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The WDMA Technical Conference has been renamed and expanded into the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference in 2015. The conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from Tuesday, June 16 to Thursday, June 18, 2015. For the first time, this conference will include specific sessions devoted to plant safety, risk management, ergonomics, lean and sustainable manufacturing processes and creating a skilled manufacturing workforce. Of course, the conference will still contain valuable sessions addressing product performance, sustainability, environmental declaration, emerging product technology and product selection, amongst other topics. Register Today!
WDMA Releases 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study
5/21/2015] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has
released the WDMA 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study. This
report provides data and insights needed to understand the industry's
performance, key trends, and future direction. The report is based on
extensive industry input for product shipments in 2014 and was prepared,
researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, and the
Virginia Tech Center for Housing Research (CHR). Read more.
WDMA Applauds Introduction of EPA Lead Rule Reform Legislation in House of Representatives
[Washington DC- 5/15/2015] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the introduction of legislation today in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burden the rule has placed on the home retrofit market while protecting pregnant women and small children from lead hazards. The "Lead Exposure Reduction Amendments Act of 2015" (H.R. 2328) was introduced by Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND) and nine original cosponsors. Cramer is a member of the House Energy & Commerce Committee which has jurisdiction over this issue. Read more.
WDMA Releases New Product Category Rules for Interior Architectural Wood Door Leaves
[Chicago- 4/16/2015] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), in cooperation with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as the program operator, has completed the development of ISO-compliant Product Category Rules (PCR) for interior architectural wood flush and stile and rail door leaves. Manufacturers can begin using and referencing these PCR immediately. Read more.
EPA Extends Recertification Deadline for Renovators Under EPA Lead Rule
[4/9/2015] Yesterday, EPA's Administrator signed a final rule to extend certifications for certain individual renovators (those who received initial certification prior to March 31, 2011) under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. The extensions only apply to individual renovators who must get recertification training within the time frames explained below. They do not apply to firm certifications or individual renovators that need their initial certification. WDMA had strongly advocated for an extension of the deadline. Read more.
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more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that
provides dealers, builders, architects and code officials with the promise of
Total Product PerformanceTM. Learn why you should certify your
products and the advantages of using WDMA Hallmark Certified products.
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