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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 Unveils Company Productivity Report Showing Increased Industry Sales in 2013
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)recently released its 2014 Company Productivity Report (CPR),showing that industry firms reported higher sales growthin 2013 thanthe previous year when measured by pounds of chemical products moving through warehouses. The report also illustrates lagging profitability given the slowly recovering economy.
On the Road Again: Facility Visits Highlight Issues Important to NACD Members
Over the last seven months, NACD President Eric Byer has spent a great deal of time on the road visiting member companies. Each of these visits has been a wonderful opportunity for him to learn more about the chemical distribution industry while interacting with the good folks that support these businesses. In this post, he highlights briefly a couple of common issues that have arisen during these tours and, most importantly, let you know how NACD is attempting to address them.
NACD Members Have Outsized Presence on ICIS Top 100 List
Every year, ICIS Chemical Business publishes a list of the top companies in the chemical distribution industry based on financial data, number of facilities, and other factors. Stacked with industry heavyweights, this list demonstrates the overarching economic impact chemical distribution has around the world. One of the most striking, yet not surprising, elements of the list is the significant number of NACD member companies included.
NACD Welcomes CFATS Markup by Senate, Urges Passage
On July 30, 2014, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs approved draft legislation on the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards program administered by the Department of Homeland Security. The proposed legislation would fund the CFATS program for multiple years, providing the industry with much-needed certainty, and is similar to a House bill passed earlier this month. NACD supports both pieces of legislation and urges the Senate to bring the bill to the floor for a full vote.
NACD Comments on FDA’s Sanitary Food Transportation Proposal
On July 30, 2014, NACD submitted comments to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on its proposed rule titled “Sanitary Transportation of Human and Animal Food.” The proposed rule would establish requirements for shippers, carriers by motor vehicle and rail vehicle, and receivers engaged in the transportation of food to use sanitary practices to ensure the safety of the food they transport.

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News From ICIS

August 21, 2014
Turkish PP demand besieged by several factors
...Turkish PP demand besieged by several factors. Matt Tudball. Focus article by Matt Tudball LONDON (ICIS)--Polypropylene (PP) demand levels in Turkey...
August 21, 2014
Asia PBR falls on BD plunge, weak demand amid ample supply
...Asia PBR falls on BD plunge, weak demand amid ample supply. Helen Yan. Focus story by Helen Yan SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Spot polybutadiene rubber (PBR)...
August 21, 2014
Dutch offshore wind farm awaits top-down policy decision
...Dutch offshore wind farm awaits top-down policy decision. Abigail Beall. Plans to build a 300MW offshore wind farm in the Netherlands have been put on...
August 21, 2014
Asia Group I base oils eyes new markets as arb window opens
...Asia Group I base oils eyes new markets as arb window opens. Jasmine Khoo. Focus story by Jasmine Khoo and Veena Pathare SINGAPORE (ICIS)--Asia Group...


ChemEdge 2014
August 19, 2014
Omni Nashville, Nashville, TN

Responsible Distribution Workshop
August 19, 2014
Omni Nashville, Nashville, TN

Hands on Experience with CFATS Authorization Inspection (AI) Preparation and When is the Alternate Security Program (ASP) a Good Choice?
August 28

Enhancing Chemical Safety and Security in West Virginia
September 8
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Western Region Lunch
September 18, 2014
The Westin Los Angeles Airport
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September 22, 2014
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November 17, 2014
The Westin Kierland Resort, Scottsdale, AZ

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