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While morale was overall boosted as the city of Shanghai opened in early June, companies that rely on ocean shipping understand this will soon lead to a massive influx in ships leaving Shanghai and arriving at their intended destinations, including the U.S. West Coast.
NACD has developed innovative programs that help to support education and engagement for employees at every level by engaging the up and comers of the industry in programs like Emerging Leaders and Duke Executive Education, and by continuing to serve those already in leadership positions and throughout the workforce with NACD U.
To better understand how the shipping crisis is impacting NACD members and affiliates, the association began surveying its membership. This article shows a snapshot of the results from their most recent member survey.
Distributors face a number of challenges right now. PCI recently spoke with Randy Griffin, Director, Operations, at Lintech International, LLC, to get his insights into regulations, raw material supply shortages, how COVID-19 has affected chemical distributors, and more.
PCI recently talked to Eric R. Byer, President and CEO of NACD, about the effect the global pandemic has had on chemical distributors, the outlook for the coatings market, and current legislation that the NACD is actively involved in to protect the chemicals industry.
As the economy recovers and product demand begins to rise, coatings manufacturers are faced with a dilemma: Either increase in-house capacity and resources to meet demand or outsource production to a contract manufacturer.
PCI recently spoke with Terry Hill, CEO of Maroon Group, to learn about the companys recent growth, how the role of distributors has changed over the years, and challenges that the coatings industry faces.
From changes in the marketplace to government policies that have the potential to reduce economic output, distributors must be savvy in navigating this complex landscape. Fortunately, NACD members are well-positioned to take advantage of opportunities when they arise while demonstrating their commitment to safety and government regulators through their participation in Responsible Distribution.