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Since 1971, NACD has united an international community of distributors and supply-chain partners who formulate, blend, re-package, warehouse, transport, and market chemical products for over 750,000 customers.

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NACD Unveils Company Productivity Report Showing Increased Industry Sales in 2013
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)recently released its 2014 Company Productivity Report (CPR),showing that industry firms reported higher sales growthin 2013 thanthe previous year when measured by pounds of chemical products moving through warehouses. The report also illustrates lagging profitability given the slowly recovering economy.
On the Road Again: Facility Visits Highlight Issues Important to NACD Members
Over the last seven months, NACD President Eric Byer has spent a great deal of time on the road visiting member companies. Each of these visits has been a wonderful opportunity for him to learn more about the chemical distribution industry while interacting with the good folks that support these businesses. In this post, he highlights briefly a couple of common issues that have arisen during these tours and, most importantly, let you know how NACD is attempting to address them.
NACD Members Have Outsized Presence on ICIS Top 100 List
Every year, ICIS Chemical Business publishes a list of the top companies in the chemical distribution industry based on financial data, number of facilities, and other factors. Stacked with industry heavyweights, this list demonstrates the overarching economic impact chemical distribution has around the world. One of the most striking, yet not surprising, elements of the list is the significant number of NACD member companies included.
NACD Welcomes CFATS Markup by Senate, Urges Passage
On July 30, 2014, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved draft legislation on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program administered by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed legislation would fund the CFATS program for multiple years, providing the industry with much-needed certainty, and is similar to a House bill passed earlier this month. NACD supports both pieces of legislation and urges the Senate to bring the bill to the floor for a full vote.
NACD Comments on FDA’s Sanitary Food Transportation Proposal
On July 30, 2014, NACD submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule titled “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food.” The proposed rule would establish requirements for shippers, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport.

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News From ICIS

August 29, 2014
EUAA to EUA discount sought on aviation auction restart
...EUAA to EUA discount sought on aviation auction restart. Ben Lee. EU aviation emissions allowances (EUAA) are due to be auctioned from 3 September...
August 29, 2014
Italy to list strategic energy infrastructure
...Italy to list strategic energy infrastructure. Matilde Mereghetti. The Italian ministry of economic development plans to publish later this year a...
August 29, 2014
September ethylene, propylene CPs settle down €50-55/tonne
...September ethylene, propylene CPs settle down €50-55/tonne. Nel Weddle. Focus article by Nel Weddle. LONDON (ICIS)--European ethylene and propylene...
August 29, 2014
Delay to reserve payment cut boosts Polish Q4 ‘14 Peaks
...Delay to reserve payment cut boosts Polish Q4 ‘14 Peaks. Karolina Zagrodna. Cuts to payments for producing electricity as reserves during peak hours...


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