2016 NACD Annual Report

NACD presents a quick look at the association's accomplishments and accolades in 2016.

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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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Mathew A. Brainerd of Brainerd Chemical Company Inc. Named NACD Distributor of the Year
NACD today named Mathew A. Brainerd, chairman and owner of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc., the 2016 Distributor of the Year. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community and work steadfastly on behalf of NACD and the entire industry.
NACD Members Meet in Phoenix for 45th Annual Meeting
The event brings together chemical distribution industry leaders and their suppliers, customers and colleagues to discuss ways to improve business performance, management skills, safety, security and more. High-profile speakers and panelists are discussing issues facing the chemical distribution industry ranging from improving cybersecurity to tackling regulatory challenges before a near record-breaking audience of more than 650 attendees.
NACD and ANIQ Sign Memorandum of Understanding
NACD and the Asociación Nacional de la Industria Química (ANIQ), the national chemical industry associations of the United States and Mexico, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) agreeing to recognize the value of each organization’s environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) programs known as Responsible Distribution and Responsabilidad Integral. The MOU also encompassed best practices, information sharing and additional support.
Rail Customers Express Support for Proposal to Increase Freight Rail Competition
Organizations representing thousands of companies that ship goods—everything from chemicals to building materials to agricultural products—voiced their strong support for a proposal that would increase access to competitive freight rail service.
NACD Members Meet with Community and Industry Leaders to Discuss Chemical Safety at West Virginia Workshop
Today, members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) met with chemical industry colleagues, community leaders and state officials in West Virginia for the Enhancing Chemical Safety and Environmental Performance workshop.
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.

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December 5, 2016
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December 5, 2016
Asia ethylene margins mostly up on higher spot
...Asia ethylene margins mostly up on higher spot. John Dietrich. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Asian ethylene margins for LPG-based product rose during the week ended...
December 5, 2016
French power heavily sold off as ASN conditionally approves seven reactor restarts
...French power heavily sold off as ASN conditionally approves seven reactor restarts. Joachim Moxon. French nuclear authority ASN indicated during a...
December 5, 2016
Americas top stories: weekly summary
...Americas top stories: weekly summary. Staff Reporter. HOUSTON (ICIS)--Here are some of the top stories from ICIS Americas for the week ended 3...


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