Associations

As a responsible distributor with nation-wide warehousing, transportation and service relationships, TRI participates in various industry and regulatory associations to support long-term sustainable and responside business.

The committment to continuous improvement and responsible distribution takes our team across the globe to visit industry events, regulatory meetings, conferences and training courses.

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National Association of Chemical Distributors, www.nacd.com

The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD), established in 1971, is an international association of chemical distributor companies that purchase, take title to and possession of chemical products from manufacturers. Member companies process, formulate, blend, repackage, warehouse, transport, and market these chemical products exclusively for a domestic industrial customer base of approximately 750,000. Approximately 18 billion dollars of U.S. chemical industry sales are through chemical distributors, whose active engagement in the import/export trade contributes significantly to the chemical industry's annual positive balance of trade.

Our customers use these materials in various industries to produce:
  • food flavorings
  • cosmetics and toiletries
  • rubber compounds
  • computers
  • textiles
  • perfumes
  • detergents
  • pharmaceuticals
  • fiberglass
  • plastics
  • paints and coatings
  • automobile parts
  • water purifiers
  • many other products

NACD's includes nearly 400 member companies that are located in every region of the country and operate more than 700 chemical distribution facilities. NACD also has member companies in Canada and Europe. Member companies are largely entrepreneurial and generally service a particular geographic region and specific industrial sector. They are typically small businesses, although some businesses are international in scope. They know their products and processes and provide value-added services to their customers in a professional, responsible manner.

All member companies are committed to product stewardship and responsible distribution in every phase of chemical storage, handling, transportation, and disposal. A condition of membership in the Association is a signed commitment to the NACD Responsible Distribution policies, which requires members pass third-party assessments on facility operations, documentation, continuous improvement in health, safety and environmental protection and chemical handling processes.

The NACD Responsible Distribution process recognizes the industry must meet or exceed legal requirements for the responsible management of chemical products and practices. It is especially sensitive and responsive to community needs and public concerns. NACD members lead their communities as technical and safety resources and are eager to assist local, state, and federal legislators on technical issues relating to the safe handling, storage, transportation, use and disposal of chemical products. TRInternational, Inc. is proud to be recognized as a Responsible Distributor.


The NACD Chemical Educational Foundation, established in 1992, is dedicated to increasing the awareness of chemical safety and protecting health and the environment. It conducts educational programs for its customers, various federal, state and local industries, and the general public on issues regarding the safe handling, storage, use, and transport of chemical products in order to protect health, safety, and the environment.

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American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers - AFPM, www.afpm.org
AFPM is a trade association representing high-tech American manufacturers of virtually the entire U.S. supply of gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, other fuels and home heating oil, as well as the petrochemicals used as building blocks for thousands of vital products in daily life.

AFPM members make modern life possible and keep America moving and growing as they meet the needs of our nation and local communities, strengthen economic and national security, and support nearly 2 million American jobs.

Petrochemicals are used to manufacture just about everything not made from rocks, plants, other living things or metal. These products include everything made of plastic, medicines and medical devices, cosmetics, furniture, appliances, TVs and radios, computers, parts used in every mode of transportation, solar power panels and wind turbines.

AFPM members are there when you need us – providing reliable and proven products for your life every day. Every hour of every day, millions of Americans benefit from products made by members of AFPM.
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European Petrochemical Association, www.epca.be
The European Petrochemical Association (EPCA) is the quality network in Europe for the global chemical business community. Our members, consisting of chemical producers and their suppliers, customers and service providers, turn to EPCA for reliable and up-to-date information, forward thinking, and a professional platform to stimulate new approaches and ideas.

With 48 years’ experience, EPCA acts as a service provider for its member companies.

EPCA provides platforms to meet, exchange ideas, transfer learning, and serve as a think tank for the chemical business community and its stakeholders.

EPCA initiates, runs and promotes projects of interest to the EPCA business community. These focus on topics such as chemical supply and logistics chains management and STEM Education in schools.
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Northwest Chemical Association, www.nwchem.org
The NWCA is a not-for-profit trade association of companies that are involved in the safe and responsible production, distribution and use of industrial chemicals in the Pacific Northwest.

NWCA is a long standing organization that takes pride in supporting the industry, encouraging the responsible care of our natural resources and fostering educational opportunities through membership.
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American Coatings Association (ACA), www.paint.org
The ACA is a voluntary, nonprofit organization with a stated mission to advance the interests of the coatings industry and serve as its chief advocate and spokesperson before the government and public; undertake programs and services that support the coatings industry’s commitment to environmental protection, product stewardship, health and safety, and the advancement of science and technology; and, promote the coatings industry's substantial contributions to society and provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information with a strict adherence to ethical business practices and legal conduct.
(Previously know as the Federation of Societies for Coatings Technologies (FSCT) which fully merged with the National Paint and Coatings Associationto become one organization, and in January 2010)
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Better Business Bureau, http://www.bbb.org/alaskaoregonwesternwashington/
Better Business Bureau serving Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington is one of 113 in North America and the largest BBB by geographical service area. BBB is a neutral not-for-profit public reporting agency committed to trust in the marketplace. For more information on ethical business standards and BBB Accreditation, or to access free BBB Business Reviews, Charity Reviews, scam alerts or find local event information, contact BBB or visit bbb.org.
Click here to view TRI's BBB Rating
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Pending Home Care & I&I Memberships:
American Cleaning Institute (ACI)
International Sanitary Supply Association (ISSA)
Consumer Specialty Products Association (CSPA)

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