Charles Samuels

Regulation and Responsibility Mark AHAM Annual Meeting By Tatyana Sinioukov WASHINGTON, D.C.—During its annual meeting, held here in April, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers,, defined the areas that still need work, discussed e-commerce B2B strategies, and brought its members up to date on the organization's efforts to standardize smart appliances. Issues, Trends At the "AHAM Issues Overview" conference, three speakers defined the areas the home appliance industry, and AHAM in particular, should pay special attention to. Those are: energy expansion and water efficiency, extended product responsibility by the manufacturers and internalization of safety and performance issues. In connection

WASHINGTON, D.C.—After a year of transition, including a new city and a completely new staff, the Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) is finally settled in and ready for business, beginning with its annual member meeting held recently in its new home town. The association announced at last year's annual meeting that it was in the industry's best interest for its headquarters to move from Chicago to Washington, D.C. in order to be closer to the political action. Nearly all of the Chicago staff, made up of long-time industry veterans, decided not to move with the association, leaving AHAM in a new infancy stage. The new, Washington,

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