In its suggested updates to the Process Rule (see related article in the NAFEM in Action section), DOE proposed to define an energy-saving threshold to satisfy the Energy Policy and Conservation Act requirement that a new or amended energy conservation standard must result in significant conservation of energy.
Through its comments submitted to and testimony before the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR), NAFEM helped secure 41 product exclusions from the final List 1 and List 2 of the Section 301 25-percent tariffs on items imported from China. Items excluded from the tariffs include air purifiers powered by compressed air; hand-cleaning/sanitizing dispensers; control boards for stoves, ranges and ovens; some thermometers; some iron and steel parts; and a variety of other items. Additionally, NAFEM secured the removal of multiple component and finished goods from List 3.
NAFEM has released its 2019 Compensation & Benefit Study, which was designed to assess compensation and benefits practices of NAFEM member companies.