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LE MAGAZINE DE I’ASSOCIATION CANADIENNE DES DISTRIBUTEURS DE PRODUITS CHIMIQUES

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Chemunicator THE MAGAZINE OF THE CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS

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Contents

CACD BOARD OF DIRECTORS Chairman Michael Staley, Brenntag Canada Inc.

FEATURES R e p o r t on the Semi Annual Meeting - C. Campbe l l . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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A M e sssage from the Railway Assoc. - M. Bourque . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Yo u B e The Chemist Canada’s First Regional Ch a l l e n g e . . . . . . . . . . .

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8 0 Ye ars of Success - Char les Tennant - C. Wieckow s k a . . . . . . . . . . .

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W h a t A b out Regulator y Leadership - D. Saucier... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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Editors N O T E S ............................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Mark Your Chairmans M E S S A G E .......................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

You Be The Chemist® U P D A T E ............................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Employee N E W S ................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Health & Safety R E P O R T ............................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

The Green C H E M U N I T Y ..................................... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Presidents P R E S S ................................................ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Secretary Treasurer David Lloyd, Di-Corp Past Chairman Rod Paterson, A. S. Paterson Company Directors-at-Large Kathie Taylor, Charles Tennant & Co. Willy St.Cyr, Univar Canada Ltd. Randy Bracewell, ClearTech Industries Inc. Jean-Francois Warlop, Quadra Chemicals Ltd. Marcel Painchaud, Unipex Solutions President Cathy Campbell | ccampbell@cacd.ca

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Manager, Regulatory & Government Affairs Dave Saucier | dave@cacd.ca

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N E W S ................................................. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Vice-Chairman David Luciani, Min-Chem Canada Inc.

Manager, Communications & Member Services Catherine Wieckowska | catherine@cacd.ca

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Editor & Advertising Sales Catherine Wieckowska email: catherine@cacd.ca | Phone: (905) 844-9140 Design & Layout VZiON Designs Tel.: (416)712-2831 | email: adam@vziondesigns.ca Printer Pocket Press Printing 467 Speers Road, Unit 14 | Oakville, ON | L6K 3S4 Direct news releases, new product releases, professional staff changes, etc., to the Editor at CACD offices at the address above. The Chemunicator is published 3 times a year. Copyright 2012 by Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors. All rights reserved. Note: CACD does not approve, endorse or promote, nor does it assume any responsibilities for damages arising from the use of the products, services and technologies mentioned or advertised in the Chemunicator. CACD assumes no liability for errors, omissions or inaccurate information in the articles, advertisements, and/or accuracy of information provided by writers, authors or vendors. Responsible Distribution is a registered trademark of the Canadian Association of Chemical Distributors.


Editors N O T E S

C a t h e r i n e Wieckow ska Ma na ge r, C ommu n ic a tio n & Me mb e r S e r v ic e s .

“T hi s gi rl i s on fi re” , by si ng er and song wri ter Alicia Keys has recentl y beco m e my personal anthem . I b elieve the song shares a stor y ab o ut a woman who i s str ug glin g as a si ngl e mother. Al thou g h sh e i s succeedi ng wi th m in im al resources or suppor t, sh e feel s al one and wond er s if she i s doi ng a g ood j o b. As the head i n her fami l y, sh e is responsi bl e for l eadi ng th e way of her chi l dren and g ettin g them on the ri ght path. T h at sounds l i ke a l eader to m e!

Fo r m o st o f u s, th e ver y fi rst l eader we meet i n ou r lives co m es o n th e day we are bor n. T hi nk about i t, our m o th er s tea ch us th e co re fu ndamental s i n l i fe - from eati n g , to d r es s i n g, to b a sic co m muni cati on, al l of whi ch have taug h t u s to be p a r t o f so ciety and g et us to where we are to d ay. A cco r din g to development psychol ogi st, Eri k Er ik so n , ch i l d r en ' s first few yea rs set the stag e for both i mmedi ate an d l a ter p sych o so cia l devel opm ent, i ncl udi ng the em erg en ce o f p r o s o cia l b eh avio ur, or the capaci ty to hel p, cooperate, an d s h a r e with o th ers. O ur m others become the Presi den ts an d C E O ’s o f o u r p erso n al g rowth. Al though often over lo o ked o r u n d era p p recia ted, o ur mothers are the m ost i m pactf ul an d ex tr a o rdin a r y lea der s of our l i feti m es. Jef f A da ms, th e Semi Annual Meeti ng keynote presenter (f o r d eta i l s o n th is yea r’s SAM , pl ease read Cathy Cam pbel l’s SAM r e p o r t on p a g e 7), sh a red hi s personal stor y of cri si s, tr ium p h a n d “ mo men t o f excel l ence”. He tel l s the stor y of p eo p le wh o m ade a differen ce i n hi s professi onal and personal lif e. H e r emin ds u s to listen for the si gns of encourag emen t an d th a t th e “rea l mo men ts of excel l ence” com es when you h ave l o s t o r fa llen down . I t i s i n those chal l engi ng m o m en ts, wh en we h ave th e o p p or tuni ty to be a g enui ne l eader. O n N ovemb er 20th , 2012 i n the beauti ful ci ty of S tr atf o r d , O n ta r i o, I witn essed a g roup of bri l l i ant young m i nds m ake a n ea r ly imp a ct o n so ci ety. Twenty-five students from th e Avo n - Ma itla n d a n d Huron - Per th counti es contend ed in a Yo u B e T h e C h emist® Canada chem i str y competi ti on. Read a b o u t th e fu ture in n ovators on pag e 18 of thi s i ssue. I n th i s i ssue o f th e C h emuni cator, Mi chael Bourque, Presid en t a n d C EO o f th e Ra ilway Associ ati on of Canada, hi g h lig h ts th e C a n a dia n ra ilway and l eadershi p i n the transpor tatio n m a r ket o n p a g e 16. CACD’s Dave S auci er express es th e

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T H E C H E M U N I C A T O R

im p o r tan ce o f r eg ulato r y m an ag em en t an d we f eatu r e 2 new f o r er un n er s in th e asso ciatio n – Welco m e In d em ni s a nd Pr o b uy Saf ety So lutio n s. In my alm o st 1 0 year s o f b elo n g in g to th e ch em ical d is tr i bu ti on in d ustr y, I h ave h ear d m an y sto r ies o f co m p an ies / owner s wh o h ave b een m en to r s to o th er s wh o h ave m oved on to b uild th eir own b usin esses. So m e o f th ese sto r ies co m e f r om a ver y h ig h ly r eg ar d ed co m p an y estab lish ed 8 0 year s a g o her e in C an ad a. C h ar les Ten n an t & C o m p an y (C TC ) cel ebr a ted th eir co lo ur f ul an d successf ul h isto r y o n Se p tem ber 2 6 th, 2 0 1 2 . Be sur e to r ead th e r ich h isto r y o f C TC an d a s hor t in ter v iew with K ath ie Taylo r, Vice Pr esid en t o f M ar keti ng & Sales o n p ag e 2 0 . T h e h o lid ay seaso n is a g r eat tim e to ex p r ess yo ur g r a ti tu d e to th e m en to r s in yo ur lif e, wh eth er it b e p r o f ess i ona l or p er so n al. Tell th em h ow th ey h ave im p acted yo ur l i f e a nd co n tr ib uted to yo ur m o m en t o f excellen ce. I will a l s o m a ke a p lug f o r all th e m o th er s o ut th er e. G ive yo ur m o m a n ex tr a sp ecial m en tio n an d p er h ap s a n icer g if t th is year ! H ap p y H o lid ays, C ath er in e W ieckowsk a | Ed ito r PS – I will lead by ex am p le … To my m o m : alth o u g h ther e m ay h ave b een tim es wh en yo u f elt like yo u “ wer e on f i r e” , yo ur ef f o r ts at jug g lin g a car eer an d b ein g a h an d s -on m om wer e in sp ir in g. Yo u wer e an d always will b e th e g r ea tes t lead er I h ave ever k n own . I love yo u!

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27th Annual General Meeting May 29th – 31st, 2013 White Oaks Resort & Spa Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 27th Semi Annual Meeting October 29th – 30th, 2013 Mississauga Convention Centre Mississauga, Ontario Board of Directors February 5th, 2013 April 4th, 2013 | Conference Call May 29th, 2013 | Niagara, ON Responsible Distribution Committee December 13th, 2012 March 7th, 2013 May 9th, 2013


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Chairman’s M E S S A G E "W hat i s l eadershi p?" Wi kip ed ia defi nes i t as org ani zi ng a g r o up of peopl e to achi eve a co m m o n g oal . S om ebody whom p eo p le wi l l fol l ow: som ebody wh o gui des or di rects others. It g o es on to state that a l eader m ay not have any for mal auth o r ity. T hi s l ast statem ent i s one wh ich deser ves al l of us to ser io usly ref l ect on our i ndivi dual ab ility to be l eaders – even wi thout th e perceived authori ty a ti tl e b r in g s.

As a r em in d er, we will h ave o ur n ex t An nual G en er al M eeti ng at N iag ar a-o n -th e-L ake. Watch f o r d etails in th e N ew Yea r. As always, we will p r ov id e lear n in g an d in f o r m atio n tha t ca n b e used to b etter o ur selves as in d iv id uals an d as an i nd u s tr y. We str o n g ly en co ur ag e yo u to atten d th is even t.

T h e C AC D emb o dies thi s defi ni ti on of l eadershi p. Our a s s o ci a tio n wo rks o n ever y front that affects our com p an ies S a f ety, Stewa rdsh ip, C ommuni ty, Educati on, Par tnership, an d C o m mu n ica tio n . Fro m CACD empl oyees, to board mem b er s, to co mmittee ch a irs, to suppl i er par tners, to i n d ustr y p a r tn e r s, to co mmittee mem bers - we are bl essed to have so m a n y l ea ders th a t p a r tici pate i n the associ ati on.

W ish in g yo u a wo n d er f ul h o lid ay seaso n an d a p r os per ou s N ew Year,

M i c h a e l S taley

Fin ally, I wo uld like to th an k D av id L loyd , Secr etar y Tr ea s u r er o n th e b o ar d , C athy C am p b ell, C ath er in e W ieckows k a , D ave Saucier an d Em m a D ew f o r m ak in g th e 2 6 th Sem i A nnu a l M eetin g in Oak v ille, On tar io a g r eat success. Fr o m th e C AC D, we th an k all o f yo u f o r yo ur conti nu ed p ar ticip atio n in an d co m m itm en t to o ur asso ciatio n .

Cha irma n of C AC D | P r e s id e n t o f B r e n n ta g Ca n a d a

M ike Staley C h air m an , C AC D | Pr esid en t, Br en n tag C an ad a

O u r i ndustr y a n d o u r communi ti es rel y on the l ead er sh ip p r ov i d ed by a ll o f us on a dai l y basi s. We must always r em em ber we wa tch ea ch other ’s behavi ours and atti tud es an d th a t h as a direct effect on our own acti ons. Leadershi p is an o b l i g a tio n fo r a ll o f u s and a privi l eg e we must careful ly ten d to co n sta n tly. T h ro u gh l eadershi p, we can do g reat thi ng s f o r th e f u ture o f o u r ch emi cal communi ty!

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We j u st fin ish ed o ur Sem i -Annual Meeti ng and by all a cco u n ts it wa s o u r b est one ever ! Another fi ne examp le o f th e l ea dersh ip a n d th e commi tment to constant i m provem en t yo u r a sso cia tio n p rovides. We encourag e al l of our m em b er s to p a r ticip a te in o u r sem i and annual meeti ngs. T hey ar e wo n d erfu l enviro n ments to devel op rel ati onshi ps, lear n , b etter yo u r co mp a n y a nd your i ndustr y.

Supplier Relations Committee January 17th, 2013

A L E N D A R S

Regulatory Affairs Committee December 4th, 2012 | CCC – Group April 24th, 2013 (Joint OLC) June 18th, 2013 August 13th, 2013

Operations and Logistics Committee January 9th, 2013 April 24th, 2013 (Joint RAC) June 19th, 2013 September 12th, 2013 (Joint RDC) Montreal Chapter December 5th, 2012 April 25th, 2013 September 19th, 2013 December 5th, 2013

Recen tly, we h ave h a d som e chang es to the CACD b o ar d o f d i r ecto rs. Ma rcel Pai nchaud and Randy S her m et h ave ch o s en to leave th e b oard due to personal reasons. So, we a r e l o o kin g fo r in divid ual s who want to be i nvol ved with th e a s s o ci a tio n , sh a re th ei r tal ents, and provi de l eaders h ip o n b eh a l f o f o u r in dustr y. For those who mi ght be i nter ested , co n ta ct C a thy C a mp b el l or Rod Paterson. T hey wi l l f ully ex p l a i n th e co mmitments and benefi ts of ser vi ng on o ur board.

Western Chapter January 24th, 2013 April 25th, 2013 June 13th, 2013 June 13th, 2013 You Be The Chemist Canadian Committee December 11th, 2012 April 2nd, 2013 May 13th, 2013 October 3rd, 2013

I t i s tr uly a n excitin g ti me at CACD as there are m any ar eas we a r e wo rkin g o n . T here are si gni fi cant oppor tun ities to b r i n g a dditio n a l val ue to the m embershi p. For r eg ular co m mun ica tio n up da tes, pl ease revi ew the N ewsl etter s f r o m C a thy a n d Dave!

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P R É S I D E N T D U C O N S E I L D ’ A D M I N I S T R AT I O N

« Q u ' es t-ce q ue l e l ea d ers h i p ? » W i k i p edi a d éfi n i t l e l ea dersh i p co m m e l ' o rg a n isati o n d'un g ro u p e de p ers o n n es dan s l ’ a ttei n te d ’ u n o bj ecti f co m mu n . Un l eader es t u n e p ers o n ne que l es g en s vo n t suivre: q u el q u ' u n q u i g ui de o u i n f l u en ce d ’ autres p ers o n n es. W i ki p edi a co n ti nu e l a d éfin i ti o n en a ffi r m a n t qu’un l ea d er n e p o s s èd e p as de p o u vo i r o ffi ci el . C ette M i c h a e l S taley Cha irma n of C AC D | P r e s id e n t o f B r e n n ta g Ca n a d a d er n i ère a ffi r m a ti o n est cel l e q u i m éri te n o tre réf lexi on s u r notr e ca p a ci té i n d iv i d u el l e à d eveni r des leaders – et ce, s a ns l e p o u vo i r q u ’ a p p o r te u n ti tre.

rel ati o n s, ap p ren dre et amél i o rer vo tre en tre p ri se et votr e secteur d'activi té.

L’ AC DPC inca r ne cette d éfi n i ti o n d u l ea d ers h i p. No tre as s ocia tion tr ava ille s u r to u s l es fro n ts q u i a ffecten t n o s s ociétés - la s écu r ité, l a g o u ver n a n ce, l a co m mu n a uté, l e par ten a r ia t, l’éd u ca tio n et l a co m mu n i ca ti o n . D es em p l oyés de l’ AC DPC, a u x m em b res d u co n s ei l d ' a d m i n i s trati o n , au x p rés id ent s d es com i tés, à d es p a r ten a i res fo u r n i sseurs, des par tena ir es d e l'i n d u s tri e, a u x m em b res d u comi té no u s s o mmes bénis d ' avo i r ta n t d e l ea d ers q u i p a r tici p en t à l'as s ocia tion.

À ti tre de rap p el , n o us auro n s n o tre p ro ch ai n e assem blée g én éral e an nuel l e à Ni ag ara-o n -th e-L ake. S ur veillez les détai l s dan s l a n o uvel l e an n ée. C o mme to uj o urs, nous vous f o ur n i ro n s des ap p ren ti ssag es et de l ’i n f o r mati o n pouvant être uti l i sés p o ur vo us amél i o rer en t an t qu'i n dividus et en tan t qu'i n dustri e. No us vo us en co urag eo n s vivem ent à p ar ti ci p er à ce t évén emen t.

Notre ind u s tr ie et n o s co l l ectiv i tés co m p ten t sur l e leaders hip a s s u r é pa r ch a cu n d ' en tre n o u s s u r u n e b ase q u otidi enne. Nou s d evo n s to u j o u rs n o u s ra p p el er que no u s reg a r d ons les co m p o r tem en ts et l es a tti tu d es des un s et des a u tr es et q u e cel a a u n effet d i rect s u r n o s pro p res action s. L e lea d er s hip es t u n e o b l i g a ti o n p o u r n o us to us et u n p r ivilèg e q u e n o u s d evo n s co n s er ver avec so i n et atten ti on. G r â ce à no tre l ea d ers h i p, n o u s p o u vo n s f ai re de g ran d es chos es po u r l ' aven i r d e n o tre co m mu n a uté! Nou s venons d e te r m i n er n o tre réu n i o n s em i -a n nuel l e et de l’avis g énér a l, ce fu t n o tre m ei l l eu re réun i o n ! Ceci es t u n a u tr e b el exem p l e d u l ea d ers h i p et de l'eng ag ement enver s l ' a m él i o ra ti o n co n ti nu e o ffer t p ar votre as s ocia tion. No u s en co u ra g eo n s to u s n o s m emb res à p ar ti ciper à nos r éu n i o n s a n nu el l es et s em i -a n nuel l es. Ce s on t d e m er veill eu s es o cca s i o n s a fi n d ' ét a b l i r des

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Récemmen t, n o us avo n s eu quel ques ch an g em ents au co n sei l d'admi n i strat i o n de l ’AC DPC. Marcel Painchaud et Ran dy S h er met o n t ch o i si de qui tter l e conseil d'admi n i strati o n p o ur des rai so n s p erso n n el l es. A insi, n o us rech erch o n s des g en s qui veul en t être i mp l i qués dans l 'asso ci at i o n , af i n de p ar tag er l eurs tal en ts et assur er le l eadersh i p p o ur l e b én éf i ce de n o tre i n dustri e. Pour ceux qui p o ur rai en t être i n téressés, co n tactez C athy Cam pbell o u Ro d Paterso n . I l s vo us exp l i quero n t en détail les en g ag emen ts et l es avan tag es de si ég er à n o tre conseil d'admi n i strati o n . C 'est un véri tab l e mo men t d’exci tati o n à l ’AC DPC car il y a de n o mb reux do mai n es sur l esquel s n o us travaillons. Il exi ste p l usi eurs f aço n s af i n d'ap p o r ter un e val eur ajoutée aux memb re s. Po ur l es mi ses à j o ur rég ul i ères en m atièr e de co mmun i cati o n , veui l l ez co n sul te r l es bulletins d'i n f o r mati o n de C athy et Dave!

En f i n , j e ti en s à remerci er Davi d L l oyd, secr étair etréso ri er du co n sei l d’admi n i strati o n , C athy Cam pbell, C ath eri n e W i eckowska, Dave S auci er et Emma D ew pour l a réussi te de l a 26e réun i o n semi -an nuel l e qui s’est tenue à Oakvi l l e, en On tari o. De l 'AC DPC, n o us vo us remerci o n s to us p o ur votr e p ar ti ci p ati o n et vo tre en g ag emen t envers n o tre association. No us vo us so uh ai to n s un mer vei l l eux temp s des fêtes et un e n o uvel l e an n ée p ro sp ère, Mike S ta l ey, Prési den t du co n sei l d’admi n i strati o n , Prési den t, Bren n tag C an ada

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CACD’S SEMI ANNUAL MEETING REPORT B y: C a thy Campbell

CACD’s Semi Annual Meeting was held in Oakville on November 7th & 8th, 2012. T he event had something for ever yone and 100% of those in attendance said they received value for both their time and money. T his meeting has set the expectation bar! T he conference opened with a regulator y update from CACD’s “high value” Regulator y Affairs Committee (RAC). T he Committee g ave updates in the area of Transpor tation of Dang erous Goods by Jim Bird, who beg an with a “safety share.” Jim re por ted on the impending amendments in your future, such as the ERAP framework in effect by early 2013 and ERAPs will no long er be valid indefi nitely. He sug g ested that members review the ERAP site assessment re por t to see what will be reviewed during renewals. Ginette Bouchard of Bayer Inc. infor med ever yone that after 10 years GHS is here! By end of March 2013 the draft regulations will be laid out. T he consultative process is on track and industr y looks forward to par ticipating. T he targ et timeline is June 2015. Michele Richardson of OptumInsight presented on managing CEPA compliance. She illustrated the possibility of Instant Non-Compliance and the issues that sur round it. Michele spoke on CMP2 and the impor tance of industr y’s contributions. She said “we sure don’t want the other choices out there, such as REACH”. Michele g ave lots of backg round to the membership in her slides. Please visit the CACD blog to review the RAC presentation. T hen we had what some would call a realistic tabletop exercise led by Gaade & Associates. T he scenario was an eco-ter rorist event involving chemical companies. T he simulation took the par ticipants through emerg ency response plan fundamentals, including risk assessment, company profile, the emerg ency plan and procedures. T he process used an Incident Manag ement System (IMS) practicum. T he attendees wer e broken into four main functional g roups: • Operations (the Doers) • Logistics (the Getters) • Planning (the T hinkers), and • Finance and administration (the Payers).

Emphasis on ensuring that the right people are in each categ or y, which is an absolute must! T here can never be enough training and awareness. Do not leave the plan sitting on a shelf collecting dust. Allan Van Dyk of Transpor t Canada – Surface InterModal Security (SIMS) was back delivering the SIMs messag e across Canada to CACD’s members. At this session, he offered tools to help members put their security plan tog ether. Please visit www.transact-en.tc.gc.ca to download the best practice tools and resources. Following the National/Federal presentation, CACD was visited by Burlington Fire (Municipal g over nment) to give a presentation by De puty Chief Tony Bavota (who was on vacation, but came to speak to CACD’s meeting), and Acting Captain Steve Jones. T hey spoke on the Burlington VIA train derailment of Febr uar y 2012. Tony spoke on the key success factors of tr aining (especially with so many firefighters being volunteers) and community cooperation. T he incident is pretty much a miracle, as there were sadly two deaths, but there could have been so many more. T he messag e that the De puty Chief shared was “don’t take risks at an incident, slowdown and g et it right.” T he networking rece ption allowed 90 industr y re presentatives the time to meet new people and g reet long time friends. T he rece ption was followed by dinner, where two excellent presenters spoke to the g roup. Michael Bourque, President and CEO of the Railway Association of Canada (for merly with CIAC) g ave an update on rail, its future, and addressed some CACD concer ns.

M ichael B ou rq u e President & CEO, Railway Association of Canada

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I S Y O U R C O M M U N I T Y H E A LT H Y ?

MPP Monte McNaughton Cr i ti c, E conomi c Devel opment & In nova ti on

MPP Monte McNaughton of Lambton-Kent Middlesex (Sar nia area), who is the PC Critic for Economic Development & Innovation followed Michael. He spoke on his Par ty’s plans for the future and the cur rent g over nment’s situation. He is a young entre preneur and if he is an example of our future in Ontario - we will be in g ood hands.

Day 2 star ted with an inspirational moment by the meeting chair – David Lloyd of Di-Cor p and CACD’s Secretar y Treasurer. He took a leap and just like Super man, became a fitness pro pre pared for the mor ning stretch. T he “Stretch” was delivered by Enza Spa of Oakville’s pr incipal – Judith Hung. Judith took us through str etches that can be done at your desk or chair to remove some of the physical issues brought on by daily stressors. She encourag ed ever yone to exercise, meditate or do whatever you need to stay healthy. T he keynote speaker Jeff Adams, Olympian, Paralympian and g old medalist spoke on sur rounding yourself with excellence. “Critical to success as a leader is ensuring that your messag e is the same on all days, especially the bad days,” said Jeff. All we can do is react in the best way we can. He

reminded us all that “no one g ets to the finish line alone, look around you, there is excellence ever ywhere, in ever yone.” Mr. Adams was inspirational and motivational, receiving a standing ovation by the g roup. Ber nie Cook of Brenntag Canada and CACD’s RD Chair spoke on the RDC’s achievements over the past year, such as the Matrix, I-guide and Supply Chain Security Document. If you’re not using them, you should be. Ber nie infor med the g roup that the Code of Practice is being revised to include a Security element, components of Sustainability, Stewardship and others. Following this, Andicor Specialty Chemicals (Mississaug a), Quadra (Vaudreuil & Burlington) and Univar (Nova Scotia, Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Manitoba) were awarded for successful Responsible Distribution® Verification. Marsh Canada’s VP Gayle Mitcham presented on a Cor porate Pre paredness Prog ram offering. T he prog ram is for companies who cur rently have some capacity and capability for business continuity within their org anization and want to develop it fur ther. Ms. Mitcham noted the impor tance of a g ood quality risk assessment - ensuring the plan is cur rent and including chang e manag ement processes and issues. Senior manag ement must be on-board with the plan. Cathy Campbell g ave an update on behalf of CACD’s Chair man – Mike Staley, president of Brenntag Canada. Cathy spoke on the Association’s focus in 2012, lobby effor ts, par tnerships, committee achievements, perfor mance results and future expectations. “And the Sur vey Says......” T hroughout the meeting, CACD was able to use technolog y that allows for instant audience responses by Tur ning Technologies Canada. It is a powerful way to deliver m essag es, communicate and understand the audience. T he software is compatible with PowerPoint and will help to alleviate the “death by PowerPoint presentations.” T hose in attendance were impressed with the results

Jeff Adams

T h u r s d ay Keynote Pres enter

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2012 Semi Annual Meeting and g raphs that ref lect the audience’s level of interest. Ver y cool stuff ! Uli Miersch of Evonik Degussa and Vice Chair of the You Be T he Chemist® (YBTC) Canada Committee spoke on the committee’s successes in 2012, which includes the Challeng e in Stratford, Ontario on November 20th, 2012. Uli infor med the meeting that applications had been made for g rants to g over nment and industr y foundations. T here is much to do and resources are r unning low. Emerg ency Manag ement Ontario’s Public War ning Systems and Community Suppor t Prog rams were demonstrated by field officers Daphne Far rell and Jude Kelly. Daphne said “as a star t, please be pre pared for your family, there is so much infor mation available for free.” Each municipality has documentation available for what is needed in case of emerg encies. Consideration needs to be given to such things as, how to communicate when there are no phones. Visit www.ontario.ca/emo or www.ontario.ca/ims for access to resources. T he RCMP’s Suspicious Incident Re por ting Det. Constable Rober t Zawerbny g ave his prog ram’s highlights and details to the membership and supplier par tners. T he emphasis for this prog ram is intellig ence collection. T he RCMP needs private sector’s assistance to do what needs to be done.

T he attendees take a moment to relieve some stress with E nza S pa

Jim Bird, Univar Canada and Chair of CACD’s Wester n Chapter g ave his committee’s updates, followed by Lise Descoteaux, Unipex Solutions and Chair of CACD’s Montreal Chapter. T hese g roups offer g ood lear ning, sharing and improving regional issues. Please send re presentation from your Company to these chapter meetings. T he conference ended on a 100% value received rating from the audience! David Lloyd closed the session with an invitation to ever yone to attend the Annual Meeting in Niag ara-on-the-Lake in May 2013. Expectations are that the Annual Meeting will follow in the positive footste ps of this meeting! T hanks to all the par ticipants, the companies who let them attend, the sponsors and a special note of appreciation to David, Catherine and Emma for a g reat conference.

Resp o nsi bl e Di stri buti on Ver i fi ca ti on Reci pi ents

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Company N Arm bro Transport

Ar mbr o Transpor t Awarded Car rier of Choice Once Again Car riers are presented with this par ticularly prestigious award if they have demonstrated the consistency necessar y to attain the highest levels of ser vice by sur p assing the industr y benchmarks of excellence set in the Shipper’s Choice Awards Sur vey for a minimum of five consecutive years. T his is a par ticularly difficult task because aside from having to maintain consistent excellence in their operations, car riers will have to meet a likely rising standard set by shippers from year to year while also responding to changing priorities.

CANADIAN PAINT COATINGS ASSO C .

Canadian Website

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T he Canadian Paint and Coatings Association (CPCA) has just launched its new website. It outlines the prog rams and ser vices needed to ensure CPCA remains a strong voice for the industr y in Canada. Next year marks the 100th Anniversar y of the Association and as such the Association plans to celebrate and acknowledg e this impor tant milestone. “T he industr y has recently g one th rough a number of significant chang es including cor porate consolidations, a severe economic downtur n, increasingly stiffer regulations for its products and g rowing pressures to sustain the industr y with the skills and exper tise needed to g row the sector,” commented the CPCA Chair and President of General Paint Cor poration, Dale Constantinoff.

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THE CHEMUNICATOR

E W S To mark the 100th anniversar y, CPCA has developed a new look and feel for the association that will help celebrate the centennial in 2013, and ser ve the association well in the years beyond. Branded, A World of Colour, the new imag e highlights the value members bring to the industr y, the Canadian economy and all Canadians through their innovative — and colourful — products. CPCA is proud to display a World of Colour on the new Web site, in the new video and throughout its communications tools T he industr y continues to invest in new and innovative technolog y that allows it to bring new, sustainable products to the consumer. It does so while ensuring the sector is fully compliant with g over nment regulations at all levels.

DI-CORP

You’ve known us for years as Canamara United Supply, Canamara Equipment Ser vices, Hollimex Products, T he Drilling De pot and Westcoast Drilling Supplies. But now we are one name and one brand. We are Di-Cor p. DOWN TO EARTH BUSINESS As always, we are here to suppor t you and our industr y and though we may look a little different, it is still business as usual at each of our divisions. Our staff is the same, our products are the same and most impor tantly, our ability to ser ve your needs is the same. T he only difference now, is our name. NEW NAME. SAME GREAT SERVICE. Canamara-Equipment Ser vices – Di-Cor p Testing Equipment


WINTER 2012

Canamara-United Supply – Di-Cor p Drilling Fluid Supply & Di-Cor p Cementing & Stimulation

Fielding’s Staf f and Community O pen House … October 7, 201

T he Drilling De pot – Di-Cor p Drilling De pot Hollimex Products – Di-Cor p Drilling Fluid Supply, Di-Cor p Food Ing redients & Di-Cor p Mining Westcoast Drilling Supplies – Di-Cor p Mineral Exploration For more infor mation on each division visit www. di-cor p.com

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Fielding chemical technologies

Ellen McGr egor awarded Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal

After a rainy star t to Fielding’s Open House, it tur ned out to be a beautiful and sunny day. Fielding welcomed over 120 Fielding staff with their families, neighbours and even a few dignitaries - MPP Dipika Damerla and Mississaug a Councillor Ron Star r to its Open House. Some of the feedback included “ver y infor mative tours,” the food provided by Rotisserie-To-Go was delicious and the staff were ver y friendly. T he bouncy castle ke pt the children occupied, while others enjoyed the Police Car and the Fire Tr uck topped it off. T hank you to ever yone for taking the time to attend. Do not hesitate to contact us if you or your g roup would like a tour of Fielding.

On October 9, 2012, Ellen McGreg or, Chair and Principal of Fielding, was a recipient of the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal, and recognized for her contributions to several community boards and committees ser ving Mississaug a. T his commemorative medal was presented to deser ving Canadians to celebrate significant contributions and achievements, and to recognize those who, like Her Majesty T he Queen, have dedicated themselves to ser vice to their fellow citizens, their community and their countr y. T he medal was presented by Bob Decher t, MP for Mississaug a-Erindale. Fielding is extremely proud of you, Ellen!

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THE CHEMUNICATOR

E W S CANADIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHEMICAL DISTRIBUTORS

Flochem Ltd.

F l och em Ltd. Celeb r a te s th e i r 2 0 th A n n ive r sa r y

GE T TO KNOW YOUR CACD T E AM

20 12 ma r ks twenty yea rs i n b u s i n es s fo r Fl o ch em L td. in Gu elph, O nta r io. We wo u l d l i ke to th a n k o u r man y cu s tom er s a nd s u ppliers fo r th ei r co n ti nu ed s u p p o r t over th e yea r s.

P r e side nt, Cathy Cam pbe l l W ith over 1 6 year s o f ex p er ien ce a t CACD, C athy lead s th e asso ciatio n an d m ain ta i ns the in teg r ity o f Resp o n sib le D istr ib utio n ®. Ca thy sup p o r ts th e C AC D Bo ar d o f D ir ector s a nd en sur es th e str ateg ic v isio n is acco m p l i s hed .

Floch em owes its s u cces s over th e l a s t two d eca d es to i ts valu e, its d ed ica ted Ma n a g em en t tea m a n d s ta ff.

ICC Compliance Center ICC C o mpli ance Cen te r i s P r o u d to C e l eb r a te 2 5 Yea r s in Bu si ness ICC Com plia nce Cen ter (I C C ) i s p ro u d to a n n o u nce i ts 25 year a nniver s a r y a s a p rem i er p rov i d er o f h azmat co mpli a nce s olu tions fo r regu l a to r y tra n s p o r ta ti o n an d workp la ce s a f ety. O ver the yea r s, we h ave b eco m e a n i n d u s tr y l eader i n providing s u pplies a n d s er v i ces to h a z a rd o u s m a teri al s/ dan g er ou s g ood s s hip p ers th ro u gh o u t N o r th A m eri ca an d aro u nd the wor ld . I C C h a s d evel o p ed p ro d u cts th at h ave beco me the d e f a ct o s ta n d a rd o f th e ch em i ca l i ndustr y th at h elp cu s tomer s h a n d l e, s to re a n d tra n s p o r t th ei r produ cts within the gu i d el i n es o f l egi s l a ti o n , a n d kee p th eir wor kpla ce s a f e.

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Qu a d r a p r o u d l y d i sp l a y s th e ir RD c r e st o n th e wa r e h o u se wa l l .

Lo o k i n g g o o d Q u a d ra !

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Mana ge r, Co m m unic atio ns & Me m be r S e r v ic e s Cathe r ine Wie c kow ska W ith over 5 year s o f ex p er ien ce at CACD, C ath er in e m an ag es th e m ar ketin g ini ti a tives o f th e asso ciatio n an d Yo u Be T h e Chem i s t® C an ad a. C ath er in e is “ T h e C h emu ni ca tor ” Ed ito r an d en joys wo r k in g with th e o per a ti ona l co m m ittees. Mana ge r, Re gul ato r y & Gove r nm e nt Af f air s Dave S auc ie r D ave jo in ed th e C AC D team in 2 0 1 1 . D ave co n tinues to f ulf ill th e ad vo cacy p la n of the asso ciatio n an d wo r k s ver y clo sely wi th the Reg ulato r y C o m m ittee an d M o n tr eal Cha pter. Be sur e to r ead D ave’s week ly Reg N ews l etter.

NEW TO OUR TE AM! Custo m e r S e r v ic e Adm inistr ato r, E m m a De w Em m a D ew h as wo r ked in th e custo m er s er v i ce in d ustr y f o r sever al year s. Af ter wor k i ng a t C AC D o n a p ar t-tim e b asis sin ce 2 0 1 1 , s he i s excited to em b ar k o n a n ew ch ap ter o f her l i f e as sh e takes o n a f ull tim e r o le at C AC D. Pl ea s e jo in us in welco m in g Em m a to th e C ACD tea m ! Yo u B e T he Che m ist® Canada P r og r am Adm in i str a to r Fatim a Al e x ande r Fatim a Alex an d er jo in ed th e C AC D tea m i n Octo b er 2 0 1 1 . Sh e uses h er p ast ex p er i ence a s m em b er sh ip ad m in istr ato r an d o r g an i z a ti ona l sk ills to aid th e YBTC C an ad ian C o m m i ttee i n th eir d ay-to -d ay activ ities. Please jo i n u s i n welco m in g Fatim a to h er n ew r o le at CACD !


WINTER 2012

Strike Out Arthritis

For the past 13 years T he Ar thritis Society, wi th the suppor t and guidance of a committee of volunteers comprised of professionals from the Coatings and Chemicals industries, has hosted the Strike Out Ar thritis Coatings Industr y Challeng e. Since its ince ption in 1999 the event has raised over $320,000 in suppor t of T he Ar thritis Society and has d rawn par ticipants and sponsors from more than 30 companies. On Saturday Febr uar y 23, 2013 the 14th Annual Strike Out Ar thritis Coatings, Chemicals and Plastics Industr y Challeng e will be held at Classic Bowl in Mississaug a. Teams of bowlers enjoy 3 g ames of competitive bowling, with top scoring teams advancing to the semi-finals. Lunch, a contest lane, raff les, a silent auction and prizes are

all included. Registration is free with a minimum of $85 in pledg es per bowler or $340 per team. Ar thritis is a force to be reckoned with. A leading cause of disability in Canada, it can devastate a promising career, destroy a child’s eyesight and de plete a person’s inde pendence. Ar thritis is often considered to be a disease of the elderly, bu t of the 4.6 million Canadians with ar thritis, roughly 65% of them are of working ag e. Since 1948, T he Ar thritis Society has invested more than $175 million in the innovative research effor ts of Canada’s brightest investig ators. T his work has helped establish Canada as a global leader in ar thritis research and led to critical breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatments and care of people with ar thritis. To lear n more about Strike Out Ar thritis, or to register a team, contact Lor na Catrambone at T he Ar thritis Society by phone at 905-455-6273 x 221, or by email at lcatrambone@on.ar thritis.ca

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E W S A Solu tion to Hed ge Against Un f or esee n Ba d D ebts

Indem nis Tr ade Risk Mana ge m e nt

With a mu ch m or e gl o b a l eco n o my, wh eth er yo u are s ellin g d omes tica lly o r a b ro a d , eco n o m i es a n d even ts o n th e other s id e of the wo rl d ca n h ave a m a teri a l effe ct o n you r bu s ines s. Af ter exp eri en ci n g th e wo rs t recessi o n s ince the G r ea t De pr es s i o n , yo u wo u l d th i n k th e wo rst i s behin d u s. However th ere rem a i n s a m i n efi el d o f i ssues at this tim e tha t ca n i m p a ct yo u r b u s i n es s a n d th e credi t ris k o f you r cu s tomer s :

T he proces s to cons ider credit ins u rance pr ovid es valu able f eedback from third par ty profes s ion a ls on a company’s trade credit ris k . T he ris k trans fer benef its of credit ins u rance can often be obtained f ro m a ta x dedu ctible credit ins u rance prog ram at a cos t les s than the company’s his toric bad debt write-of f s. With this comes a nu mber of benefits : more accu r a tely f orecas t bad debt cos ts removing variability; ca p ba d debts avoiding any material one-time los s f r om a larg e cu s tomer def au lt or deterioration of a s pecif ic f oreign market or indu s tr y s eg ment; hedg e ag a ins t the potentially material advers e ef f ect on res u lts of the economy s lipping back into reces s ion; and elim ina te the credit and political ris k u ncer tainty of cred it s a les to hig her ris k foreig n markets.

Anc illar y Ben efits of a Cr ed it In su ran ce So luti o n

Glob al E co no mi c U n c e r ta i n ty Rec eivable Cr edi t R i sk

H e i gh te n s

Tra de

Gr ow th in d evel o p i n g co u n tri es s u ch a s C h i n a and I nd ia , tha t h el p ed l es s en th e effect o f weaker developed cou ntr y eco n o m i es, a re n ow s l owi n g. In E u r ope the s overei gn -d eb t cri s i s h a s reduced th e options ava i l a b l e to G over n m en ts to i mp r ove econom ies. Fis ca l s timu lu s h i s to ri ca l l y u s ed to k i ck star t econom ies is not ava i l a b l e wi th a l rea d y l a rg e b udg et def icits a nd s overei gn d eb t. E ven C h i n a i s n ot i n a po s ition to cons id er a n o th er m a teri a l s ti mu l u s p ackag e after the ha lf tr i l l i o n d o l l a rs s p en t i n 2 0 0 8 / 2009 i n res pons e to the f i n a n ci a l cri s i s. Qu ite the oppo s i te i s o ccu r ri n g wi th a usteri ty prog r a ms in Gr eece, S p a i n , Po r tu g a l , B ri ta i n, etc. dee pening a nd pr o l o n gi n g reces s i o n s. T h e f ina ncia l cri s i s i s fu r th er d a m p en i n g g rowth by r es tr ictive len d i n g p ra cti ce. Ma n y co m p an i es th a t s u r vived now h ave a n o p p o r tu n i ty fo r g rowth but r eq u ir e wor k i n g ca p i ta l l i q u i d i ty to fi n a n ce th e g rowth which is o ften u n ava i l a b l e. T h e U S A is a ppr o a ch i n g a fi s ca l cl i ff i n ea rl y-2013 th a t if not r es ol ved wo u l d l ea d to el i m i n a ti o n o f ma ter ia l ta x r ed u cti o n s a n d th e a d d i ti o n o f s p en di n g red u ctions to r ed u ce th e d efi ci t m o s t l i kel y ti p p i n g th e U SA economy i n to reces s i o n .

