Resources

Helpful industry links to reference 

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If you’re a manufacturer looking to hire, there’s an organization you should know about.

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The food world today is in a period of organized, structured evolution. For the first time in culinary history, we see true traction associated with health, wellness and returning to our origins when we actually ate to perform, hunt and forage.

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As we all mature, our labor force changes in many ways. These days, young executives see things differently than we did (assuming you are over 40).

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The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has used a final rule on new energy consumption standards for certain commercial ice makers.

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Fall 2009

In a victory for the food equipment industry, Florida Governor Charles Crist has signed a bill that will permit food equipment manufacturers and distributors to provide draft layouts and other design assistance to their customers in Florida without fear of prosecution under state licensing regulations.

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Summer 2009

Prospects of defeating the misnamed “Employee Free Choice Act” have greatly improved recently, as two key senators who previously supported the bill – Arlen Specter (D-PA) and Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) – announced that they will no longer support it, at least in its present form.

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Spring 2009

NAFEM is backing a campaign to overturn a Florida state law that forbids anyone who is not certified and licensed interior designed from providing floor plans or sketched for installation of appliances, including food preparation and storage equipment.

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Spring 2009

Even before the mis-named “Employee Free Choice Act” was introduced in the new Congress, manufacturers and other business organizations geared up to confront an intense lobbying and public relations campaign designed to force quick Congressional action on the bill, which gives union organizers new tools to turn around the recent declines in union power.

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