Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

Soft Tech Group Joins WDMA

Aug 31st, 2015

Software maker Soft Tech Group is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Soft Tech Group develops and supports applications for fenestration businesses. From its start in New Zealand in the 1980s, Soft Tech now has offices on five continents working closely with extruders, fabricators and assemblers, dealers and component suppliers. From front-end quoting and […]

Fenster Components Joins WDMA

Aug 25th, 2015

Fenster Components of Noblesville, Ind., is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Fenster Components is a niche millwork fabricator specializing in after-market replacement wood window sash for many obsolete brands and models of wood and woodclad windows.  Fenster offers a full line of unique window products in addition to custom […]

From Grim to Optimistic: The First 7 Months of the 114th Congress

Aug 17th, 2015

While there might be a lot of noise in the political world as 2016 presidential hopefuls kick off their campaigns, the halls of Capitol Hill are eerily quiet. With August recess upon us, let’s take a moment to reflect on the year so far. January-March The View from Here: Grim The 114th Congress convened for […]

Senate Bill Could Simplify EPA’s Lead Paint Rule

Aug 6th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) both applaud the introduction of legislation on Thursday in the U.S. Senate that would reform the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule to reduce the burden it puts on renovatoros while protecting pregnant […]

WDMA Sees Solid Growth Ahead for U.S. Door, Window Markets

Jul 31st, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) Window and Entry Door 2015 U.S. Market Study shows continued growth for the residential window market through 2016. The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts overall residential window market growth of 6.2 percent for 2015 and […]

Quaker Window Products Joins WDMA

Jul 21st, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced this week that Quaker Window Products has joined the organization. For over 66 years, Quaker Window Products has been involved in both the residential and commercial window markets.  With headquarters in Freeburg, Mo., Quaker offers a diverse product line of aluminum, wood and vinyl door and window solutions. “Quaker […]

Caldwell Manufacturing Joins WDMA

Jun 25th, 2015

Caldwell Manufacturing is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the organization announced this week. Caldwell Manufacturing is a global supplier of  residential and commercial fenestration solutions, including window balances, multi-bar hinges, butt hinges, automation systems and other door and window hardware. Founded in 1888, Caldwell Manufacturing Company North America, LLC has over […]

WDMA Gets ANSI’s Stamp of Approval

Jun 11th, 2015

The American National Standards Institute’s (ANSI) Executive Standards Council (ExSC) has re-accredited the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). WDMA is an ANSI-accredited standards developer and organizational member and recently revised its operating procedures for documenting consensus on WDMA-sponsored American National Standards, effective June 3, 2015. Anyone interested in additional information should contact Jeffrey Lowinski, WDMA vice president, […]

Machinery Operators Rank High Among America’s ‘Deadliest Jobs’

May 28th, 2015

In an age of OSHA standards and on-site injuries, “safety first” remains a priority. A new ranking, however, is shedding light on what jobs may be the least safe in the nation. In an interactive graphic titled “The Deadliest Jobs in America,” Bloomberg ranked 51 jobs according to their deadliness. The rankings were based on […]


May 26th, 2015

Since its inception in 2010, the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) rule has been a point of contention among building and construction professionals, especially those of us in the fenestration industry. Estimates vary on how many potential window replacement projects and other types of renovations have been postponed or abandoned due to the high […]