Congressman Bridenstine Visits NACD Member Brainerd Chemical Company

Jun 27, 2014, 12:35 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

ARLINGTON, Va., June 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.) toured Brainerd Chemical Company to learn how the family-owned business is creating jobs and working to ensure their facilities and the local community are safe through programs like Responsible Distribution®. Brainerd Chemical Company is a member in good standing of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).

"Having Congressman Bridenstine at our facility was a delight," stated Brainerd Chemical Company Chairman Mat Brainerd, who also currently serves as NACD's vice chairman. "He is clearly committed to ensuring a business environment that stimulates economic growth and creates jobs. We were honored to show Congressman Bridenstine the contributions our company is making to grow a 21st century economy."

"I thoroughly enjoyed meeting the Brainerd Chemical Company family," said Rep. Bridenstine, who sits on the House Armed Services Committee and the Science, Space, and Technology Committee. "Learning from constituents about the struggles they face and overcome as business owners makes me a stronger advocate for them in Washington. Together, we can make the First Congressional District of Oklahoma an even better place to live and work."

Brainerd Chemical Company delivers shipments to customers in more than 40 states and is trained for the handling and off-loading of all types of chemicals. They move over 15 million pounds of products per month by rail, truck and common carrier. Brainerd's inventory includes difficult-to-handle products such as formaldehyde, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, sodium hydroxide, and other solvents.

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NACD and its nearly 430 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain providing products 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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