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WDMA Applauds New Fannie Mae Program to Finance Energy Efficiency Improvements

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, April 06, 2016

WDMA Has Long Sought Improved Energy Efficiency Loan Options

[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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Call for Session Proposals: WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, March 02, 2016
The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel Downtown, Chicago, IL from Tuesday, June 28 to Thursday, June 30, 2016. The program is comprised of two and a half days of informative technical sessions reporting on current industry research, trends in manufacturing processes and procedures, and emerging product technologies. WDMA is soliciting speaker proposals in a wide variety of topic areas. Take this opportunity to reach professionals from the leading window and door companies in North America! Read More.

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EPA Releases New Rule Simplifying Lead-Paint Training Recertification

Posted By Administration, Friday, February 12, 2016

WDMA Sought Greater Use of Online Training Options  

[Washington, DC- 2/12/16] - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced a change to the refresher training for renovators currently required under the Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting Rule (RRP).  Specifically, EPA will allow renovators to take a refresher course without mandatory "hands-on" training, such as online courses, once every other recertification instead of every time.  This action comes after a direct advocacy effort by WDMA and others, which included meetings with EPA and the White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to provide industry knowledge and recommendations. Read more.

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Top NAHB & NAM Lobbyists to Share Insights at 2016 WDMA Legislative

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Just Announced for the 2016 WDMA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference:

Key Insights and Analysis of the Housing & Manufacturing Agendas with Top NAHB & NAM Advocacy Professionals! 

 

For the first time, WDMA Legislative Conference attendees will have the opportunity to hear from top lobbyists from the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB) and the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) as they share their perspective on their industry agendas in Washington, what's in store for the remainder of the year and the impact of the upcoming elections on the housing and manufacturing sectors. Read more.

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WDMA ACTION ALERT: Tell Your Senators to Support Key Industry Amendments to Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Support Achievable Building Energy Codes and FHA Mortgage Guidelines Recognizing Energy Efficiency

The U.S. Senate could vote on key amendments at any time to the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2015 (S. 2012).  WDMA is seeking inclusion of two amendments that are of importance to the industry. The first is an amendment that clearly defines the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment.  The second is an amendment to ensure more accurate mortgage underwriting for energy-efficient home features by the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Read more.

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WDMA Releases 2016 National Policy Agenda for the Window, Door, and Skylight Industry

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, February 02, 2016
[Washington, DC- 2/2/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2016, which outlines top policy priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector. Read more.

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Crystal Finishing Systems Joins WDMA

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 26, 2016
[WASHINGTON, DC - 1/26/16] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Crystal Finishing Systems is the newest member of the association. Crystal Finishing Systems features 6 Aluminum Extrusion Presses with Billet sizes ranging from 7" to 12". (.040 and above wall thickness available) Services include a High Speed 30' Vertical 4 Booth 2603 to 2605 Paintline, 32' Anodize line, Several 24' horizontal 2603 to 2605 standard and custom color liquid and powder coating lines. Full fabrication services for up to 5 axis 48' machine centers. Sub Assembly work, 3rd party shipping, warehousing programs and lower 48 state delivery services with our 50 plus tractor trailers. 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing/warehouse facilities staffed with 800 highly trained personnel. All of Crystal Finishing Aluminum Extrusion and Fabrication facilities are ISO certification 9001-2008. Read more.

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ODL, Inc. Joins WDMA

Posted By Administration, Thursday, January 14, 2016
The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is proud to introduce the newest members to the association, ODL, Inc. ODL was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Michigan. With its two brands, ODL and Western Reflections, the company manufactures a variety of residential products, including window and door privacy solutions, decorative and clear doorglass, enclosed blinds, retractable screens and doorglass frames - all designed to build value into the home. Read more.

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Menck Windows Joins WDMA

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, January 05, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Menck Windows is the newest member of the association. Menck Windows was founded in 2013 and manufactures finely-crafted, energy-efficient windows, doors and curtain walls for residential, commercial and institutional buildings.  Earlier this year the company began building fenestration products for the North American market in its new production facility located in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Read more.

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WDMA Applauds Passage of Comprehensive Energy Legislation

Posted By Administration, Thursday, December 03, 2015
[Washington DC- 12/3/2015] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is pleased that the House of Representatives passed the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act (H.R. 8) today, by a vote of 249 to 171.The bill includes a WDMA-backed provision sponsored by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Kurt Schrader (D-OR) known as "Blackburn/Schrader," which defines the Department of Energy's (DOE) role in new model energy code development and guarantees that certain products and technologies are not given preferential treatment. Read more.

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