Arlington, VA, April 13, 2012 – Brenntag North America, Inc. was honored this afternoon with a visit from U.S. Representative Joe Pitts (R-PA) at the company’s Reading, Pennsylvania facility. Brenntag North America, Inc. is a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD).
Brenntag employees and leadership team welcomed the Congressman with a tour of the production facility and tech center. Rep. Pitts met and spoke with Brenntag employees, and discussed the chemical distribution industry’s important role in Pennsylvania and the United States. He acknowledged Brenntag’s commitment to safety through Responsible Distribution, NACD’s mandatory environmental, health, safety and security program that has resulted in NACD members being 80% safer than non-NACD members in the entire industry.
"It was great to visit an employer in Berks County working hard to safely provide products that are essential to many industries," said Congressman Pitts. "My top priority is helping businesses like Brenntag to grow and provide even more good jobs for Pennsylvania."
Brenntag is the global market leader in full-line chemical distribution. Linking chemical manufacturers and chemical users, Brenntag provides business-to-business distribution solutions for industrial and specialty chemicals globally. With over 10,000 products and a world-class supplier base, Brenntag services include delivery, product mixing, formulation, repackaging, inventory management, drum return handling as well as extensive technical support.
NACD and its over 400 member companies are vital to the chemical supply chain, providing products to over 750,000 end users. They make a delivery every six seconds while maintaining a safety record that is more than twice as good as all manufacturing combined. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security, and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third-party verified management practice. For additional information on NACD members, their safety record or NACD, visit NACD at www.nacd.com.
National Association of Chemical Distributors
1555 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 700
Arlington, VA 22209
(703) 527-6223 (NACD)