Responsible Reflections

Interested to hear NACD President Eric R. Byer's take on the latest news, legislation, and regulations affecting the chemical distribution industry? Check out Responsible Reflections, NACD's blog!

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NACD works with its members to promote sensible laws and regulations.

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Responsible Distribution

Responsible Distribution is NACD’s mandatory, third-party verified environmental, health, safety & security program where members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.

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Who We Are

Serving a critical industry and the customers it supplies and supports
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 Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to Roger T. Harris, Producers Chemical Company
NACD awarded Roger T. Harris, President of Producers Chemical Company out of Sugar Grove, Illinois and current NACD Chairman, as the recipient of the association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award. It is only the fourth time in the 43 year history of NACD that this esteemed award has been given.
Jeanette Partlow, Maryland Chemical Company, Inc. Named NACD’s 2014 Distributor of the Year
NACD named Jeanette Glose Partlow, president of Maryland Chemical Company, Inc., the 2014 Distributor of the Year. Individuals selected to receive this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community, working steadfastly on behalf of the whole industry and NACD.
NACD Appoints Nine New Officers to Board of Directors
New officers and directors were elected to the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) Board of Directors. Elections were held at the Annual Business Meeting during NACD’s 43rd Annual Meeting, the premier event of the year for the chemical distribution industry.
Joint Statement by the American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Chemical Distributors on Enhancing Safety and Industry Performance
The American Chemistry Council and the National Association of Chemical Distributors signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) stressing the importance of implementation of their mutual industry performance programs, namely Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution. Both programs are membership requirements and require third party verification. The MOU stressed the associations’ willingness to work together through these programs to share best practices, systems and performance metrics, and increase collaboration on industry events.
NACD Releases Membership and Safety Report Demonstrating Increased Growth and Safety
According to the 2014 Membership & Safety Report released at the association’s 43rd Annual Meeting today, NACD members drove more than 140 million miles delivering 50 tons of products every minute last year (2013). The report showed a reduction in Occupational Safety and Health Administration recordable cases to 549, from 594 the previous year, demonstrating the industry’s continued commitment to safety.
NACD Urges Passage of H.R. 4012 to Increase Regulatory Transparency
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement urging the U.S. House of Representatives to pass H.R. 4012, the Secret Science Reform Act of 2014.
NACD’s 43rd Annual Meeting Records Highest Attendance in 16 Years
NACD members and affiliates are gathering for the association’s 43rd Annual Meeting. This event has a longstanding history of bringing together leaders in chemical distribution to learn and engage with each other. Kicking off Tuesday with the highest attendance since 1998, the event features high profile speakers, workshops, and activities geared toward improving the safety and business performance of chemical distributors.
NACD Continues Upward Climb with 14 New Members and Affiliates
NACD enthusiastically welcomes 14 new members and affiliates to its ranks, increasing the association’s representation to nearly 450 companies.
NACD Adds New Talent to Legislative Affairs Team
NACD recently appointed Mandy Gunasekara as senior director of legislative affairs. Mandy brings a wealth of experience on Capitol Hill, cultivating relationships with congressional stakeholders, as well as proven leadership skills to advance NACD’s legislative activities in the future.
NACD Files Comments on EPA Risk Management Program
NACD submitted comments to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on its request for information (RFI) on potential changes to the agency’s Risk Management Program (RMP) overseeing chemical facilities. EPA requested information and data on specific regulatory elements and process safety management approaches, the public and environmental health and safety risks they address, and the costs and burdens they may entail.

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