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Safe and Cool Summer: Brought to You by Chlorine and Chemical Supply Chain Experts
July 18, 2024
Safe and Cool Summer: Brought to You by Chlorine and Chemical Supply Chain Experts

With summer in full swing, few things can beat having a swimming pool during July’s record-breaking heat waves. But one product is indispensable to treating them: chlorine.   

By Jenni Jenkins, ACD
One Year Without CFATS
July 11, 2024
One Year Without CFATS

Nearly one year ago, on July 28, 2023, the chemical distribution industry lost a vital tool to protect our chemical facilities from bad actors. As many of our members know, the Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards (CFATS) program was created in 2007 to help prevent terrorist attacks on high-risk chemical facilities.

By Doug Leigh
AI is Shaping the Future of Chemical Distribution
June 27, 2024
AI is shaping the future of chemical distribution

It wasn’t that long ago that Artificial Intelligence (AI) was something fantastical and typically reserved for the movies – but this rapidly-evolving technology is now starting to transform our personal and professional lives.

By Analisa Puzzanghero
Diverse Expertise and Backgrounds Advance the Chemical Distribution Industry
June 20, 2024
Diverse Expertise and Backgrounds Advance the Chemical Distribution Industry

Chemical distribution is increasingly inter-connected. Because of this, it’s becoming even more clear that diverse perspectives and experiences can foster greater learning, growth, and opportunity for all.

By Tracey Pierce
Evolving Trends in the Chemical Distribution Industry
June 13, 2024
Evolving Trends in the Chemical Distribution Industry

Change is a constant in the chemical distribution industry, and our members have experienced many new and evolving trends over the last few decades. In the early days, chemical distribution was primarily transactional, focusing on supplying regional customers with base chemicals, solvents, and pigments to fulfill orders. Today, we operate in a global economy, and the landscape of offerings has changed. Today, chemical distribution professionals are taking steps to improve and evolve their businesses by being stewards of sustainability, incorporating cutting-edge technologies into day-to-day operations, and providing greater value-added services.

By Eric R. Byer
New Membership Category Reflects Modern Distribution
June 6, 2024
New Membership Category Reflects Modern Distribution

Just as our industry is continuously changing, so are we. As the next step in our evolution since changing our name last fall, ACD is redefining its membership categories.

Traditionally, ACD’s membership has consisted of Distributor Members and several different Affiliate categories. After much consideration, we've decided to combine our Chemical Handler Affiliates and Distributor Members into one category.

By Jenni Jenkins, ACD
Calling all Houston and Seattle Members: Join ACD at a Town Hall Near You
May 30, 2024
Calling all Houston and Seattle Members: Join ACD at a Town Hall Near You

ACD is hitting the road! In just a few short weeks, our team will travel to Houston, Texas and Seattle, Washington for a series of Town Hall events to meet and interact with ACD members across the country.

By Eric R. Byer
Beat the Heat: Workplace Safety During Hot Summer Months
May 23, 2024
Beat the Heat: Workplace Safety During Hot Summer Months

With the warmer summer months fast approaching, now’s the perfect time for ACD members to ensure you’re taking the necessary precautions to protect your employees from heat exposure in the workplace.

By Nicholas Breslin
Driving the Industry Forward Through 'Swings for STEM' Event
May 16, 2024
Driving the Industry Forward Through 'Swings for STEM' Event

The roles and responsibilities of the chemical distribution industry are undoubtedly diverse. From chemists, engineers, mixers, tollers, marketers, sellers, accountants, and more, our industry represents a range of professional opportunities.

By Aileen Smith
Where Will You Rank Among the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors?
May 9, 2024
Where Will You Rank Among the ICIS Top 100 Chemical Distributors?

If you’d like to see exactly how you’ve been performing against your peers, and who have been the movers and shakers in chemical distribution this year, it’s now just a few weeks to wait until the publication of the latest Independent Commodity Intelligence Services (ICIS) Top 100 Chemicals Distributors Special Report.

By Susannah Williams