As import tariffs, environmental regulations and other advocacy-related issues impact the commercial foodservice equipment and supplies industry at an increasing pace, it’s important that members establish relationships with elected officials and regularly share their perspectives on pending rules and regulations.
As an independent voice for small businesses within the U.S. federal government, the Small Business Administration’s Office of Advocacy helps quantify the impact of current and proposed regulations on companies. This information is important to Congress, the White House, federal agencies and courts, and state policy makers who must consider these impacts in their decisions under the Regulatory Flexibility Act.
With today’s intense focus on energy efficiency and environmental sustainability, ASHRAE plays a key role in advancing sustainable technology in the built environment by setting standards and guidelines for heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration design and operations practices around the world. Formerly the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers, ASHRAE is a go-to resource, with more than 200 standards and guidelines. It’s 57,000 members include building system design and industrial process professionals from more than 140 countries.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the April 2019 PPI Index on May 9.
NAFEM is proud to offer members the tools and resources to continue developing their businesses from every angle. The state-of-the-art NAFEM Learning Center is just one more way we’re helping our members do this.
As you continue to plan for the future of your business, it’s important to understand the U.S. economy and its impact on your margins. This quarter’s NAFEM Foodservice Industry Forecast Report helps you better understand trends and economic shifts, so you can leverage the information to optimize your business plan for success.
Because the ongoing skills gap in the manufacturing community widens, NAFEM has compiled workforce development and human resources tools to assist you in the growing challenge of recruiting and retaining a skilled workforce.
NAFEM is excited to announce that we have become an official association partner with the Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program, which supports developing the skilled talent that our members need today.