With t r a d e r eceiva b l es o ften co m p ri s i n g th e larg est as s et o n the ba la nce s h eet, ch em i ca l d i s tri b u to rs remai n co ncer ned wit h the po ten ti a l fo r m a teri a l cu s to m er credi t los s es. T her e is a s o l u ti o n th a t tra n s fers th i s receivab l e credit r is k to a s peci a l i s t cred i t i n s u ra n ce u n d er wri ter with s ome a d d itional p o s i tive b en efi t th a t g o beyo n d cap pin g ba d d ebts.

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Cons idering credit ins u rance will not only pr ovid e f eedback on the q u ality of a company’s rece iva bles, bu t will als o identif y how credit ins u rance will s u ppor t s ome other company s trategies : Imp r ove b ank finan cin g. Increas e marg ining on receivables and in s ome cas es redu ce interes t r a tes. L enders continu e to take a cons er vative a ppr oa ch providing f u nding. Credit ins u rance enhan ces the q u ality of the bank ’s primar y s ecu rity and gives them the comf or t to increas e advance rates to as mu ch a s 90 % of q u alifying receivables. It als o mitig a tes the lender’s concer n with cu s tomer concentratio n r is k. T his is es pecially of benef it for expor t receiva bles where banks often prov ide little or no marg ining of f oreign receivables. Red uc e th e b ad d ebt allowan ce to bring this redu ction back into income and allocate this r es er ve more produ ctively. Self -ins u rance is an inef f icient means to pre pare f or potential bad debt los s es r ela tive to the well capitalized credit ins u rers that can be tter s pread the credit ris k of many clients. Mos t com pa nies do not have s u f f icient res er ves to deal with the d ef a u lt of one of their larg es t cu s tomers. Inc r e ase r eve nu e in even the mos t dif f icu lt m a r kets with the confidence of g etting paid. Letters of cr ed it are an inefficient and expens ive means of trad ing tha t tie u p the operating line of the f oreign client. Of f er ing open ter ms to f oreign clients can be a com petitive


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New Supplier P A

a d va n ta g e o r n eces s i ty that can contribute to increas ed r evenu es. A s wel l holding down coverag e on a new custo m er o r wh er e limited customer infor mation is ava i l a b l e co u l d r es u lt in lost sales. A credit ins u rer ca n h el p yo u ex p a n d these credit lines. L e ve r a ge th e e x p er tise of a cr edit insur er which ca n l e a d to a h i g h er quality customer por tfolio and l ower over a l l c r ed i t losses. Most underwriters have o n -th e-g r o u n d cr ed i t risk under writing in ever y major co un tr y i n t h e wo r l d . T his includes the infor mation, system s, p eo p l e a n d sophisticated risk manag ement to o l s of th e u n d er writer to manag e and mitig ate ris k . A S i m p l e P r o c e ss to Consider Cr edit Insuran ce T h er e i s ver y l i ttl e effor t on the client’s par t to co n si d er cr ed i t p r otection. T he process req u ires th e co m p l eti o n o f a 2 pag e application, a copy of an el ectr o n i c a g ed tr i al balance and a shor t discu s s ion to cl a r i f y f u r th er where credit protection may suppor t key co r p o r a te s tr a tegies. T he output is a manag ement r e p o r t: • • •

clients in q u alifying claims. You r broker s hou ld pr e-vet claims to ens u re they are pres ented to the u nder wr iter f or bes t res u lts res ponding to all of the u nder wr iter ’s ins pection criteria. Mar ke ting your pr og r am - A s pecialis t cr ed it ins u rance broker will deal with the 7 or 8 s p ecia lis t u nderwriters on a daily or week ly bas is. Ens u r e you are well inf or med as to the alter natives s o that you a r e well pos itioned to neg otiate you r renewal. After experiencing hig h los s ratios in 20 08 a nd 20 09 , the credit ins u rers are watching the econom ic developments clos ely. Des pite thes e many r is ks the market has s oftened over the las t year and cover a g e in mos t markets is available. Over the next few is s u es, Indemnis will ex plor e s pecific benef its of credit ins u rance inclu ding r eleva nt cas e s tu dies to ou tline the practical u s e of this u niq u e ris k trans f er s olu tion.

I d en ti f yi n g a n d quantifying the major cred it and p o l i ti ca l r i s k s o f the larg est customers O u tl i n i n g th e a lter native approaches availa ble to m i ti g a te th es e r isks and Q u a n ti f yi n g th e other strategic benefits of a l ter n a te cr ed i t protection solutions.

G e tti n g th e Mo st O ut of Your Existing Cr e dit I n su r a n c e P r og r a m I f yo u a r e a u s er o f credit insurance, your g oal wou ld b e to g et th e m o st out of your credit insu rance p r o g r a m . I n th i s environment your broker should be a ctivel y i nvo l ved with the day-to-day oper ation of yo ur p r o g r a m : I m p r ov i n g c ove r a ge - W here customer coverag e is r estr i cted d u e to perceived risk, pursue alter native f o r ms o f o n e-o f f coverag e. W here infor mation is l i m i ted , d i r ectl y p u rsue confidential infor mation on b uyer s a r o u n d th e world so underwriters can co ns ider th e l a r g e r l i m i t r eq uirements. Your broker should be a n ex ten s i o n o f yo u r credit de par tment to ensure ever y p o ssi b i l i ty h a s b een considered to establish coverag e. C l a i m s m a n a ge m e nt - A specialist credit insurance b r o ker wi th u n d er writing experience will best adv is e

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Probu y Saf ety Solu tions has been providing s a f ety produ cts to Gu elph and the s u r rou nding area s s ince 19 96 . Probu y Saf ety is a f amily owned and oper a ted bu s ines s owned by K arl Gor tmaker and opera ted by his s on Kev in and dau g hter Loretta. “We s tar ted of f in bu s ines s with a few pairs of g loves and a res pir a tor on the s helf in a 1 00 0 s q u are foot location. Six teen years later we are s till a s mall f amily r u n bu s ines s bu t s er vicing cu s tomers f rom a 40 00 s q u are f oot f a cility s triv ing to prov ide the pers onal tou ch that s ee m s los t by many of ou r competition. We look f orwa r d to as s is ting ou r cu r rent and fu tu re cu s tomers for yea r s to come.” Said Kev in Gor tmaker. For more inf or mation, pleas e contact: Kevin Gor tmaker kg or tmaker@hotmail. com | 51 9-7 63 -41 57 Probu y Saf ety Solu tions | 61 A V ictoria Road Sou th | Gu elph, ON N1E 5P7 | www. probu ys afety. com

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M OVING PEOPLE, GOODS A ND T H E E CONOM Y B y: M i ch a el B o u rq u e, R a i l way A s s o ci a ti o n o f Canada

Railways have been in the headlines a lot lately and so it is hard to imagine Canada without rail. Canada has the most productive railways in the world, with the larg est one - CN, still in its teen years as a for mer g over nment-owned entity. To become the best in the wor ld, rail companies have had to make significant chang es in a shor t period of time. Some of these chang es h ave impacted the way customers do bu siness because of the evolution to scheduled rail ser vice for freight. In some cases, this caused challeng es and difficulties, perhaps just shor t of resentment. However, rail companies have heard their customers and applied the same effor t and focus to meeting or exceeding customer expectations as they’ve applied to their own operations. T here is still some work to do, but many customers, from across the spectr um, have signed ag reements or contracts based on these expectations. T here are some who have called on the g over nment to fur ther regulate the commercial side of the freight rail industr y: a reg r essive ste p that would lead to additional cost and a reversal of innovation and productivity. Perhaps because of its g reat histor y, the rail industr y looks at the g rowth of the rail business and of the nation with a unique perspective. You can’t build 45,000 km of track, with almost 15,000 railway crossings without collaboration. Nor can you build an advanced supply chain infrastr ucture for global competitiveness within a g over nment-led and financed model. T hose days are behind us. Instead, you need collaboration between transpor tation (rail, tr ucking, ship ping), infrastr ucture (por ts, ter minals, inter modal hubs etc.), financing (pension funds, banks and other financiers) and g over nments. Taking the long er view, the commercial course we are on to building an even better system for moving g oods in Canada is the right approach. As recent debates illustrate only too well, we are produ cing an increasing amount of energ y and other products from our vast natural reso urces. Potash, wheat, barley and other ag ricultural g oods, forest products, oil, natural g as, chemicals and mining products are all finding new markets around the world. It would be impossible to deliver these products without rail. In fact, for cer tain manufacturers, rail is an integ ral par t of the fabrication process, where continuous production requires rail cars to reliably enter and exit factor ies 16

to deliver inputs and load finished products. Imagine what the TransCanada highway would look like without rail. An averag e train handles the equivalent of 280 larg e tr ucks. Cur rently, more than 70% of all g oods in Canada are shipped on tracks built by rail companies on their own land using money that these companies have ear ned. Rail pays taxes on that right-of-way, does its own snow plowing, its own maintenance and even its own policing. Most of us don’t think about the “parallel universe” that exists across Canada moving g oods and people, leaving room for the rest of us in our cars and tr ucks. If we want our g rowth as a supplier to the world to be sustainable, then it’s hard to imagine the future without rail, since the 70% of all g oods shipped account for only 3% of g reenhouse g as emissions from the transpor tation sector. T his makes rail by far the most environmentally sustainable transpor tation mode in Canada. W hen you consider that Canadian railways are recognized globally to be the most efficient, this leaves no doubt that Canada’s g rowth must be tied to rail. T hanks to the increasing number of community and shor t line railways, rail is a critical link to markets for the cities and towns across Canada whose residents want to continue their way of life on far ms, in mines and forests or in factories. In the future, new communities will be created and their sur vival will be possible because of rail: an option to bring their g oods to market in an efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly way. T he Canada of the future will be ser ved by a highly integ rated logistics network that includes shipping, por ts, ter minals, railways, tr ucking and others: one that is capable of delivering g oods efficiently, allowing industries to compete globally. T he future will see a g reater use of technolog y to track g oods, cross borders and guarantee security in ways that we can only imagine. Gover nments play a role in safety and security, with overarching regulator y and legislative frameworks. However, to realize this future, business needs to be able to innovate, to work tog ether with customers to solve problems and above all, to move quickly. Gover nment should not tr y to direct these hands of the marketplace. To become the supply chain enabler that will be the envy of the world, all par ties must collaborate


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in the marketplace using commercial ag reements between par ties. T hese par tnerships, facilitated through investment, continuous innovation and produ ctivity improvement, will help to drive our countr y’s resource producers and manufacturers to new markets. It’s hard to imagine Canada without rail. In 2015, Canada will celebrate the 200 th anniversar y of the bir th of Sir John A Macdonald, our first Prime Minister; the man who oversaw the completion of our first natio nal rail system, now Canadian Pacific. Today, our vision must be to buil d the most sustainable, integ rated supply infrastr ucture and logistics network in the world. W hy? To ensure that Canadian producers and manufacturers remain globally competitive. After all, they are our customers and tog ether, we are the Canadian economy.

Mi ch ael Bo urque is the Presi den t an d CEO of th e Rai l way Association o f C an ada (RAC). T he asso ci ati o n i s the voice o f th e rai lway industry, re p resenti ng C an ada’s Class 1 rai l co mp an i es, CN and C P; an d, over 50 r egional, l o cal , co mmuter and tour ist rai l way o p erato rs. Mi ch ael j o in ed the RAC f ro m th e C h emist r y I n dustr y Asso ci ati o n o f C an ad a, which re p resen ts a $ 25 bi l l i o n i n dustr y made up o f chemical an d rel ated ch emi stry i n dustr y co mp an i es, including tran sp o r tati o n p ar tn ers. As Vi ce Presi den t, Ex ter nal Rel ati o n s, Mi ch ael was resp on si b l e f o r p arl i am entar y rel ati on s an d co mmun icatio n s.

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FEATURE STORY: 2012 You Be The Y B TC exper i m ent s conduct ed by t w o C hem i st r y G r aduat e st u de nt s f rom West er n U ni ver si t y, Tayl or M ar t i no and D ani el Vaccar el l o. A f t er 4 r ounds of exhi l ar at i ng com pet i t i on, t he sem i - f i nal round s a w 5 st udent s com pet e f or t he t op t w o spot s. The w i nner s we re f i na l l y announced, nam i ng P aul M cA ul ey as w i nner and P r er na S hah a s runne r up, bot h hai l i ng f r om G oder i ch D i st r i ct C ol l egi at e I nst i t ut e . Bot h st udent s w er e aw ar ded a m onet ar y pr i z e, cham pi on’s m edal , c he mi s t r y ki t , and pr esent ed w i t h a “ C hem i st r y To G o Tot e” f or t hei r s c hool .

