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About NAFEM

Close to the industry.
Committed to the issues.

After more than 60 years representing 550+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers, we’re as dedicated to their success as ever. Members of the North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers (NAFEM) benefit from our vast resources and solid support – from organized advocacy efforts to education and marketing tools. Read on to learn more about us.

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Our mission:
The enduring success
of our members.

Through our events and resources, we’re dedicated to spurring success and forward progress among our member companies.

Mission & purpose

Advocacy with an eye
on the details.

Before acts are passed and regulation enforced, we pay close attention to how legislation could impact our members’ business – and make their voices heard.

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The NAFEM Show

Every other year, The NAFEM Show attracts thousands of qualified foodservice equipment and supplies buyers – a powerful marketing opportunity for all of our exhibitors. With a wide array of products for food preparation, cooking, storage and table service on display, the show is a one-stop-shop for operators, dealers, consultants and restaurateurs alike.

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In-depth insights

ENERGY STAR® will be hosting a commercial food service (CFS) stakeholder workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm CT during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show; EPA is working on the development of the ENERGY STAR Final Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification; and EPA is moving forward with development of the Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification.

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The Trump administration will proceed with tariffs on steel and aluminum from the European Union, Canada and Mexico. The tariffs take effect June 1 and are expected to challenge ongoing NAFTA negotiations. As a result, all three countries have announced retaliatory tariffs on numerous U.S. imports.

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The following was presented by Kevin Fink, CFSP at the Annual Business Meeting, March 22, 2018. Presenting the State of the Association speech is traditionally one of the last responsibilities you have as NAFEM president before passing the gavel.  It’s also one of the best, since it provides the opportunity to share with you, our […]

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