2019 is shaping up to be a busy year for NAFEM’s advocacy efforts. To provide members with a preview of anticipated upcoming activities, Advocacy Update turned to our legal team at Barnes & Thornburg, Christine J. Sohar Henter, Jeff Longsworth and Tammy Helminski, provided their perspectives on the topics below.
As the next step in expanding the Energy Star® steam cooker project that combined safety and energy audits to dishwashers and ovens, NAFEM arranged for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Energy Star® team to meet with a UL field inspector and observe a safety audit.
NAFEM members saw many regulatory changes and challenges in 2018. From California announcing plans to implement the vacated EPA SNAP regulations on January 1, 2019 and introducing new Proposition 65 warning label requirements, to the U.S. imposing tariffs on steel, aluminum and Chinese imports, advocacy issues have been at the forefront of members’ businesses this year.
The PPI program measures the average change over time in the selling prices received by domestic producers for their output.
ENERGY STAR® will be hosting a commercial food service (CFS) stakeholder workshop on Sunday, May 20, 2018 from 1:00-3:00pm CT during the National Restaurant Association (NRA) Show; EPA is working on the development of the ENERGY STAR Final Version 1.1 Commercial Coffee Brewers specification; and EPA is moving forward with development of the Draft 1 Version 3.0 specification.
It’s no secret that for many manufacturing companies, finding a fresh infusion of young, promising talent to lead the organization into the future is a top priority. We’ve talked before about what attracts millennials to an organization. However, hurdles like a low unemployment rate mean younger workers have more room to be choosey because there’s more competition for their skills.