NACD continues to expand and improve membership services. Many members report that the benefits of membership, from special member rates on conference registration fees to best practices and tips learned at NACD meetings, more than offset the cost of dues.
NACD tracks activities of Congress and federal regulatory agencies daily and provides timely updates to its membership through NewsBriefs, a weekly e-newsletter, Regulatory Alerts, workshops, and on-line training. NACD connects members with the pressing issues affecting the chemical distribution industry, including issues such as Environment, Health, Safety, Security, Transportation on a National, International and State level.
The Washington Fly-In allows NACD members to join forces to influence federal legislation and regulations through a Capitol Hill reception, a full day of personal visits with Senators and Representatives, and meetings with agency officials at the highest level
NACD Responsible Distribution
NACD Responsible Distribution PAC, a voluntary, non-profit political action committee, provides a way to support federal candidates who agree with NACD's positions on issues that affect the industry.
NACD’s member and Affiliate companies participate in Responsible Distribution, an industry-wide product stewardship program focusing on chemical distribution. This program is mandatory for all NACD companies and several of NACD’s Affiliate categories as well. It is regarded as a “gold standard” for its quality, integrity, and leadership in the product stewardship arena. Responsible Distribution provides a guideline for companies to protect the environment, promote health and safety of employees and community members, enhance product stewardship, and ensure the security of its facilities and products.
The industry’s magazine, the Chemical Distributor, is published quarterly and highlights members’ news, Association and industry activity, and provides business information useful to chemical distributors.
The NACD NewsBrief is a weekly email newsletter outlining the key legislative and regulatory actions affecting NACD members and reporting on other key industry activity.
Educational Events, Training and Webinars
Conferences, webinars and other educational events provide member companies with opportunities to expand their knowledge in a variety of areas applicable to the chemical distribution industry including sales, regulatory and legislative, and other general business issues.
Responsible Distribution Workshops & Webinars
Twice a year, Responsible Distribution workshops provide members with valuable training on how to remain current and compliant with Responsible Distribution requirements. Webinars offer additional training throughout the year.
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General Business Data
Company Productivity Report (CPR)
WHERE DOES YOUR COMPANY FALL IN THESE MEASURES?
Total sales expense of selected NACD Factory Pack members: Averages about 34.6%.
Inventory turn-over at high performing member companies with a Balanced Mix is 6.11 times per year. Low performers turn 6.01 times.
Delivery Expense as a percentage of gross margin for Liquid Chemical Distributors is 19.3% for those at the middle of the pack.
The NACD Company Productivity Report (CPR) is an annual financial ratio benchmarking analysis tool for member firms to evaluate their company’s operating results in order to pinpoint strengths and weaknesses, and improvement opportunities. Participating firms receive an overall 150-page industry-wide report as well as an individual report containing the firm’s own ratios calculated alongside the appropriate industry comparatives. NACD members receive the survey in the mail every March.
For information, call Tom Noon of Industry Insights, Inc., at 614/442-6626, ext. 107 or the NACD Member Programs staff at 703/527-6223.
Compensation and Benefits Survey
Every two years, NACD members have the opportunity to participate in a Compensation and Benefits Survey (CBS) that provides insight into the pay and benefits provided to employees in the chemical distribution industry. Salaries and benefits are aggregated into employee categories that cover all aspects of a chemical distribution organization and are then further refined according to size and geographic location of the participating companies.
Thinking of selling or merging your company? Considering a bank loan, an ESOP, an IPO, or are you just curious about the value of your company? If so, Industry Insights can help. For information, call Tom Noon of Industry Insights, Inc., at 614/442-6626, ext. 107 or the NACD Member Programs staff at 703/527-6223.
Networking and Education
NACD’s meetings and trade shows provide members with the ability to network easily with industry peers from inside and outside a company’s competitive marketing area.
ChemEdge (formerly OPSEM)
The Association’s annual ChemEdge Conference (formerly the Operations Seminar and Trade Show (OPSEM) is the largest trade show of the chemical distribution industry. ChemEdge offers valuable educational sessions featuring experts on the latest regulatory requirements, as well as operational and technical industry information affecting chemical distributors and vendors.
NACD’s Annual Meeting is the premier meeting and annual expo for chemical distributor professionals. It provides an opportunity to exchange ideas with other top executives in the chemical distribution industry, attend sessions that focus on the latest products and trends affecting the industry, and visit with a variety of exhibitors at the Vendor Expo.
NACD’s Regional Meetings provide an opportunity to convene with chemical distributor professionals in particular areas of the country allowing peers to discuss topics that are unique to each region.
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