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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 Cautions DOT on Proposed Tank Car Standards Rulemaking
NACD recently submitted comments to the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) regarding its proposed rule titled “Hazardous Materials: Enhanced Tank Car Standards and Operational Controls for High-Hazard Flammable Trains.” The proposed rule would create stricter standards for the transport of hazardous materials by rail.
NACD Member Superior Oil Co. Educates Rep. Wagner on Chemical Distribution
Superior Oil Company, Inc. hosted Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) at their Arnold, Missouri facility to educate her on the chemical distribution industry and how the company ensures its facility and surrounding community are kept safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party verification environmental, health, safety, and security program.
NACD Applauds Committee Approval of STB Reform Legislation
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued this statement on the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation’s approval of S. 2777, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2014.
NACD Member Companies Highlight Chemical Safety at West Virginia Workshop
Members of the National Association of Chemical Distributors joined together with chemical industry colleagues, state agency representatives and community leaders at a workshop focused on enhancing chemical safety and security. The workshop was co-hosted with the West Virginia Manufacturers Association (WVMA), the American Chemistry Council (ACC) and included a special training session run by the American Institute for Chemical Engineers’ Center for Chemical Process Safety.
NACD Urges CFATS Improvements at DHS Listening Session
NACD testified at the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) first listening session on the agency’s Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPRM) regarding the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program. The ANPRM provides an opportunity for DHS to consider industry suggestions during the development of updated CFATS regulations.
Congressman Smith Tours NACD Member Douglas Products
Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas) toured Douglas Products, Inc. to learn more about chemical distribution issues and how the family-owned company ensures their facility and surrounding community is safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party verification environmental, health, safety, and security program. Douglas Products is a member in good standing of the association.
Congressman Cole Visits NACD Member Brainerd Chemical
Rep. Tom Cole (R-Okla.) traveled to Tuttle, Oklahoma to gain a better understanding of the day-to-day operations of Brainerd Chemical Company, Inc. He saw first-hand how the Oklahoma-based, family-owned business is working to provide quality jobs and ensure safety and job satisfaction through programs like Responsible Distribution®. Brainerd Chemical is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), and its president serves on the association’s executive board. Cole, in his sixth term, sits on the U.S. House of Representatives Appropriations Committee.
Congressman Cooper Travels to NACD Member Deeks and Company, Inc.
Rep. Jim Cooper (D-Tenn.) visited Deeks & Company, Inc. to learn how the family-owned business is working to create jobs and keep the surrounding community safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®. Deeks & Company, Inc. is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

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