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ENVIRONMENTAL

www.epa.gov/ttn/chief/ap42/
AP-42 Emission Factors

www.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/index.html
Code of Federal Regulations

http://www.epa.gov/dockets
EPA Dockets
EPA's website that will allow the public to electronically search the agency's dockets, as well as submit comments on rulemakings and other decisions.

www.epa.gov/oilspill/index.htm
EPA Oil Spill Program (SPCC)

www.epa.gov/ebtpages/watestormwater.html
EPA Storm Water Program

www.epa.gov/tri/
EPA TRI Program

www.era-environmental.com/
ERA Environmental Consulting

http://www.nrep.org/
National Registry of Environmental Professionals
Certification for environmental professionals.

www.osha.gov/oshstats/sicser.html
SIC Codes


EDUCATIONAL

http://www1.appstate.edu/dept/tech/
Appalachian State University
University with furniture manufacturing related program - links to the Department of Technology.

www.cvcc.edu/prog_study/furn/
Catawba Valley Community College Furniture Technology Division
A college with furniture manufacturing related programs.

www.gatech.edu/
Georgia Tech
See Advanced Wood Processing.

http://highpoint.edu
High Point University
A university with majors in Home Furnishings Marketing, Home Furnishings Management or Interior Design.

www.fmmcenter.ncsu.edu/
N.C. State University
Furniture Manufacturing & Management Center.

www.ph.vccs.edu
Patrick Henry Community College


INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

www.ansi.org
American National Standards Institute (ANSI)

www.fidx.org
Furniture Industry Data Exchange (FIDX)

www.gci-net.org
Global Commerce Initiative (GCI)

www.iso.org
International Organization for Standards (ISO)

www.nist.gov
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

www.uc-council.org
Uniform Code Council (UCC)

www.vics.org
Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS)


SAFETY

www.nclabor.com/osha/etta/manuals.htm
North Carolina Department of Labor OSHNC Compliance Manuals & Procedures

www.osha.gov/oshstats/
Federal OSHA site to find establishment histories.


STANDARDS

www.fmmcenter.ncsu.edu
Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center
The Center conducts a program of applied research and technical assistance in support of furniture manufacturers. The Center was created by the Furniture Foundation and AHFA working collaboratively with administrators of North Carolina State University.

www.iso.org
International Organization for Standards (ISO)

www.nist.gov
National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

www.vics.org
Voluntary Interindustry Commerce Standards (VICS)


TRADE ASSOCIATIONS

http://www.afandpa.org
American Forest & Paper Association
The national trade association of the forest, paper and wood products industry representing member companies engaged in growing, harvesting and processing wood and wood fiber, manufacturing pulp, paper and paperboard products from both virgin and recycled fiber, and producing engineered and traditional wood products.

www.ansi.org
American National Standards Institute

www.ABFLO.org
International Association of Bedding & Furniture Law Officials

www.sleepproducts.org
International Sleep Products Association
Bedding trade association.

http://nam.org
National Association of Manufacturers
The National Association of Manufacturers - "18 million people who make things in America" - is the nation's largest and oldest multi-industry trade association. The NAM represents 14,000 member companies (including more than 10,000 small and mid-sized manufacturers) and 350 member associations serving manufacturers and employees in every industrial sector and all 50 states. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the NAM has 10 additional offices across the country.

www.nhfa.org
National Home Furnishings Association
National trade association for furniture retailers.

http://natlhardwood.org
National Hardwood Lumber Association
The NHLA provides specialized member services unique to the hardwood industry; and works to assure timber availability to meet society's needs and build positive relationships within the hardwood community.


TRADE SHOWS

www.iwf2006.com
IWF
The International Woodworking Machinery & Furniture Supply Fair USA (IWF) takes place in August on every even year in Atlanta, Georgia. AHFA is one of the three sponsors of the show.

www.merchandisemart.com/casualmarket/
International Casual Furniture & Accessories Market
Description: North America's leading resource for casual and outdoor furnishings, the Market is co-sponsored by the Summer & Casual Furniture Manufacturers Association (SCFMA) and the National Association of Casual Furniture Retailers (CFR).


TRANSPORTATION

www.truckline.com
American Trucking Association

www.nmfta.org/
National Motor Freight Traffic Association

www.eia.doe.gov/pub/oil_gas/petroleum/data_publications/...
American Trucking Associations

www.fmcsa.dot.gov
Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration

www.furniture-carriers.org
Specialized Furniture Carrier Association
National organization for specialized furniture carriers. A very useful site to locate carriers servicing the various states whether you need it for LTL delivery, truckload, consolidation or distribution of furniture.

www.ccra-adrc.gc.ca/menu-e.html
Canada Customs and Revenue Agency

www.cbp.gov
U.S. Customs & Border Protection

www.export.gov
U.S. Department of Commerce Export Trade Information

www.dot.gov/
U.S. Department of Transportation

www.joc.com
Journal of Commerce

www.trafficworld.com/index.asp
Traffic World

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