FW Warehousing was presented the Responsible Distribution Certification for chemical storage by the National Associate of Chemical Distributors (NACD). FW Warehousing proudly represents the most current chemical storage methods to provide a well-managed chemical storage solution. The Responsible Distribution Certification celebrates continuous improvement placing the highest priority on the health, safety and security of the employees, communities and environment.
According to the NACD:
“Responsible Distribution is a mandatory third-party verification environment, health, safety and security program that lets members demonstrate their commitment to continuous performance improvement in every phase of chemical storage, handling and disposal.”
Key Benefits of Responsible Distribution
1. Lower occurrences of safety and environment incidents
2. Better documentation of company policies
3. Employ practices of excellence and quality systems throughout operations
4. Engage in better communication with local communities
5. Reduce audit costs and time spent on audits
6. Save on insurance expenses
7. Improve marketplace visibility and earn credibility through performance 
Mark Cusumano, President and CEO of FW Warehousing, said: “Safety is always our top priority at FW. A safe environment is a productive environment. Although safety can come with additional cost to our company, we save our customers time and money by maintaining a safe environment.”
FW Warehousing specializes in Chemical Storage and is certified to withstand flammables, corrosives, oxidizers and other environmentally sensitive chemicals. FW’s material-handling equipment can handle chemical storage requirements for carloads, drums, pallets, ISO tanks, totes and individual chemical material units.
FW Warehousing is prepared to handle a wide array of hazardous materials and chemical products in the climate controlled environments located in Illinois, Indiana and Missouri.
FW’s Hazardous Material Warehouses Provide:
The safest chemical warehouse in the Midwest:
1. Striving to meet and exceed the safety standards of hazardous materials of all regulatory agencies.
2. Certifying drivers and tractor trailers with Hazardous Material Certification
3. Training chemical warehouse personnel to OSHA standards
4. Maintaining climate-controlled environments
A wide range of Haz-Mat services in FW warehouses:
1. Container Handling
2. Pick and Pack Fulfillment
3. Secondary Packaging
Chemical shipping and fulfillment certification for:
4. Other environmentally sensitive chemicals included in classes two, five, six and eight of the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Classes of Hazardous Materials.
“A visor card guide for state and local law enforcement officials illustrating vehicle placarding and signage for the following nine classes of hazardous materials: 1. Explosives, 2. Gases, 3. Flammable Liquid and Combustible Liquid, 4. Flammable Solid, Spontaneously Combustible and Dangers When Wet, 5. Oxidizer and Organic Peroxide, 6. Poison (Toxic) and Poison Inhalation Hazard, 7. Radioactive, 8. Corrosive and 9. Miscellaneous and the general Dangerous Placard.” 
Up-to-code safety and operations features:
1. A high pressure foam sprinkler system
2. A constantly monitored fire and theft system
3. EE rated forklifts
4. A specially designed primary and secondary containment system
Trust can be established knowing that a system of checks and balances will keep hazardous materials safe at FW Warehousing.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
FW Warehousing has more than 50 years of experience in third-party 3PL logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics magazine.