FORT WORTH, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a recent significant development, Texas House Representative Marc Veasey, a member of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, visited the warehouse and corporate office of Operio Group, a member of the National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD). The purpose of this visit was to reinforce the valuable connection between policymakers and industry leaders.
This unique opportunity allowed Rep. Veasey to gain a first-hand understanding of the operational intricacies, challenges and opportunities the Fort Worth, Texas chemical distributor faces. Objectives focused on addressing policy-related questions, resolving concerns and fostering a better understanding of the growth happening in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
“It is extremely important for elected officials to see firsthand the contributions made by their constituents to the local economy. NACD takes great pride in facilitating site visits between our members and their representatives,” said Eric R. Byer, President and CEO of the NACD. “We sincerely appreciate the efforts of the Operio Group in advancing the chemical industry, and we are grateful for the impactful work they do every day.”
Rep. Veasey gained insight into better understanding the industry and identified areas where policy could further support its growth and sustainability. As an industry leader, the Operio Group expects this visit to illuminate pressing concerns and will catalyze the implementation of beneficial policy changes. “We are honored to be able to showcase our successes and share information about opportunities for improvement,” said Doug Cooper, COO of Operio Group.
The visit included in-depth conversations with executives after a thorough tour of the warehouse and corporate office, located in Fort Worth’s Carter Industrial Park. Part of the itinerary was also interaction with Operio Group personnel, who are integral to the company’s operations. “We started in Fort Worth in 2016 with 5 people,” said Alastair Sanderson, CEO of Operio Group. “We now have over 90 team members. As Texas continues to grow, our focus is to remain in Dallas-Fort Worth and leverage its expansion by hiring the right people with the right motivations.”
With this visit, Rep. Veasey was able to witness Fort Worth’s burgeoning potential with promising job creation, economic opportunities and an expanding quality of chemical products and services, positioning the city as a dynamic hub for the chemical distribution industry. “It’s amazing to see what’s here,” Rep. Veasey, who was born and raised in Fort Worth, said of the warehouse and surrounding industrial area. “It’s fascinating to see how modernized chemical production is.”
This meeting with Rep. Veasey and Operio Group at the latter’s warehouse and corporate office underscores a pivotal advancement in bridging the gap between the policy world and industry realities. This engagement is more than a simple visit; it represents a crucial dialogue, demonstrating the importance of industry insights in the crafting of effective policy.
About Operio Group
Launched in 2022 and started from the seeds of LFA Machines and Vivion Inc., Operio Group was conceived from a simple idea: customers do not need machines or ingredients, they need solutions to make products. Operio has been set up to invest in companies that directly serve the food, beverage, nutraceutical and pharmaceutical manufacturing industries. Aiming to bring together multidisciplinary teams from different sections of the supply chain in the industries that it serves, Operio is able to not just provide products but support people through the consolidated knowledge of their brands. For more information, visit operiogroup.com.
The National Association of Chemical Distributors (NACD) contains over 400 members and affiliate companies, who are vital to the chemical supply chain by providing products to over 750,000 end users. NACD members are leaders in health, safety, security and environmental performance through implementation of Responsible Distribution, established in 1991 as a condition of membership and a third party-verified management practice. For more information on NACD, visit www.nacd.com.