Chicago Paint and Coatings
Oak Brook, Illinois
February 15, 2011
Chemical Industry in Illinois
Value of Chemical Shipments $29.9 billion
Chemical Exports $5.83 billion
Chemical Employment 47,927
Average Annual Wage $81,400
Taxes Paid (State and Local) $402 million
Chemical Industry in Illinois
4th Largest Chemical Manufacturing State
3rd Largest Manufacturing Sector in Illinois
Bulk of the industry is located along waterways
247,665 people employed in supplying the
business of chemistry
1.81 million Illinois employees in other industries
depend on chemical products or 31.1% of all jobs
in Illinois. These jobs generate $85.6 billion in
726 manufacturing facilities and 877
establishments involved in distribution
1951 – Drug and Chemical Industries
Activities Committee (DACIAC)
formed (16 companies with main
objective to promote excellence in
1956 – Incorporated as DACIAC
1964 – Incorporated as Chemical
Industries Council of the Midwest
1989 – Chemical Industry Council of
Illinois (CICI) joined the ACC
2011– CICI has 210 Total Members
– 109 Regular Members (including ACC,
ACA, CSPA and Society of the Plastics
– 60 Associate Members
– 41 Affiliate Members
CICI REGULAR MEMBERS
CITGO Petroleum Corporation
3M Company Clorox
Abbott Laboratories Cognis Corporation
Afton Chemical Consumer Specialty Products Assoc.
Airgas Specialty Products Corn Products International
Air Liquide DSM Desotech
Air Products & Chemicals Inc. Daubert Industries, Inc.
AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry Diversified CPC International
American Chemistry Council Dober Group
American Coatings Association The Dow Chemical Company
Anderson & Associates LLC Dow Agro Sciences
APCO Packaging E.I. DuPont & Co. Inc.
Ashland Inc. Ele-Pelron Corporation
Aux Sable L.P. Inc. EMCO Chemical Distributors
BASF Emerald Performance Materials
Basic Chemical Solutions Enthone-OMI Inc.
Blue Island Phenol, LLC. Evonik Goldschmidt Corporation
Brenntag Great Lakes, LLC ExxonMobil Chemical Company
Cabot Corporation FBC Industries Inc.
Calgon Carbon Corporation FMC Corporation
Cargill Flint Hills Resources
Carus Corporation Forbo Adhesives, LLC
Caterpillar GEA Farm Technologies
Celanese GE Water & Process Technologies
CF Industries The Gillette Company
Chem Trade Logistics Grace Davison
Chemtura W.R. Grace Company
CICI REGULAR MEMBERS PolyOne Corporation
GROWMARK, Inc. The PQ Corporation
The HallStar Company PRAXAIR Inc.
Hentzen Coatings, Inc. The Procter & Gamble Company
Hexion Specialty Chemicals Producers Chemical Company
Honeywell International, Inc. PVS Chemicals, Inc.
Huntsman International LLC Reckitt Benckiser
Hydrite Chemical Company Regis Technologies, Inc.
Illinois Tool Works Inc. Reichhold Chemicals Inc.
INEOS NOVA Rentech Energy Midwest
Innophos, Inc. Rhodia Inc.
International Titanium Powder Rowell Chemical Corporation
A Cristal Global Company SABIC Innovative Plastics
K.A. Steel Chemicals, Inc. Safety-Kleen
KIK Custom Products Seeler Industries
KOPPERS, Inc. Solutia
Lambent Technologies The Society of the Plastics Industry
Linde Solvay Fluorides LLC
Lonza Inc. Stepan Company
Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc. Sun Chemical Corporation
LyondellBasell Industries Syngenta Crop Protection
Meadows Group Unilever HPC USA
Monsanto Company Univar USA
Morton Grove Pharmaceuticals, Inc. UOP LLC
Nalco Company Utica Silicates
NuFarm Americas VVF LLC
Occidental Chemical Corp. Vantage Oleochemicals
Olin Corporation VERTEX CHEMICAL CORP.
Oxiteno USA LLC Viscofan USA, Inc.
Accu-Tech Electric, Inc. Gateway Warehouse Co., Midwest Maintenance &
Adler Tank Rentals Inc. Industrial Inc.
ADT Security Services G & D Trucking/Hoffman MKD Electric
Transportation Navistar, Inc.
Altom Transport , Inc.
General Iron Industries Questar, Inc.
Great Lakes Terminal Rain For Rent
Bork Transport of Illinois Transportation
Buzzi Unicem USA/Lone S & C Electric
Heniff Transportation SET Environmental
Star Ind. Systems, Inc.
Canal Terminal Siemens Building
Heritage Environmental Technologies
CBSL Transportation Services
Services, Inc. Transport Service
CL Coatings, LLC Jensen-Souders
Clean Harbors Two J’s Industries
Coal City Cob Co., Inc. Veolia Environmental
John J. Pempek, Inc. Services
Enbridge Energy Kinder Morgan Liquid
Company Inc. Waste Management
Exelon Generation Westway Terminals
Willis of Illinois, Inc.
ENVIRON International RK & Associates, Inc.
Corporation Rose Hill Communications
AECOM Environmental Monitoring & Roux Associates
Tech. Sage Environmental
AMS Environmental, Inc.
ERM, Inc. Consulting L.P.
Solutions Fox Galvin Schiff Hardin LLP
ARI Environmental GAIATECH, Inc. Schuyler Roche & Crisham,
Baker & McKenzie Hinshaw & Culbertson P.C.
Barnes & Thornburg Hodge Dwyer & Driver Seyfarth Shaw
Bellande & Sargis Law Huff & Huff, Inc. Sidley Austin LLP
Group, LLP Ice Miller LLP Sonnenschein Nath &
Bradburne, Briller & Jenner & Block Rosenthal Inc.
