Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

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 […]

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 […]