07/16/2020 by Christine Griffith
Trinity Logistics is always looking to grow our company, our brand presence, and most importantly, our knowledge within our focus industries; chemical being one of them. We find being involved with industry associations helps keep us in tune with current challenges our customers may be facing while giving us new opportunities to connect. Recently, we came across NACD and thought it a perfect fit for Trinity.
NACD stands for the National Association of Chemical Distributors. It is an international association, established in 1971. It is made up of chemical distributors (called members) and their supply-chain partners (affiliates), like Trinity Logistics.
There are nearly 450 member and affiliate companies of NACD. They represent more than 85% of the chemical distribution capacity in the nation and 90% of the industry’s gross revenue.
Becoming an NACD member provides many benefits to chemical manufacturers. You gain access to educational programs, important industry data, and networking with current or potential customers and supply chain partners. You also gain access to their list of “Responsible Distributors”, which can help you ensure your products are handled safely throughout the supply chain.
In 1991, members of NACD created Responsible Distribution. Responsible Distribution is a mandatory third-party verified environmental, health, safety, and security program. It lets their members show their commitment to improvement in all phases of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal.
As a supply chain partner and service provider, we are always looking for ways to better support our customers. We also want to continue learning and growing while networking. Striving to be our best is just something Trinity does.
NACD fits those objectives while aligning with our company culture. Learning about their Responsible Distribution program further solidified our decision to join. Since Trinity has been Responsible Care certified since 2009, gaining the opportunity to connect with like-minded companies that keep to similar standards of improvement made sense.
We are excited to be a new affiliate of NACD and to have the opportunity to connect with more members of the chemical industry.
Keep an eye out for NACD’s upcoming August edition of their magazine, Chemical Distributor. One of Trinity Logistics’ articles will be featured, written here by yours truly!
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