WDMA News

Member-Only Webinar: Housing & Economic Policy Discussion with Rep. Cindy Axne

Please join the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) on Thursday, May 20 at 3:00p.m. ET/2:00p.m. CT for a special policy webinar with Rep. Cindy Axne (D-IA). Rep. Axne has served in Congress since 2019 and is a member of the House Financial Services Committee, which oversees the nation’s housing and financial systems. She currently sits on the Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development and Insurance as well as the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets.

This webinar was previously scheduled for May 11. Individuals who were previously registered will receive an automated notice from our platform, and do not have to re-register. The webinar will be recorded if you cannot attend the new date.

Register today.

WDMA Launches New Website and Online Community

[Washington, DC] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association announced the launch of its new website and online community. The all-new site provides a new streamlined online experience and new opportunities to engage in WDMA activities, events and programs.

Navigating the new layout will allow member companies and their employees to easily access member-only resources, find relevant advocacy, event, certification, standards and technical information quickly. The update to the WDMA website will also help keep our members connected with all the work of WDMA and its committees. With social networking support, simple tools for staying in touch, space for sharing documents and photos and resources to support committees, the new website was create to access the information you need quickly.

Members, and guests should have received and email notification in the afternoon instructing them on how to reset or create new credentials to log in to the new site.

Questions can be sent to staff at [email protected].

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team 2021

[Washington, DC] - The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is pleased to announce that its new leadership team was installed at the WDMA Board of Directors meeting on February 26. At the meeting, the Board elected Steve Tourek of Marvin as the association's 2021-2023 chair. Tourek replaces outgoing Chair Bob Lewis of Masonite International Corporation.

“When I was last elected to serve as Board Chair, our industry was facing the most difficult challenge imaginable: The Great Housing Recession. Today, as we begin to emerge from the shadow of COVID-19, our industry’s challenges are much different but nonetheless demanding: safely satisfying the increased demand for high quality, high performance windows and doors amidst the broader need for housing that is affordable,” said Tourek. “WDMA will have a leading role to play in navigating the industry’s changed operating environment and I’m privileged to be able to work with my fellow Board members, our talented staff and our dedicated volunteers in that collective effort.”

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WDMA Releases 2021 National Policy Agenda

[Washington, DC] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) today released its 2021 WDMA National Policy Agenda. This comprehensive advocacy agenda 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.

"With COVID-19 continuing its effects on the health of the public and the economy, it is crucial for Congress and the Biden administration to collaboratively advance legislation and policies that will facilitate economic recovery," said WDMA Chair Robert Lewis, Senior Vice President & General Counsel for Masonite International. "Window, door and skylight manufacturers remain vital to the building and housing industries, which are key to a thriving economy. The WDMA National Policy Agenda outlines policies that promote energy efficiency, robust housing and economic policy, fair trade practices and the elimination of excessive regulations, among others. This will ensure manufacturers are able to help fuel economic recovery and growth in 2021 and beyond."

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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.

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.