Representative Tom Latham (IA) Tours Barton Solvents, Inc.'s Des Moines Facility

Apr 01, 2013, 15:45 ET from National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)

ARLINGTON, Va., April 1, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Barton Solvents, Inc. was honored by a visit from U.S. Congressman Tom Latham today.  Barton Solvents, Inc. is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).


"It was a pleasure to meet today with the leaders and employees at Barton Solvents to learn about their jobs and their commitment to safety through Responsible Distribution," Congressman Latham said.  "The work the company does in Des Moines is vital to our economy and our supply chain.  I will continue working with my colleagues in Congress to establish commonsense tax and regulatory policies that encourage a safe, secure and thriving business climate for businesses like Barton Solvents and the community."

Barton Solvents' employees and leadership team welcomed Rep. Latham with a tour of the facility, and an opportunity to meet and speak with Barton Solvents' employees. He discussed the chemical distribution industry's important role in the supply chain in Iowa and the United States. He acknowledged Barton Solvents' commitment to safety through Responsible Distribution, NACD's mandatory environmental, health, safety and security program that has resulted in NACD members being 80% safer than non-NACD members in the entire industry.

"We are proud to host our friend Congressman Latham at Barton Solvents today," said David Casten, President of Barton Solvents. "Policy makers are invited to see our business in person to see the differences in manufacturers and distributors. Some policies really affect our business and our employees so we are grateful for the chance to explain what we do. We need a business friendly environment. We are glad Mr. Latham was here today."

Barton Solvents is a family owned company that was started in 1938 and continues to be a stocking distributor, offering inventoried products from a variety of suppliers. They service customers in 13 states from six locations in the Upper Midwest. Industries served include aerospace, paints and coatings, petrochemical, and food/pharma. Barton Solvents is proudly ISO 9001 certified to ensure best in class service and products.

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  

Contact: Lucinda Schofer 

SOURCE National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD)