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From trash heap to store shelf
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Executives from some of the largest U.S. manufacturers are gathering in Washingto to seek more government support for their efforts to refurbish and sell used products ranging from cell phones to railroad locomotives to medical scanners. Remanufacturers including Caterpillar Inc., General Electric Co., General Motors Co., Eastman Kodak Co. and Xerox Corp. would like the government to push harder for free global trade in reconditioned products and to help fund research into better methods of remanufacturing, which involves restoring used products to like-new condition for resale. More

Council on competitiveness, RIT to host remanufacturing roundtable
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The Council on Competitiveness, in partnership with Rochester Institute of Technology , will host a two-day strategic dialogue on remanufacturing policy. The roundtable discussion will address the current state of remanufacturing as well as the challenges and issues facing the sector. Participants will contribute thoughts and viewpoints to aid in developing key insights and recommendations to present to federal and state policy makers. More

APRA to co-operate with NKLR in China, University Bayreuth in Germany
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APRA Europe is very proud and pleased to announce that it has agreed to co-operate with NKLR the National Key Laboratory for Remanufacturing in China and University Bayreuth in Germany to organize an International Remanufacturing Forum in April during the important Auto Shanghai 2011. Professional speakers sharing their expertise and experience will be combined with a highly interesting plant tour. Cocktail reception, lunch and dinner will give ample opportunities for networking with leaders of the industry. More

India refuses to back US on remanufactured goods
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India has refused to play ball with the U.S. and other developed countries on a controversial proposal for opening up developing markets to remanufactured goods under the Doha trade talks, apprehending this will lead to dumping of sub-standard goods, reports One India. "The subject of trade in remanufactured goods requires extensive groundwork before one can look at the specific contours of any commitments, whether it be soft or hard or on a best endeavored basis," India said in its proposal. More

Rochester Institute of Technology puts a twist on sustainability
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Buried in a massive Department of Defense appropriation bill winding its way through Congress last fall was a $2 million item for research related to drones, the sort of unmanned aircraft that patrol the skies over Afghanistan. The appropriation itself was routine, but the intended recipient might surprise some: the Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology. More

Volvo to launch remanufacturing program
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Volvo will use the bC India show to launch its Volvo Remanufactured Program onto the Indian market. The scheme encourages a more sustainable approach to spare parts by allowing customers to have old components renovated to the same condition as a new part, cutting down on waste. These come with a warranty from Volvo and are cheaper than buying new spare parts. More

Consumer product services builds North American reverse supply chain
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Consumer Product Services announced major 2011 growth to its North American reverse supply chain business with the addition of new business partners and expansion of current partners in its core business segments of appliance remanufacturing, outdoor power equipment and floor care. More

HDRG names Camerota Truck Parts the 2011 Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year
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The Heavy Duty Remanufacturing Group of the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association awarded Camerota Truck Parts, Enfield, Conn., its Mike Hill Heavy Duty Remanufacturer of the Year Award. The award is given to a company or individual who has demonstrated innovative ways to create and grow a successful business model and in the process supported industry efforts to advance the science of remanufacturing. According to Bill Gager, President of APRA/HDRG, the panel's decision to award Camerota Truck Parts this year's award was because they are a leading independent remanufacturer in the aftermarket. More

McAllen EDC promotes remanufacturing, cost savings during automotive aftermarket week in Vegas
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McAllen Economic Development Corporation recently exhibited and worked automotive aftermarket week in Las Vegas. McAllen EDC exhibited at the Big R-Remanufacturing Show and the Automotive Aftermarket Products Expo, as well as attended the Specialty Equipment Market Association annual trade show. The shows were successful, as McAllen EDC President/CEO Keith Patridge, Vice President for Business Recruitment Ralph Garcia and Marketing Director Victoria Hirschberg spent the week discussing the cost benefits and strategic advantages. More

S&S taps Scott Seaman as warranty rebuild and remanufacturing service manager    Share    Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
S&S Cycle, Inc. has hired Scott Seaman as its warranty rebuild and remanufacturing service manager in La Crosse, Wis., Seaman has been riding and working on motorcycles since the age of seven. He worked for Andrews Products, Inc. in Chicago for 12 years moving to Omaha, Neb., to work for GMA Engineering in 2002. As the bloom faded off the V-twin industry rose, GMA closed in the fall of 2007, forcing Seaman to find work outside the powersports industry. More

When being green, consider your printer's black ink
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That toner cartridge sitting inside took four quarts of oil to manufacture, and unless you recycle it when it's empty, that's four quarts of oil going into a landfill, points out Marty Long, whose mission, along with his wife Thea, is to help area offices and other printer users conserve natural resources, while conserving cash. More

3 Cummins plants inaugurated
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Cummins in India inaugurated three plants at its Phaltan, Pune Megasite. The company invested Rs.500 crore in these plants. The 300 acre project qualifies for 'mega project' of the Maharashtra Government. Half of the acreage is set up as a Domestic Tariff Area and the other half as a Special Economic Zone for exports. The first three plants that were launched were Tata Cummins' second manufacturing facility producing engines for commercial vehicles, power generation and industrial markets, an engine rebuild centre and a reconditioning facility for remanufacturing engines and components. More

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