The onset of the COVID-19 pandemic forced chemical manufacturers and distributors to quickly reassess how they operated.
It’s been a long and frustrating road for the trucking industry as it’s tried to address the ongoing driver shortage – but there are finally signs of change on the horizon.
NACD is pleased to announce the addition of a new importing and trade course to its online training center, NACD U.
Whether Congress is writing new laws, reauthorizing existing laws, or failing to act on issues important to the chemical distribution industry, policymakers in Washington have the ability to both positively and negatively affect our industry and the choices individual companies make to remain successful.
Port congestion, container shortages, and soaring costs have become part and parcel of life as a chemical distributor this past year.
Since the launch of Responsible Distribution three decades ago, NACD’s mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security program has cemented its reputation across the chemical sector as a mark of quality and assurance. Member companies that follow these practices and bear its logo are able to demonstrate they are operating to high standards and pursuing continuous improvement.
Be sure to make a note in your calendars for Congress Connect in May, the new virtual version of our annual Washington Fly-In that puts you face to face with your local legislators.
Reviewing the history of the United States, you will note that during times of economic strife there are usually industry segments that thrive. Some of those segments thrive for all the correct reasons. And then, there are some that do not. One segment that is thriving during this latest economic crisis is the ocean carrier community.
Established in 1971, NACD has been enhancing and communicating the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry for fifty years. 2021 has already been a whirlwind of a year, but we would be remiss not to take a moment to reflect on this huge milestone.
Would you know what to do if you were the victim of fraud? We were recently alerted to an incident involving one of our member companies that saw them lose $750,000 of product.