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Open conference call — Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program
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Mark your calendar for a free conference call on Nov. 13, at 11 a.m. Eastern, to learn more about the Responsible Distribution Mentoring Program and upcoming events! Doug Kutz, the Responsible Distribution Mentor, and Mike Lang, VP, Responsible Distribution, will discuss how you can take advantage of this valuable program, whether your company is a member, affiliate, candidate for membership or even just interested in learning more about NACD. To register, email Mike at Conference call instructions will be sent in the coming weeks. More

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.

Sign up today to improve your crisis communication plans at next week's Southern Region Luncheon!
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If or when a crisis hits, it is imperative for your company to put its best foot forward and communicate effectively. Learn the best practices in crisis communication from Dr. Susan Shelnutt, R.Ph., Ph.D., senior toxicologist at the Center for Toxicology and Environmental Health, LLC, will discuss how to best manage crisis communication at the Southern Region Luncheon on Tuesday, Oct. 30, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., at the Hilton Garden Inn Atlanta Airport/Millennium Center in Atlanta. Don't delay, please send in your name by this Friday, by emailing Donna Thomas at

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.
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  • Unbeatable interactive breakout sessions at this year's Annual Meeting, Nov. 26-29, San Diego
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    The 41st Annual Meeting promises to bring quality, interactive breakout sessions along with our impressive lineup of keynote speakers! During our meeting from Nov. 26-29 at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, two of our keynote speakers will deliver engaging breakout sessions, including a session from Brian Beaulieu on the economy's impact in key industry segments such as cosmetics, paints and coatings, adhesives and sealants and food and beverage. Peter Sheahan will also follow up on his general session discussion of turning challenge into opportunity. Finally, Gerald Faust, Ph.D. and president of the Faust Management Corporation will host two breakout sessions on how to create an empowered and responsible workforce. View the schedule to learn more. These are sessions you won't want to miss! Register now before you miss your chance.

    Also, the hotel reservation deadline is this Monday, Oct. 29. Reserve your rooms now at the NACD reduced rate.

    QualaWash IBC/Tote Comprehensive Services
    QualaWash is not only the largest tote service and supply chain management provider in North America with 53 locations, but we are also the innovative leader in technology, internet based container tracking and customer supply chain solutions.
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  • Honoring our heroes on the USS Midway — Send us your photos!
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    This year at the Annual Meeting, a special closing reception will be held aboard the U.S.S. Midway Aircraft Carrier on Thursday evening. In light of our theme of "Honoring Our Heroes," we are looking for military service photos from our members to highlight throughout the evening. These may be photos of yourself, parents or children AND employees or their family who have or are currently serving in our armed forces. Photos with the serviceperson in uniform are preferred. If you have a photo you would like to share, please send them to Lucinda at no later than Nov. 15.

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    2012-2013 You Be The Chemist Challenge® cycle set to begin!
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    In 2011-2012 the Chemical Educational Foundation® achieved its largest You Be The Chemist Challenge® participation numbers to date — reaching nearly 16,000 students across 22 states! With each Challenge cycle, CEF has been able to increase the number of students it engages in learning about the sciences, due in large part to the continued support of industry. CEF hopes to advance the Challenge's reach to an all-time high during the upcoming 2012-2013 Challenge cycle and would love your participation!

    Involvement with the Challenge is an excellent vehicle for getting industry members out in their communities, educating their neighbors, as well as future industry members on the importance of chemistry in our everyday lives. If interested, CEF encourages you to visit to learn if there is a Challenge currently being held in your area, if not, contact CEF to learn how you can get one started!

    CEF releases 4th edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides online!
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® has officially released its Fourth Edition You Be The Chemist Activity Guides: Lesson Plans for Making Chemistry Fun! The Fourth Edition Activity Guides feature nearly 1,000 pages of lesson plans, science content, activity sheets and study materials designed to provide enriching scientific engagement in the classroom! The guides are completely electronic in format and can be downloaded — for FREE — by visiting the CEF website. You may also purchase the You Be The Chemist® flash drive that includes the guides, an "Introduction to CEF" video and much more!

    Visit CEF at NACD's Annual Meeting 2012
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® will be attending the National Association of Chemical Distributors' Annual Meeting on Nov. 26-29, in San Diego. Stop by the CEF table to learn how the You Be The Chemist programs can enhance your company's educational outreach efforts. 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!
    For more information, visit the CEF website!

      General Business Interest

    How successful companies sustain innovation
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    Innovation is widely regarded as the single most important ingredient in today's economy. But innovation as a destination isn't enough. Sustained innovation is a high-productivity state in which an organization strives to innovate in all aspects of its business, including management, divisions, operations, customers and suppliers. More

    5 barriers to becoming a better leader
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    You want to be a great leader. You need to be a great leader. But unless you overcome these five barriers, you never will be. More

    High-deductible health plans popular among manufacturers, distributors
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    The average annual cost of insurance per employee on a manufacturing and distribution employer sponsored PPO plan is $8,326. That's up from $7,227 reported in 2009, an increase of 15.2 percent in three years, according to the 2012 Compensation Data Manufacturing & Distribution survey conducted by Compdata Surveys. More

    Real leadership means no excuses
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    Leaders don't offer, nor do they accept excuses. True leadership demands the character to demonstrate personal responsibility for one's actions, and the courage to hold others accountable for theirs. More


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