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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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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 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).
Webb Chemical Service Corp. Wins NACD's 2014 Responsible Distribution Award
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced Webb Chemical Service Corporation as the winner of the 2014 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year’s ChemEdge conference, the premier operation and management event for the chemical distribution industry hosted by NACD. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company who most embodies the ideals of NACD’s Responsible Distribution® program.
NACD's 2014 ChemEdge Conference Kicks Off in Record Fashion in Nashville
ChemEdge, the leading chemical distribution operations and management conference in the United States, is getting underway today with record attendance and exhibitor participation. Held from August 19-22 in Nashville, Tenn., the conference is the National Association of Chemical Distributors’ (NACD) flagship event. Celebrating its 25th year, this event has provided critical information to NACD members and others in the chemical distribution industry so they can manage complex regulatory and operational issues affecting their operations and growth.
Congressman Gibson Tours NACD Member KIC Chemicals
Rep. Chris Gibson (R-N.Y.) visited KIC Chemicals, Inc. to learn about the chemical distribution industry and how the small business is working to ensure their facility and the local community is safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®. KIC Chemicals is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).
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.

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News From ICIS

September 15, 2014
ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies: North America
...ICIS Top 100 Chemical Companies: North America. Joseph Chang. 2013 was a solid year for both sales and profit gains for the top 10 chemical companies...
September 16, 2014
Romania in talks with EU to delay natural gas price liberalisation
...Romania in talks with EU to delay natural gas price liberalisation. Ben Samuel. The Romanian government has entered talks with the European Commission...
September 16, 2014
INEOS BIO bringing Florida cellulosic ethanol plant back on line
...INEOS BIO bringing Florida cellulosic ethanol plant back on line. Al Greenwood. HOUSTON (ICIS)--INEOS Bio is bringing its new cellulosic ethanol plant...
September 16, 2014
Norwegian natural gas production again below forecast in August
...Norwegian natural gas production again below forecast in August. Thomas Rodgers. Natural gas production on the Norwegian continental shelf continued...

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