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WDMA Applauds Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill

Posted By WDMA, Wednesday, August 31, 2016
[Washington, DC- 4/21/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Senate for voting today on final passage of The Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) by a vote of 85-12.  This legislation makes several updates to the nation's energy policy and an amendment backed by WDMA was agreed to before the final vote.  The inclusion of the amendment coincided with a WDMA member advocacy push on Capitol Hill during the annual WDMA Legislative Conference earlier this week, highlighting the impact of grassroots advocacy and its impact on legislation. Read more

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WDMA Honors James C. Krahn with Lifetime Achievement Award

Posted By WDMA, Wednesday, August 31, 2016
[Chicago, IL] - At this week's Technical and Manufacturing Conference, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) presented its first lifetime achievement award to James C. Krahn, who served WDMA on behalf of Marvin Windows and Doors for more than 50 years. The award is given in recognition of those individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are distinguished in their selflessness and vision for both WDMA and the industry as a whole. In accepting the award, Jim urged WDMA to keep ahead of change, but not for change's sake. "Unless WDMA can accommodate change faster than those outside, we will ultimately fail." Jim retired from full-time work at Marvin last January, but continues to work on special projects for the company. Read more.

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UL Joins WDMA

Posted By WDMA, Tuesday, August 2, 2016
[Washington, DC- 7/6/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that UL LLC is the newest member of the association. The Window & Door Manufacturers Association defines the standards of excellence in the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight industry and advances these standards among industry members while providing advocacy resources, educational and professional programs, and ways for members to provide greater value to their customers. UL's new 64,000 square foot Building Envelope Performance Test lab offers a full portfolio of testing services in Northbrook, IL, 30 minutes from Chicago. With state-of-the-art test equipment and 30 years of testing expertise, UL can now offer performance testing of windows, doors, curtain walls and exterior wall systems for air infiltration, water leakage, structural performance, impact and cyclic testing in the lab, on curtain wall mock-ups and in the field to evaluate installed products. Read more.

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WDMA Applauds New LEED Pilot Recognizing Additional Wood Certifications

Posted By WDMA, Tuesday, August 2, 2016
[Washington, DC- 4/8/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) issuance of a new LEED pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) for sustainable forest management certifications.  The move means that wood products with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Program certification are qualified for credit in both LEED 2009 and LEED v4 systems.  The ACP also recognizes the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and other programs endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The USGBC announced the new ACP this week as part of their quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system. Read more.

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WDMA Applauds New Fannie Mae Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements

Posted By WDMA, Tuesday, August 2, 2016
[Washington, DC- 4/6/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is applauding Fannie Mae for the introduction of the new HomeStyle® Energy mortgage, an enhanced option for borrowers who want to finance energy efficiency improvements to their home.  Borrowers with an existing, higher-interest energy improvement loan can more easily roll that loan into a new mortgage or into a refinance of an existing mortgage.  In addition, borrowers will have options to finance new energy upgrades when purchasing or refinancing a home. The HomeStyle Energy mortgage can be used on 1-4 unit properties, including condominium units, and is available for all approved Fannie Mae lenders. Read more.

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Linetec Joins WDMA

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 1, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 6/1/2016] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Linetec is the newest member of the association.Linetec's mission is to be Finisher of Choice for its customers through industry-leading reliability, value-added services and convenience. Linetec is highly focused on the needs of the architectural and residential market, with 95% of its customers being manufacturers of windows and other exterior building products. Linetec's finishing offering includes liquid fluoropolymer, powder coat, anodizing, and specialty finishes such as wood grain, copper anodizing, brushed/electropolished anodizing, and two-tone finishes. Linetec also offers a full suite of related services for one-stop convenience for our customers, including thermal improvement, stretch forming, flat sheet supply, fabrication, custom packaging/kitting, field repair/restoration, and door-to-door trucking service for LTL and full loads. Read more.

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WDMA Applauds Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 21, 2016

Key WDMA-Backed Amendment on FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages Included 

[Washington, DC- 4/21/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Senate for voting today on final passage of The Energy Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) by a vote of 85-12.  This legislation makes several updates to the nation's energy policy and an amendment backed by WDMA was agreed to before the final vote.  The inclusion of the amendment coincided with a WDMA member advocacy push on Capitol Hill during the annual WDMA Legislative Conference earlier this week, highlighting the impact of grassroots advocacy and its impact on legislation. Read more.

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WDMA Announces New Portal to Speed TDI Evaluation Reports

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
[Chicago, IL- 4/13/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will release next month the third phase of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Programs Client Information Portal (CIP) to facilitate an electronic method to submit and process an application for a Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Evaluation Report.  This system, which is available to any manufacturers certifying products under the WDMA Hallmark Program, should help shorten the time it takes TDI to produce an evaluation report. Read more.

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WDMA Applauds New LEED Pilot Recognizing Additional Wood Certifications

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 20, 2016
[Washington, DC- 4/8/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) applauds the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) issuance of a new LEED pilot Alternative Compliance Path (ACP) for sustainable forest management certifications.  The move means that wood products with the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI®) Program certification are qualified for credit in both LEED 2009 and LEED v4 systems.  The ACP also recognizes the American Tree Farm System (ATFS) and other programs endorsed by the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC). The USGBC announced the new ACP this week as part of their quarterly addenda to the LEED green building rating system. Read more.

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Register Today for the 2016 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Register today and come join us for the 2016 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference.  Of course, the conference will contain valuable sessions addressing product performance, sustainability, environmental declaration, emerging product technology and product selection, among other topics. And as always, the conference will include ample time for meeting with colleagues and customers. The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference and will be held in Chicago, Illinois at the InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2016. Read more.

Click here for full conference details.

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