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Michigan Chemistry Prioritizes Jobs, Safety and Sustainability in 2022 Policies

LANSING, MI, March 9th, 2022 – In a list of 2022 policy priorities announced today by the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC), the industry emphasized the need for policies to grow jobs, to ensure safety, and to achieve sustainability goals.

“The business of chemistry is dedicated to providing solutions to our world and advocates for making Michigan a stronger, safer, and more sustainable place to do business,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “As we look to the future, there are numerous bipartisan opportunities to promote these policies, and we will be actively engaged in the legislative and regulatory arenas to get things done.”

For 2022, the MCC expects action specifically on the following:

  • Tax reforms and workforce and economic development policies to improve competitiveness for manufacturers throughout the supply chain
  • New state investments in emergency response resources
  • Legislation to provide for the development of advanced recycling facilities to move towards a more circular economy for plastics
  • Recommendations from the Council on Climate Solutions and actions to update our state’s energy efficient building codes

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

For more information, please visit www.MichiganChemistry.com

 
10-18-21 Michigan Chemistry Council Statement on EPA PFAS Roadmap

The statement below may be attributed to the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) in response to the EPA’s announcement of a PFAS Roadmap:

"The Michigan Chemistry Council looks forward to reviewing the EPA's PFAS Roadmap and continuing to work with regulatory agencies on science-based policies,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes.

“We have long held that the federal government - rather than individual states - is best-positioned to develop consistent and comprehensive regulations. Still, many of the proposals outlined in the EPA PFAS Roadmap, including drinking water and cleanup standards, have already been undertaken by Michigan EGLE, so we will have to see how EGLE and EPA harmonize their approaches.”

“We know that there are a number of PFAS used in many applications such as electric vehicles and solar panels, and so we hope that regulators continue to consider how these compounds are different in their properties."

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

 
10-13-21 Michigan Chemistry Council Elects Seven New Members to Board of Directors

At its annual membership meeting, the Michigan Chemistry Council (MCC) recently elected 13 members to its board of directors, including seven members who are joining the MCC board for the first time.

The new members include:

  • Joe Dellamorte - Wyandotte Site General Manager - BASF Corporation
  • Kayla Peacock - Michigan EHS&S Leader – Corteva Agriscience
  • Brian Weber - EHS Hub Leader - DuPont
  • Brett VanderLinden - Plant Manager - OxyChem
  • Gerard Manley – EHS&S Manager – Hemlock Semiconductor
  • Stephanie Jarrett - Senior Environmental Engineer - Fishbeck
  • Steve Zervas - Managing Consultant - Trinity Consultants

“We are excited to announce new leaders for the Michigan Chemistry Council as we continue our work on behalf of the business of chemistry in our state,” said MCC Executive Director John Dulmes. “These members will add tremendous experience and expertise to our board from across our industry.”

Those members re-elected to the MCC board include:

  • Mark Kramer - President & CEO - Anderson Development Company
  • Steve Gregory - Production Leader – Corteva Agriscience
  • Steve Persyn - Midland Site Leader - International Flavors & Fragrances
  • Dave Blatnik - State Government Affairs Manager - Marathon Petroleum
  • Jeffrey Bolin - Sr. Vice President, Technical Operations - Dragun Corporation                           
  • Mark Craig - Executive Vice President & Chief Financial Officer - Three Rivers Corporation

The MCC’s Board of Directors is elected on an annual basis by its member companies, with directors representing both MCC’s regular members and its associate members. The Board’s current President is Mark Kramer, President & CEO of Anderson Development Company in Adrian.

The Michigan Chemistry Council, established in 1967, represents Michigan’s chemical manufacturers, formulators and distributors. Chemistry is one of Michigan’s largest manufacturing sectors, supporting more than 80,000 Michigan jobs and directly impacting more than 96% of all manufactured goods.

 
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