The American Home Furnishings Alliance will hold its second Manufacturing Summit on August 22 at the Embassy Suites Airport in Greensboro, N.C., Furniture World Magazine online reports. The focus of the one-day event is the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and its impact on companies in our industry.
Greg Stancil, director of healthcare reform at Scott Insurance, Roanoke, Va., will help executives navigate the maze of reform measures to determine both short-term and long-term implications for business. Stancil’s pragmatic approach to deciphering the Affordable Care Act will teach participants realistic strategies that take into account the long-term expectations for reform.
The summit will feature regulatory and compliance topics including:
• CARB Phase 2 Board Study Results, presented by Dan Seale, PhD, a professor in Mississippi State University’s Department of Forest Products.
• Ongoing Challenges of California’s Proposition 65, presented by Todd Roessler, an attorney from the Raleigh, N.C., office of Kilpatrick Townsend who specializes in matters related to environmental transactions, regulatory counseling and litigation.
• Update on ASTM Product Standards, presented by Gene Barrow, product engineering manager for Bassett Furniture Industries.
• Regulatory Assessment Program, presented by Anita Goehringer, president and ergonomics consultant with Actual Ergonomics Inc., Tall Timbers, Md.
Registration is $119 for AHFA members and $159 for non-members and includes light morning refreshments and lunch. Registration is available at www.ahfa.us on the Events page.
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