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NACD Welcomes Association Health Plans Proposed Rule
NACD President Eric R. Byer applauded the U.S. Department of Labor’s proposed rulemaking on the creation of association health plans that would allow businesses to band together to provide their employees with better, more affordable health insurance coverage.
NACD Urges Reauthorization of Generalized System of Preferences
NACD President Eric R. Byer urged the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to renew the U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP), which provides importers with tariff relief on many products from certain developing countries.
NACD Applauds Sweeping Effort to Reform U.S. Tax Code
NACD President Eric R. Byer welcomed U.S. House of Representatives and U.S. Senate passage of comprehensive legislation that would overhaul our nation’s tax code and provide relief to the American business community.

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.

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January 19, 2018
US state Arkansas approves in-season ban on dicamba herbicide
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The Arkansas Legislative Council on Friday approved the ban of herbicide diacamba in the US state from 16 April to 31 October. With...
January 19, 2018
Both Brent and WTI futures opened well into negative territory on Friday, taking bearish cues on forecasts of higher US output. Despite a large...
January 19, 2018
US oil gas rig count falls
HOUSTON (ICIS)--The US oil and gas drilling rig count fell to 936 for the week ending 19 January, down by three from the previous week, according to...
January 19, 2018
CRUDE SUMMARY: Crude oil futures falter on higher non-OPEC, US output growth estimates
LONDON (ICIS) --- Both Brent and WTI futures opened well into negative territory on Friday, taking bearish cues on forecasts of higher US output....


2018 NACD Legislative & Regulatory Outlook
January 25, 2018
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NACD’s Webinar Series on Trade: The European Union’s REACH Chemicals Regulation
February 22, 2018
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2018 Southern Region Meeting
Feb. 28-Mar.2, 2018
Miami, FL
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Duke Leadership Program
March 11-16, 2018
Durham, NC
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2018 Spring Responsible Distribution Workshop
April 4-5, 2018
Providence, RI
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Duke Financial Analysis for Non-Financial Leaders Program
April 8-11, 2018
Durham, NC
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2018 Western Region Meeting
April 17-21, 2018
Kohala Coast, HI
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Duke Management Program
April 29-May 2, 2018
Durham, NC
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2018 Washington Fly-In
April 25-26, 2018
Washington, DC
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2018 Central Region Meeting
June 11-13, 2018
St. Louis, MO
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