Small Business Services

NACD strives to provide resources and support for the small businesses in the chemical distribution industry. NACD has collaborated with strategic partners and developed resources designed to aid our members in every aspect of business.

Please click the bolded links below to learn more about our small business services.

Company Performance Reporting

Benchmark your company's productivity against industry metrics to improve business practices


Company Productivity Report

The Company Productivity Report is an annual report designed to evaluate company performance relative to other chemical distributors in the industry. The data and financial ratios contained in the report represent broad “benchmarks” against which a company’s operating results can be compared. Upon completion of the company productivity survey, each company receives a detailed and confidential individual company report as well as the full industry-wide Company Productivity Report. Only participants may receive the full set of results. The report is divided into three sections:

  • Summary of Performance Evaluation – Provides an objective, qualitative evaluation of the company’s performance versus similar reporting companies in the industry on the basis of various key performance measures.
  • Four Color Company Data – Shows the company’s results in color compared to all firms to quickly pinpoint areas of strength or weakness.
  • Detailed Performance Results – Shows company data next to the appropriate industry-wide comparisons to gauge firm’s performance versus the companies that are similar in terms of industry grouping on a variety of performance metrics.

Compensation and Benefits Survey

The Compensation and Benefits Report is a biennial survey providing the most complete, accurate, and up-to-date compensation information for the chemical distribution industry. This report allows members to easily compare their compensation levels and benefits policies with similar distributors. The Survey compares metrics for employees at all levels from senior management to warehouse and hourly employees. Upon completion of the Compensation and Benefits survey, each company receives an aggregated report so that companies can compare their own data to the results of similar firms. Companies must participate in the survey to receive a report. The report is divided into two sections:

  • Compensation – Features data on salaries, wages, and commission rates.
  • Benefits – Outlines benefits offered, including bonuses, health care, holiday, and vacation policies.

To participate in these reports, please contact Lucinda Schofer at (571) 482-3044.

Chemical Distribution's Economic Impact  

View and download economic data by state, county, and district


Invest in your employees' professional development with in-person conference and online education

Association Education Alliance

NACD is a member and partner of the Association Education Alliance (AEA), an organization that provides valuable educational opportunities to its members. NACD members and Affiliates can therefore participate in all educational events at a discount rate. Some of these events include the annual University of Industrial Distribution (UID) Conference, the Young Distribution Professionals Conference, the Four Pillars of the Sales Profession seminars, and quarterly webinars which cover a variety of topics.

Events, Information and Registration

Employee Benefits

Offer a voluntary benefits program to your employees

Voluntary Employee Benefits Program

NACD has designed a voluntary benefits program for member and Affiliate companies to offer to their employees. This is an exclusive offer reserved for NACD that allows you to join a program that has economies of scale pricing and unique, high quality benefits with no cost to the employer. All insurance products are guaranteed issue and no member, spouse, dependent, or employee can be declined during initial enrollment. All employees within your organization receive the same Guaranteed Issue Underwriting; a one-time offer to your employees. This Guaranteed Issue option provides significant value to your employees. All employees and dependents are eligible for coverage, with no minimum participation requirements. The insurance products offered are:

  • Term Life Insurance with 75 months of Long-Term Care
  • Critical Illness Plan (Includes Cancer Diagnosis)
  • Accident Coverage (Family Coverage Available)
  • Short-Term Disability (Includes Maternity)
  • Cancer Insurance


To learn more about this program, please visit the NACD voluntary benefits website, see our program highlight sheet, or contact Patrick Bell at Pritchard & Jerden:


Manage risk with a General Liability and Pollution insurance program designed specifically for NACD members

Environmental and General Liability Insurance Programs
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NACD and AIG have a long standing relationship. Through this program NACD members and Affiliates have access to a General Liability and Pollution Insurance Program provided by AIG which offers the membership:

  • 10% discount on their general liability premiums (after all other credits have been taken into account)
  • Customized policies by endorsement
  • Recognition of Responsible Distribution® through competitive pricing and risk management credits
  • Complimentary policyholder programs include access to PIER and RiskTool services:
    • PIER (Pollution Incident and Environmental Response)® provides policyholders with 24-hour / 7-days a week access to pre-screened crisis management specialists who respond in a timely manner to environmental incidents, at pre-negotiated rates regardless of whether the incident is covered under the policy.
    • The GLP RiskTool System® is an easy-to-use web-based risk management tool (no cost to insureds) that helps policyholders identify and manage environmental, health, safety and transportation programs and workplace risk
    • Access to a management level NACD program liaison
    • Open brokerage access — Members can use any licensed broker of their choosing
  • Specific policy enhancements for NACD members for the Environmental and General Liability Exposures (EAGLE) Program®, a single policy providing both general liability and pollution coverage
  • Value-added programs to help mitigate risk, assess security, and support effective incident response

Now you can confidently manage the risks that are specific to the chemical distribution industry. Just call an NACD insurance specialist at Broker Services at 1-877-867-3783.

