ALL OILS ARE NOT CREATED EQUAL We know you expect a lot from your engine oil, so at Shell, we routinely collect and test our own oils as well as our competitor’s oils (competitor benchmarking). We do this to understand potential product shortcomings for future designs as well as to validate performance. Recently, Shell ran an industry standard test, the…
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Now hiring Industrial Laboratory Technician

Rilco, Inc. – Cedar Rapids, IA Routine sampling and testing on daily basis. Provide timely analysis of Mill coolants, verification analysis of incoming lubricants used in the mill using FT-IR, viscometers, various associated laboratory equipment, and established wet chemical technics. Provide support and coordination of initiatives in assigned Rolling Mill workstations. Provide timely results of…
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Predictive Maintenance can save you costly repairs.

Did you know that running a piece of equipment to the point of failure could cost up to 10 times as much as a regular maintenance program would? A Predictive Maintenance plan can help. (, 2018). Predictive maintenance, which is aimed at reducing the likelihood of failures and, as a result, avoid costly downtime and…
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Now Hiring Drivers

RILCO, Inc. (Rock Island Lubricants Company) with operations in Rock Island, IL Pella, IA and Peoria, IL is a industry leader in the supply of oil, lubricants, chemicals, coolants, and preventative maintenance services to industrial, commercial and retail customers in the Bi-State market. Position is based out of Rock Island, IL. Local Delivery Driver wanted…
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Shell Gadus S3 V160CP is a reliable multi-purpose grease intended for fleet and mild industrial applications where water resistance, load carrying, and mechanical stability are required. The product is formulated with high-quality mineral oils and performance additives that enhance load carrying, wear performance, oxidation, and corrosion protection. Gadus S3 V160CP is certified by the NLGI…
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Shell EcoSafe® line of Industrial Products

Shell is pleased to introduce the new expanded range of premium industrial lubricants to new and existing customers, including the Shell EcoSafe® line of polyalkylene glycol (PAG) based, fire-resistant fluids.

For more than 40 years, American Chemical Technologies has been supplying gamechanging, PAG-based fluids, water glycols, other premium synthetic industrial lubricants and value-adding technical services. In December 2019, ACT’s assets, intellectual property, technology, products and manufacturing facilities in Fowlerville, Michigan, and Bowling Green, Kentucky, became part of Shell and its wider business.

With the new asset acquisition you will have access to a more comprehensive portfolio of value adding hydraulic and turbine fluids designed to provide outstanding performance and protection in extreme operating conditions. The extensive Shell EcoSafe® portfolio also includes an extended range of compressors, gear oils, greases, environmentally acceptable lubricants and water-glycols.

To learn more about this new line of Shell EcoSafe® Industrial Products, please contact your RILCO sales representative.


STORAGE Good storage practice is critical for reducing expensive downtime. Keeping containers horizontal, indoors, and at the right temperature are the three key elements of proper storage. REGULAR MONITORING Routine monitoring alerts you to wear and tear or loose seals, both of which could cause a stoppage if left unchecked and cause expensive downtime for…
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