It was an added bonus to an already exciting day for the Remanufacturing Industries Council (RIC) when the U.S. House of Representatives officially signed a resolution establishing Apr. 11, 2019 as Reman Day.
Last year the council organized its first events to educate the public about the value of remanufacturing, and offer networking events for professionals and potential employees.
This year, businesses in 200 locations and 21 countries celebrated Global Reman Day, hosting open houses and offering plant tours to students, teachers, parents, job seekers, and community members.
Participating businesses opened their doors to show their communities what they do and how they save energy, water, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions compared to manufacturing new products.
“Reman Day is a critical component in raising public awareness and perception about remanufacturing,” said Jenn Brake, director of marketing and membership of the RIC. “We are excited to keep the momentum going. Mark your calendars for April 9, 2020.”
In addition to events at the local level, the RIC had many free webinars on their website dedicated to explaining environmental benefits, list pathways to pursue educational degrees, discuss standards and best practices, and other instructional webinars for remanufacturing professionals.
According to RIC, remanufacturing is a $160-billion industry worldwide, providing over 450,000 jobs, and spurring economic and environmental benefits around the globe.