AIG is the marketing name for the worldwide property-casualty, life and retirement, and general insurance operations of American International Group, Inc. For additional information, please visit our website at Products and services are written or provided by subsidiaries or affiliates of American International Group, Inc. Not all products and services are available in every jurisdiction, and insurance coverage is governed by actual policy language. Certain products and services may be provided by independent third parties. Insurance products may be distributed through affiliated or unaffiliated entities. Certain property-casualty coverages may be provided by a surplus lines insurer. Surplus lines insurers do not generally participate in state guaranty funds and insureds are therefore not protected by such funds.


Online Training

Professional development right from the comfort of your desk


NACD’sonline training center is specifically designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and professional development of workers in the chemical distribution industry at an affordable cost. 


Complimentary 60-minute webinars on business issues, Responsible Distribution, and regulatory compliance.

Regulatory Compliance

Environmental, health, safety and security requirements are more numerous and complicated today than ever before. In addition to federal and international regulations, the states are more active as are retailers and related private commercial entities. In an effort to assist with managing these burgeoning challenges, NACD has reinforced the regulatory compliance resources it wishes to make available to its members.

Partnership with Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

With Bergeson & Campbell, P.C., members can receive:

  • Free consultation, up to 30 minutes quarterly;
  • Discounted consulting rates, negotiated by the Association;
  • Access to training sessions and webinars scheduled throughout the year; and
  • Updates on compliance and regulatory changes.

To see a complete list of issues they can help you with and how to reach them please visit Bergeson & Campbell, P.C.

Regulatory Compliance Preferred Providers Program

NACD's Regulatory Compliance Preferred Provider program offers access to experts to help members make sense of the myriad of regulations affecting chemical distribution.

Benefits available:

  • Knowledgeable and reliable experts
  • Some offering free consultations (30 minutes per quarter)
  • Discounted services

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Access Our Compliance Resources

Responsible Distribution

Review tools and resources to assist in your company's third-party onsite verification

Responsible Distribution 101
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Internal Auditing and Corrective Action Tool

NACD has strategically partnered with Kestrel Management Services to bring you an online tool to address vital areas of Responsible Distribution.

For a video overview of the tool go to:

Responsible Distribution powered by dynaQonline™ simplifies and streamlines Section 10 (Internal Audits) and Section 11 (Corrective and Preventive Actions) of Responsible Distribution. In addition, this tool creates audit and action documentation, satisfying these elements of Section 12.

  • No software to install
  • Easy to use
  • Online training videos
  • Data integrity and security
Section 10 Internal Responsible Distribution Auditing

Internal auditing has never been easier! Organize your audits monthly or perform a comprehensive internal audit. Quickly ask predefined questions by section and check the requirement for Responsible Distribution all in one place. Record your answer and if you choose, even attach photos. When finished with the audit you can instantly produce a report! If issues arise during the audit you can initiate action, notify via email, and track the corrective and preventive action through closure with the same tool!

Section 11 Responsible Distribution Corrective and Preventive Action

Corrective and Preventive Action Tracking with accountability and transparency — Who is responsible, where is that email, is this information the latest, what’s the status? Sound familiar? Assign, track, and manage corrective and preventive action in real time with one tool. Run status reports and look at action trends with the click of a button. Create action based on audit findings or any action you wish to track and manage.

Interested in the tool and don’t have access? Contact Kestrel Management to get started! or 1-800-214-7060.

Talent Recruitment

Hire the best talent to drive your business forward

Align Talent with Business Needs
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Caliper's scientifically validated methods of predicting workplace performance can help your company achieve its goals when hiring new employees or transitioning staff to new responsibilities.

Accurately predict workplace performance with a number of assessments covering:

  • Pre-Employment
  • Talent Development
  • Corporate Culture

Make sure your company hired the best talent to drive your business forward. Discounted rates available to NACD members & Affiliates. Click here to learn more, or call (609) 524-1200 today to access these tools.

Recruit, Retain, and Motivate Your Entry-Level Workforce

Industrial Careers Pathway


Take advantage of rental car discounts when on business travel

Rental Car Discounts

Hertz provides NACD members a choice of some of the most popular offers, while also taking advantage of your year-round member discounts. At one of the hundreds of Hertz Local Edition locations, just call and they will come get you.

With a Member Savings Card, you receive year-round membership discounts and your choice of one of the following offers each time you rent. Offers are subject to blackout and availability.

  • One car class upgrade in the U.S. or Canada
  • $10 off a weekly rental
  • Free Child Seat on a weekly rental

Mention the CDP#1108181 when making your reservation to receive the NACD discounts. Visit, call your travel agent, or call Hertz at 1-800-654-2210.