Friday - October 20, 2017
Trade Associations

News releases, reports, statements and associated documents from national and international trade associations influencing the debate on federal policies.

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NAM Announces Key-Vote on Critical Tax Reform Measure
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- The National Association of Manufacturers issued the following news release:

The National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) announced in a letter to U.S. senators that it will key-vote H. Con. Res. 71, the vehicle for the Senate's FY 2018 Budget Resolution. As reported by Politico, Emerson Chairman and CEO and NAM Board Chair David Farr yesterday met with key senators ahead of the vote to push for passage of this critical tax reform measure.

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International Trademark Association Announces 2017 President's and Volunteer Service Award Recipients
NEW YORK, Oct. 19 -- The International Trademark Association issued the following news release:

The International Trademark Association (INTA) today proudly announced the winners of its 2017 President's and Volunteer Service Awards (VSAs).

The recipients of the President's Award are Gerhard Bauer and Theodore ("Ted") Davis, who have both made major contributions to INTA for decades and have served on the Board of Directors. INTA presents this prestigious honor annually to the most distinguished INTA volunteers for careers dedicated to trademarks and intellectual property (IP) protection and advancement, ... Show Full Article

Expect Value From Distributors Before, During, and After the Sale
MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 19 -- The Association for Manufacturing Technology issued the following news release:

The sales process for many products, including machine tools, has changed. Thanks to easy access to information, customers who want to purchase a new machine today can narrow their choices to a few machines that will meet their needs before ever speaking with an actual sales person. After just a few clicks on a computer mouse, these customers can quickly research and compare data and machine specifications from several builders. They can also easily find and read reviews or social media posts ... Show Full Article

Congratulations to Century of Success Honorees
TRENTON, N.J., Oct. 19 -- The New Jersey Business and Industry Association issued the following news release:

The 24th Annual Trenton Business Week celebration continued yesterday by honoring nine companies that have called the city home for 100 years or more.

Mike Corwin represented NJBIA at the Century of Success Luncheon, held Oct. 18 at the Masonic Temple. NJBIA is proud to recognize the following member companies who meet this criteria, along with the number of years they have been around:

Bartley Crucible & Refractories, Inc. (109)

Case's Pork Roll Company (146)

Cohen's Tuxedos (105)

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Beer Institute, Brewers Association, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Wine Institute and WineAmerica Praise Majority Support in Both House and Senate for Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19 -- The Beer Institute issued the following news release:

Leaders of the Beer Institute, Brewers Association, Distilled Spirits Council of the United States, Wine Institute and WineAmerica released the following statement after Senator Jim Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) became the 51st member of the United States Senate to officially endorse the Craft Beverage Modernization and Tax Reform Act (S. 236). Senator Inhofe co-sponsoring the bill means that now a majority of members from both the House of Representatives and United States Senate support this legislation.

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American Eel Stock Assessment Update Finds Resource Remains Depleted
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 19 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release:

The American Eel Management Board reviewed the results of the 2017 American Eel Stock Assessment Update, which indicates the resource remains depleted. The assessment updates the 2012 American Eel Benchmark Stock Assessment with data from 2010 ‐ 2016. Trend analyses of abundance indices indicated large declines in abundance of yellow eels during the 1980s through the early 1990s, with primarily neutral or stable abundance from the mid ‐ 1990s through 2016. Total landings remain ... Show Full Article

ASMFC Approves Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan for Tautog
NORFOLK, Va., Oct. 19 -- The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission issued the following news release:

The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission has approved Amendment 1 to the Interstate Fishery Management Plan (FMP) for Tautog, which includes new management goals and objectives, biological reference points, fishing mortality targets, and stock rebuilding schedules. The Amendment institutes a fundamental change in tautog management, moving away from coastwide management towards regional management. Specifically, the Amendment delineates the stock into four regions due to differences ... Show Full Article