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Materials & Handling

Fighting for fair material standards and transportation regulations.

Increasingly, before manufacturers ship their finished products, they’re being held accountable to understand and report on the material inputs used to make them. Similarly, shipping those products out the door is becoming a greater challenge as the transportation industry responds to reduced capacity and increased demand. NAFEM keeps tabs on these essential functions and shares the latest developments with members and the industry at large.

Materials & Handling Issues

Effective Aug. 30, companies are required to include updated warning labels on products that contain or expose people to these substances to help Californians make informed decisions about the products they use and the places they go. More information is available here.

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The topic of Bisphenol A (BPA) continues to be of importance across the industry, especially for member companies that manufacture items sold to consumers, such as smallwares, ice bins, etc.

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Transportation costs expected to increase due to the National Motor Freight Transportation Association’s (NMFTA) CCSB reclassification of product categories.

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If you’re a NAFEM member, log in to your account and visit the “Important links and documents” tab of your member portal. There you’ll find information on providing input on recent issues, as well as a member advocacy toolkit. Contact Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, vice president, regulatory & technical affairs, +1.312.821.0212 at csouhrada@nafem.org for outside inquiries related to advocacy efforts or use the Contact us form linked below.

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