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March 21, 2006








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Regulatory Report Hotelex Shanghai, April 4-7, 2006

ASHRAE, IESNA TO SET NEW 'GREEN' STANDARDS
Being sloppy and sucking up the planet won't fly much longer....
[full story]

U.S. HOUSE PASSES FOOD LABELING UNIFORMITY ACT
The good news is uniformity, for a change. The bad news is loss of local control. Is this the sign of things to come?....[full story]

AUSTIN RESTAURANT PATIOS GO TO THE DOGS
Roy Rogers ate outside with Bullet. You remember Roy Rogers and his dog, don't you? The cowboy? Hello?....[full story]

BRIDGEPORT RESTAURANT RESTROOMS ON THE HOOK
Bridgeport, Conn., now requires coat hooks in foodservice restrooms. Everything else must be pretty much under control....[full story]

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE, THERE'S LAWYERS
Frankly, news about smoking debates has gotten out of hand. But we had to do a brief roundup....[full story]

Economic Report Atlas Metal Industries Inc.

BLUE CHIP ECONOMISTS FORECAST FIRST QUARTER BOUNCE, THEN CONTINUED GDP GROWTH AROUND 3%
Apparently people celebrated a mild January by eating out....[full story]

JOBS GROWTH IN FEBRUARY BODES WELL FOR FOODSERVICE
Nonfarm payrolls are up. Disposable income is up....[full story]

AND NOW FOR THE LONG VIEW: REAL GDP TO GROW 3% IN 2012
Your mileage may vary, but basically the long-term forecast is really very stable....[full story]

Industry Report Power Soak Systems Inc.

NERBONNE TAKES REINS AT ENODIS' AMERICA OPERATIONS
Effective April 1, Robert Nerbonne is group president of the Americas....
[full story]

DORMONT RELEASES GUIDE TO GAS APPLIANCE STANDARDS
Want to make sure your gas appliances are installed to code?....[full story]

CFESA ANOUNCES 2006 SPRING CONFERENCE AGENDA
Warranty rates, installation issues and dispatch systems are in the lineup for the May 17-19 meeting in Chicago....[full story]

MAFSI OFFERS CUSTOMER ROADSHOWS
Do you know your condenser from your evaporator? Lime the fruit from lime the mineral? MAFSI's bringing seminars to a city near you....[full story]

FOODSERVICE COMPANIES AMONG FORTUNE'S 'MOST ADMIRED'
Look who's recognized for being really good....[full story]

CULVER'S, FAMOUS DAVE'S MAKE IFMA 2006 SILVER PLATE LIST
Plus seven other winners in non-chain-restaurant categories....[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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