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Manufacturing Summit to Focus on Health Care Reform

By Home Furnishings Business in Special Events on May 20, 2013

The American Home Furnishings Alliance's second manufacturing summit will focus on health-care reform's impact on the furniture industry.

The event is scheduled for August 22 at the Embassy Suites Airport in Greensboro, N.C., and will concentrate on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

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 lead participants toward realistic strategies that take into account the long-term expectations for reform.

Following lunch, the agenda turns to a menu of 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 ahfa.us on the EVENTS page.

Attendees requiring overnight accommodations should contact the Embassy Suites Airport Hotel directly at 336.688.4535.

AHFA€™s first 2013 Manufacturing Summit was held in March at the Franklin Furniture Institute on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Miss.

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