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from Michael L. Whiteley, CFSP, vice president of sales & marketing, Hatco
Corporation and NAFEM's 2014-2016 president.
Deirdre Flynn, CFSP, NAFEM's executive vice president, is wondering where the summer
went...and sharing the latest NAFEM news
Join us February 19-22, 2016
, at the InterContinental San Juan Resort & Casino
San Juan, Puerto Rico, for the 2016 Annual Meeting & Management Workshop. Watch future issues of
for program details.
On July 2, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule -
Protection of Stratospheric Ozone: Change of Listing Status for Certain Substitutes under the Significant
New Alternatives Policy (SNAP) program*
. The rule restricts the use of certain refrigerants and
foam-blowing agents currently used by NAFEM members and other industries. See EPA's Fact Sheet
*To view the links, login to the NAFEM website and visit the Advocacy - News section. To view
the public docket, visit www.regulations.gov
and search for docket number EPA-HQ-OAR-2014-0198.
Transportation classifications for chest-type ice cream freezers and dishwashers are under review,
which could impact your freight expenses! The Commodity Classification Standards Board (CCSB) is
soliciting input prior to review of the National Motor Freight Classification (NMFC). Shippers
of these items are encouraged to evaluate their unique situations and provide specific
transportation characteristics, including density, handling, stability and liability to the CCSB.
Ice cream freezer
details are due Sept. 17
to Nate Ripke, senior classification specialist,
; +1.703.838.1810. Dishwasher
information is due Sept. 25
Allard, classification specialist, firstname.lastname@example.org
; +1.703.838.1809. To review all
changes being implemented, login to the NAFEM website and click on the "Advocacy" tab. NAFEM
members may also direct questions to Charlie Souhrada, CFSP, email@example.com
, to add your name to the list of participants.
Post questions, concerns and get help on regulatory issues that affect you on NAFEM's Advocacy
Discussion Forum. The forum is an informal tool to help you learn about issues and share
suggestions with fellow NAFEM members. To participate, login to the NAFEM website
Discussion Forums, agree to the Rules of the Road and get started!
If your company participated in the 2015 NAFEM Business Planning Study, you received a copy
of the results earlier this month and five (5) priority points toward booth selection at The
NAFEM Show in 2017 and beyond. The results will be posted on the members only section of
NAFEM's website September 11 for the rest of the membership to review.
is the resource operators turn to for gathering NAFEM-member product
information. It's a convenient 24/7 product showcase available to the entire
foodservice industry for researching equipment and supplies options. Take a
moment to review your listing and provide updated product information as needed
into the site.
If you've been meaning to get certified, consider participating in the annual overview seminar
at NAFEM headquarters in Chicago. The next overview takes place in August, 2016 (exact dates
to be announced soon). The overview & exam are no longer offered during The NAFEM Show or NRA Show.
Can't make it in August? You can always purchase one of NAFEM's CFSP
packages to streamline the certification process. The CFSP Online Course
Package is $775/person and includes the application fee, a .pdf copy of
the review questions and glossary of terms from the textbook, the online
module and exam. The CFSP In-Person Course Package is $550/person and
includes the application fee, the 20-chapter textbook, An Introduction
to the Foodservice Industry
, the one-day, in-person overview and exam.
to learn more, sign up
for the 2015 overview or to purchase a package.
NAFEM was saddened to learn of the passing of David Wightman, one of the industry's most creative
technical minds. Since 1999, Wightman served as president and CEO of XDX Innovative Refrigeration,
which focuses on improved refrigerant flow properties, heat transfer and thermodynamics to assist
customers in driving down energy consumption in refrigeration and HVAC equipment. Services have
been held. Memorial donations may be made to Smile Train
Take a moment to visit NAFEM's
directory of associate members
to count them as resources for your service needs in education and
training, employment recruitment, export management, food safety
product needs, marketing and communications services, systems and
technology, product design, development and engineering, third-party
certification, utility organizations and trade publishing.
NAFEM's industry calendar
needs your input. It includes a feature that
allows you to download events into your personal calendar. Once you
have visited the site to add an event, please allow 48 hours for
NAFEM staff to review the submissions and make them live.
NAFEM's official Facebook
page is up and running! If you are a Facebook
user, we encourage you to "like" our page. We'll bring you the latest
news from NAFEM, complete with glimpses into our future and blasts from
our past. The easiest way to find us is to use Facebook's search function
and type in "North American Association of Food Equipment Manufacturers."
See you on social media!
NAFEM hosts a pavilion at Food & Hotel Asia (FHA2016)
, April 12-15, 2016, in Singapore.
For information and to secure pavilion space, contact Michele Zichy, exhibit sales director,
Oak Overseas, Ltd., +1.704.837.1980 x303; firstname.lastname@example.org
The Commercial Food Equipment Service Association (CFESA) recently introduced an all new
calendar and signup form to begin taking reservations for its World Headquarters & Global
Training Facility in Fort Mill, S.C. The space can be used for equipment training,
rep/consultant training or as business meeting space. Register via CFESA's website
NAFEM members are invited to attend a Manufacturer's Best Practices Seminar,
September 1-2, in Denver. The seminar is presented by the Institute for Professional
Advancement (IPA) and Manufacturers Representatives Educational Research Foundation (MRERF).
If you want to learn how to develop realistic and appropriate expectations, as well as manage
and communicate more effectively with your reps, you can register
We want to hear about what's happening at NAFEM member companies...are you celebrating a company
anniversary or milestone? Are there new associates to introduce or promotions to announce? We
have two new sections of NAFEM online to fill..."Kudos to..." and "News From NAFEM Members."
Send press releases and information for inclusion in NAFEM online to Marianne Byrne, NAFEM marketing
manager, +1.312.821.0234; email@example.com
Vet2Tech helps transitioning veterans find employment in advanced manufacturing
and technical service careers. Are you looking to hire HVAC and hot-side
technicians, CNC programmers/operators, mechanical, electrical or
industrial engineers, tool and die makers, technical support, customer
service, supply chain, sales, logistics, information technology,
assemblers, fabricators, quality control experts, maintenance
technicians, welders or cutters? Vet2Tech can help you. For more
information, visit www.vet2tech.org
or contact Carol at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the July PPI Index
on August 14.