europe, North America and Asia Pacific
  • Logistics flexibility with a global supply and manufacturing footprint

Check it Out! MCC's Ad and Article from the Fall 2020 Issue of FMN

January 20, 2021 - Check it out--MCC's Dr. Khaled Rashwan (Technical Manager) and Erin Smith (Marketing Specialist) teamed up to write an article for the Fall 2020 issue of Fuels Market News Magazine. In the article and accompanying ad, fuel additives are touted as a solution for building brands and inspiring customer loyalty by offering numerous ways to differentiate a marketer's fuel from their competition. Read more below!

Evonik Optimizes Solutions for Driveline Applications

multiple gearsJanuary 19, 2021 - Did you know Evonik's VISCOBASE® products are a cost-effective solution for formulating today's automotive gear oils? We offer a wide range of custom solutions for automotive driveline applications, including both manual and automatic designs, and rear axle systems. Learn more about our solutions for the automotive industry...

 

 

 

The Polar Vortex is Ramping Up--Is Your Business Ready?

January 11, 2021 - The polar vortex is back, and bringing with it Arctic air and winter weather. Is your business prepared to withstand the tough weather challenges and frigid temperatures? Low temperatures present tricky problems with engines, including iced-up fuel lines and filters; if the fuel can't flow, the engine won't go.

Talk to MCC today to ensure that your fuel is treated with cold flow additive solutions to keep both you and your customers up and running and on the road.

MCC Announces Distributing Partnership with Evonik Oil Additives

Evonik purple logo leading beyond chemistryNovember 2, 2020 - MidContinental Chemical Company, Inc. (MCC) is proud to announce that we have been selected by Evonik Oil Additives to be their distribution partner in the United States and Canada. MCC will now offer Evonik’s superior quality VISCOPLEX® viscosity index improvers, VISCOPLEX® pour point depressants, and VISCOBASE® base fluids as an integral part of our comprehensive portfolio of product offerings.

Evonik’s comprehensive range of VISCOPLEX® products are built around the unique benefits of...