April 2011

New members

We are especially pleased that these companies recognize the value of belonging to TRMA, especially in tough economic times:

Air Liquide Helthcare
Champion Technologies, Inc.
Evolution Industrial Cleaning LLCUS Safety

Save the Date
The Annual TRMA Golf Outing will be Monday, June 6, 2011, at Morris County Club in Morris, Ill.  Sponsoring opportunities and early registration for foursomes will be available soon.
Ask Jerry Caamano
If you have a topic or question that you would like to see discussed in the Newsletter, send your request to Jerry Caamano.
Meeting Calendar
Safety Division
Apr 14
Signal Person Safety Training & Rigging Hazard Awareness Training;
7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $269
Apr 28
Confined Space Entry Training; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
May 5
First Aid/CPR/AED Training;
7:15 am to 4:30 pm; $99
May 10
Fall Protection Competent Person Training; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
Environmental Division
Apr 7
RCRA Update
Apr 28
Illinois Environmental Regulatory Group Update
Maintenance Division
May 24
Scaffold Competent Person Development; 7:15 am to 4:00 pm; $225
Supervisory/Leadership Training
8:30 to 11:30 am session; 12:30 to 3:30 pm session;  $114 per session
Apr 5 am
Organization Diversity
Apr 5 pm
Workplace Harassment Prevention
Prices shown apply to TRMA members. For members and non-member details and registration
click here.
Fire Watch with Hands-on Fire Extinguisher Training and Confined Space Entry Watch Training

(see announcement for details)

Apr 12
Apr 26
May 10
May  24

For advertising opportunities please contact Jerry Caaamano or
Kathleen Ament.


Information from this newsletter may be reproduced, without prior permission, if the Three Rivers Manufacturers' Association is credited as source.

Can We Afford the New Clean Water Proposals

"The U.S. EPA is considering new rules that will increase the compliance cost of discharging water into Illinois waterways by millions of dollars", said Fred Andes. He was the speaker at the Environmental Division meeting in March dealing with the topic of Clean Water Rules Update. Mr. Andes is an attorney with Barnes & Thornburg, and is considered one of the leading experts on Water issues. He also serves as Chairman of the Federal Water Quality Coalition.

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Time is Running Out to Make Reservations for Annual Meeting

Reservations are being accepted for the TRMA Annual Meeting which will be held April 20, 2011, at the Holiday Inn in Joliet, IL. A short report of the 2010 TRMA accomplishments and 2011 plans will be given as well as the presentation of the 2010 Safety Awards for excellence in safety performance. Click here to reserve your seat.


TRMA Provides Confined Space Entry Watch and Fire Watch Safety Training

Contractors working at Three Rivers Manufacturers' Association (TRMA) facilities are required to provide documented confined space entry watch, and fire watch training for all employees who will perform these duties. TRMA began providing this training in August 2010 and manufacturers have established individual implementation dates for completion of training. Both programs were developed by TRMA in coordination with a committee of manufactures and contractors.

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Golf Outing

Reservations are now being accepted for the TRMA Annual Golf Outing to be held Monday, June 6, 2011, at the Morris Country Club. The cost per player is $180 for TRMA members which include green fees, cart, use of the driving range, lunch, steak dinner, beverages, and prizes for everyone, and a great time. Click here to view the invitation and make reservations.


New TRMA Directory

This summer TRMA will be compiling a new Membership Directory for publication in the fall. As a benefit of membership, each TRMA member receives a full complimentary page in the Directory to describe its products and services, and list key personnel.

Also, we are offering an opportunity to advertise in the Directory. If you have a product or service to promote to manufacturers in the TRMA membership area, this is your opportunity to make it known to a large group of prospective customers. An advertisement in the TRMA Directory is a cost-effective means of putting your business's name and message before the TRMA membership. The Directory is distributed to all TRMA member companies and their CEO's, Plant Managers and Maintenance, Safety, Environmental and Procurement professionals so that your message reaches your target audience … the decision-makers. Also, the Directory is a resource that is constantly utilized by our members and has a two-year life, so your ad is constantly working for you.


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