The Auditorium at Stratford City Hall hosts a room filled with 25 student participants, 3 esteemed judges, parents and chaperones, local media, event sponsors - Unipex Solutions and Sylvite Holdings as well as supporting volunteers from Turning Technologies, RCMP, VZiON Designs, the Chemical Educational Foundation and the chemical distribution industr y.

2012 You Be The Chemist Canada Regional Challenge Winner and Runner Up awarded with a monetar y prize, Champion’s medal, personal chemistr y kit and a “YBTC Canada Chemistr y –to-go Tote” for their school.

T h e Cana dia n As s oc ia tion o f Ch e mic a l Dis tr ib u to r s ( CA C D ) and Yo u Be The C he mis t (Y B T C) Ca n a d a s u c c e s s fu lly c o n d u ct ed t he first Cana dia n Re giona l Yo u B e T h e Ch e mis t Ch a lle n g e in S t r at f or d, Ontario on Nov e mbe r 20th, 2 0 1 2 . He ld a t S tr a tfo r d City Hall an d hos te d by Stra tfo r d Ma y o r Da n Ma th ie s o n , the Ch a lle nge s a w 25 s tud e n ts fr o m 1 3 s c h o o ls within the Av on Ma itla nd Pu b lic S c h o o l B o a r d and th e Huron-Pe rth C a th o lic Dis tr ic t Scho o l B oa rd c ompe te in th is in te r a c tiv e academ ic c ompe tition. T h e City H a ll doors ope ne d a t 9 :0 0 a m and partic ipa nts we re we lc o me d with b reakfast s pons ore d by S y lv ite Ho ld in g s . T h e event wa s s upporte d by o v e r 7 0 a tte n d e e s , inclu d ing pa re nts & c ha pe r o n e s , s c h o o l b o a r d representa tiv e s , te a c he rs , me d ia p e r s o n s a n d volun tee rs . The c ompe titio n c o mme n c e d with a welco ming s pe e c h from CA CD’s P r e s id e n t Cathy Campbe ll a nd c ompetitio n g u id e lin e s ann o u n c e d by Ma y or M a th ie s o n . The Challen ge wa s ov e rs e e n b y a p a n e l o f 3 esteeme d judge s : Fra ns d e s To mb e , Uli M ier sch a nd Pe ggy Woe s s ma n n . T h r o u g h o u t th e b reaks, the s tude nt pa rtic i p a n ts we r e tr e a te d to liv e

N o one w ent hom e em pt y handed. A l l par t i ci pant s r ecei ved a You Be The C hem i st C anada t - shi r t , a gl ass hand- boi l er, and a gi f t ba g f i l l e d w i t h goodi es f r om C A C D ’s M em ber s and S uppl i er P ar t ner s. Af t e r t he w i nner s w er e announced, at t endees w er e t r eat ed t o a l unch s pons ore d by U ni pex S ol ut i ons. Thi s C hal l enge w as a success and a t est am e nt t o t he Y B TC pr ogr am . The st udent s w er e i nspi re d by t he exci t em ent of chem i st r y and had an opport uni t y t o enhance t hei r educat i on exper i enc e t hrough com pet i t i on. B ased on t he f e e dba c k r ecei ved, Y B TC C anada m ay have pos i t i v e l y sw ayed t he per cept i on of chem i s t r y a nd t he chem i cal i ndust r y am ongst t hos e i n at t endance. Thi s event w oul d not have been pos s i bl e w i t hout t he gener osi t y and support of t he C hal l enge sponsor s and vol unt eer s. A s pe c i a l not e of t hanks t o t he C hal l enge S ubc ommi t t e e f or al l of t hei r har d w or k, t he C i t y of St ra t f ord and t he M ayor D an M at hi eson f or gra c i ous l y host i ng t he C hal l enge, and our p a rt ne rs a t t he R C M P, Tur ni ng Technol ogi e s , VZi O N D esi gns and t he C hem i cal Educ a t i ona l Foundat i on. O nt o t he next C hal l enge !

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Chemist Canada Regional Challenge

25 student competitors get ready for round one of the YBTC Canada Regional Challenge.

PA R TICIPATIN G SCH OO LS Cl in ton P ubl ic Sch ool Gode rich District Col l egiate In stitut e H ol y Nam e of M ary Sch ool , St.M ar y’s Je an n e Sauve Sch ool , Stratford M il ve rton P ubl ic Sch ool St. A l oysius Sch ool , Stratford

President of CACD, Cathy Campbell congratulates the retiring YBTC Canada Chairman, Steve Jones of Brenntag Canada and incoming YBTC Canada Chairperson, Rosanna Aurello of Quadra Chemicals for a successful event which further promotes the program and chemistr y education.

St. A mbrose Sch ool , Stratford St. Col umban Sch ool St. Jam es Sch ool , Se aforth

A Message from the YBTC Canada Chair

St. Joseph ’s Sch ool , Cl in ton

It is with pride tha t I a nnou n c e I a m h a n d in g th e r e in s a s Ch a ir of t he You B e Th e Che mis t Ca na da c omm itte e o v e r to R o s a n n a A u r e llo o f Qu a d r a C hem i cal s. I too k ov e r a s Cha ir of the c o mmitte e a t th e s ta r t o f 2 0 1 1 , s h or t l y af t er w e had launc he d the YBTC w e b s ite . S in c e th e n , we h a v e s ig n ific ant l y upgr aded th e site’s qua lity a nd c onte n t a n d a r e p le a s e d with th e g r o wth i n t he num ber of registe re d us e rs . We ar e r e a c h in g e d u c a to r s c o a s t to c o a s t and i nt o t he Ter r itorie s . It is e x c iting t o h e a r th e p o s itiv e fe e d b a c k fr o m the m any user s of the p rogra m! It ha s be en a p le a s u r e wo r k in g with a ll th e Y B TC vol unt eer s an d CAC D s ta ff. The ir i n v o lv e me n t o n th e v a r io u s a c tiv iti es i ncl udi ng, Mar keting a nd Communic atio n s , F u n d R a is in g a n d th e Y B T C C hal l enge have been ins piring. Without th is g r o u p o f d e d ic a te d in d u s tr y v ol unt eer s, w e never could ha v e ha d the le v e l o f s u c c e s s we a r e e x p e r ie n c in g. My two y e a rs a s C ha ir will c u lmin a te with o u r fir s t e v e r YB TC R egi onal Ch allen ge . The City of S tr a tfo r d , On ta r io h o s te d th e c o mp e t i t i on and t he Mayo r wa s our MC . We h a d 2 5 s tu d e n t c o mp e tito r s a n d we had posi t i ve m edia cov e ra ge for this e xc e lle n t o u tr e a c h p r o g r a m. T h is S tr a t f or d event i s ju st a pilot C ha lle nge a nd we h o p e to le a r n fr o m th is fir s t exper i ence and expand it out a c ros s the c o u n tr y in c o min g y e a r s . I wo u ld lik e t o t hank al l th e co mpa nie s tha t ha v e s p o n s o r e d th e e v e n t in c lu d in g Tu r n in g Technol ogi es Canada who dona te d the in te r a c tiv e s o ftwa r e a n d r e s p o n der equi pm ent , wh ich the pa rtic ipa nts us e d th r o u g h o u t th e Ch a lle n g e . Th ank y ou to e v e r y one w h o h a s c o n tr ib u te d to th e Yo u B e The C hem i st pro g ram ov e r the pa s t two y e a r s . P le a s e c o n tin u e to s u p p o r t R osanna and her team. Ste ve J o n e s , B r e n n ta g Ca n a d a | s jo n e s @ br ennt ag. ca

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WWW.YBTC.CA Western University Chemistr y Graduates Taylor Martino and Daniel Vaccarello showcase experiments from the YBTC guidebooks, including “Lumpy Liquids”, “Grasping for Air”, “Balloon in a Bottle” and “Exploding Bags”.


Celebrating a Remarkable Legacy I n t e r v i ew with Mrs. Kathie Taylor S e n i o r V ice President of Sales & Marketing

CW: W h a t p h i l o s o p h y wa s e s t a b l i s h e d 8 0 y e a r s a g o th a t still remains today?

C . W i e ckowska (CW): You recently hosted an anniv e r s a r y d i n n e r and reception in honour of Charles Tennant & C o . L t d . ( C anada). Tenn ants Consolidated Limited (TC L ) i s 2 1 5 y ears old, while the Canadian business is 80 y e a r s o l d . Can you give us a summar y of the Charles Ten n a n t C a n a d a histor y in your own words?

KT: C T C w a s f o u n d e d o n t h e s i m p l e i d e a l s o f h a r d w o r k , h o n e s t e f f o r t , i n n o v a t i v e p r o d u c t s a n d o u t s t a n d i n g c u s to m e r s e r v i c e . T h e s a m e h o l d s t r u e t o d a y.

K a t h i e Tay lor (KT): Charles Tennant & Company Ca n a d a L i m i t e d began in 1932 as a distributor of chemical s t o a v a r i e t y of industries. Initially the business was con d u c t e d b e t w e e n Canada and Europe, however, in 1939 the t r a d e m o v e d to a North / South pattern as war had brok e n o u t i n E u r ope. In 1984 Prospec Chemicals was establ i s h e d , e n t e r i ng CTC into the chemical manufacturing busines s . T C U S A w as formed in 1997 and our joint venture in We i f a n g , C h i n a was established in 2005. We continued the com p a n y ’s e v o l u t ion with the creation of TCL Innovations in 200 8 a n d f u r t h e r grew the business in 2011 with the joint vent u r e o f E s s a Technologies and the acquisition of Zenitech LL C . To t h i s d a y, we continue to look for new business opportu n i t i e s t h r o u g h supplier partnerships and global outlook. O u r r e c e n t joint venture with Essa Technologies and the Ze n i t e c h L L C a cquisition are examples of CTC’s drive for hard w o r k a n d i n novative products.

CW: W h a t h a s c h a n g e d s i n c e t h e n ? KT: W h e n C T C w a s i n i t i a l l y e s t a b l i s h e d t h e c u l tu r e wa s v e r y E u r o p e a n a n d t h e l e g a c y c a m e f r o m h a v i n g th e t a l l e s t s m o k e s t a c k s . T h i s m e n t a l i t y wa s c o m m o n to th e t i m e e r a . I a m p l e a s e d t o s e e a s h i f t t o wa r d s a c u l tu r e i n c l u s i v e o f e n v i r o n m e n t a l s u s t a i n a b i l i t y. C T C t a k e s e v e r y practical precaution to ensure the safety of people and p l a n e t . We h a v e a l s o e v o l v e d f r o m p r i m a r i l y a n i n d u s tr i a l a n d c o m m o d i t i e s d r i v e n o r g a n i za t i o n t o t h a t o f a s pe c i a l ti e s o r i e n t e d c o m p a n y. CW: Ho w l o n g h a v e y o u b e e n w i t h t h e c o m p a n y ? KT: Do I h a v e t o a n s we r t h a t ( s a i d wi t h a c h u c k l e ) ? We l l , i t ’s b e e n 2 6 y e a r s . Oh m y ! CW: W h a t c h a n g e s h a v e y o u s e e n t h r o u g h y o u r 2 6 y e a r s at CTC Canada? KT: W h e n I f i r s t s t a r t e d wi t h C T C t h e c o m p a n y h a d l i mi te d participation at industry events or councils.

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and Looking Towards the Future

W r i t t en b y: C at h er i n e W i ecko w sk a | E d i t o r

To d a y, we are part of many associations and look for wa y s t o g e t i nvolved in the Canadian marketplace. C W: You recently acquired Zenitech LLC and for m e d a j o i n t venture with Es sa Technologies. Why the r e c e n t a c q u i s itions? K T: T h ere is a trend towards eco personal care product s . F o r C T C t o stay competitive and remain on the global land s c a p e , t h e a c q uisitions were critical. We are proud of our r e c e n t v e n t u r e s as our customers will continue to benefit fro m o u r b r o a d product scope. C W: W hat value does CACD bring to CTC?

M e l a o s i t s o n t h i s b o a r d a n d i s a c t i v e l y i n v o l v e d . We h a v e h a d i n v o l v e m e n t wi t h t h e To r o n t o S o c i e t y o f C o a ti n g s Te c h n o l o g y ( T OS C OT ) t h r o u g h G e r r y G o m e z, r e p r e s e n ta ti o n a t C I F S T a n d P S G a n d m o r e r e c e n t l y, a p r o u d s u p p o r te r o f Yo u B e T h e C h e m i s t ® C a n a d a . CW: W h a t a r e y o u m o s t p r o u d o f i n C T C ? KT: T h e p e rc e i v e d r e p u t a t i o n o f t h e c o m p a n y. We h a v e a l w a y s b e e n w e l l r e s p e c t e d b y o u r i n d u s t r y c o l l e ag u e s a n d c o m p e t i t o r s . We wi l l c o n t i n u e t o f o s t e r a n d p r o m o te th i s c h a r a c t e r i za t i o n . CW: W h a t i s i n s t o r e f o r t h e n e x t 1 0 y e a r s ?

