Ohio Congressman Bill Johnson Visits NACD Member SAL Chemical In West Virginia

Sep 11, 2012, 12:00 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- SAL Chemical facility in Weirton, West Virginia was honored with a visit from U.S. Congressman Bill Johnson (R-OH).  SAL Chemical is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

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SAL Chemical representatives from West Virginia invited the Ohio Congressman to visit and tour their Weirton facility when they visited with him at his office in Washington in May. Many SAL Chemical employees – nearly half – live in Ohio, so the Congressman promised to visit this summer. Last week Congressman Johnson made good on that pledge. SAL Chemical welcomed the Congressman and provided him the opportunity to meet and speak with employees while touring the Weirton, WV facility. The Congressman was able to see first-hand the chemical distribution industry's important role in the West Virginia and Ohio, as well as national economies. He also learned more about NACD's Responsible Distribution program which SAL Chemical and all members of the Association adhere to each year. Responsible Distribution is a mandatory environmental, health, safety and stewardship program for the chemical distribution industry.

"We are honored that Congressman Johnson came all the way here to fulfill his promise to visit, as he said he would this spring. He takes a strong interest in the chemical distribution industry and recognizes its importance to his constituents. Half of our workforce work in West Virginia, but live in Ohio. Many of our employees live in Congressman Johnson's district," said SAL Chemical President Steve Fenell. "I appreciate Congressman Johnson's obvious interest in learning more about the concerns facing our chemical distribution business and industry. It was an honor for him to visit with us last week."

SAL Chemical has been a family owned commodity and specialty chemical distributor serving many diverse industries from its inception in 1965. SAL Chemical's commitment to ISO 9001 Quality Process has set high standards for their products and services. Furthermore, their commitment to NACD's Responsible Distribution program means they abide and encourage responsible practices in health, safety and the environment. Quality at SAL Chemical is a vital element in satisfying their customers' needs. SAL Chemical employs an operational process designed to ensure that their customers receive "on spec" products every time.

NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on our members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.

Contact: Lucinda Schofer

SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)