Senator Stabenow to open Oct. 2 MERA Remanufacturing and Sustainability Conference

U.S. Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), will speak about her efforts in Washington to promote green manufacturing during a remanufacturing and sustainability conference—co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability—on Oct. 2 at the MSU Management Education Center in Troy, Mich.
As Chair of the Senate Agriculture Committee and a member of the Senate Energy, Finance, and Budget Committees, Senator Stabenow plays a powerful and unique role in shaping our nation’s manufacturing, health care, and agriculture policies.  She serves as Co-Chair of the bipartisan Senate Manufacturing Caucus, and was appointed to the President’s Export Council by President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama.
The conference theme—“Remanufacturing and the Sustainable Organization”—links remanufacturing with an organization’s overall sustainability strategy. Within the framework of the triple bottom line, speakers and panelists will discuss ways to build and market a sustainable organization.  They will highlight how remanufacturing helps a company meet its sustainability goals—and the goals of its customers—particularly when the use of green products can be critical or have valuable incentives. Timely issues in the remanufacturing industry will also be addressed.
“We appreciate the Senator taking time out of her busy schedule to join us for this important conference,” said John Chalifoux, president and COO, MERA. “Our members greatly appreciate her ongoing efforts in Washington to support sustainable manufacturing and remanufacturing, especially her leadership role to request for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) study of the use of remanufactured parts in the federal fleet.”
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MERA members and members of the following organizations may register at the member price:

  • Automotive Aftermarket Suppliers Association (AASA)
  • Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG)
  • Automotive Parts Remanufacturers Association (APRA)
  • Heavy Duty Manufacturers Association (HDMA)
  • Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA)
  • Production Engine Remanufacturers Association (PERA)
  • Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC)


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