The second annual global Reman Day will be on 11 April. Organised by the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC), it is designed as a vehicle to get remanufacturers worldwide to hold local events showcasing to their communities the economic and environmental benefits of reman. “We know that more companies are planning events this year as well as collaborating with one another,” says RIC marketing and membership director Jenn Brake. “We have updated the RemanDay.org website with a more convenient registration process and included more planning resources.”
In 2018, there were 127 registered events across six continents. RIC also has a number of branded products such as t-shirts and coffee mugs available in its online store. Earth Day, a more established event which focuses on environmental activism and is supported by MERA, takes place on 22 April. Separately, RIC has elected Sharla Holladay, co-owner of Best Beverage to its board of directors. Holladay represents the restaurant equipment reman industry and has worked on reman standards in the food service sector since 1999. RIC says it is adding ‘breadth and depth from industry’.