The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the September 2019 PPI Index on Oct 8.
NAFEM members gained more relief from the Section 301 tariffs on Chinese imports as the United States Trade Representative (USTR) published two, separate Federal Register notices announcing additional exclusions Wednesday, Oct. 2.
The U.S. and China return to the negotiating table in October to continue addressing trade issues.
Paul Nathanson, executive director of the Coalition of America Metal Manufacturers and Users (CAMMU), recently published an editorial in the sheet metal Industry’s SNIPS magazine analyzing the impact of the Section 232 import tariffs on steel and aluminum.
As part of its ongoing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) in the state, the California Air Resources Board (CARB) proposes to reduce the global warming potential (GWP) limit in new, stationary refrigeration equipment containing more than 50 pounds of refrigerant to GWP <150, effective Jan. 1, 2022
In early 2020, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is scheduled to review test procedures for automatic commercial ice makers (ACIM), commercial refrigeration equipment (CRE) and walk-in coolers/freezers (WIC/F). Also in 2020, EPA will determine whether to amend the current energy efficient standards for CRE and WIC/F. Review of the ACIM energy efficiency standards is scheduled for 2021.