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NACD 2014: Reach for talent highlighted

10:00 AM MST | November 21, 2014 | Lindsay Frost in Scottsdale, AZ

The talent gap has been a widely discussed issue for the chemical manufacturer and distributor community alike, and progress in recruiting and retaining talent was highlighted at the NACD annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ. NACD announced...


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NACD 2014: New board members, chairman named

NACD announced today at its annual meeting, currently underway in Scottsdale, AZ, that it has named Matthew Brainerd, vice chairman and president of Brainerd Chemical, the new chairman after current chairman Roger Harris retires from the position. Douglas...

NACD 2014: ACC, NACD agree to align Responsible Care and Responsible Distribution programs

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NACD 2014: Regulatory hurdles persist

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NACD 2014: Distributor-supplier relationships evolve

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Lonza partners with Koda for personal care distribution in North America

Lonza ‘s consumer care segment has signed an agreement with Koda’s care segment for Koda to serve as Lonza’s exclusive third-party distributor of hygiene and personal care products in designated regions of North America, effective 1...

Distributor IMCD's net profit more than doubles

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Brenntag posts higher earnings, maintains guidance

Brenntag reports a 6% increase in net profit for the third quarter compared with the corresponding period of last year, to €86 million ($107 million), on sales up 4%, to €2.6 billion. Gross profit increased 5% year-on-year (YOY), to €520...

Univar acquires Brazilian specialties distributor

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DKSH to distribute BASF's personal care and household colorants across Asia

The performance materials business unit of DKSH (Zurich) has been apponted to provide market expansion services for BASF's range of colorants used in the personal-care and household industries in China, including Hong Kong; India; Indonesia; Japan; South...

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