Employees at Member Companies:
Miscellaneous Tariff Bill Act of 2018 (MTB): Legislation passed providing tariff relief on approx. 1,660 products imported to the U.S.
Generalized System of Preferences (GSP): Rule passed providing relief on nearly 5,000 products from 120 developing countries.
Negative impact of Section 301 tariffs. NACD commented on all three lists and successfully advocated for 36 HTS codes to be removed.
A multi-year reauthorization of the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program.
Drive Safe Act: To lower the commercial driving age to 18, opening jobs to a new segment of the workforce in a tight segment of the economy.
OSHA Reform: NACD President Eric Byer participated in a roundtable with the U.S. House Committee on Education and Workforce Subcommittee on Workforce Protections on OSHA reforms.
Health Care: Throughout the first half of the year, NACD advocated for the Association Health Plan Rule, which was issued by OSHA in March.
Legislators & Candidates Supported
Raised in 2018
Raised in Total Cycle
Signed Prior Approvals
Enhanced Responsible Distribution–related courses
Launched six new courses on Responsible Distribution
More than 150 courses now available covering operations, HR, and regulatory topics, including ethics and professional conduct training
37 companies improved their staff’s leadership skills in NACD’s Executive Education Programs with Duke University
(since inception of the partnership in 2015)
New course added — Finance for Non-Financial Professionals
New Orleans, LA
Continued growth with highest attendance in history
More than 439 attendees
121 first-time attendees
More than 170 companies have passed verification
Average number of deficiencies per site is less than 4
3 Responsible Distribution Adviser companies
support implementation needs
More than 150 workshop attendees in August;
matching our highest attendee record
Two Candidacy Class training sessions had participation
from 17 different Candidate companies
2 specialized workshops: one for internal
audits and one custom on-site training
14 membership visits from staff on Responsible Distribution
17 Responsible Distribution courses on NACD U
4 Responsible Distribution webinars
Six new Responsible Distribution courses in 2018
economic IMPACT STATS
by State & District
Detailed monthly & quarterly
economic newsletters providing
sector trends and analysis
Douglas A. Brown • Chairman
Brown Chemical Co., Inc.
Thomas M. Corcoran • Vice Chairman
Vice President, Business Development
Kurt Hettinga • Treasurer
Superior Solvents & Chemicals
Eric R. Byer
CEO/President, Riteks, Inc.
Vice President, Marketing, Harcros Chemicals, Inc.
President and General Counsel, TRInternational
CEO, Webb Chemical Service Corp.
President, Bedford Specialty Sales, Inc.
General Manager, Chemicals, Inc. USA, a Chemgroup Co.
President, Andes Chemical Corporation
Director of Quality and Operations, Connection Chemical LP
President, Barton Solvents, Inc.