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NACD launches ChemEdge (formerly OPSEM) — Reserve your trade show booth now
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New this year, NACD presents ChemEdge, a conference to provide your team with the depth and breadth of knowledge on regulatory compliance, Responsible Distribution, warehousing, logistics, purchasing, finance and more. Attending ChemEdge in 2013 will give your company that competitive edge. Formerly known as OPSEM, this conference has grown into a fantastic resource for our members and their employees. The committee is actively working on the speaker selection and agenda. Stay tuned as we roll out more details to support your employees!

Additionally, for service providers you can increase your company's visibility and stay on top of what's current in the industry by exhibiting at ChemEdge 2013, Aug. 20-23, 2013, at the OMNI Dallas in Dallas. Click here to sign up today!

Space still available in the 1-day Responsible Distribution Workshop in California — Act now
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Two years ago, NACD piloted a unique one-day workshop that was dedicated to members in the NE Region. On Monday, Jan. 14, Univar will host another one-day workshop open to all NACD members and Affiliates with issues dedicated to Responsible Distribution and the changes for the new, 5th Cycle. Click here to learn more register for the workshop! Please note: Due to limited space, attendance will be limited to 25 people. Act now before you miss your chance! 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.

Welcome new members!
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NACD welcomes nine companies as new Distributor Candidate Members and Affiliate members. More

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

  • 2012 Annual Meeting photos now available online
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    Photos from the 41st Annual Meeting in San Diego are now available for viewing on our website. Take a look and enjoy the memories from this great event! Please click here for instructions on how to access the photos. If you have trouble viewing, please contact Caitlin at More

    Train your team at the 2013 University of Industrial Distribution in Indianapolis, March 10-13
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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, 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.

      Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF)

    CEF donates Activity Guides to Ronald McDonald House and homeschool associations
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    The Chemical Educational Foundation® is providing charities and organizations in need of educational resources with free copies of its Third Edition You Be The Chemist® Activity Guides.

    This December, CEF has donated guides to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Greater D.C., a program that provides a "home-away-from-home" for families who have traveled far in order to be with their sick or seriously injured children while they receive treatment, as well as numerous homeschool associations throughout the country.

    With the release of the Fourth Edition guides online, CEF is in the fortunate position of being able donate its Third Edition booklets to those in need. If you know of a school or organization in your community who you would like to send these guides to, please contact CEF at

    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.

      General Business Interest

    5 business lessons learned by failure
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    No one likes to admit they've failed. In business and in life, people are rewarded and praised for success. After years of research, in which he found that businesses accepting of mistakes have better employee and financial performance, Bradley University management professor Laurence Weinzimmer was inspired to write a different kind of business book. More

    What being an authentic 'leader' really means
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    Being an effective manager requires that you behave authentically. "Why?" you might ask. "Maybe the 'real me' isn't the most effective boss, but if I can just act the way an effective boss should act and get good results, what's wrong with that?" More

    How truly great leaders measure their companies
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    Purpose leaders are meaning machines who make our work important instead of banal. They are dealers of hopes and dreams. And they know that they must think large if they are going to affect the world at large. More

    13 ways to fix your worst meetings
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    The Young Entrepreneur Council asked 13 successful young entrepreneurs how they keep their start-up staff meetings lively and productive, week in and week out. Here are their best answers. More


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