Strategic Partner and Business Services

NACD strives to provide resources and support for businesses, small and large, in the chemical distribution industry. NACD has collaborated with strategic partners and developed resources designed to aid our members in every aspect of the business.

Please click the links below to learn more.

Get to know our NACD Strategic Partners

Regulatory Compliance
Intel Engine
Environment Safety Consulting
Safety Training



NACD Business Services

Customer Survey Response Templates

Standardize your responses to customer inquiries

Is your company faced with onerous inquiries from business partners and prospects for similar information? NACD developed two customer survey response templates that you can customize to respond to those requests! Our hope is 1) to cut down on the workload that our members have fielding and completing these requests, and 2) further build on the identity and brand of NACD and our Responsible Distribution program. Ideally, we would like interested parties to recognize a standard response from the chemical industry. Let us know your thoughts about these to mlang@nacd.com.


Industry Performance Reporting

Benchmark your company's productivity against industry metrics to improve business practices

The mission of NACD is to enhance and communicate the professionalism and stewardship of the chemical distribution industry. In doing this, it is important that NACD be seen as the premier authority on industry information related to chemical distribution in the United States. When reporters, Congressional staff and everyday citizens need information on chemical distribution, NACD should be the go-to source – not partisan advocacy groups, private undocumented data services, or federal agencies that might be ill-informed.

For this reason, NACD is undertaking a new initiative to upgrade and enhance our internal data management and collection systems. We hired John Dunham and Associates (JDA) as our partner in this effort. JDA conducted our 2015 Economic Impact Analysis, works with dozens of industry trade associations and understands the importance of ensuring that data are kept both accurate and confidential.

Under this initiative, we will be completing a number of new projects including:

  • The creation of a comprehensive data warehouse incorporating internal industry data, our Economic Impact Analysis, company survey data, and various government sources;
  • The development of an extensive geo-database of facility information;
  • A 2017 update of our Economic Impact Analysis; and,
  • A regulatory model allowing us to provide the press, members of Congress and regulatory agencies with data on the impact of proposed rules, taxes and other policies on our industry.

To this end, we are streamlining our survey process. In early 2017, we ended our relationship with Industry Insights in favor of consolidating multiple surveys and data collection into one comprehensive survey, with the goal being to lessen the burden of data collection on our members and to expand this effort to non-member firms over time.

Please see this FAQ document for more information about how this new initiative will work. Note: The safety portion of the survey will still be mandatory for all distributor members per NACD bylaws. We anticipate delivering robust data back to NACD member organizations and better representing their interests in the future.

To learn more about this initiative, please contact Aileen Smith at asmith@nacd.com.

Chemical Distribution's Economic Impact  

View and download economic data by state, county, and district



Invest in your employees' professional development with in-person conference and online education

Association Education Alliance

NACD is a member and partner of the Association Education Alliance (AEA), an organization that provides valuable educational opportunities to its members. NACD members and Affiliates can therefore participate in all educational events at a discount rate. Some of these events include the annual University of Industrial Distribution (UID) Conference, the Young Distribution Professionals Conference, the Four Pillars of the Sales Profession seminars, and quarterly webinars which cover a variety of topics.

Events, Information and Registration


Online Training

Professional development right from the comfort of your desk


NACD’sonline training center is specifically designed to improve the skills, knowledge, and professional development of workers in the chemical distribution industry at an affordable cost. 


Complimentary 60-minute webinars on business issues, Responsible Distribution, and regulatory compliance.


Responsible Distribution

Review tools and resources to assist in your company's third-party onsite verification


Take advantage of rental car discounts when on business travel

Rental Car Discounts

Hertz provides NACD members a choice of some of the most popular offers, while also taking advantage of your year-round member discounts. At one of the hundreds of Hertz Local Edition locations, just call and they will come get you.

With a Member Savings Card, you receive year-round membership discounts and your choice of one of the following offers each time you rent. Offers are subject to blackout and availability.

  • One car class upgrade in the U.S. or Canada
  • $10 off a weekly rental
  • Free Child Seat on a weekly rental

Mention the CDP#1108181 when making your reservation to receive the NACD discounts. Visit www.hertz.com, call your travel agent, or call Hertz at 1-800-654-2210.