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Stay ahead of the game — Reserve your OPSEM2013 booth now!
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It's hard to believe, but we're already preparing for OPSEM2013! To be held Aug. 20-23, at the Omni Dallas in Dallas, the 2013 conference promises to be the best program yet. If you are interested in exhibiting at OPSEM2013, please contact Roselle Foley at for more information.

Post-Black Friday sale at the NACD store! Shop now!
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In honor of the Annual Meeting festivities, the NACD Store is offering a 20 percent discount on all store items! If you are attending the Annual Meeting, make sure to drop by the NACD table in the Vendor Expo to fill out an order form, or simply visit the store here, using the promo code 20OFF.

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.

Train your team at the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution in Indianapolis, March 10-13, 2013
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Join your fellow industry colleagues, leading faculty, distribution consultants and industry experts at the University of Industrial Distribution from March 10-13, 2013, at the JW Marriott in Indianapolis. The four-day program has more than 30 full-day and half-day courses to choose from based on your needs and interests within the industrial wholesale distribution industry. If you are looking to improve personal performance and your company's bottom line, this educational program is one you don't want to miss. For more information on the program and how to register, check out our UID brochure here.

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.
  • Interior & Exterior Cleaning
  • UN/DOT Retesting & Certification
  • Fleet Tracking/Supply Chain Management
  • Transportation
  • Storage
  • Tote Rentals, Sales & Parts

  • Participate today in NAW's 'Facing the Forces of Change' survey
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    Wholesale distribution industry executives are strongly encouraged to participate right away in the NAW's brand-new "Facing the Forces of Change" survey. Click here and select the questionnaire for the function that best aligns with your area of responsibility. Your participation is greatly appreciated in this important research for the wholesale distribution industry.

    Portable Truck & Rail Access Platforms

    Operators will be able to access hatches safely with Carbis Truck Access Fall Protection Platforms. If your workers need to access the tops of trucks and rail cars of all different sizes and type during loading and unloading, the Truck Access and Rail Access Fall Protection Platforms are just what you are looking for.

    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.

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    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 booth 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!

    To learn more about CEF, visit our website!

    For more information on the event, visit NACD's website. See you in San Diego!

      General Business Interest

    Half of all managers fail at accountability
    Harvard Business Review    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
    Out of all the things we expect of leaders — taking charge, setting strategy, empowering people, driving execution — what one single behavior would you guess is most often neglected or avoided among executives? Although many upper-level managers don't do these things enough, by far and away the single-most shirked responsibility of executives is holding people accountable. More

    The leadership genius of Abraham Lincoln
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    Abolishing slavery, ending the Civil War, and saving the Republic. You don't face the same challenges Abraham Lincoln did, but here's how he succeeded — and how you can, too. More

    How to motivate your team
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    More often than not, jumping on trendy fads that are based on generic research, surveys and tests is just plain lazy management. It's taking the easy way out. More

    Forget engagement, you need to entangle your employees
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    Employee engagement is one key to a successful organization, but according to Ray Benedetto and Molly Meyer, simple engagement may not be enough for organizations going forward. Benedetto and Meyer suggest companies create an environment that "entangles" their workers. More


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