Chemical Industry Representatives Flock to NACD's ChemEdge Conference

Jul 23, 2014, 15:15 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

ARLINGTON, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- ChemEdge, the annual operations conference hosted by the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) designed specifically for the chemical distribution industry, will officially kick off in Nashville, Tenn. on August 19-22. With near-record attendance expected, the supercharged event will deliver its most robust educational and training program yet.

The conference will feature a keynote address by James Arendas, president of Arendas & Associates Consulting Co. and a 36-year environmental, health, safety, and security expert who will discuss safety management responsibilities and evaluation. Attendees will also participate in educational sessions to learn how to better manage complex regulations, requirements under NACD's Responsible Distribution® program, and other business issues affecting chemical distribution.

"This widely-attended event provides valuable resources to industry professionals who ensure chemical facilities run safely and smoothly so they can perform their jobs effectively and responsibly," stated NACD President Eric R. Byer. "Attendees will gain critical knowledge of industry best practices and the latest regulations to help them navigate an increasingly complex business environment."

Continues Byer, "ChemEdge is quickly becoming the nation's leading operations conference in the chemical distribution industry. Companies flock to this event to receive the cutting-edge training they need to be competitive in the 21st century."

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NACD and its nearly 430 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain, delivering products every eight seconds to over 750,000 end users. 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 more information, visit

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