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Tax Cuts for Scrooge McDuck? Dispelling Myths of Tax Reform
By Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-IL.), featured on

Roger Harris, CEO of Producers Chemical Company in Sugar Grove, Ill., employs about 30 people. He pays plenty in taxes—all told, federal, state and local governments take more of his business income than Roger does. For Producers Chemical, tax reform could mean an extra $150,000 in capital. And for Roger, that doesn’t mean a bigger CEO paycheck. It means he can invest in his business and hire three or four new employees. That means stronger economic growth and more families taken care of in Illinois.

NACD Presents Lifetime Achievement Award to David B. Garner of Brenntag North America, Inc.
NACD awarded the association’s prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award to David B. Garner of Brenntag North America, Inc. out of Reading, Pennsylvania. He received this award today during the Business Meeting at NACD’s 46th Annual Meeting, the premier chemical distribution industry event of the year. This is only the sixth time in the 46-year history of NACD that this esteemed award has been given.
Senior Leaders at Chem/Serv, Inc. Win the 2017 Distributor of the Year Award
NACD today named both Joseph Fischman and Andrea Nagle of Chem/Serv, Inc., as the 2017 Distributor of the Year. Recipients of this award demonstrate outstanding commitment to the chemical distribution community and work steadfastly on behalf of NACD and the entire industry.
NACD Members Meet in San Antonio for 46th Annual Meeting
Members of NACD are heading to San Antonio for the association’s 46th Annual Meeting. Chemical distribution industry leaders and their suppliers, customers and colleagues are joining together to discuss opportunities for companies to improve business performance, management skills, recruitment and more, while getting in-depth insights into the latest trends and future of the industry.
NACD Commends Trump Executive Order on Association Health Plans
NACD President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on U.S. President Trump’s signing of an executive order allowing for the creation of association health plans that would provide small businesses with more affordable health care options for their employees and families.
NACD Applauds Senate Introduction of SBHP Legislation
National Assocation of Chemical Distributors (NACD) President Eric R. Byer issued the following statement on S. 1818, the Small Business Health Plans Act, recently introduced by Sen. Mike Enzi (R-WY). This legislation would provide small businesses with more affordable health care options for their employees and families through small business health plans (SBHPs). The U.S. House of Repesentatives passed similar legislation earlier this year.
NACD Member Chemisphere Corp. Participates in SBA Regulatory Roundtable
Chemical distributor and NACD member Chemisphere Corporation participated in a federal regulatory reform roundtable in St. Louis, MO to discuss regulatory burdens facing their company and the broader chemical distribution industry. Hosted by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), this and similar roundtables focusing on suggested reforms from the business community have been held in Louisiana, Idaho, Kentucky, Ohio, Missouri, and Kansas.
NACD Honors Two Companies with 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award
NACD has announced the winners of the 2017 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award. This award is given to companies that demonstrate a sustained and rigorous commitment to NACD Responsible Distribution®, the association’s third-party-verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. This year’s award has two recipients: McCullough & Associates and Walsh & Associates.The co-recipients were announced at ChemEdge, the premier operation and management conference for the chemical distribution industry hosted annually by NACD, which this year broke attendance records with more than 400 conference-goers.

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