The petroleum and chemical industries are consistently changing based on regulation, innovation, mergers and acquisitions. To stay competitive and relevant in our fields, Sterling companies belong to a number of organizations, network groups and associations. These allow us access to current and future trends, both in our region and nationally.

Our national and international affiliations include:

ILTAInternational Liquid Terminal Association (ILTA): provides networking opportunities, education, and relevant data for bulk liquid storage terminals


Transload Distribution Association North America (TDANA): provides a networking platform for members in the transportation industry, supplying information on the most pressing industry issues


National Tank Truck Carriers (NTTC): represents the North American tank truck industry and provides its members with timely, relevant information and a forum for the exchange of news and information

Our Michigan affiliations include:


Michigan Petroleum Association (MPA): serves the state’s independent petroleum marketers. Sterling management attends the trade show annually and connects with preferred vendors, industry experts, and indirect competitors.


Michigan Trucking Association (MTA): a full-service trade association promoting the interests of Michigan motors carriers. Sterling sends drivers and mechanics to classes offered to refine skills and increase their knowledge. Management attends an annual seminar to stay informed about regulations, and to network.

DEQThe Michigan Environmental Compliance Conference (MECC): The Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)’s premier compliance assistance event is designed to help businesses and environmental professionals comply with their environmental requirements.