K T: E ducation and process. CACD keeps us ahead o f t h e i m p e n ding regulations and transportation trends. Thr o u g h t h e R esponsible Distribution® program, we are a b l e t o d e v e l o p efficient systems and processes. In addition , w e h a v e t he opportunity to learn and network through the m a n y c o m m i ttees and industr y events. C W: A s a founding me mber, CTC has always been a s t r o n g s u p p o rter of C ACD. Does CTC belong to other associa t i o n s o r i n d ustr y groups? K T: Yes, we are a founding member of the Soci e t y o f C o s m e tic Chemists. I sat on the Board for several y e a r s a n d s e r ved as the founding Chairperson. Today, M o n i k a

KT: C T C wi l l c o n t i n u e o u r g l o b a l e x p a n s i o n . F o c u s w i l l remain on the industrial and manufacturing side as well as the mining and distribution sectors. CW: A n y f i n a l w o r d s o r c o m m e n t s f r o m y o u K a t h i e ? KT: A s I s t a t e d a t o u r 8 0 th a n n i v e r s a r y c e l e b r a t i on , I h a v e s i n c e r e a p p r e c i a t i o n f o r t h e h a r d w o r k a n d d e d i c a ti o n fr o m t h e p e o p l e i n o u r C h a r l e s Te n n a n t f a m i l y. I t t a k e s g r e a t p e o p l e t o m a k e a g r e a t c o m p a n y a n d Te n n a n t ’s a r e a mo n g t h e v e r y b e s t ! T h a n k y o u f o r y o u r c o m m i t m e n t to o u r c u s t o m e r s , s u p p l i e r s , a n d s h a r e h o l d e r s . Ha p p y 8 0 t h !

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Eri c Ha a ijer, V ice Pr es i den t o f E a s ter n C a n a d a , wh o jo in ed Br enn ta g C a n a da i n N ovem b er 2 0 0 9 wi l l b e r etu r n in g to th e U. S. A . to j o i n B r en n ta g S p eci a lties a s th ei r V i ce Pr es i d en t-I n d u s tr i a l Divi s io n. E r ic’s n ew r o l e wi l l b eg i n i n D ecem b er wh ere h e will over s ee a l l C o m m er ci a l a ctiv i ti es o f AC E S, C er a m ics, Pl a s ti cs C o n s tr u cti o n a n d rel a ted ind u s tr ies. S teven Ter w ind t wi l l b e j o i n i n g B r en n ta g C a n a d a to a s s u m e th e r o l e o f V i ce Pr es i d en t E a s ter n Can ad a . S teven jo i n ed th e B r en n ta g o r g a n i z a ti o n i n 19 9 8 (th en H C I ) a n d h a s h el d a s er i es o f p r o g res s ive r o les i n cl u d i n g C o m m er ci a l M a n a g er f o r Ven ez u ela , Ma n a g i n g D i r ecto r f o r b o th Per u an d Mex ico lea d in g u p to h i s p r es en t p o s i ti o n o f Reg io na l D ir ecto r, M ex i co a n d C en tr a l America . S teven’s k n owl ed g e o f th e d i s tr i b u ti o n i n d us tr y o n a n inter n a ti o n a l l evel co u p l ed wi th h i s co lla b or a tive l ea der s h i p s k i l l s wi l l s er ve B r en n ta g C a na d a wel l . Ian N ico ls o n, BC D i s tr i ct M a n a g er wi l l r eti r e a t th e end of 2 0 1 2 . I a n h a s b een wi th B r en n ta g s i n ce 1 9 9 2 ta k ing o n r o l es i n A l b er ta a n d B C d ur i n g his 2 0 yea r s o f co m m i tted s er v i ce. I a n’s p r es ence a t Br enn t a g C a n a d a wi l l b e m i s s ed by al l who have cr o s s ed p a th s wi th h i m over th e year s. Kevi n Va nd even wi l l a s s u m e th e p o s i ti o n o f B C Di s tr ict M a n a g er i n Ja nu a r y 2 0 1 3 a n d wi l l b e rel o ca tin g to BC f r o m A l b er ta wh er e h e h a s b een a memb er o f the A lb er ta tea m f o r th e p a s t 1 7 yea r s. Kevi n’s ex per ience i n O p er a ti o n s, I n d u s tr i a l S al es, Pr o ce s s S a les a n d S a l es M a n a g em en t wi l l p r ovi de him with th e to o l s h e n eeds to p r ov i d e l ead er s hip a n d s tr a teg i c g u i d a n ce to th e B C tea m to en s u r e con tinu ed s u cces s i n o u r B C b u s i n es s. 22

DSN Chemical Transpor tation Adds K ey Team Member to Build and Gr ow New Bulk Transpor tation Ser vice. DSN Chemical Transpor tation, adds a key team member, Mr. Ray McDoug all to help build and launch their Bulk Liquid and Dr y transpor tation ser vice. DSN Chemical Transpor tation are bringing their transpor tation brokerag e exper tise to a new and g rowing market. Due to high demand from their customer base, and lack of other brokerag e companies in the Bulk market, DSN Chemical Transpor tation is building a network of qualified bulk car riers to ser vice the needs of their targ et market: the Nor th American chemical producers and distributors. DSN Chemical Transpor tation is slated to officially launch their Bulk Ser vice in Januar y 2013. Ray comes to DSN Chemical Transpor tation with over 20 years of transpor tation experience, primarily in the bulk and bulk chemical markets. Please join us in welcoming Ray to his new role at DSN. DSN Chemical Transpor tation is pleased to announce the hir e of Mr. Mer vyn Li Ying DSN Chemical Transpor tation is pleased to announce that Mr. Mer vyn Li Ying has joined the DSN Sales Team effective December 3, 2012. Mer vyn brings over eight years of Sales & Marketing experience and will play an impor tant role in expanding DSN’s customer base while suppor ting existing customers with our superior safety, ser vice and spend solutions. Mer vyn can be reached via tele phone at 1-800-3883487 ext. 9317 or via email at Mer vyn.LiYing@ Chemicaltranspor tation.com Please join us in welcoming Mer vyn to the DSN Team and the CACD family.


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Fielding Announc es new Sales O rganization Paul Haskins, President and CEO, has assumed overall responsibility for Fielding’s sales. We are looking forward to working closely with this g roup and fulfilling our Vision. Kyle Imrie, previously a sales ag ent in the United States, will devote his attention to developing our solvent markets. Kyle has enjoyed g reat success finding new feedstock streams in the U.S. and bringi ng them to Fielding. Kyle’s new title is the Director, Global Solvent Sales. Also, K atelyn Gor elle will be rejoining the sales team as the Business Development Analyst. K atelyn will focus on bringing new products to Fielding. Faisal Saab has been promoted to Manag er, Market Suppor t. Faisal and his team will be responsible for building a de par tment focused on Customer Ser vice Excellence.

I n o r tech C h i mi e Inor tech adds three more employees to their team

Sylv ite H o ldings Sylvite Canada’s team celebrates their fiscal year-end with Halloween festivities

Fr o m lef t to r ig h t: H u g h L o o m a n s, H o lly B u r t, Jo -An n e L ee, B en Wes s el , G eo f f Jo n es, D en ys e Ro b er ts, G a il Fif e, B r o o ke C o u s in s, Ste p h a n e St-Ja cq u es, D arl en e Pa ler m o, D a is y Sin g h , M o n iq u e M a r io n , Ted H eg g a r t.

Tem p o C an ada Tempo hir es Shir ley Ameen as suppl y chain coordinator Tempo Canada is proud to announce the appointment of Shirley Ameen to the position of Supply Chain Coordinator. Within this role, Shirley will control inventor y, purchasing and logistics in suppor t of Tempo’s strategic plan for g rowth.

John Guglielmo, Ontario Account Manag er. John has a B. Sc. in Chemistr y and a B.A.S., from York University and has held various lab and sales positions throughout his career. He will be working at the Mississaug a office.

Shirley brings a strong backg round into this position with over 10 years of exper ience in purchasing and production planning. Most recently, she held the position of Production Planner and Shipping Coordinator at Premier Candle Cor poration where she was responsible for overseeing inventor y control and logistics.

Br uno Racine, Research Chemist. Br uno has a M.Sc. in Nano Par ticle Science from Sherbrook University and has worked as a paint for mulator at a major paint manufacturer. He will be working at the R&D laborator y at the Ter rebonne location.

She has a Bachelor’s Deg ree in Industrial Engineering and is a member of the Purchasing Manag ement Association of Canada (PMAC).

Sonia Dufresne, Chemist/HS&E. Sonia has a M.Sc. in Chemistr y from Laval University. She has worked as a paint for mulator at various paint manufacturers, has experience in ISO and regulator y affairs. She is working at the Ter rebonne location.

“With her strong understanding of business operations, Shirley is an excellent fit for Tempo and only strengthens our ability to provide options and solutions for our customers while focused squarely on suppor ting their innovation and g rowth” says Hank DeWolf, President and CEO. 23


T H E H E A LT H & S A F E T Y R E P O R T Fi re S af et y Dur ing The Holiday Seas on

S o me Ti p s Fro m H e a l th C ana da

Smoke detectors s a v e liv e s . I t is im p o r t a n t t o p u t sm o ke

Yo u m ay w an t t o co n si d er i n st al l i n g b o t h t yp es of smoke

detectors in the r ig h t p la c e s in y o u r h o m e . Yo u sh o u l d al so

d et ect o r s,

test them regular ly t o m a k e s u r e t h a t t h e y wo r k p r o p er l y.

t ech n o l o g y. T h i s w o u l d en su r e t h at yo u ar e al er t ed as ear l y

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as p o ssi b l e t o an y ki n d o f f i r e i n yo u r h o m e. Background M i n i mi z i n g Yo u r R i s k If there is a fire in y o u r h o m e , s m o k e d e t e c t o r s ar e yo u r family's first line o f d e f e n s e . T h e y g iv e y o u a n e a r l y w ar n i n g

Yo u can m i n i m i ze yo u r f am i l y' s r i sk o f f i r e- r el at ed i nj ur y or

that danger is p r e s e n t , a n d c o u ld g iv e y o u r f a m i l y t i m e t o

d eat h b y i n st al l i n g t h e r i g h t n u m b er o f sm o ke d etector s i n

r each safety.

t h e r i g h t p l aces i n yo u r h o m e, an d b y keep i n g t hem al l i n g o o d w o r ki n g o r d er.

All homes should h a v e s m o k e d e t e c t o r s . M a n y n e w er h o m es have smoke dete c t o r s wir e d d ir e c t ly in t o t h e el ect r i cal

I n st al l sm o ke d et ect o r s o u t si d e each b ed r o o m and

system. There ar e a ls o m a n y d if f e r e n t m o d e ls o f p o r t ab l e

sl eep i n g ar ea, an d o n each l evel o f yo u r h o m e ,

smoke detectors o n t h e m a r k e t t h a t a r e b a t t e r y - o per at ed an d

i n cl u d i n g t h e b asem en t .

easy to install. • All smoke detec t o r s a d v e r t is e d a n d s o ld in C an ad a ar e

M ake su r e t h e sm o ke d et ect o r s i n yo u r h o m e have the U L C st am p o f ap p r o val o n t h e p r o d u ct an d p ac kagi ng.

r egulated under t h e Ha z a r d o u s Pr o d u c t s Ac t , a n d m u st m eet per formance requ ir e m e n t s s e t o u t in s t a n d a r d s d evel o p ed

by the Under write r s ' L a b o r a t o r ie s o f Ca n a d a ( UL C ) . A s p ar t

R ead an d f o l l o w ever y st ep o f t h e m an u f act u r e r 's d i r ect i o n s w h en yo u i n st al l yo u r sm o ke d et ector s.

of these standar d s , a ll s m o k e d e t e c t o r s m u s t co m e w i t h directions for in s t a lla t io n , t e s t in g a n d m a in t e n an ce. I t i s

up to the manufa c t u r e r s , im p o r t e r s a n d r e t a ile r s o f sm o ke

Fo l l o w t h e m an u f act u r er ' s d i r ect i o n s f o r t est i ng and cl ean i n g yo u r sm o ke d et ect o r s.

detectors to ens u r e t h a t t h e ir u n it s c o m p ly with t h e U L C standards.

C h an g e t h e b at t er i es as o f t en as r eco m m en d ed by the m an u f act u r er.

Two Ty pe s of Sm oke Det ect ors • Two types of tec h n o lo g y a r e u s e d in s m o k e d e t e ct o r s, an d

N ever " b o r r o w " b at t er i es f r o m yo u r sm o ke d et ector s f o r so m e o t h er d evi ce.

each is better at d e t e c t in g a c e r t a in k in d o f f ir e . The ioniz ation ty p e o f s m o k e d e t e c t o r is g e n e r a ll y b et t er at detecting fast, fla m in g f ir e s t h a t b u r n c o m b u s t ib le m at er i al s

R ep l ace an y sm o ke d et ect o r t h at i s m o r e t h an ten year s o l d .

r apidly and sprea d q u ic k ly. So u rc e s c o u ld in c l u d e p ap er burning in a was t e b a s k e t o r a g r e a s e f ir e in t h e ki t ch en .

