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January 17, 2006








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Regulatory Report APW Wyott Innovations

FED ENERGY EFFICIENCY TAX CREDITS KICK IN
Now, not only do you cut your operating costs—you get a tax break to do it!....[full story]

OUTLYING CHICAGO 'BURBS FACING PERMANENT WATER SHORTAGE
With hundreds of thousands of consumers staring at big water problems, a state with no comprehensive energy or water programs thinks maybe it's time....[full story]

CALIFORNIA UTILITIES TEAM UP FOR STATEWIDE ENERGY REBATES
Four huge utilities pool their, uh, energies for a really big rebate strategy....
[full story]

SCORE-ON-THE-DOOR FOR CHICAGO?
A city once built on stockyards is ready to clamp down on restaurant inspections....[full story]

IOWA OFFERS WEB-BASED INSPECTION SCORES
The Hawkeye state isn't just posting the overall score—it's posting EVERYthing....[full story]

Economic Report Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

FOR THOSE WHO TOOK A LONG HOLIDAY, OUR 2006 FORECASTS
Links to all the detailed bits and pieces....[full story]

NAFEM INDEX CHARTS STRONG MANUFACTURER GROWTH IN THIRD QUARTER
Both domestic and export sales are up—again....[full story]

NRA FORECASTS STRONGEST GROWTH IN MOUNTAIN STATES, SOUTHEAST
Torrid population growth fuels Mountain forecast, while the Northeast and Great Lakes advance slowly....[full story]

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS HOLD 2006 REAL GDP FORECAST AT 3.4%
Yes, things keep changing. But mainly they're balancing each other out....[full story]

Industry Report MUFES '06, Feb. 11-13, 2006

DIFC CHANGES NAME TO UNIFIED BRANDS
With tons of brand recognition in individual company names, parent Dover Industries renames its foodservice arm and shifts emphasis....[full story]

MIDDLEBY ACQUIRES OVEN MAKER ALKAR
Middleby draws to an inside straight....[full story]

FER's SECOND ANNUAL AWARDS PROGRAM GEARS UP
Know an equipment and supplies dealer who deserves to be recognized for doing a great job?....
[full story]

NSF PUTS OUT CALL FOR FOOD SAFETY STARS
NSF Int'l. is looking for nominations for its 2006 Food Safety Leadership Awards Program....[full story]

NSF, ILSI And WHO Team Up For Hard Water Conference
In foodservice, we don't like hard water. It smells. It clogs and cakes equipment. It makes funky ice cubes. On the other hand, health experts like it....[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
(publishers of Foodservice Equipment Reports),
covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.
Questions or comments? Please send them to bward@fermag.com.
This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor. This issue edited by Jennifer Hicks.

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