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Get Involved and Invite a Member of Congress to Your Facility Today
September 22, 2022
Get Involved and Invite a Member of Congress to Your Facility Today

NACD’s Government Affairs team regularly visits Capitol Hill to talk to Congress members and their offices about the vitally important work carried out by our membership.

We’re always telling them about your role in the supply chain, how the chemicals you handle and distribute affect our everyday lives, and how your business creates jobs and supports local communities.

By Riley Cagle
Get Active This Political Season
September 15, 2022
Get Active This Political Season

If you need motivation to become active in this year’s election process, this is no shortage of critical issues that NACD member companies should address with their Members of Congress as they head home for the final recess before the 2022 mid-term election cycle.

By Eric R. Byer
Preparing for a  More Sustainable Future
September 8, 2022
Preparing for a More Sustainable Future

Sustainability is not a new concept, but its integration into our daily working practices is becoming increasingly prevalent. Indeed, shareholders, customers, and employees now expect chemical distributors to rise to the challenge and implement change.

By Caroline Brooks
NACD Membership: Do You Have What It Takes?
September 1, 2022
NACD Membership: Do You Have What It Takes?

For over 50 years, NACD has been the voice of chemical distribution in the nation. There are now more than 400 companies that are part of our association – a diverse blend of businesses spanning every part of the chemical supply chain. Whether you're a distributor, chemical warehouse, carrier, service provider, equipment manufacturer, or chemical supplier – we’re here to represent you and promote the professionalism and stewardship of our industry.

By Jenni Jenkins
Sustainable Trucking Isn't the Future – It's Already Here
August 25, 2022
Sustainable Trucking Isn't the Future – It's Already Here

At the National Association of Chemical Distributors, we take pride in placing the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of our employees, our communities, and the environment. Since 1991, Responsible Distribution, NACD’s mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security program, has helped our members live up to these tenets. The program ensures that NACD and its members have all the necessary tools at their disposal to safely store, handle, transport, and dispose of chemicals.

By Mike Lang
America's Shipping Crisis Isn't Over & Policymakers Shouldn't Make It Worse
August 11, 2022
America's Shipping Crisis Isn't Over & Policymakers Shouldn't Make It Worse

Make no mistake about it, businesses across the country are still struggling to recover from America’s supply chain crisis, which the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) has been sounding the alarm about for over two years now. Chemical distributors have been hit with increased delays, costs, detention, and demurrage fees, skyrocketing fuel prices, increased cost of equipment, and so much more.

By Mike Joyce, Midfield Consulting LLC
Chemical Management is Key to Distributors' Success
August 1, 2022
Chemical Management is Key to Distributors' Success

NACD places the highest priority on the health, safety, and security of employees, communities, and the environment. For our members, this means complying with all relevant regulations and legislation, and adhering to the tenets and meeting the requirements of NACD Responsible Distribution®, a mandatory third-party verified management system that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. 

By Lucinda A. Schofer
PFAS Regulation: As Ubiquitous as the Class of Chemicals Captured in the Term "PFAS"
July 28, 2022
PFAS Regulation: As Ubiquitous as the Class of Chemicals Captured in the Term "PFAS"

If you think the pace of global regulatory attention devoted to per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) has greatly accelerated, you would be spot on. PFAS regulation is as globally ubiquitous as the very class of chemicals the term “PFAS” is defined to include, and the pace is unlikely to abate.

By Lynn L. Bergeson, Bergeson & Campbell PC
Maximizing Our Training and Educational Resources
July 21, 2022
Maximizing Our Training and Educational Resources

Employee training is a critical component of any chemical distribution business. Given the industry’s nature and supply chain position, ensuring employees are appropriately trained and adequately prepared to carry out their designated duties should always be a priority.

By Caroline Brooks
Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities at ChemEdge 2022
July 7, 2022
Turn Your Obstacles into Opportunities at ChemEdge 2022

College – a quintessential moment for most young adults. From many kids’ first moments of independence to developing their academic passions, this season of life is filled with an explosion of possibilities and new challenges. For Chad E. Foster, he faced a new trial: going blind at the age of 21.

 

By Catherine Williams