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 WDMA Releases 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study

[Chicago- 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.

Register Now for the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference

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 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 Welcomes Polychem as the Newest WDMA Member

WDMA is pleased to welcome the Polychem Corporation as the newest member of the association. Polychem Corporation, established in1974, is a prime manufacturer of securement packaging products i.e. plastic/cord strapping, corner protection board, strapping equipment, tools, and accessories. The majority of their products are manufactured in the U.S by Polychem or Polychem-owned companies. The company is also vertically integrated in the manufacturing of (PET) polyester strapping, which is made from 100 percent recycled plastic beverage bottles at their Evergreen Plastic division. Polychem currently serves the window and door industry with specialized angle side seal strappers, wide and narrow arch bottom seal banding machines and corner protection board. 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.

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

[Washington, DC- 3/25/2015] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is pleased to announce that its new leadership team was installed today at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows as the association's 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing Chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows, an Andersen company. Read more.

 

Discover Why WDMA Hallmark Certification is Right for You

For 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.

 

Growth in U.S. Entry Door Market Continue into 2015 

[Chicago, IL- 8/18/2014]  The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the entry door market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts modest market growth in the overall entry door market growth of 5.1% for 2014 and 4.9% for 2015. This follows market growth of 5.3% in 2013 with 14.1 million units shipped. Read more.

Strong Growth in U.S. Architectural Door Market to Continue into 2015

[Chicago, IL- 9/2/2014]  Today the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released its Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which shows continued growth for the architectural door market through 2015. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts strong market growth in the wood flush door market of nearly 24% for 2014 and 22% for 2015. This follows market growth of 17% in 2013. Read more.

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