April 11, 2019: Reman Day

WHEREAS, remanufacturing is a comprehensive and rigorous industrial process by which a previously sold, leased, used, worn, or non-functional product or part is returned to a “like-new” or “better-than-new” condition, from both a quality and performance perspective, through a controlled, reproducible, and sustainable process; and,

WHEREAS, a 2012 U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) report found that remanufacturers support at least 180,000 full-time jobs in the U.S. Further, the ITC report states that production of remanufactured goods in the U.S. increased by 15 percent from 2009 to 2011 and exports totaled $11.2 billion annually; and,

WHEREAS, remanufacturing has been recognized by leading universities, research institutions, and manufacturers in the United States as good for the environment for its ability to divert end-of-life products from landfills; and,

WHERERAS, by encouraging businesses, state agencies, nonprofit organizations, schools, and individuals to celebrate Reman Day 2019, we can further promote remanufacturing as environmentally friendly and economically smart; and,

WHEREAS, to focus the nation’s attention on the benefits of remanufacturing, businesses, educational institutions, and nonprofit organizations have joined together to celebrate Reman Day and are encouraging their colleagues, friends and families, and their communities to learn more about the benefits of remanufactured products;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Gretchen Whitmer, governor of Michigan, do hereby proclaim April 11, 2019, as Reman Day in Michigan.