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June 19, 2007








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Regulatory Report Delfield Co./Enodis

ILLINOIS WEIGHS FREEZING CONSUMERS VS. FREEZING RATES
Now that unfrozen electric rates have given way to triple-digit hikes and a legislative backlash, utilities say they might just have to declare bankruptcy. So there.....[full story]

DON'T LET THAT DOOR HIT YOU ON THE WAY OUT
Wary of icky doorknobs, Massachusetts might require public bathroom doors to swing outward instead of in.....[full story]

MASSACHUSETTS MAY REVERT TO CONSENSUS STANDARDS
The Bay State might not want to be known as The Tax Me State. So it's reconsidering state approval of restaurant equipment. ....[full story]

DALLAS RULES MAKE DOGGIE DINING DOGGONE TOUGH
By the time you and Rover jump through the hoops, neither of you feels like eating....[full story]

Economic Report Manitowoc Foodservice Group

SHAMELESS PROMO DEPT.:
FER FORECAST MEETING DATES SET

Foodservice Equipment Reports, our sister publication in paper, has plans for you Aug. 1 or Oct. 25.....[full story]

MOST ECONOMIC FUNDAMENTALS 'SOLID,' U.S. CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ECONOMIST TELLS MAFSI
Jobs, incomes and spending are overpowering weaknesses in here and there.....[full story]

BLUE CHIP FORECAST SLIPS AGAIN,
BUT IMPROVEMENT COMING

That first quarter was a lulu. But the rest of the year looks better....
[full story]

Industry Report FER E&S Market Forecast Meetings

CASSIN, MOTES AMONG MAFSI HONOREES;
REILLY NEW PRESIDENT

Big doin's last week at the annual conference for the Manufacturers'
Agents Association for the Foodservice Industry.....[full story]

BOELTER WINS WISCONSIN BUSINESS AWARD
The Boelter Companies, equipment and supplies dealer based in Milwaukee, has been named the Grand Award. ....[full story]

NEWS FROM ROAD TO ATLANTA CHARITY RIDE
Riders, routes and a Web page for donations all are in the news.....
[full story]

McDONALD'S GOES ONLINE FOR FOOD SAFETY TRAINING
McDonald's goes Web for ServSafe training.....[full story]




FER Fortnightly, published biweekly by Gill Ashton Publishing
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covers key regulatory, economic and general foodservice industry news with a special emphasis
on issues impacting the equipment and supplies industry.

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This issue's content compiled and written by Robin Ashton, publisher; Brian Ward, chief editor;
Janice Cha, senior editor; Jennifer Hicks, executive editor; and Mike Sherer, contributing editor.
Edited by Brian Ward, chief editor.

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