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A full slate of thorny legislative challenges ranging from regulatory issues to international trade was the focus of last month's annual member meeting of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).
A record 215 attendees flocked to Florida last week for the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers' Annual Meeting, held here at the Ocean Reef Club.
Aside from the draw of the venue, the record turnout also reflected an expanded floor-care contingent. The group's Annual Meeting was the first to be held following the merger last January of the Vacuum Cleaner Manufacturers Association (VCMA) and AHAM's floor-care division, which brought the latter's membership up to 20 companies.
The spotlight's on major appliances this week as the first days of spring bring a double dollop of white goods activity.
Two of the industry's most important events â€” the Annual Member Meeting of the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) in Washington and the Kitchen/Bath Industry Show & Conference (K/BIS) in Orlando, Fla., both unfurl over the next seven days, keeping flights full between those two cities.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is finalizing work on the first standard for connected home appliances, which will facilitate interoperability between white goods and other products and services both in and outside of the home.
The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) applauded the recent decision by the Department of Energy (DOE) to deny a petition by the California Energy Commission (CEC) seeking separate water-usage regulations for residential clothes washers sold in the state.
According to the majap industry trade group, the decision "recognizes the wisdom" of Congress in passing the National Appliance Energy Conservation Act (NAECA) which established national energy-efficiency standards for appliances.
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has selected the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) to receive its 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award for AHAM's efforts at promoting the responsible handling of flurocarbons, and for related research into ozone-friendly refrigerants and foam blowing agents.
The award will be presented at the 2005 Stratospheric Ozone Protection Awards Dinner, here, May 4.
May was hardly a merry month for the major appliance industry, where the carnage continued with double digit declines in unit shipments.
According to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM), factory shipments fell 13.4 percent that month to 6.5 million units, compared with nearly 7.6 million shipped during the prior-year period, as all but two product categories showed declines.
With a nod to the strong shipment performance turned in by major appliance manufacturers through the first five months of this year, AHAM has issued an upwardly revised forecast for 1999 results, along with an initial prediction for 2000, indicating a leveling off from four consecutive years of record-setting totals.
WASHINGTON - Factory shipments of major cooking appliances continued to head south in December, falling 4.4 percent below the same month last year, according to the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM).
December's numbers served as salt in the industry's wound, following an October fall of 11.1 percent in factory sales and November's negligible recovery of 1.4 percent, compared with the same periods in 1999.