NAFEM's Business Planning Study is no longer accepting data. If your company participated
in the study, which examines everything operational - management practices, manufacturing
trends, supply chain considerations and compensation packages - and presents the combined
metrics to help benchmark performance and set future strategies, you will receive your
free copy of the results in August. Watch your inbox this summer.
Join us February 19-22, 2016, at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Management Workshop. Watch future issues of
NAFEM online for program details.
Periodically, U.S. government agencies, including the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
are required to seek input from constituents to "identify and reduce regulatory burdens," as
well as to modernize regulations and processes. The EPA recently requested information of
this nature and NAFEM, on behalf of its members, provided input. To review all of NAFEM's
to the NAFEM website and click on
the "Advocacy" tab. NAFEM members also may
direct questions to Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, +1.312.821.0212; firstname.lastname@example.org
NAFEM members who manufacture and/or sell commercial refrigeration equipment in Canada may be
required to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), if proposed Environment Canada (EC)
are approved. Doing so could necessitate the use of alternate, lower Global
Warming Potential (GWP) refrigerants and blowing agents. The proposed EC rule is similar to
changes proposed by the U.S. Environment Protection Agency's (EPA) Significant New Alternatives
Policy (SNAP) Program, which also would require NAFEM members to transition to alternate,
untested refrigerants and foam-blowing agents. The proposed regulations would go into effect
January 2019 and apply to the import and manufacture of stand-alone commercial refrigeration
systems that contain or are designed to contain any HFC with a GWP greater than 150 or a blend
that contains any HFC where that blend has a GWP greater than 150. In comments to EC, NAFEM
stated that the proposal directly conflicts with recently promulgated energy efficiency standards
established by the United States Department of Energy (DOE), which rely on specific refrigerants
that EC and EPA propose to ban. To review all of NAFEM's input, login
to the NAFEM website and
click on the "Advocacy" tab. NAFEM members may direct questions to Charlie Souhrada, CFSP,
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) will host a public workshop to discuss ARB's Short-Lived
Climate Pollutant (SLCP) Reduction Strategy, Wednesday, May 27, 1:30 - 4:30 p.m., PST, at Cal/EPA
Headquarters in Sacramento. California's effort to reduce emissions of F-gases, commonly used in
commercial refrigeration and polyurethane foam insulation, are part of a broader set of national
and international efforts to phase down the production and use of hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs). The
concept paper, additional background information and a link to submit comments may be found on
ARB's Short-Lived Climate Pollutant website
During the show in Anaheim, NAFEM Showplace was available as the show program guide
via mobile devices and tablets to assist show attendees. Now, NAFEM Showplace
is a desktop product directory
If you participated in The NAFEM Show, all the information you provided for the mobile app also
is available in NAFEM Showplace. If you didn't participate in The NAFEM Show, your company
contact information is included in NAFEM Showplace and you now have the ability to add
marketing materials to your listing. NAFEM Showplace is the resource operators turn
to for gathering NAFEM-member product information. Login
into the site to update your
If you've been meaning to get certified, consider participating in the
annual overview seminar at NAFEM headquarters in Chicago. The overview
takes place Wednesday, August 12, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT
(previous start time was 8 a.m., CDT).
Participants are welcome to return Thursday, August 13, 9 - 11:30 a.m. CDT
(previous start time was 8:00 a.m., CDT)
to take the exam. The overview & exam are no longer offered during The NAFEM Show or NRA Show.
Can't make it in August? You can always purchase one of NAFEM's CFSP
packages to streamline the certification process. The CFSP Online Course
Package is $775/person and includes the application fee, a .pdf copy of
the review questions and glossary of terms from the textbook, the online
module and exam. The CFSP In-Person Course Package is $550/person and
includes the application fee, the 20-chapter textbook, An Introduction
to the Foodservice Industry, the one-day, in-person overview and exam.
to learn more, sign up for the 2015 overview or to purchase a package.
Take a moment to visit NAFEM's
directory of associate members
to count them as resources for your service needs in education and
training, employment recruitment, export management, food safety
product needs, marketing and communications services, systems and
technology, product design, development and engineering, third-party
certification, utility organizations and trade publishing.
NAFEM's industry calendar
needs your input. It includes a feature that
allows you to download events into your personal calendar. Once you
have visited the site to add an event, please allow 48 hours for
NAFEM staff to review the submissions and make them live.
NAFEM's official Facebook
page is up and running! If you are a Facebook
user, we encourage you to "like" our page. We'll bring you the latest
news from NAFEM, complete with glimpses into our future and blasts from
our past. The easiest way to find us is to use Facebook's search function
and type in "North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers."
See you on social media!
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assemblers, fabricators, quality control experts, maintenance
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or contact Carol at email@example.com
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the April PPI Index
on May 14.