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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 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.

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 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.

Also, don’t forget to subscribe to WDMA Open & Close through iTunes or Stitcher, available in the Google Play store. 


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