June 2017
PFS TECO Earns TPC Status with EPA
Regulation on Formaldehyde Emissions To Be Implemented
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently took action to extend the compliance dates for the formaldehyde emissions rule. Under the direct final rule and proposed rule from the EPA, the start date for the emission standards (and labeling) would be pushed back to March 22, 2018. It is possible that the rules extending the compliance dates could be withdrawn, meaning that the original start date of December 12, 2017 would remain effective.

Regardless of potential date extensions, PFS TECO has been approved by the EPA to offer certification services as a Third Party Certifier (TPC 3 as PFS Corporation), and has started to work with its clients to prepare for the new rule.

For additional information on the EPA rule or PFS TECO's formaldehyde emissions testing and certification services for the EPA or CARB regulations, please contact Steve Verhey or Dan Hovanec via email or by calling PFS TECO's corporate office at (608) 839-1013. 

 Multifamily Decline Brings Overall Housing Starts Down
Overall Starts Down 5.5% in May
In its June 16 News Release, the National Association of Home Builders reported that led by a decline in multifamily production, nationwide housing starts in the United States fell 5.5 percent in May to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 1.09 million units, according to newly released data from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Commerce Department. Multifamily starts fell 9.7 percent to a seasonally adjusted annual rate of 289,000 units while single-family production edged down 3.9 percent to 794,000.

 Above-Normal Atlantic Hurricane Season Expected
Forecasters Predict 70% Chance of 11 to 17 Named Storms
Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Climate Prediction Center say the Atlantic could see another above-normal hurricane season this year. For the upcoming Atlantic hurricane season, which runs from June 1 through November 30, forecasters predict a 45% chance of an above-normal season, a 35% chance of a near-normal season, and only a 20% chance of a below-normal season.

Forecasters predict a 70% likelihood of 11 to 17 named storms (winds of 39 mph or higher), of which 5 to 9 could become hurricanes (winds of 74 mph or higher), including 2 to 4 major hurricanes (Category 3, 4 or 5; winds of 111 mph or higher). An average season produces 12 named storms of which six become hurricanes, including three major hurricanes.

Tropical Storm Cindy made landfall early this morning (June 22) near the Texas-Louisiana border but is not expected to grow over its current 45 mph winds. To see names of other Atlantic storms this season, follow this link .

U of Tennessee Corporate Training

Timothy Young, Ph.D., Professor at the University of Tennessee's Institute of Agriculture in Knoxville, TN, has announced three corporate seminars for 2017/2018, targeted to those working in manufacturing-based industries:

Design of Experiments for Manufacturers and Scientists     
September 12-14, 2017
Process Analytics, Statistical Process Control and Lean Methods     
September 26-28, 2017

Advanced Process Analytics and Data Mining     
February 6-9, 2018
Contact Dr. Young at tmyoung1@utk.edu or (865) 946-1119 if you have any questions or require any additional information. Visit www.spc4lean.com for more information or to register.
 Meet Our Staff
Daryl Weaver
Area Training Supervisor, Manufactured Structures Division
Pennsylvania regional office
Daryl Weaver
Daryl Weaver has been with PFS (and now PFS TECO) since 1998. He is one of the Area Training Supervisors in the Northeast region, working out of the Pennsylvania regional office. Daryl is ICC certified to conduct residential inspections and commercial electrical. He has been certified since 1986 and has been in the housing industry since 1971, starting his career with Haven Homes as QC Manager. He then joined PFS, by which time he had already acquired over 200 credit hours of training through PFS seminars. Daryl travels from Virginia to the eastern provinces of Canada certifying manufactured structures projects. 

Daryl has been married to his wife Audrey for more than 40 years, residing in Beech Creek, PA. They raised two sons and a daughter and now have eight grandchildren ranging in ages from one to twelve years. Through the years Daryl has been very active with the Boy Scouts of America, and has coached youth baseball, football and soccer teams. He is active in his church and has served on its board for the past five years. 

Daryl plans to work full-time for PFS TECO until 2019 and then may continue in a part-time role. 
 Quotes from Frank Lloyd Wright
"No house should ever be on a hill or on anything. It should be of the hill. Belonging to it. Hill and house should live together each the happier for the other."

"I believe in God, only I spell it Nature."

-- Frank Lloyd Wright
American architect who was born in Wisconsin 1 50 years ago this month

Calendar of Events
Jun 26-28, 2017
Starkville, MS
See Steve Verhey and Jeremy Threadgill at the PFS TECO exhibit booth
 Oct 25-27, 2017
Oct 4, 2017
Pasadena, CA
Visit Bob Nelson at the PFS TECO booth
Nov 2, 2017
Charlotte, NC
Visit Ron Reindl at the PFS TECO booth
Nov 8-10, 2017
Chicago, IL
Visit us at the PFS TECO exhibit booth No. 223
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