A key issue in the electric appliance industry is ensuring the supply chain is as transparent as possible, so that manufacturers can accurately track their products and provide consumers with information about what they’re buying.
That means more rigorous certifications from multiple organizations, including the Electrical and Electronics Manufacturers Association, the National Association of Manufacturers and the American Electrical Manufacturers.
The goal is to ensure that manufacturers are using as many certification systems as possible.
The certification process involves submitting detailed data and analysis to the appropriate government agencies.
Then, the certification system has to be approved by the federal government for each product sold.
Each state and the District of Columbia has its own certification process, but most states require that manufacturers submit their data to the National Electrical Manufactureers Association.
The electrical appliance industry has long had issues with government approval, and some states have been cracking down on it.
The latest round of certifications is coming out of the electrical appliance certification industry, but the government still requires that the companies submit their products to the NEMA, which has its certification authority in Congress.
The certification process has become more expensive since the Obama administration took over the power equipment certification business in 2009, but it’s still relatively inexpensive compared to the electrical equipment industry’s more stringent requirements.NEMA says it’s taking steps to address some of the barriers to getting electrical appliance manufacturers certified.
It’s working with NEMA to develop a program to provide manufacturers with the best data and tools, said Brian Richey, the association’s vice president of regulatory affairs.
The agency is also working with the manufacturers to make sure they’re following the standards, he said.
For the last decade, the industry has been working to ensure it’s as transparent and secure as possible to make electrical appliance manufacturing easier, Richeys said.
The association is working with industry groups and federal regulators to develop the next wave of electrical appliance certifications, he added.
In the meantime, some states are making the certification process easier, including California, Georgia and Florida.
In a state like Georgia, for example, certification is handled through a company called the Electric Supply Company of Georgia, which is registered under the Georgia Manufacturers Associations and NEMA.
The company has to submit the data and information to the agency and submit a certification application to NEMA for each electrical appliance sold.
In Florida, the company submitted a certification process to NEMSA last year.
In Georgia, the electrical manufacturer has to apply for NEMA certification for each appliance, which includes the information needed to determine what the certification says about the product, Rieter said.
NEMA then reviews that information to ensure compliance with the certification requirements.
For those states that are making it easier, NEMA is also looking to expand its efforts.
For example, the agency recently expanded its certification process for solar panel manufacturers, with a new certification process designed to ensure solar panel certification meets the requirements of the federal Clean Power Plan.