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WDMA Statement on Trump Administration’s Reinstatement of 10% Tariff on Canadian Aluminum
WDMA released the following statement regarding the official announcement from the White House to reinstate a 10% tariff on non-alloyed unwrought aluminum from Canada, effective August 16:

“With so much uncertainty in the domestic economy, this decision to re-impose tariffs on Canadian aluminum is highly misguided,” said WDMA President & CEO Michael O’Brien. “The COVID pandemic has created severe economic distortions for manufacturers and imposing a tariff will simply increase the cost of a vital material for manufacturing and construction. Furthermore, we are concerned that this action will undermine the work accomplished by the USMCA’s recent implementation, in addition to harming our regional trading relationships. The North American market is a critical sector for window, door and skylight manufacturing and we urge the Administration to reconsider this decision.”

Click here to read the full press release.
Now Available: WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference Online Streaming
Recordings are now available for the 2020 WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference. This year’s virtual conference included eight great speakers who delivered comprehensive leading-edge conversations on emerging technologies, manufacturing applications, regulatory issues, and a wide range of topics of interest to the window, door, and skylight industry. Fostering both technical and professional development, the conference kicked-off by a presentation on the results of WDMA’s 2020 U.S. Industry Market Study by The Farnsworth Group.

If you missed the conference and did not register in advance, you can purchase the conference education sessions for Tuesday, June 9, and Wednesday, June 10 here.

Individuals who attended or signed up to attend the conference can access all sessions, including live audio with PowerPoint presentations for free here.

WDMA Releases 2020 U.S. Industry Market Study
WDMA has released the WDMA 2020 U.S. Industry Market Study. This report provides data and insights needed to understand the industry's performance, key trends, and future direction. The report is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2019 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by The Farnsworth Group.

This report delivers timely information on residential/light commercial window, patio door, residential entry door and interior architectural door market trends and product relationships; regional data, historic data from 2017 to 2018, and forecast data for 2020 through 2022.

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

Please click here to access the market study.

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 COVID-19 Webinar Series
As part of WDMA’s on-going efforts to assist its members in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, a member-only COVID-19 Webinar Series has been launched to provide WDMA members with important information on responding to the COVID-19 pandemic in the daily operation of their companies, the economic impact of the pandemic on the window, door and skylight industry, and other relevant topics. WDMA members can listen to the recordings here.

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

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 .

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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