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NACD Statement on U.S. Chemical Safety Board Freedom Industries Report
NACD President Eric R. Byer released the following statement about the U.S. Chemical Safety Board final report on the January 2014 chemical spill at Freedom Industries in Charleston, West Virginia, that was released today:
Chemical Distribution Industry Productivity Report Reveals Continued Increases in Sales and Profitability
Recently released results from NACD's annual Company Productivity Report show a continued aggregate increase in sales in the chemical distribution industry. The report finds that industry firms experienced a dollar sales growth of 2.1 percent in 2015.
NACD Applauds California State Senate Resolution Recognizing NACD Responsible Distribution®
Recently, NACD welcomed a California Senate resolution authored by State Senator Jean Fuller (R-Bakersfield) and State Senator Cathleen Galgiani (D-Stockton) recognizing the benefits of NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s mandatory third-party-verified environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) program.
Andes Chemical Corporation Wins NACD’s 2016 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
NACD recently announced Andes Chemical Corporation as the winner of the 2016 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year’s ChemEdge conference. ChemEdge is the premier operations and management event for the chemical distribution industry, hosted annually by NACD. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company who most embodies the ideals of NACD Responsible Distribution®, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary as the association’s third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program.
Chemical Distributors Redefine Excellence and Focus on Safety at ChemEdge
More than 400 chemical distributors from across the country descended on The Woodlands, TX this week for ChemEdge. Hosted by NACD, ChemEdge is the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States. This week, a near-record breaking number of attendees discussed and collaborated on the critical information needed to manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting the chemical distribution industry.
Speaker Paul Ryan, Sen. Ron Johnson Visit Wisconsin Chemical Distributor; Discuss Regulatory Relief
Today, Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) visited EMCO Chemical Distributors, Inc.’s Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin facility where they met with EMCO President Edward J. Polen and employees to learn more about steps the company is taking to ensure safety and to discuss how Congress can increase regulatory certainty.
NACD Hails TSCA Reform Final Passage
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement today on the final passage by the U.S. Senate of H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act that resolves the differences between House and Senate versions of Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) reform legislation.
NACD Welcomes TSCA Reform Passage in the U.S. House of Representatives
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement today on the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of H.R. 2576, the Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act that would reform the 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA).

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