I t i s al so a g o o d i d ea t o d evel o p a " f am i l y escap e pl an" i n

These kinds of fir e s a c c o u n t f o r 7 0 % o f h o m e f ir e s.

case o f f i r e i n yo u r h o m e. P r act i ce t h e p l an an d make sur e yo u r ch i l d r en u n d er st an d w h at t h ey sh o u l d d o i f they hear

The photoelectric t y p e o f s m o k e d e t e c t o r is g e n e r al l y b et t er

w ar n i n g so u n d s f r o m sm o ke d et ect o r s. T h e escape pl an

suited for detect in g s lo w- b u r n in g f ir e s . T h e s e f i r es m ay

sh o u l d i n cl u d e a m eet i n g p o i n t o u t si d e t h e h o m e.

smoulder for ho u r s b e f o r e t h e y b u r s t in t o f la m es an d ar e caused by such t h in g s a s c ig a r e t t e s b u r n in g in c o u ch es o r

C an d l es can b e a ser i o u s f i r e h azar d i f n o t u sed pr oper l y.

bedding. These k in d s o f f ir e s m a k e u p 3 0 % o f h o m e f i r es.

S o m e can d l es al so h ave d esi g n f l aw s t h at i n cr eas e the r i sk

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SafetyMatters of fire. Others may con t a in m a t e r ia ls lik e le a d t h a t p r e sen t

Take ext r a car e i f yo u ar e b u r n i n g can d l es w i t h m o r e

he a lt h haz ards, especially f o r c h ild r e n . T h e r e a r e a n u m b er

t h an o n e w i ck. Avo i d b u yi n g can d l es w i t h m u l t i p l e

of things you can do to r e d u c e h e a lt h a n d s a f e t y r is k s w h en

w i cks t h at ar e cl o se t o g et h er.

y ou burn candles. •

U se w el l ven t i l at ed can d l e h o l d er s t h at ar e st u r d y an d w i l l n o t t i p o ver. Avo i d w o o d en o r p l ast i c h o l d er s, as

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t h ese can cat ch f i r e. U se cau t i o n w i t h g l ass can d l e Ev e r y year in C anada, hu m a n e r r o r is r e s p o n s ib le f o r s t a r t i n g

h o l d er s, w h i ch can b r eak w h en t h ey g et t o o h o t .

a num ber of candle fir e s . So m e o f t h e c o m m o n m is t a kes pe ople make include:

N ever d r o p o b j ect s, l i ke m at ch es, i n t o can d l es.

K eep b u r n i n g can d l es aw ay f r o m m at er i al s t h at can

leaving candles bur n in g wit h n o o n e in t h e r o o m , or falling asleep or le a v in g t h e h o u s e wit h c a n d le s

cat ch f i r e ( l i ke cu r t ai n s, d eco r at i o n s an d cl o t h i n g ) . I f

burning

yo u r cl o t h es cat ch f i r e, " S t o p , D r o p an d R o l l . "

bur ning candles clo s e t o t h in g s t h a t c a n c a t c h

f ire (like mattresses , b e d d in g , c u r t a in s , c a b in e t r y,

K eep b u r n i n g can d l es o u t o f r each o f ch i l d r en an d p et s.

uph olstered furnitu r e , d e c o r a t io n s a n d c lo t h in g ) •

D o n o t l eave can d l es b u r n i n g w i t h n o o n e i n t h e r o o m.

E xt i n g u i sh al l can d l es b ef o r e yo u g o t o sl eep .

D o n o t b u r n can d l es t h at h ave l ead i n t h e w i cks. W h e n

leaving burning can d le s wit h in r e a c h o f c h ild r e n o r pe ts

Cana da -wide statistics f o r c a n d le f ir e s a r e n o t a v a ilab l e. H ow ev er, based on dat a f r o m On t a r io , M a n it o b a , Alb er t a

yo u b u y can d l es, ask t h e r et ai l er i f t h e w i cks co n t ai n

a nd B.C ., it is estima t e d t h a t c a n d le s we r e r e s p o n si b l e

l ead .

for a n average of nearly 8 0 0 c a n d le f ir e s in Ca n a d a each y e a r between 1999 and 2 0 0 8 , wit h a y e a r ly a v e r a g e of 8

Avo i d u si n g d eco r at i ve o i l l am p s w i t h l i q u i d f u el i f you

fire deaths, 115 fire inj u r ie s a n d $ 2 6 . 2 m illio n in p r o p e r t y

h ave ch i l d r en u n d er t h e ag e o f f i ve i n yo u r h o u seh o l d.

da ma ge. Candle fires ar e m o s t c o m m o n d u r in g h o lid a y s an d

I f yo u ch o o se t o u se t h i s t yp e o f can d l e, keep t h e f u el

s pe c ial occasions.

l o cked aw ay, o u t o f si g h t an d r each o f ch i l d r en . I f yo u t h i n k yo u r ch i l d h as sw al l o w ed l i q u i d f u el , co n t act yo u r n ear est p o i so n co n t r o l cen t r e i m m ed i at el y.

Min imizing Your Ris k The f o llowing steps wi ll h e lp m in im iz e y o u r r is k wh e n yo u burn c andles in your ho m e .

Teach yo u r ch i l d r en t o b e car ef u l ar o u n d o p en f l am es. M ake su r e t h ey u n d er st an d t h at can d l es ar e n o t t o ys, o r so m et h i n g t h ey can eat o r d r i n k.

F ollow the instructio n s p r in t e d o n t h e la b e l.

Trim candle wicks t o a h e ig h t o f 5 - 7 m m ( 1 / 4 in c h ) be fore lighting the c a n d le . Tr im t h e m a g a in e v e r y 2 - 3 hours to prevent hi g h f la m e s .

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Res po n s i b i l i t y M a t t er s

What About Regulatory Leadership? Leadership is the theme of this issue of the Chemunicator. It is customary that I start my article with a definition. Dictionary.com provides the following: Lead-er-ship is a noun and defined as the position or function of a leader, a person who guides or directs a group. Ability to lead is defined as a person’s authoritativeness, influence, command, effectiveness, sway, or clout. Leadership in context of chemical distribution activities will have varying definitions and measurements. The vast majority will relate to market leadership as a measurement by the percent or portion of market share a member has for a given commodity or group of products. In this context the measurement is correlated to success. All of our member companies naturally strive to become or maintain their sales and market leadership position. No doubt that is their main objective. What about regulatory leadership? Regulatory leadership can be defined as doing the right thing, knowing it’s costing both money and potential business. Doing the right thing is indeed expensive. Count the number of competitors you have who are not members of the CACD, who are not investing in Responsible Distribution, and who do not have professionals managing their regulatory affairs. There are far too many non-members! To be a regulatory leader a member company has to make difficult decisions that are counter-intuitive to the primary objective of attaining or maintaining market leadership. In fact regulatory leadership can be diametrically opposed to market leadership. To remain onside with regulatory requirements means that business will be sacrificed. Responsible Distribution requires, as a basic fundamental, a member company comply with all regulations, not to be a leader but to be an adequate business practitioner. Successful leaders in our community will surely tell you that their business is healthy and growing. Supporting government regulatory and policy initiatives that at first glance appear to be anti-business is difficult and contrary to most business logic. Trusting that the government is looking out for Canadian business interests by developing leading edge environmental policy and regulations is not easy. We continue to support Canada’s Chemicals Management Plan Phase 2 by recently re-stated this support in letters to the Ministers of Environment and Health. Engaging government through persuasive communication is a key success factor to being a leader. CACD really accelerated the pursuit of leadership during 2011 when the association completed its 25th anniversary celebration. Much time and cost has been invested in

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developing relationships with strategic government and industry partners. The entire staff and all of the CACD committees spend countless hours educating, informing, interacting and advocating with different government departments and other stakeholders. Our peers really determine who the leaders are; whether it be market, financial or regulatory. The CACD board of directors made the difficult financial decision on behalf of the membership to pursue excellence on the regulatory leadership front by creating the staff position I am honoured to hold. This has resulted in the opportunity for CACD to increase its stake on the Industry Coordinating Group (ICG) where our experiences, concerns and insights are taken seriously. Our perspective and suggestions receive due consideration; and our collective contributions are beneficial to many other industry associations. The CACD has been invited to the past 2 bi-annual government-ICG bilateral high level meetings confirming that we are among the leaders in Canadian industry affected by the Canadian Environmental Protection Act. There is a price for leadership. At each member company an investment in both Responsible Distribution and regulatory professionals have been made. These programs, the salaries and costs to travel, learn and participate are necessary to ensure success and the continued growth of the member company. The benefit for our entire community is a much stronger association that fulfills its leadership role by being in a position to effectively sway government to ensure that regulations make sense and that our members are able to comply with them.

Dave Saucier has an extensive range of experience in manufacturing and distribution with 20+ years service to the chemical and aerospace industries in a range of management positions enhanced by many years of volunteer service to various business and sports associations at board and executive levels. Dave currently serves as president/chair of the Toronto Society of Coatings Technologies (TOSCOT) and contributes regularly to the Canadian Finishing & Coatings Magazine covering regulatory and government issues affecting the coatings industry. Dave has earned a master instructor 4th degree black belt and is an accredited Pan Am and Canadian national taekwondo referee and serves as vice-chair of the Ontario Taekwondo Association (OTA) Referee Committee. Dave is also a Rotarian and active member of the Rotary Club of Oakville West.


L a R es po n s a b i l i té , N o tr e P r i o r i t é

Qu'en est-il du leadership de la réglementation? Le l ead er s hi p es t l e th ème p r i n ci p a l d e ce numér o d u Ch emuni ca tor. Il es t d e co utu me qu e j e co mmen ce mo n a r ticle p ar u n e d éf i ni ti on. D i ct i o n a r y. co m p r évo i t ce q ui s u i t: L ea d er-sh i p es t u n nom com mun et s e d éf i n i t co mme l a p os itio n o u l a foncti on d ' u n l ea d er, un e p er s o n n e qu i gui d e o u d ir ig e u n g ro u pe. L’a pti tu d e à d i r i g er es t d éf i n i e co mme l ’ au to r ité m o r ale d ' u ne per s onne, s o n a p ti tu d e à exer cer un e i n f lu en ce et o b ten i r l ’a d hés i on d es g en s à l eur s i d ées, p r o j ets et actio n s. Le lead er s hi p d a ns l e c o n texte d es a ctivi tés d e d i s tr i b utio n d e p r o du its chi m i q u es a u r a p l u s i eur s d éf i n i ti o n s e t mes ur es. En g én ér al , l e l ea d er d ’u n ma r ch é es t d éf i n i p a r l e p o ur cen ta g e o u l es pa r ts d e m a r ch é d étenu es p a r u n memb r e p o u r u n p r o du it d onné ou u n g r o up e d e p r o d ui ts. Da n s ce co n tex te, la m esu re es t cor r él ée à l a r éu s s i te. To u tes n o s s o ci étés memb r es s'eff o r cent na tu r el l em en t à d even i r l ea d er o u à main ten ir leurs ventes et l eu r po s i ti o n d e l ea d er d u ma r ch é. Nu l d o u te q u e c'es t l eu r obj ecti f p r i n ci p a l . Q u 'en es t-i l d u l ea d er s h i p d e l a r égl emen ta ti o n ? L e l ea d er s h ip en ré g lem enta ti on peu t êtr e d éf i n i co mme l e f a i t d e « f a ir e la b o n n e chos e » , s a cha nt q ue cel a co ûte d e l ' a r g en t et p eut avo ir u n im pa ct s u r notr e en tr e p r i s e. Fa i r e l a b o n n e ch o s e es t en eff et co û teu x . C om ptez l e n o mb r e d e co n cu r r en ts q ue vo u s avez q u i ne s ont pa s m emb r e d e l ' AC DPC, q ui n ' i nves tis s en t p as dan s l a D i s tr i bu ti o n Res p o n s a b l e® (DR ) et qu i n ' on t p a s de g esti onna i r es pr of es s i o n n el s a f i n d e vo i r à l eur s a f fa ir es rég l em enta i r es. Il y a cer ta i n emen t b ea u co u p tr o p d e n o n m em b res. Po ur êtr e u n l ea d er d a ns l a r égl emen ta ti o n , u n e s o ci été m emb r e do it p r end r e d es d éci s i o n s d i f f i ci l es, qu i s o n t co n tra ir es à so n o b j ecti f pr i nci pa l qu i es t d ' a tt ei n d r e o u d e ma i n ten ir le leader s hi p d u m a r ché. E n f a i t, l e l ea d er s h i p en r égl ementa tio n p eut êtr e d i a m étr a l em en t o p p o s é a u l ea d er s h i p d e m a r ch é. A fin de r es ter en j eu avec l es exi g en ces r é gl emen ta i r es, il fa u t sacr if ier u ne pa r ti e d e s es a f f a i r es. L a DR n éces s i te q u ’u n e so ci été m em br e s e con f o r me à to us l es r ègl emen ts, q u ’elle n e so it pa s néces s a i r emen t u n l ea d er, ma i s u n e en tr e p r is e p r ati q u a nt d es a f f a i r es a d éq ua tes. L es l ea d er s qu i r éus s is s en t dan s notr e com mu na uté vo n t s û r emen t vo us d i r e qu e leu r en tr e p r i s e es t en bonne s a n té et en p l ei n e cr o i s s a n ce. So u ten i r l es i ni ti a tives g o u ver n emen ta l es en ma ti èr e d e rég l em enta ti on et d e po l i ti qu es qu i s emb l en t, à p r emi èr e v u e, être co ntr e l a na tu r e d es a f f a i r es es t d i f f i ci l e et con tr a ir e à la log i q u e d e l a pl up a r t d es en tr e p r i s es. Fa i r e co n fia n ce au g o u ver nem ent en es p ér a n t q u’ i l s ' o ccup e d es i n tér êts

