Samuels is the developer of the Spacemaster flip placard system that allows trucks and tankers to easily display signage that indicates the presence of dangerous goods (DG) on board, so critical to alert first responders to any potential hazards if an accident occurs.
PCI recently reached out to a handful of distributors to find out more about their businesses, including current drivers and trends, industry consolidation and other challenges, and the value that distributors bring to the coatings industry.
Distributors’ Value-Added Services are a Critical Part of the CASE Supply Chain
October 1, 2016
Modern distribution is not just about trucks, tank cars and warehouses, but technical support, regulatory assistance and other services that allow both suppliers and customers to focus on what they are really good at.
The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) deadlines that went into effect on June 1 and December 1, 2015, respectively, have had a significant impact on U.S. chemical manufacturers and distributors.
Whether a company retains a consultant or relies on its own staff, it is critical to recognize that an audit cover two vital phases: the assessment of compliance levels across a number of key areas and a detailed summary of specific tactical recommendations to improve existing processes and to implement best practices.
Distributors are an integral part of a supplier’s business. They act as an extension of the supplier’s technical sales and marketing groups by providing sales and operational support in a specified territory.
Our March issue features a new eco-friendly carbon black, a fast-dry DTM alkyd emulsion with excellent corrosion resistance, and information on evaluating the flow behavior of coatings. March is also our European Coatings Show issue, which pre-show coverage and Exhibits-in-Print.