Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

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 […]

WDMA: Every Area of the Door and Window Market is Growing

May 21st, 2015

*+-The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) put out its 2015 Window and Entry Door U.S. Market Study, and it contains positive news for the industry at large. The report is based on extensive industry input for product shipments in 2014 and was prepared by Metrostudy, a Hanley Wood company, and the Virginia Tech Center […]

Door Testing in Florida: Setting the Record Straight

May 19th, 2015


*+-Industry associations are doing their part to let the industry know what is and is not part of the Florida Building Code (FBC) 5th Edition (2014) that takes effect June 30, 2015. Specifically, what is not part of the new requirement is that all doors must be tested according to NAFS (AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/IS2/A440). Dwight Wilkes, […]

WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference Extends Early Registration

May 12th, 2015

*+-The early-bird hotel and registration deadline has been extended until May 22 for the 2015 Window and Door Manufacturers Association Technical & Manufacturing Conference, scheduled for June 16-18 at the Courtyard Marriott Downtown in Minneapolis. For the first time, this conference includes sessions on plant safety, risk management, ergonomics, lean and sustainable manufacturing processes, and […]

Head of Green Building Initiative to Speak at WDMA Conference

May 8th, 2015


*+-The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has announced that that Vicki Worden, the new executive director of the Green Building Initiative (GBI), will speak at the 2015 WDMA Technical and Manufacturing Conference. Worden has more than 20 years of experience working with industries, government and non-profit organizations in the advancement of broad sustainability objectives. As president […]

Baltimore Riots Shut Down Major Industry Events

Apr 28th, 2015

*+-The ongoing civil unrest in Baltimore forced the cancellation of two major door and window industry events scheduled in the city this week. The Door and Hardware Institute’s annual convention and trade show, which was scheduled to run Wednesday through Friday at the Baltimore Convention Center, was canceled last night as violence broke out following the […]

WDMA Releases New Product Category Rules

Apr 17th, 2015

*+-The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), in cooperation with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), has completed the development of product category rules (PCRs) for interior architectural wood flush and stile and rail door leaves, announcing “manufacturers can begin using and referencing these PCRs immediately,” in a statement. “Creation of a PCR […]

Same Issues, Different Outlook after WDMA Legislative Conference

Mar 30th, 2015

*+-If the issues on this year’s WDMA Legislative Conference agenda look familiar, that’s because they should. As we all know, the 113th Congress didn’t do much to advance the causes impacting our industry. Or any causes, for that matter. However, this Congress is showing some early signs we might see better results. Granted, I’ve had […]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 26th, 2015

*+-One of the results of its spring meeting, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has formed a new leadership team. Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows will serve as the association’s 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows. “During the past year WDMA has continued to demonstrate its […]