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Vaughn Henson
We are very pleased to congratulate the winners of the 2020 ACE Awards: Mike Schmit, Jeff Stukenborg, and Jack Stack! Read more about their impressive contributions to the remanufacturing industry below.

In a webinar this month we kicked off the process of revising the remanufacturing ANSI standard. The application to participate in the Consensus Body is now open. See below for more information.

We have several events coming up. Our Research & Development Committee will host the third webinar in the Additive Manufacturing series on November 18. The link to register is below. Our Remanufacturing Association Alliance will host a webinar about Workforce Development on December 16. And, of course, save the date for Reman Day 2021 on April 8, 2021!

Lastly, we are glad to welcome new member Southwest Research Institute.

Stay healthy,

Vaughn Henson



Congratulations to the following winners of the 2020 Remanufacturing ACE Awards!
ichael Schmit
GE Healthcare
Jeffrey Stukenborg
ZF Group
Jack Stack
SRC Holdings

RIC is seeking applicants to participate in the Consensus Body that will approve revisions to the reman standard, ANSI/RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing. Learn more about our standards development process. The application deadline is December 31, 2020.
In this webinar you will:
  1. Develop awareness of the technology, machines, and process steps.
  2. Understand material options and properties versus traditional methods.
  3. Recognize typical applications and limitations.
  4. Understand cost/benefits of metal printing versus traditional methods.
  5. Develop awareness of design considerations when replacing existing parts with printed parts.

Each month we will spotlight a product from a different remanufacturing sector to highlight the depth and breadth of the remanufacturing industry.
Kenmore Elite 10440 SSV

Kenmore Elite 10440 SSV
Quick Clean Cyclonic Mutli-Vac
Highlight provided by America's Remanufacturing Company

What are the unique challenges about remanufacturing this product?
Floor care products have inherent challenges related to environmental use, so the inspection and cleaning processes are key in the remanufacturing of this product. Additionally, the unit incorporates a mixture of plastics ranging from clear to white to grey and green. Ensuring that the visible surfaces meet the remanufacturing standards created by the Cleva North America team is critical. Finally, the unit is powered by a 25V lithium-ion battery that must be cycled to ensure proper charge/discharge and use time.

How do you implement the remanufacturing ANSI standard, ANSI/RIC001.1-2016, in your process?
The key to our process is core collection and management. As the products are returned from retailer consolidated return centers, working with the consolidators to handle the product safely and limit the amount of damage related to transportation. ARC works closely with the client quality team to ensure that each step of RIC001.1-2016 is followed.

Where do you obtain core?
The core is collected at retailer consolidation centers and shipped to ARC via LTL or truck load.

What is the cost advantage of reman vs. new?
End-user customers save on average 25-35% from the cost of new for this product.

Does the remanufactured version of this product carry a different warranty than the new version?
The remanufactured product carries a like-new, one-year warranty.

How can someone find these products to purchase them remanufactured?
The remanufactured goods are redistributed through approved independent vacuum dealers across the US. To locate an independent vacuum dealer near you, simply Google Independent Vacuum Dealer near me or visit for more information.

Southwest Research Institute
Southwest Research Institute provides independent expert R&D services to commercial and government clients. Our multidisciplinary nature allows us to rapidly assemble diverse teams to tackle the most difficult problems from multiple directions. We push the boundaries of science and technology to develop innovative solutions that advance the state of the art and improve human health and safety. Operating as a nonprofit since our 1947 inception, we work in the public’s best interest and toward the betterment of humanity.

Visit to learn about Manufacturing & Robotics Technologies at SwRI.

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