Reman Industries Council Newsletter

RIC News

Remanufacturing Webinar at 2015 Disruptive Innovation Festival

RIC Board member Dr. Nabil Nasr, Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability, conducted a remanufacturing webinar at the Disruptive Innovation Festival (DIF) sponsored by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation. DIF is an all-access online event featuring worldwide experts, entrepreneurs, business leaders, makers and doers who are exploring innovations shaping the future economy, with particular emphasis on the circular economy.

GO CAPS Gives Students Real-World Remanufacturing Experience

Currently in its first year, the GO CAPS (Greater Ozarks Center for Advanced Professional Studies) Engineering & Manufacturing strand has over 40 high school juniors and seniors, representing 11 school districts,  gaining hands-on learning experiences through partnerships with local business partners.  Students meet each day at Springfield Remanufacturing Corporation (SRC) as a base for partnering with local businesses for projects,  tours of facilities, and developing awareness for the many career paths available in remanufacturing, manufacturing and engineering.  Through this program students are given the chance to interact with engineers and manufacturers to solve complex problems, apply lean manufacturing processes, create value for customers and strive for efficiency in production.   After only a month in the program, one student shared “My experience from this program so far has opened my eyes to what is really necessary to succeed in the business world.”

Jack Stack, Founder, President and CEO of SRC Holdings, is also co-founder of RIC and serves on the Executive Committee.

EPA Support for Toner Cartridge Remanufacturing

EPA’s Recovered Materials Advisory Notice (RMAN) recommends that procuring agencies establish procedures and policies that give priority to remanufacturing the agencies’ expended toner cartridges. EPA recommends that, under such policies and procedures, agencies procure remanufacturing services for expended cartridges and, when such services are unavailable or not practicable, obtain remanufactured toner cartridges or new toner cartridges made with recovered materials from product vendors.

U.S. House of Representatives passes the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act

The U.S. House of Representatives unanimously passed S. 565, the Federal Vehicle Repair Cost Savings Act, requiring federal which requires federal agencies to encourage the use of remanufactured parts in federal vehicle repairs when doing so lowers costs, maintains quality and performance and does not compromise safety. This is a major victory for the remanufacturing industry and result of years of effort by MERA, APRA and others.  Read more…

RIC at the MERA-Golisano Conference

Jack Stack, founder, president, and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation and RIC board member delivered a keynote address at this year’s remanufacturing and sustainability conference co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on Sept. 30. Read more…

Major Remanufacturing Conference in Cleveland, OH — Rescheduled to Spring 2016

The Remanufacturing Industry Roundtable (“Remanufacturing Taking Off”) has been rescheduled to Spring, 2016.

The Roundtable will offer great learning and networking opportunities as leaders from the remanufacturing world discuss common goals and challenges for the industry and share their experiences in promoting the reputation and credibility of remanufacturing within their companies, with the public and with government organizations. The event will include a tour of Nextant’s aircraft remanufacturing facility.

Plan to join your colleagues from all sectors of the remanufacturing world for this important event. Check back at this website or contact RIC for the latest information on the conference.

RIC Board Member Addresses UNEP’s International Conference

RIC Board member Dr. Nabil Nasr, Director of Golisano Institute for Sustainability, was a keynote speaker at a recent international meeting organized by UNEP’s International Resource Panel, and other international partners. This was a high level policy meeting with a focus on the 3R’s and remanufacturing that included high-level government representatives from Asian-Pacific countries. His presentation discussed remanufacturing and its impact on resource conservation, as well as economic value. This one of RIC’s member efforts to help ensure that remanufacturing is being considered in future foreign government directives and also served to further educate policy makers on remanufacturing.

RIC on Manufacturing Talk Radio

RIC board member Nabil Nasr, Director of the Golisano Institute for Sustainability and John Disharoon, Director of Market Access for Caterpillar’s Cat Reman business, discussed the benefits of remanufacturing on Manufacturing Talk Radio on August 11. Hear the discussion at http://mfgtalkradio.com/remanufacturing/.

RIC at the MERA-Golisano Conference

Jack Stack, founder, president, and CEO of SRC Holdings Corporation and RIC board member will deliver a keynote address at this year’s remanufacturing and sustainability conference co-hosted by the Motor & Equipment Remanufacturers Association (MERA) and the Golisano Institute for Sustainability on Sept. 30. Read more…

RIC Members Speak at the 2015 World Remanufacturing Summit

RIC members were major contributors to this year’s World Remanufacturing Industries Summit that took place in Amsterdam, Holland during June.

Bill Davies, President of Davies Office, spoke on “Remanufacturing of Office Furniture – Innovations in Scale and Scope,”  John Disharoon, Director Market Access – Reman, Components & Work Tools at Caterpillar, spoke on “Remanufacturing by Caterpillar – Views from a World Leader,” Dr. Nabil Nasr, Director of Golisano Institute of Sustainability, covered “Remanufacturing in the Americas,” and Michael Schmit, Director of Remanufacturing Technology at GE Healthcare, discussed “Remanufacturing as a Key Element of a Global Manufacturing Network.”

The 2014 World Remanufacturing Summit was co-sponsored by RIC and was held at Golisano Institute for Sustainability at Rochester Institute of Technology.