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COVID-19: WDMA Updates on State “Stay-at-Home” and Business Closure Orders
WDMA has been tracking the growing list of state “stay-at-home” and business closure orders. For a summary listing of state “stay-at-home” and business closure orders, and the most recent member-only updates, click here.

 
DHS Designates Construction, Building Product Manufacturing and Supply Chain as “Essential Critical Infrastructure” Businesses
In a significant achievement for WDMA, on March 28 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued version 2.0 of its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure Workforce: Ensuring Community and National Resilience in COVID-19 Response. The Guidance now includes construction, building product manufacturing and its supply chain as essential critical infrastructure. Click here to read the full press release.
 
SBA Loan Guidance Now Available

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently issued guidance on the loan programs recently made available through the CARES Act, also known as the Phase 3 stimulus legislation. The loan programs include Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) and the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the SBA 7(a) loan program, which was allocated $350 billion.  Click here for more information.

CARES Act (COVID-19 Phase 3 Relief) Signed into Law
The CARES Act was passed by Congress and signed by President Trump on March 27. It is a $2 trillion relief package that will help shore up the U.S. economy in response to the COVID‐19 pandemic. The bill builds upon the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (Phase 2) passed recently and contains a number of measures aimed at helping a wide range of business sectors and individuals. Read the member-only summary here.
 
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (COVID-19 Phase 2 Relief) Signed Into Law
On March 18, the Senate passed H.R. 6201 and the bill was signed into law by President Trump. Click here for a more detailed legislative analysis.

WDMA COVID-19 Coronavirus Resources

WDMA has compiled information for members regarding the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak with links to guidance and resources from the federal government to best prepare your company and employees to handle the novel coronavirus. WDMA will continue to communicate all relevant information from government agencies to members to ensure they are ready to respond. Click here to view resources.


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


W
DMA 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.

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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