Registration for the WDMA Executive Management Conference is Now Open
[Washington, DC] - Register today and join us for the 2016 WDMA Executive Management Conference for industry CEOs and senior executives in October. This exciting event will focus on topics and trends in the window, door, and skylight industry and will allow executives to discuss and explore current and upcoming issues with fellow industry leaders. Attendees will also have the opportunity to hear from and network with a variety of presenters that are well established within the industry. The conference will take place October 5-6 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, MA. Learn more and register here.
WDMA Releases 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. Market Study
[Washington, DC- 8/17/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA 2016 Window and Patio Door U.S. 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 2015 and was prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company. Click here to learn more about study's findings.
EPA to Publish Final Rule on Formaldehyde Emissions in Composite Wood Products
[Washington, DC- 8/1/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has received a copy of the Environmental Protection Agency's long expected final on formaldehyde in composite wood products. The rule, which has not been officially published, was made available to WDMA in prepublication format and is expected to be published in the comings days. Click here to learn more about the rule and WDMA's stance.
Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction
[Washington, DC- 7/26/16] - 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 Honors James C. Krahn with Lifetime Achievement Award
[Chicago, IL] - At this week's Technical and Manufacturing Conference, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) presented its first lifetime achievement award to James C. Krahn, who served WDMA on behalf of Marvin Windows and Doors for more than 50 years. The award is given in recognition of those individuals who have devoted significant time, energy and effort toward creating and achieving the strategic initiatives of WDMA, and who are distinguished in their selflessness and vision for both WDMA and the industry as a whole.
In accepting the award, Jim urged WDMA to keep ahead of change, but not for change's sake. "Unless WDMA can accommodate change faster than those outside, we will ultimately fail." Jim retired from full-time work at Marvin last January, but continues to work on special projects for the company. Read more.
WDMA Applauds Senate Passage of Comprehensive Energy Bill
Amendment on FHA Energy Efficient Mortgages Included
[Washington, DC- 4/21/16] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association
(WDMA) applauds the U.S. Senate for voting today on final passage of The Energy
Policy Modernization Act (S. 2012) by a vote of 85-12. This legislation
makes several updates to the nation's energy policy and an amendment backed by
WDMA was agreed to before the final vote. The inclusion of the amendment
coincided with a WDMA member advocacy push on Capitol Hill during the annual
WDMA Legislative Conference earlier this week, highlighting the impact of
grassroots advocacy and its impact on legislation. Read more.
Announces New Portal to Speed Evaluation Reports of WDMA Hallmark Certified
Products to Texas Department of Insurance
[Chicago, IL- 4/13/16] - 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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