Regulatory Issues

The AWPA Operations Steering Committee and the Environmental Affairs Subcommittee members work with AWPA’s Government Affairs Team, to monitor Environmental, Labor and Safety regulations and legislation which affect wire and wire products company plants.


AWPA comments are prepared and submitted within the regulatory or legislative process to highlight members’ concerns with laws and regulations that negatively impact the members’ ability to be competitive in the global market.

Twice a year, federal agencies publish their Regulatory Agendas and Regulatory Plans. The activities included in the Agenda are, in general, those that will have regulatory action within the next 12 months. The current agenda is here:
July 2023 Semiannual Regulatory Agenda

Other Issues Currently Being Monitored by AWPA

Combustible Dust

Chlorinated Paraffins

Other Issues/Resources


Leggett & Platt Hosts Department of Commerce

Leggett & Platt was pleased to host the Department of Commerce at one of our original innerspring plants in Winchester, Kentucky in September 2022. From showing off state-of the-art coiling equipment to interacting with multi-generational, lifelong employees to hearing about the hurdles faced by American manufacturers competing on a global playing field, the Department got a firsthand look at our continuing commitment to innovation, quality, and supporting the communities where we live and work.

If your company is interested in hosting a member at your facility, please contact the AWPA for an invitation template as well as “Tips for Tours”.