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PFAS (per- or polyfluoroalkyl substances), chemicals used in nonstick cookware, metal and plastic plating, and other consumer products, are increasing subject to state and federal regulations to minimize their impact on ground and drinking water.

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Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE) honor organizations that have made outstanding contributions to protect the environment through energy efficiency.

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Oct. 22 is ENERGY STAR Day, an annual campaign that communicates the importance of energy efficiency.

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Negotiations between the Trump administration and a working group of House Democrats on the U.S. ‒ Mexico ‒ Canada Agreement (USMCA) continue. U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Robert Lighthizer sent a confidential letter addressing the group’s concerns with USMCA provisions on labor, environment, enforcement and prescription drugs. Lighthizer also is scheduled to meet with House Ways & Means Committee Chairman Richie Neal (D-MA) who said, “There has been significant progress on two of the four issues Democrats sought to change … discussions continue to go forward.”

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Manufacturing Day, an annual event that shows students why they should consider a career in manufacturing, kicks off Oct. 4 and continues throughout the month.

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Both chambers of Congress are in session the last week of September and Oct. 15-18, 21-24 and 28-31. The Senate also is in session Oct. 25.

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Agile organizations are better equipped to anticipate and plan for change. In today’s rapidly changing business environment, agility is more important than ever.

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The White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) reports directly to the U.S. president and plays a key role in pursuing their agendas. The agency is responsible for developing the president’s annual budget and overseeing its implementation.

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When NAFEM was founded in 1948, we had one mission—to spur the success and forward progress of our members. Today, our association represents over 600+ foodservice equipment and supplies manufacturers. Members who together have countless stories of growth and success.

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