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July/Aug. edition of the Chemical Distributor now available online!
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Hard copies of the July/August 2012 edition of Chemical Distributor should be arriving in your mailbox shortly. Interested in reading the digital version in advance? Click here to check out the full version online on our website. Tip: Extend the reach of the Chemical Distributor by downloading the electronic version to distribute to all of your employees, keeping them informed on the latest industry news.

Start your engines: OPSEM2012 is only a few days away!
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We're only days away from OPSEM2012, and the OPSEM Committee and NACD are excited to bring you the best program yet. Featuring an opening keynote session from Jeff Hargett — corporate director of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel — Company on great customer service and a special deep-dive session on strategic sourcing process, this year's conference promises to put our attendees on the fast track to high performance. View the full OPSEM program here. See you in Indy!

Working with a distributor, supplier, warehouse, carrier or service provider that should join NACD? Let us know!
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Do you know a company that is close to joining NACD? Send them an application and a one-page overview of NACD's key member benefits and we'll follow up. Or, just send us your leads and we'll do the rest. Simply fill out the NACD Referral Form and return it to Sarah Beerbower, NACD's Sales and Member Relations Executive by fax at 703-527-7747 or If your referral joins, you get the credit! Check out our website for more information on our referral program.

Continuous GHS Labels On Demand
NeuraLabel Printer can be your solution for GHS and DOT compliant drum labels. You can properly label barrels and increase operational flexibility by printing both small and large jobs on continuous media. Labels range from 5” to 48”. You’ll have one-pass 4-color digital printing, full automation and solid reliability.

Show off! Proudly display the new Responsible Distribution 'Verified' logo on your website
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The Responsible Distribution "Verified" logo is available to members and chemical handlers who have passed third-party on-site verification. We've noticed that close to 20 percent of the membership is still using the old logo and/or the term "Responsible Distribution Process." Please help migrate these references to the newer trademarked images.

On our website, your design team can download the current marks in a variety of formats as well as the style guide by clicking here.

Additionally, NACD has developed some sample or template language that you can use to describe Responsible Distribution on your websites. Click More below for sample language to use regarding Responsible Distribution.

Questions? Please contact Caitlin at 703-527-6223 or

What's your favorite mobile app?
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Is there an app on your smartphone or tablet that you just can't live without? Let us know! Fill out our quick, two-question survey and we'll share the results next week! More

  Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

Check out CEF's exciting outreach tools at OPSEM booth #309!
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Going to NACD's OPSEM in Indianapolis on Aug. 21-24? Be sure to stop by NACD's booth #309 to learn about the upcoming release of the Chemical Educational Foundation®'s Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides, which will be made available online and in flash drive format this September!

In gearing up for the release of the new Fourth Edition YBTC Activity Guides (online and as flash drives), CEF would like to introduce educators in your community to the Activity Guides by donating our remaining Third Edition booklets free of charge! If your company would like to receive these excellent educational tools to donate at no cost in your local communities, please stop by Booth #309 or contact CEF at,

Involvement with the YBTC programs helps facilitate mutually beneficial relationships between your company and local schools and organizations, while helping your company comply with the community outreach codes of NACD's Responsible Distribution!

TrakLok Cargo Security System

TrakLok Corporation specializes in cargo security systems for the chemical, radiological/nuclear, and pharmaceutical industries. The TrakLok® system consists of a GeoLok® and TrakLog® web interface. MORE

  General Business Interest

7 rules for hiring extraordinary employees
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There is simply no management task more important than hiring the right people. You don't just want people who can do the job — you want people who will excel, and whose contributions will help you and your company reach the highest levels of success. Here are seven great ways to hiring truly extraordinary employees. More

5 reasons optimists make better leaders
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Optimists start businesses. An optimistic sees opportunity where others see uncertainty and despair. When the economy is down like it is today and millions of people are out of work, the pessimist uses those factors as excuses to stay in place. The optimist refuses to let macro-economic trends impose hurdles on their imagination. When the economy is down like it is today and millions of people are out of work, the pessimist uses those factors as excuses to stay in place. The optimist refuses to let macro-economic trends impose hurdles on their imagination. More

Help employees meet great expectations
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Warehouse workers don't do the same task the same way each and every time. Observing what really happens on the floor is key to developing good performance standards. More

The Next Logical Step: Protecting Chemical Cargo in Transit

Those in the business of manufacturing or transporting chemical and hazardous materials on the nation’s highways have struggled with a common challenge: how to best secure their product/cargo once it leaves the high-end security of a processing facility.


Don't engage employees — empower them
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The management fad of the millennium is employee "engagement." Gallup has done a remarkable job of marketing it as the one metric for improving everything from employee retention to business performance. But does it work? Not necessarily. There are better ways to motivate employees and improve business performance. In the high-tech industry, where a high percentage of employees do knowledge-based work, what really motivates them is feeling empowered. More


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