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Top Ten Reasons To Join WDMA



1. WDMA is Your Voice on Capitol Hill!
WDMA is the only window, door and skylight association with a Washington office and a team of lobbyists representing your interests on Capitol Hill. As we have seen in recent years, Congress is actively pursuing issues which could have a dramatic impact on whether your business thrives or struggles under the weight of onerous government mandates.

2. WDMA Provides Market Research & Data

WDMA’s new industry market research and data study is FREE to all members. This extensive research study costs non-members thousands of dollars and includes:
  • The Annual Report on U.S. Residential Windows, Doors & Skylights
  • The Annual Report on U.S. Architectural Doors
  • Semi-Annual Residential Pulse Reports, which are similar in content to the annual report but leverages market data and modeling to provide an update on activity, trends and forecasts.
3. WDMA Sets the Standards for the Industry
WDMA Membership gives your company opportunities to work with some of the most knowledgeable experts in producing and implementing industry standards. Our standards and test methods are referenced in building codes, are required by architectural and builder specifications, and form the basis for high-performing, relevant, product-rating.

4. WDMA Offers Networking Opportunities

Our meetings, committees and special interest groups provide excellent venues to meet with peers and discuss key issues facing the industry. WDMA membership allows you to work with the industry’s best. Joining WDMA provides you and your firm with access to the industry’s organization of leaders, and the individuals responsible for their company’s product development. It is your opportunity to cooperate with colleagues, competitors, suppliers and customers on technical issues of industry-wide importance.

5. WDMA Provides Product Certification
The WDMA Hallmark Certification is accepted industry-wide as  giving, specifiers and code officials a method of identifying windows, doors and skylights that are manufactured in accordance with WDMA and other industry standards required by building codes.  Click here to learn more.

6. WDMA Provides Access to Industry Leaders
WDMA is a gateway to the premier manufacturers and suppliers in the industry. By joining WDMA, you will connect with top industry leaders from across North America, establishing a strong and profitable distribution network.

7. WDMA Keeps its Members Up-To-Date
Get the news and information you need, when you need it, through our regular e-Updates, Green Updates, and Legislative Alerts. 

8. WDMA Provides Educational Opportunities
WDMA’s Legislative, Technical, and Executive Management Conferences are second to none. Our programs cover a wide variety of topics tailored to various member needs and employee positions at your company. Topics range from critical legislative and regulatory issues effecting our industry, economic trends and forecasts, new innovative products, and much, much more. WDMA also provides a series of webinars certified by both the Door and Hardware Institute (DHI) and the American Institute of Architects (AIA).

9. WDMA Provides Market Visibility
Only members of WDMA are visible to potential customers on our website. Strategically placed, customers use the WDMA list to identify and contact manufacturers and suppliers.

10. WDMA Provides Customer Credibility
When customers size up prospective manufacturers they often as if the company is involved in their industry trade association. If the answer is no, it may raise red flags. Is the manufacturer committed to learning, improving, and maintaining the absolute best products in the industry? A customer’s selection criterion frequently comes down to the intangibles. All things being equal….do not let the small things derail your sales efforts.

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12/2/2014 » 12/4/2014
WDMA Winter Committee Week

3/23/2015 » 3/25/2015
WDMA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

9/30/2015 » 10/1/2015
2015 WDMA Executive Management Conference