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Programs and Events
Listen to your peers — OPSEM delivers value; register today
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Don't take it from us; listen to your peers. OPSEM has delivered value to our membership for years. But have you taken a look lately? The sessions, speakers and depth of information have grown. Click on the link below to see comments from last year and to learn more about our exciting program. The Operations and Purchasing Conference is growing. Make sure you are a part of it. More

Headquartered or operate in the Central Region? We have a program for you
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Midwest markets; tips to motivate your team to sell and deliver more; examining the interplay of Responsible Distribution and ISO among other systems; technology and how its changing business as we know it … these are all topics that will be discussed June 23-24 in Lake Geneva, Wis., at the Central Region meeting. We hope you will join us if you have headquarters and/or operate in the central part of the United States. More

Access Your Inspection Reports 24/7!

VFS Client’s can now view all of their fire & life safety inspection reports on the VFS website. Our LiNC inspection software allows you to Access and Manage all of your inspection reports on the web or by Smart Phone! To learn more about LiNC, visit our website at:

Recruiting best practices at NACD's Northeast Region Lunch, June 23; reserve your seat today
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On Thursday, June 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., in Lambertville, N.J., members from the Northeast Region will gather for lunch, conversation and hear from Patrick Sweeny, executive vice president of Caliper. Patrick will talk to us about the best practices for recruiting the best talent to fit your organization. The luncheon will be held at The Inn at Lambertville Station. More

NACD Brand Store now open!
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Show your commitment to Responsible Distribution! Order Responsible Distribution flags, truck decals and more at NACD Brand Store. More

North America's Leading Chemical Insurance Specialist

Aaxia Chemical Insurance Services is a specialized insurance agency serving exclusively the needs of the chemical industry. Aaxia works directly with chemical manufacturers, distributors and broker/traders of all sizes.

Responsible Distribution

Responsible Distribution Workshop: A high-value, low-cost program
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Probably the most unique workshop we have ever had! Join the industry's top experts at a special reception for workshop attendees Aug. 23. Then join us Aug. 24 for the brand new "Practices of Excellence" for the Responsible Distribution Codes of Management Practice. After lunch, we will have two consecutive Internal Audits sessions. These sessions are so important for NACD members and affiliates that we are "opening the doors" for all OPSEM attendees. More

  Chemical Education Foundation (CEF)

2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge
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The Chemical Educational Foundation will hold the 2011 National You Be The Chemist Challenge on Monday, June 20 at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia, Pa. At the event, 19 students from across the country will battle through seven rounds of chemistry questions to compete for the title of National Challenge Champion. More

Comptank FRP - Industry Leader

Our new light weight composite tanks trailer. The 5,500 gallon version weighs from 10,300 pounds. That means an extra 2,500 to 3,000 pounds of payload vs. steel rubber lined equipment.

CEF welcomes new staff member
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The Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) would like to introduce the newest member of its team, Alyssa King. Alyssa is a recent graduate of the University of Virginia; she joins CEF as a programs and marketing assistant. More

  General Business Interest

'Toyota Under Fire' authors detail lessons on handling crisis
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"Toyota Under Fire" deals with not only the massive recall of 2009-2010, but also Toyota’s response to the oil crisis and recession. Toyota's response has not been typical, but it does follow the Toyota Way. Culture is built over decades of living your values in the real world. And then in a crisis, when you really need it, it is there to carry you through. The authors isolated four lessons for dealing with a crisis from which any company can benefit. More

Integrate MSDS with Chemical Inventory
WHITE PAPER: How to Integrate MSDSs with Chemical Inventory
New White Paper examines the challenges involved with juggling MSDS and chemical inventory. Find out how to:
• Track where each MSDS is and which need updating
• Attach the correct MSDSs to chemical inventory
• Reduce the MSDS management burden and costs.

How to give your customers a voice in growth planning
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Voice of the Customer, a customer-centric culture, is a system that produces a detailed set of customer wants and needs and prioritizes them in terms of relative importance and satisfaction with current alternatives. And it's a system that is getting results. For instance, two years after launching its VoC program, EMC have witnessed a 30 point Net Promoter Score improvement and more than 20 percent revenue increase — representing hundreds of millions of top line revenue. More

Placards, labels, seals, tags & GHS
• DOT & GHS placarding & labeling solutions
• Tank truck seals, drum seals, security seals & more
• Chemical smart tags for drums & other containers
• Custom marking & compliance tools
• Shipped from our Texas distribution center to you
• Call Brent Otto toll-free at (800) 231-5988 for more information

Management tip of the day: Manage without micromanaging
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A perpetual loop of Prep-Do-Review is the fundamental cycle of activities by which effective bosses manage, but managers typically do not need to micromanage the middle, "do" stage, says Harvard Business Review. Both new and experienced managers can struggle with how be involved in their employees' work without micromanaging. You want to be hands-on and provide support, but still give them autonomy to make decisions. More


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