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Register Now for the 2017 WDMA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

Registration is now open for WDMA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from March 27-29, 2017 at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. This conference is an incredible opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of our industry and advance the advocacy agenda of WDMA.

Over the past few years, we have seen Congress and the White House clash over a range of issues from labor to taxes to the environment. The 2016 elections shook up Washington and 2017 will be a year packed with action on Capitol Hill and at the federal agencies. With so much at stake and so many opportunities to advance our agenda, we strongly encourage all WDMA members to attend the annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference!

Click here for online registration and complete meeting information.  

Call for Session Proposals: WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference

The WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference will be held at the Marquette Hotel in Minneapolis, MN from Tuesday, June 6 to Thursday, June 8, 2017. The program runs over two and a half days, including the first day of WDMA committee activities, and additional informative technical sessions over the remainder of the schedule. This is the opportunity to report 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!

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Click here to submit a session proposal.

WDMA Releases 2017 National Policy Agenda

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a comprehensive advocacy agenda for 2017, 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.
"Window, door and skylight manufacturers are vital to the residential housing sector and a robust economy.  Washington has the opportunity to advance pro-growth policies that will spur job creation and mitigate the effects of costly regulations that unnecessarily burden manufacturers," said WDMA Chair Al Babiuk, CEO of Loewen Windows.  "This document will guide policymakers to support policies that promote energy efficiency, eliminate unnecessary regulations, and achieve smart tax policy that spurs economic growth for 2017 and beyond."

Click here to view WDMA's full press release and to access the Policy Agenda. 

Roo Glue Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced today that Roo Glue is the newest member of the association.Roo Glue is a dynamic, family-owned manufacturer of water-based adhesives and polymers. For more than 45 years they have been on the forefront of developing innovative polymer solutions, including the latest water-based adhesive technologies.

"Roo Glue has been supplying adhesives to the window and door industry for more than 25 years, and we're excited to be taking an active role in the WDMA," said Sheryl Southwell, President.

Please click here to view WDMA's full press release. 

Fortress Door Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is proud to announce that Fortress Door is the newest member of the association. Fortress Door Co. was formed in April 2016 and is based in Fredericksburg, Virginia. The Fortress plant manufactures and pre-finishes commercial and residential doors sold to door companies, construction companies and building materials dealers.

"We are delighted to join WDMA," said Jim O'Brien, president of the Lester Group, parent company of Fortress Door. "Membership in WDMA will add value to our products and services by allowing access to industry expertise, technology and best practices, strengthening our quality and customer satisfaction."

Please click here to view WDMA's full press release. 

NWDA to Merge Operations with WDMA

The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast.  Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from WDMA, such as legislative, regulatory and code representation, issue briefs and alerts, access to technical experts and participation in WDMA conferences.

"WDMA is excited that NWDA will be joined with WDMA to better serve window, door and skylight manufacturers and their suppliers," said Al Babiuk, WDMA Chairman and CEO of Loewen Windows. "By merging associations we will have a stronger voice to promote, protect and advance the interests of the industry at the national level and in the Northeast."

Please click here to review WDMA's full press release on the merger. 

Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction

[Washington, DC] - 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 residential and commercial window, door, and skylight professionals. Learn more by watching this short, informational video.

WDMA Announces New Portal to Speed Evaluation Reports of WDMA Hallmark Certified Products to Texas Department of Insurance 

[Chicago, IL] - 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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