co mmer cia u x ca n a d ien s en éla b o r a n t d es p o litiq u es ava n tg a r d es p o u r l'env ir o n n emen t et la r ég lemen ta tio n n ' est p a s ch o s e fa cile. No u s co n tinu o n s d 'a p p u yer la p h a s e 2 du Pl a n d e g es tio n d es p r o d u its ch imiq u es en r éa f fir ma n t n o tr e s o u tien d a n s u n e lettr e r écemmen t envoyée a u x min i str es de l'Env ir o n n emen t et d e la S a n té. L e fa it d ’in tér es s er le g o u ver n emen t g r â ce à u n e co mmu n ica tio n p er s u a s ive es t u n fa cteu r clé d e s u ccès p o u r êtr e u n lea d er. L’ACDPC a v ér ita b lemen t a ccélér é la po u r su i te d u lea d er s h ip en 2 0 1 1 lo r s q u e l'a s s o cia tio n a co m p l été s o n 2 5 e a n n iver s a ir e. Bea u co u p d e temp s et d e co û ts o n t été inves tis d a n s le d évelo p p emen t d es r ela tio n s avec l e g o u ver n emen t et les p a r ten a ir es s tr a tég iq u es d e l'i n du str i e. L 'en s emb le d u p er s o n n el et to u s les co mités d e l’AC D PC o n t p a s s é d 'in n o mb r a b les h eu r es à éd u q u er, in f o r mer, i n ter a g i r et p la id er a u p r ès d es d if fér en ts min is tèr es et a u tr es p a r ti es p r en a n tes. No s p a ir s p eu ven t v ér ita b lemen t d éter min er l es vr a i s lea d er s, q u e ce s o it en lien avec le ma r ch é, les fi n a n ces o u la r ég lemen ta tio n . En cr éa n t le p o s te q u e j ’ o ccu p e fièr emen t, le c o n s eil d 'a d min is tr a tio n d e l’ACDPC a p r i s u n e d écis io n fin a n cièr e d if ficile, a u n o m d e to u s les m em b r es, a fin d e p o u r s u iv r e l'excellen ce s u r le fr o n t d u lea der sh i p en r ég lemen ta tio n . Cela s 'es t tr a d u it p a r la p o ssi b i l i té p o u r l'ACDPC d e p a r ticip er a u Gr o u p e d e co o r d in a ti o n de l’in d u s tr ie (GCI ) o ù n o s ex p ér ien ces, p r é o ccu p a tio n s et p o i n ts d e v u e s o n t p r is a u s ér ieu x . À ce s u jet, n o s p r is e s d e p o si ti o n a in s i q u e n o s s u g g es tio n s s o n t d û men t p r is es en co n s i dér a ti o n et n o s c o n tr ib u tio n s co llectives s o n t b én éf iq u es p o u r de n o mb r eu s es a u tr e s a s s o cia tio n s d e l’in d u s tr ie. L’ACD PC a été inv ité a u x d eu x d er n ièr es r en co n tr es (b is a n nu elles ) de h a u t n ivea u en tr e le g o u ver n emen t et le GCI , co n fir ma n t q u e n o u s s o mmes p a r mi les le a d er s d e l’in d u s tr ie ca n a d ien n e to u ch és p a r la L o i ca n a d ien n e s u r la p r o tectio n d e l’env ir o n nem en t. I l y a u n p r ix à p ayer p o u r le lea d e r s h ip. Ch a q ue so ci été memb r e a inves ti d a n s la DR et d a n s la r ég lemen tati o n . Les fr a is s u p p lémen ta ir es, tels q u e les s a la ir es, les d ép la cem en ts et le temp s d e fo r ma tio n s o n t n éces s a ir es p o u r a s s u r er l e su ccès et la cr o is s a n ce co n tinu e d e la s o ciété memb r e. L' ava n ta g e p o u r to u te n o tr e co mmu n a u té es t u n e a s s o cia tio n b ea u co u p p lu s fo r te q u i r emp lit s o n r ô le d e lea d er en éta n t en m esu r e d 'in f lu en cer ef fica cemen t le g o u ver n emen t a fin d e s' a ssu r er q u e la r ég lemen ta tio n s o it a d éq u a te e t q u e n o s m em b r es s o ien t en mes u r e d e s 'y co n fo r mer.

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A N E C O - F R I EN D LY C H R IS T MA S By Yuk i Hayashi , www.s tyl ea thome.com

Stay environmentally chic with these tips on how to have an eco-friendly Christmas. Wondering if material excess and the true spirit of Christmas go hand in hand? You’re not alone. Between concern over the environment, a global food crisis and worries over a possible recession, why not make this year your most eco-friendly, act-local, think-global Christmas ever? Here are five ways to maximize this season’s green quotient without minimizing its fun or elan.

1. FIN D TH E RIGH T T REE T here are eco pros and cons to both real and fake Christmas trees. Real tr ees come from tree far ms, not virgin forest, so they are, in fact, a sustainably har vested p roduct. However, fossil fuels are used to har vest them and g et them to the lot where you buy them, and then, to your home unless you’re drag ging them via dogsled! If you buy a real tree, make sure you follow your city’s post-holiday pick-up r ules and schedule, so the tree g ets wood-chipped and reused as mulch, rather than being landfill-bound as par t of the regular g arbag e stream. Fake tr ees use larg e amounts of petroleum in their manufacturing process. However, if you buy one now and use it for decades to come, you are you’re reducing the volume of fossil fuel used to buy real trees each year. If you g o faux, commit to your tree. Don’t chang e trees ever y few years. Potted tr ees are g reat if you understand the commitment they require. Most potted Christmas trees actually end up dying. Potted trees need to be ke pt outdoors. Being moved

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into an unseasonably war m indoor climate isn’t g ood for them and they won’t recover when retur ned outside. But if you’re open to having your tannenbaum on your front porch or back deck full-time until it g ets planted in the yard come spring, this might be a g ood option for you.

2 . ECO-UPG R A D E YOUR G I FT G IV I N G Rethink your giving. Look for gifts that: • Use natural resources in a sustainable fashion • Have an extended shelf life • Are non-material objects Here are some ways to update some common gifts with this ethos, kee ping these things in mind. Kids Toys Look for toys that encourag e “openplay” -- like FSC-cer tified hardwood blocks and constr uction sets, ar t supply sets, or books and costumes, instead of batter y-operated items. Better yet, consider a museum membership or coupon for a movie or children’s theatre perfor mance. Clothes PJs, T-shir ts and workout g ear in org anic cotton, hemp, bamboo or recycled f leece are an eco-friendly way to give the gift of wardrobe.


Nibblies Give those calorific stocking stuffer s a g reener shade by re placing conventional chocolate with the org anic, fair-trade kind. And treat the java hound on your list to shade-g rown, org anic, fair-trade coffee beans. You can find both at health food stores, fair-trade shops like Ten T housand Villag es, online, and increasingly, at conventional food shops. Wine Interest in org anic wines is increasing and many liquor stores car r y both whites and reds from org anic vineyards.

3 . BAG IT It can be hard to break out of a wrappi ng paper addiction (it’s so pretty after all!) but i t’s incredibly wasteful, par ticularly if the paper you buy isn’t made from recycled paper stock, or if your recipient doesn’t r ecycle. A better solution is reusable shopping totes. W hen you present your present inside a canvas, nylon, polyester or recycled polypropylene bag, the presentation is par t of the gift! Another idea: present your gift in an already decorated box so that it can be used for chic storag e afterwards.

4 . R E U SE , REPURPOSE If you are g oing to use gift wrap, buying recycled gift wrap is better than buying virgin paper or foil wrap. However, reusing existing packagi ng supplies is better still. T hink about it: even if you buy recycled paper, the paper still had to be collected, processed, printed, packed and then shipped to the store where you g ot it. A better option? Give new life to existing wrap or paper bags, whether it’s one last hur rah before the recycling bin or an indefinite r un in the recipient’s house. Or, tr y some of the following ideas.

Wrap and packaging ideas we love • Mag azine pag es: Over size fashion mags and edg y music mags will pass muster with any teens on your list. • Children’s ar twork: Finally a use for those watercolours and drawings that come home ever y couple days. Doting relatives will be thrilled! • Reusable tins and canisters you have lying around, possibly from previous gifts you received. • Flea market finds like Pyrex or Fire King food storag e containers or tin counter top bins. • Wooden wine crates. My local liquor store sells them for $5 each to raise money for charity; if yours doesn’t, ask a clerk – they may kee p them in the back.

5 . L I G HT UP S MA RT LY Deck your interior and exterior with LED lights. T hey’re an incredible 90% more efficient than their incandescent counter par ts. T hey also stay cool and are less of a fire hazard. Use a timer to limit your outdoor display to six hours. (No one’s g oing to enjoy your lights at 3 a.m. anyways.) Indoors, tur n tree lights off when nobody’s in the room. If your room lights aren’t already on a dimmer switch, consider installing a few before the holidays so you can dim overhead lights while enter taining. T hat will save energ y and allow you to enhance the ambience with candlelight from soy candles.

H AV E A V E RY M E R RY G R E E N CHRIST M AS

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THE CHEMUNICATOR

President’s Press L eading the Way ( Responsibly).. . . . . . A b o u t 2 0 % o f wh at I ’ve l ea r n ed about l ea dersh i p i s fro m th e 4 0 p l u s b o sses I ’ ve h a d th ro u gh o ut th e yea rs. T h es e b o s s es were o f d i fferen t eth n i ci ti es, ag es a n d g en d ers. T h ey al l h ad o n e th i n g i n co m m o n . . ...me.

di f f i cul t “ si t-down s.” But mo stl y, I am p ro ud to wor k for l eaders, wh o are tran sp aren t an d b ase deci si o n s on tr uth. T h i s year h as b een a g o o d o n e an d l i ke my f o r mer bosses, emp l oyees an d I , we al l kn ow th ere i s al ways room for i mp rovemen t. I n 2013, l o o k f o r mo re g o o d l eadersh i p i n such things as: •

S trateg i c co mmun i cati o n s wi th al l p ub l i c s and in all f o r ums

I wi s h I co u l d s ay th ey were a l l g rea t, b u t th a t wo u l dn’t b e tr u e. W ha t they wer e, wel l . . . wa s b ei n g th e b es t b o ss th ey kn ew h ow to be.

C o n n ecti o n s wi th i n dustr y p ar tn ers (nur turi ng exi sti n g an d f o rg i n g n ew o n es)

Acti o n s do i n g th e tal ki n g

An other 30% or s o o f wh a t I k n ow a b o u t l ea d ersh i p i s fro m the hu nd r ed s o f em p l oyees I ’ ve wo rked wi th i n my var iou s ca r e er s. T h ey to o, h a d va ri o u s b a ck g ro un ds. T h ey wer e a ll g ood p eo p l e, a l th o u gh s o m e o f th em were in th e wr ong job. Wa s th a t th ei r fa u l t? O r were th ei r leaders ju s t moving th em a l o n g?

Advo cacy at mul ti -j uri sdi cti o n al l evel s

C o n ti nued tran sp aren cy

I mp rovemen ts to Resp o n si b l e Di stri b uti o n ®

S i t-down s wh en n e eded, an d

Wo rk to g eth er, as an i n teg ral p ar t o f th e C anadian ch emi cal i n dustr y.

T h e other 50% I lea r ned fro m my p a ren ts (b ein g a da ugh ter), my daug hter (being a m o m ), a n d my g ra n d ch i l d ren (b ei n g a g rand mother ) . T ha t’s wh ere yo u rea l l y g et tra i n ed o n morals, com m on s ens e a n d wh en to j u s t l et i t g o. S o me th ings we have to d o. A s we a g e, we a s k o u rs el ves qui te often , “ is it r ea lly th a t b i g o f a d ea l ? ” Li ke ch o co l ate for brea kf a s t is a lr ig h t fo r th e g ra n d ch i l d ren , b u t wasn’t wh en I wa s a m om. LO L. I b elieve g ood lea d ers h i p s tem s fro m th e tr u th , al b ei t no t always the ea s y th i n g. N o th i n g i s m o re d if f i cul t th an telling s omeone th ey wo n’t b e wo rk i n g wi th yo u an y lon g er, they have pers o n a l hygi en e i s s u es o r th a t t h ei r pers o na l ma tter s ca nn o t a ffect th ei r wo rk . As I re f lect ba ck on 2 0 1 2 i n p a r ti cu l a r, I a m pl eased to s ay tha t I a m s o fo r tu n a te to wo rk fo r l ea d ers an d emp loyees, who a r e tren d -s etters i n th e m a rketp l ace and wo r k tog ether f o r th e g rea ter g o o d o f th e i n dustr y. T h ey d o the ha r d s tuff l i ke p l a n t cl o s i n gs, ter m i n ati o n s, expu ls i ons d u e to non -co m p l i a n ce i n R D, a n d h ave th o se

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A wi se b o ss o n ce to l d me “ Dear, g o h o me, n othing is as i mp o r tan t as yo ur daug h ter.” An o th er b o ss m issed an i n dustr y co n f eren ce f o r h i s mo th er’s 91st b i r th day. T hese are th e l eaders I wan t to l ear n f ro m...... W i sh i n g yo u a wo n derf ul h o l i day seaso n an d kn owing you wi l l l ead o th ers an d yo ursel f i n to a successf ul , healthy an d memo r y-f i l l ed n ew year. C athy

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