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Durable Distribution

4:41 PM MDT | May 14, 2012

Distribution results have proven resilient despite difficult conditions in Europe, as this week’s cover story shows (p. 21). Key players posted solid results in 2011 and successfully navigated challenging markets in early 2012. “Most of the chemical distribution industry saw a relatively strong pick-up in the first half of 2011, and then it moved into a slightly difficult area,” Brenntag CEO Steven Holland tells CW. “There was a lack of confidence due to the sovereign debt crisis, so it’s not surprising the second half was weaker...

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