Materials & Handling

March at-a-glance…materials & handling

Several strategic operations consultancies and industry publications expect steel prices to retreat in Q2, including FitchRatings, IHS Markit and The […]


February at-a-glance…materials and handling

California’s Proposition 65, the Safe Drinking Water and Toxic Enforcement Act of 1986, requires businesses to include warning labels to notify […]


NAFEM and others request termination of Section 232 metals tariffs; new exclusion process could delay action

According to the Coalition of American Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU), of which NAFEM is a member, companies report record […]


Challenges across all shipping modes continue to increase

Ocean, air, intermodal and trucking shipping delays stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic continue to challenge domestic and international manufacturers. According […]


January at-a-glance…materials & handling

Numerous internal freight forwarders are reminding customers of further delays due to COVID-19 and the approaching Chinese New Year. U.S. […]


December at-a-glance…materials & handling

A shortage in the nation’s metal supply is adding insult to COVID-19 injury as several NAFEM members report challenges in […]


October at-a-glance…materials & handling

Trucking capacity and rates are expected to be extremely volatile in the fourth quarter, according to two NAFEM transportation industry […]


California investigating PFAS sources

California has begun investigating sites that could be sources of PFAS (per- or polyfluoroalkyl chemicals) in its water system. The […]


PFAS Action Plans

EPA is taking a proactive, cross-agency approach to address Polyfluoroalkyl Substances (PFAS). The agency’s actions are found here. For additional […]


Optional, more stringent standard for plumbing devices in review

Changes to the NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 standard under consideration could introduce a new, optional, lower-lead certification for endpoint plumbing devices such as faucets […]