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 U

Enroll in NACD’s new online training center and receive on-demand training whenever you want it, wherever you want it.

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Days Since TSCA Became Law

NACD supports efforts to ensure the nearly 40-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) is improved in a way that recognizes the unique role of chemical distributors in the chemical supply chain.

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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 Releases 2015 Chemical Distribution Compensation and Benefits Survey
NACD recently unveiled the 2015 Compensation and Benefits Survey, a biennial study that collects data on 25 key salaried positions and 15 hourly positions in the U.S. chemical distribution sector. Since 2013 when the last survey was conducted, the majority of positions studied in the survey saw an increase in total compensation.
 
NACD Member Dakota Distributing Welcomes Rep. Williams to Facility
Dakota Distributing, LP opened their doors to Rep. Roger Williams (R-TX) to show him firsthand how chemical distribution works and to educate him on programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party-verification environmental, health, safety, and security program. Dakota Distributing is a member in good standing of the association.
 
Rep. Green Visits NACD Member Southern Chemical Corporation
Southern Chemical Corporation welcomed Rep. Gene Green (D-TX) to their facility to demonstrate the value of chemical distribution and the safety of companies like Southern Chemical that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®. Southern Chemical is a member in good standing of the association.
 
NACD Congressional Site Visit Program in Full Swing
With the August Congressional recess well underway, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) site visit program is reaching peak levels. This program helps NACD member companies invite their Representatives and Senators to their facilities for tours to learn more about the chemical distribution industry and discuss issues important to their business operations, like TSCA reform, burdensome regulations, and general business concerns.
 
KIC Chemicals Inc. Wins NACD’s 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
NACD announced KIC Chemicals Inc. as the winner of the 2015 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 the NACD Responsible Distribution® program.
 
Responsible Distribution of Chemicals Takes Center Stage at ChemEdge
As the chemical industry continues to grow, distributors from across the country are convening this week in record fashion at ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States. With the highest paid attendance in ten years, more than 380 owners and employees will collaborate on the critical information needed to manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting their businesses.
 
Superior Oil Company, Inc. Meets with Rep. Walorski on Chemical Distribution
Superior Oil Company, Inc. welcomed Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) to their facility to show her the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®.
 
Chemical Distribution Industry Productivity Report Shows Higher Sales Growth
An increase in sales and revenue led to continued growth for chemical distributors in 2014, according to a report released by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). The 31st annual Company Productivity Report showed that chemical distributor industry firms realized an increase in overall sales dollars of 5.2 percent in 2014 verses only 0.7 percent in 2013.
 
NACD Member TLC Ingredients, Inc. Welcomes Rep. Hultgren to Facility
TLC Ingredients, Inc. gave Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL) a tour of their facility to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®, the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) mandatory third-party-verification environmental, health, safety, and security program. TLC Ingredients is a member in good standing of the association.
 
NACD Member Columbus Chemical Industries Welcomes Rep. Grothman to Facility
Columbus Chemical Industries (CCI) opened the doors of their Columbus, WI, facility to Rep. Glenn Grothman (R-WI) to show him the value and safety of chemical distribution companies that participate in programs like NACD Responsible Distribution®.
 
NACD Unveils New Online Learning Portal, NACD U
NACD proudly announces the launch of its new online education center, called NACD U, for chemical distributor employees ranging from hourly workers to senior management.

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News From ICIS

September 1, 2015
US Aug ethylene expected to fall on long supply
...US Aug ethylene expected to fall on long supply. John Dietrich. HOUSTON (ICIS)--US August ethylene contracts are expected to fall, sources said...
September 1, 2015
US manufacturing slows for 2nd month
...US manufacturing slows for 2nd month. Joe Kamalick. WASHINGTON (ICIS)--US manufacturing growth declined in August for the second month in a row, a key...
September 1, 2015
Europe CX September contract falls €260/tonne on benzene drop
...Europe CX September contract falls €260/tonne on benzene drop. Katherine Sweeney. LONDON (ICIS)--The European September cyclohexane (CX) contact...
September 1, 2015
Bayer MaterialScience changes name to Covestro ahead of float
...Bayer MaterialScience changes name to Covestro ahead of float. Graeme Paterson. LONDON (ICIS)--Bayer MaterialScience is now operating under the new...

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