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Registration Now Open: Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference
Our 2020 Legislative Conference will be held March 23 - 25, at the Westin City Center Hotel in Washington, D.C. WDMA’s Legislative Conference is the signature policy-making event, comprised of advocacy and education, including a day to conduct in-person meetings with your representatives for members to make their voice heard during pre-organized Hill visits.

This fast-paced conference features conversations with Members of Congress, agency leaders, and political strategists. From main stage keynote presentations to panel discussions and networking sessions, you won’t want to miss a minute of this program. The Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference is an incredible opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of our industry and advance the advocacy agenda of WDMA. Click here for registration and more information.

Call for Content: 2020 Technical & Manufacturing Conference

WDMA is looking forward to their Annual Technical & Manufacturing Conference, to be held next June 9-11, in Minneapolis! As we develop the program, we are looking to you, our members, to contribute ideas for speakers and educational sessions

This is an opportunity to submit ideas for sessions and speakers via this online form on the WDMA website. Please note you do not need to personally speak on or be responsible for the session. All ideas are welcome, and we encourage you to share the call for content with non-members, as well. The deadline to submit is Friday, February 21st. Click here for more information

WDMA Releases 2020 National Policy Agenda
WDMA has released the 2020 WDMA National Policy Agenda a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2020, which outlines important 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.

"In this critical election year, Congress and the Trump Administration have an opportunity to advance legislation and policies that will continue to extend the current economic expansion," said WDMA Chair Robert Lewis, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Masonite International. "Window, door and skylight manufacturers are vital to the building and housing industries and a thriving economy. The WDMA National Policy Agenda outlines policies that promote energy efficiency, fair trade, eliminate excessive regulations, promote workforce development and ensure manufacturers are able to help fuel continued economic growth in 2020 and beyond." Click here to read the full press release

WDMA Applauds Congress for Ratifying the USMCA
WDMA released the following statement regarding the vote by the U.S. Senate to ratify the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA).

“WDMA is pleased to see Congress approve the USMCA, which is a significant win for American manufacturing,” said WDMA President & CEO Michael O’Brien. “Approval of the agreement will provide stability in the North American trading relationship and will help spur economic growth in years to come. The North American market is a critical sector for the window, door and skylight industry, and we commend Congress for taking action on a new agreement that is critical to both the manufacturing and construction industries.” Click here to read the full press release.

Paradigm Joins WDMA
WDMA is pleased to announced that Paradigm 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.

Paradigm provides technology solutions designed to simplify the process of configuring, quoting, and manufacturing complex configurable building products. With clients ranging from regional, mid-sized manufacturers of building products, to major international home improvement retail corporations, Paradigm’s technology and consulting services help manufacturers and retailers boost sales, reduce costs, and become more competitive in the global marketplace. Click here to read the full press release

WDMA Launches Initiative to Promote High-Performance Windows, Doors & Skylights
Builders, architects and remodelers now have a new trusted resource when designing, specifying, and selecting high-performance windows, doors and skylights. The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has launched a new initiative called Open Up to Performance™ to offer a wide variety of educational and informative content, including a new website, OpenUptoPerformance.com, which contains blog posts, videos, podcasts and webinars, created and curated by industry experts. It will be supported by a robust social media campaign.

The website is intended to help residential builders and remodelers, as well as residential and commercial architects and specifiers make informed decisions about their customers’ windows, doors and skylights. Click here to read the full press release.

WDMA Optimistic Amid Trade Deal with China; More Must be Done on Tariffs
The Trump Administration announced that a Phase One deal has been reached with Chinese officials regarding the trading relationship between the two countries. As a part of this deal, the United States will cancel a 15 percent tariff on additional goods imported from China that were expected to go into effect on December 15th.  In addition, the Administration announced the Phase One deal would cut some of the tariffs that are already in place.  While the items on Lists 1-3 would stay at 25 percent, the items on List 4A would be reduced from 15 percent to 7.5 percent. Click here to read the full press release

Listen Up: WDMA's Latest Podcast is Now Live!
WDMA's latest episode of WDMA's new podcast WDMA Open & Close is now available for download or listening.

Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction
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 Performance. With 25 recognized primary standards, more than 175 material and component standards and follow-up quality audits, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program represents the highest level of quality and is considered a mark of excellence in the industry. 

WDMA is committed to laying a stronger foundation for the industry, built on creating value and relevance for the residential and commercial window, door, and skylight professionals. Learn more by watching this short, informational video.

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