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ARSA Begins Official Partnership with Remanufacturing Industries Council

On Jan. 31, ARSA and the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding to enhance information sharing and help involve the repair station community more directly in the broader “remanufacturing” movement. (For ARSA members in search of more-familiar terms, read “remanufacturing” as “maintenance, preventive maintenance and alteration.”)

On the same day, RIC also completed MOUs with the Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA), the International Imaging Technology Council (I-ITC) and the Professional Electrical Apparatus Recyclers League (PEARL) recognizing the long-standing partnership between these associations and creating a framework for cooperation and support of strategic initiatives for advancing industry objectives in all sectors.

According to RIC Chairman Bill Davies, “the new Memorandum of Understanding between our organization and these sector associations marks an important step forward in RIC’s ongoing efforts to advocate, educate and collaborate on behalf of the entire remanufacturing industry.”

The RIC represents and advances the interests of the broader remanufacturing industry, and provides a unified voice in effort to address common challenges like trade barriers and the unintentional impacts of regulatory constraints. RIC also helps educate the public and policymakers alike about the positive environmental and economic impacts of the remanufacturing industry. www.remancouncil.org.

“ARSA is pleased to be working with RIC and its partner organizations,” Executive Vice President Christian A. Klein said.  “We look forward to RIC serving as a bridge for trade associations, businesses and learning institutions to enhance understanding on all sides, augment efficiencies for our member companies, and improve government policy – all of which will shape the next generation of engineers and technical personnel.”

The MoU comes at a time when the remanufacturing industry is experiencing promising growth, but still needs a unified voice in order to realize its full potential. In this light, RIC will continue its efforts to collaborate with other remanufacturing sector associations in its mission to advance the remanufacturing industry as a whole.

For more information, or to find out how to get involved, please contact Jenn Brake, Interim Director, at RICDirector@remancouncil.org or 585.475.4210.

Previously from ARSA

9/15/16 - RIT Seeks Repair Station Participation at Remanufacturing Workshop

September 15, 2016

logoResearchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are working to identify challenges facing companies engaged in remanufacturing operations across a broad range of American industries. In June, the team asked for help from maintenance providers through completion of an informational survey. Having collected considerable data, the researchers are now inviting repair stations to participate in the project’s final step: an in-depth roadmapping workshop.

This free event will take place from Sept. 29-30, 2016 at the Embassy Suites Detroit in Troy, Michigan. This is a working, active-participation workshop to will hone in on cross-cutting challenges, identify remanufacturing industry advanced technology objectives and set research priorities. The information gathered will be built into an actionable plan to advance the U.S. industry and help guide future government investment.

RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery is performing this work with funding from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). Anyone interested in being part of the roadmapping workshop should contact Jennifer Brake at 585.475.4210 or jlbgis@rit.edu.

6/9/16 - RIT, NIST Seek Input on Remanufacturing Roadmap

June 9, 2016

Researchers at the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are working to identify challenges facing companies engaged in remanufacturing operations across a broad range of American industries. The team is asking for help from maintenance providers through completion of an informational survey.

RIT’s Center for Remanufacturing and Resource Recovery is performing the work with funding from the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The project’s goal is to lay out recommendations for research and policies that will improve all sectors of manufacturing and use those focus areas to develop a strategic industry roadmap.

The repair station community can assist by completing the research team’s questionnaire – 15 minutes of time investment – to ensure that the final roadmap reflects input from the broadest possible range of experience. In return, RIT will send respondents a comprehensive report on the state of the remanufacturing industry.

Any business involved in remanufacturing is encouraged to complete the survey. Begin by clicking the link below:

Click here to begin the survey.

This survey closes June 25, 2016.

To learn more about the project, visit: www.rit.edu/gis/remanroadmap. For specific questions, contact reman@sustainability.rit.edu.



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