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WDMA Podcast Series: Open & Close

WDMA Open & Close

This podcast by the Window & Door Manufacturers Association provides a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the industry, along with engaging interviews of industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide unique perspectives on the industry today. The podcast examines the big issues driving the window, door and skylight industry in an environment of constantly changing business conditions, political developments and consumer preferences.

Episode 05 (December 12, 2018):
NAHB Chief Economist on the Residential/Remodeling Outlook; CDS Logistics Interview 

WDMA CEO Mike O’Brien talks with NAHB Chief Economist Robert Dietz about the outlook for the residential/remodeling market. Then he has a discussion with Mike Heary of CDS Logistics about transportation issues.

Episode 04 (November 13, 2018):
Midterm Elections Discussion; RiteScreen Interview  
WDMA Director of Government Affairs Kevin McKenney discusses the results and impact of the Midterm Elections with Jordan Stoick, Vice President of Government Relations for the National Association of Manufacturers. WDMA  CEO Mike O’Brien has a conversation with Tom Himmel of the RiteScreen Company about trends in screen manufacturing. 

Episode 03 (October 1, 2018):

AIA Chief Economist on the Commercial/Multifamily Outlook; Omniglass SCT Interview 

WDMA CEO Mike O’Brien talks with AIA Chief Economist Kermit Baker about the outlook for the commercial/multifamily market. Then he has a discussion with John Zadro of Omniglass SCT about fiberglass fenestration. The episode wraps up with a NAFTA/tariff update.


Episode 02 (September 4, 2018):
WDMA Market Study Results; Soft Tech Interview on Technology Trends
WDMA CEO Mike O’Brien discusses the results of the recent WDMA 2018 Market Studies with Brad Farnsworth of the Farnsworth Group. Then he has a discussion with Mitch Lewandowski of Soft Tech about technology trends and developments in the industry.

Episode 01 (August 1, 2018):
Trade/Tariff Discussion; Interview w/HOPPE President
In this episode, WDMA CEO Michael O’Brien talks with the association’s Director of Government Affairs, Kevin McKenney, about all the recent trade and tariff developments in Washington, what’s ahead in Congress and the possible impact of the midterm elections.  O’Brien then has a discussion with HOPPE North American CEO Jeff Shilakis about current trends in the industry, how his company has responded and what are some of challenges they are facing.


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