NACD Press Release


Arlington, VA
August 12, 2015
Matthew McKinney
703/527-6223 x3074

KIC Chemicals Inc. Wins NACD’s 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award

St. Louis, MO - Today, the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) announced KIC Chemicals Inc. as the winner of the 2015 Responsible Distribution Excellence Award at this year’s ChemEdge conference. ChemEdge is the premier operations and management event for the chemical distribution industry, hosted annually by NACD. Each year, the award is given to the NACD member or affiliate company who most embodies the ideals of the NACD Responsible Distribution® program.

In announcing the award, Tom Corcoran, NACD Treasurer and Senior Vice President at Brenntag North America said, “As a company dedicated to quality and reliability, KIC Chemicals Inc. demonstrates exceptional performance in environmental health, safety and sustainability in the chemical distribution industry. Responsible Distribution requires high standards, and KIC Chemicals Inc. consistently meets and surpasses them."

KIC Chemicals Inc. President Ed Kort said, “KIC Chemicals is honored to receive this prestigious award. At KIC, we have focused on excellence for three decades. Having been members of NACD since 2005, we are extremely proud to live up to the principles of Responsible Distribution in everything we do.  We strive to deliver premium products and create value for customers, employees, and the greater community, which can only be done with a full commitment to responsibility. KIC Chemicals Inc. is proud to receive this year’s NACD Responsible Distribution Excellence Award.”

KIC Chemicals Inc., is headquartered in New Paltz, NY and has been a reliable source of chemical products since 1985. The company now has stocking locations across the United States and Europe, enabling KIC Chemicals to distribute their products around the world. Since becoming one of the first chemical distributors in the United States to earn ISO registration in 1995, KIC Chemicals has continued its dedication to delivering the highest quality products and services to meet the needs of its customers. 

Responsible Distribution is NACD's premier environmental, health, safety and security program that is implemented by all of its members and many of its chemical handler affiliates. For more information on Responsible Distribution, go to


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