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A distributor's role in the supply chain
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It goes without saying that a distributor's role in the supply chain is invaluable. But did you know that NACD created a brochure to help you communicate that role with your customers and key community partners? You can download this PDF from our website to email to any important constituent or you can call us to request hard copies for open houses or other important events. Click here to download the brochure. Or call 703-527-6223 ext. 3040 to request hard copies today!



2 programs in February to maximize your Responsible Distribution implementation
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The first week of February offers two great opportunities to immerse your Responsible Distribution Team in the program and what's new. On Tuesday, Feb. 5, participate in a deep-dive, one-day Regional workshop in Miami as we examine what to expect for the 5th Cycle. Learn more.

On Thursday, Feb. 7, noon–1 p.m. EST, Brett Mears, president, Palmer Logistics, will conduct a short presentation on public warehouses and the role they play in helping your business to succeed. To learn more, click here.


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NACD welcomes 9 new members and affiliates
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NACD continues to grow! We proudly welcomed nine new members and affiliates to our ranks at the end of the year. The addition of these companies demonstrates that NACD's mission continues to deliver value to distribution and its supply chain partners. With these new participants, NACD represents nearly 420 companies.

"Our members continue to show consistently better safety ratings than nonmember companies in the industry. Distributors in the United States and beyond have found value in our advocacy and Responsible Distribution program as well as member networking and educational programming. In 2013, we will continue to advance our mission and are encouraged by our sustained membership growth," said Chris Jahn, president of NACD.
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Increase your company exposure — Advertise in the 2013 Membership Directory!
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Promote your company's products and services to key decision-makers within the chemical distribution industry by advertising in the 2013 NACD Membership Directory. Sent to over 400 member and affiliate companies, the Membership Directory is an easy way to increase your exposure in the chemical supply chain. We have a number of advertising options available — click here to view our pricing and reserve your space now! Please contact Caitlin O'Donnell at 703-527-6223 ext. 3040 or codonnell@nacd.com for more information.

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NACD members remain focused on safety and performance
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Celebrate your success! The 2012 Membership and Safety Report, based on 2011 data, showed NACD member companies had a 13 percent increase in sales over the prior year and added several billion dollars to the tax base, contributing significantly to the U.S. economy.

NACD members remained focused on safety and performance through Responsible Distribution, safely and securely delivering products to customers who represent virtually every industry sector in the United States. Safety performance remained better than their peers in the chemical distribution industry and nearly twice as good as all manufacturing combined, based on the most current data available.

NACD began the Membership & Safety Data Project in 2001 to publicly report membership performance within measurable areas of health and safety. This report helps quantify the positive impact of Responsible Distribution and demonstrate the strong environmental, health, safety and security commitment made by NACD member companies through Responsible Distribution.

Make sure you have a copy of this Report in your files and talk to your supply chain partners about your role in these great results. Click here to view the 2012 Membership & Safety Report.




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Let the games begin: 9th You Be The Chemist Challenge cycle to kick off this week
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The Chemical Educational Foundation® is excited to announce that this week will mark the beginning of the 2012-2013 You Be The Chemist Challenge® (Challenge) cycle. The Challenge will begin its ninth cycle on Jan. 25, at the Lincoln Parrish, La., Local Challenge competition. A Local Challenge is also scheduled to be held in Essex County, Mass., the following week on Feb. 1. CEF would like to thank all of our organizers, sponsors and volunteers, and wish all the Challenge participants the best of luck as the competitions commence!

As we look forward to what is sure to be a fun-filled 2012-2013 Challenge cycle, we invite you to take a look at some of the highlights from the previous two National Challenge competitions on CEF's YouTube Channel.


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    Leadership gurus have extolled vulnerability's importance and TED talks have espoused the power of vulnerability, but what exactly is it? Vulnerability is taking a risk, stepping into the emotional unknown and exposing who you really are. You're comfortable showing your deficits as well as your assets. Vulnerability goes a long way to build trust and loyalty, create stronger connections between partners and teams, and mitigate conflict. More



    How business owners can prepare for health care in 2013
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    The heart of so-called Obamacare — requirements that all Americans obtain health insurance and that carriers provide coverage regardless of preexisting medical conditions — goes into effect in January 2014. Businesses with the equivalent of 50 or more full-time employees may face fines if they don't provide full-time workers with affordable health insurance that meets certain standards. More

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    6 tips to make every day more productive
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    The initial excitement and rush of the new is quickly followed by the need to get things done. As an owner or manager, you understand the importance of maintaining a relentless focus on your company's productivity. But your personal productivity is just as important. Of course we all want to get things done, but every once in a while, we each need a little help to refocus. More

    Why being a workaholic is counterproductive
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    Sometimes self-destructive workaholic behavior can get so out of hand there's only one recourse left: an office intervention. Enter Leslie Perlow, a Harvard Business School professor of leadership armed with an eagle eye for counterproductive work styles. More
     

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