Johnson, LLC Kestrel Management Thompson Coburn LLP
Brown, Hay & Stephens, Services LLC Thorn & Associates
LLP Mayer Brown LLP Total Environmental
Bureau Veritas North McGuireWoods LLP Solutions, P.C.
America, Inc. Meckler Bulger Tilson TRC Environmental
Civil & Environmental Marick & Pearson Corporation
Consultants, Inc. Modular Process Control, Trinity Consultants Inc.
Conestoga-Rovers & LLC URS Corp.
Associates O’Keefe Lyons & Hynes Vedder Price P.C.
DLA Piper US LLP PatrickEngineering Weaver Boos Consultants
Drinker Biddle & Reath Podlewski & Hanson P.C. Wildman Harrold Allen &
Dykema Dixon LLP
Benefits of Involvement
Communication (Legisletter, Register
Review, Update, etc.)
Resolving CICI Member Issues (Case Work
Networking/Peer Group Development
Continuing Education Units/Development
Assistance with job placement
2 Offices with Full Time Staff (Des Plaines
Quality of Staff
State of Illinois
$16 billion deficit
$7 billion Structural Budget Deficit (out of
$27 billion General Revenue Fund)
$8 billion in short-term debt (still
$1 billion in income tax refunds owed to
Corporations (not included in deficit)
@$150 billion shortfall in state-funded
pensions (teachers, municipal, state,
Current & Future Issues
Income Tax Increase
Elimination of Net Loss Carryover
Tenaska Project – Electricity Rate Increase
TSCA-Type Regulation at State Level
Chemical Bans – BPA, Flame Retardants,
Asian Carp/Chicago Waterway System
Paint Specific Issues
Tax/Fee on Paint for HHW Collection
Product Take Back – Manufacturers/Retailers
Tax/Fee on Paint for Lead Abatement
Tax/Fee on Paint for Window
VOM Standards for Paint/Coating
“UnLock Our Jobs” Coalition
Un-Lock Our Jobs was founded to protect the uninterrupted operation of the “Avenue
of the America’s” – the essential waterway connection between the Great Lakes and
the Mississippi River corridor.
A project of the Chemical Industry Council of Illinois, Un-Lock Our Jobs is a coalition
of agriculture, business, labor, river communities, and concerned citizens working
towards a comprehensive solution to stop the spread of Asian Carp, while leaving the
Chicago locks open to commerce.
The potential migration of Asian Carp into the Great Lakes is a serious problem that
needs to be addressed. Our members support the ongoing robust effort by federal
and state agencies to educate the public about this threat, develop scientific and
ecological solutions to control the Asian Carp population, improve existing barriers,
and erect new barriers designed to prevent further migration.
Agribusiness Council of Indiana Cenex Harvest State
American Agriculture Movement Chemical Industry Council of Illinois
Alter Barge Line, Inc. Cherry Valley Enterprises
American Great Lakes Ports Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce
Association Chicago River Rowing & Paddling
American Waterways Operators Center
Blessey Marine Services Chicago Water Taxi
Buckley Brothers Conexus Indiana Logistics Council
Canal Barge Company, Inc. Great Lakes Maritime Task Force
Canal Terminal Company GROWMARK
Carus Corporation Hines-Furlong Lines
Illinois Association of Aggregate Indiana Petroleum Council
Producers Industrial Electrical Power and Control
Illinois Black Chamber of Commerce Contractors
Illinois Corn Growers Association Ingram Barge
Illinois Energy Association International Longshoreman’s
Illinois Farm Bureau Illinois Association
International Port District – Port of International Organization of Masters,
Chicago Mates and Pilots
Illinois Manufacturers’ Association Iowa Corn Growers Association
Illinois Marine Towing, Inc. Kindra Lake Towing
Illinois Petroleum Council Kirby Corporation
Illinois Soybean Association Louisiana Chemical Council
Missouri Corn Growers Association Seafarers International Union
Missouri Dairy Association Shoreline Sightseeing
Missouri Petroleum Council Three Rivers Manufacturers’
National Black Chamber of Commerce Association
Missouri Petroleum Council Tennessee Corn Growers Association
National Corn Growers Association United States Steel Corporation
Northwest Indiana Forum Waterways Council
Ohio Chemistry Technology Council Wendella Sightseeing
Ports of Indiana Wisconsin Agribusiness Council, Inc.
Rowell Chemical Wisconsin Retail Council
Wisconsin Petroleum Council
Recognizing this valuable contribution to our region and the larger
U.S. economy, we support the protection of American jobs by:
1) Keeping the Chicago Area Waterway System open to business,
through “on demand” lock operation
2) A comprehensive multi-tiered solution that maximizes control and
prevention efforts targeting Asian Carp
3) Fully funding ongoing efforts to address the spread of Asian Carp
Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal
The Chicago Sanitary & Ship Canal (CSSC) forms a unique, man-
made link between the Great Lakes drainage basin and the
Mississippi River drainage basin.
The CAWS must remain open for several reasons:
FLOODING: During heavy rains, the CAWS acts as a drainage
outlet for excess water-it is the stormwater detention system for the
City of Chicago.
ECONOMIC PROSPERITY: Multiple businesses and industries are
dependent upon the CAWS for transportation of goods and services.
HEALTH: The CAWS acts as a means of transportation for treated
Public Relations Effort
Scientific Panel – Ecological Barriers
Economic Impact Study
CICI Offices and Staff Information
CICI Website: www.cicil.net
Des Plaines Office
1400 E. Touhy Ave., Suite 110
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Lisa Frede, Director of Regulatory Affairs
Nancy Heitman, Office Manager
400 W. Monroe, Suite 205
Springfield, IL 62704
Mark Biel, Executive Director
Brad Babcook, Director of Legislative Affairs