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NACD 2012: Distributors cautiously optimistic about 2013

9:44 PM MST | November 28, 2012 | Vincent Valk in San Diego

Chemical distributors expect their businesses to hold up in 2013 amid growing regulatory and economic uncertainty, say attendees at the annual meeting of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD; Washington), held this week in San Diego. "People I talk to almost unanimously say they had a good year in 2012," says NACD president Chris Jahn. "Not great, but solid. I think they are optimistic and well-prepared for the future, but they are also cautious about the economy." Some uncertainty has taken hold with the looming fiscal...

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