NAFEM sustainability calculator

The Sustainability Calculator is a free environmental impact tool NAFEM developed in partnership with ASTM. The tool defines a standard […]


Water quality tips

Water quality impacts equipment performance and maintenance—not to mention the taste of beverages and foods. No matter what role you […]


National Motor Freight Transportation Association

Commodity classification standards board (CCSB) The transportation industry is responding to reduced capacity in two ways, both of which are […]


Environment Canada proposes regulatory measures on hydrofluorocarbons

NAFEM members who manufacture or sell commercial refrigeration equipment in Canada would be required to reduce the use of hydrofluorocarbons […]


National Motor Freight Transportation Association (NMFTA) initiates major damage claim

On April 18, the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC) guidelines introduced a major change to the concealed damage claim rule. […]


Campaign against union “card check” bill making headway – NAFEM members again urged to call, write congress

This bill, better called “card check” legislation, would replace current law that requires a secret ballot before a union is […]


Congressional small business committee supports action on “business activity” taxes

This bipartisan action, somewhat uncommon in an election year, is a welcome development. Legislation to make clear that states cannot […]


NAFEM campaigns to rein in state “business activity” taxes

Bills to clarify that states can impose these “business activity” taxes – essentially a form of income tac – only […]


New congress moving on several trade issues

The House Ways & Means Committee has asked the Department of Commerce (DOC) to delay an action that would change […]


WEEE/RoHS reminder

Manufacturers seeking more information can contact the U.S. Department of Commerce’s (DOC) contact in Brussels, Rosemary Gallant ( In addition, […]