Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

Coalition Formed to “Save” Energy Star

Apr 15th, 2013

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The Coalition for Home Energy Efficiency, a group of citizens, manufacturers and retailers who want to “preserve and protect the Energy Star program and its promise of an easy choice for consumers,” launched a campaign today to “save” the Energy Star program. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is one industry group whose members [...]

AAMA and WDMA Release 2012/2013 Industry Review and Forecast

Apr 4th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the “AAMA/WDMA 2012/2013 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast.” The report provides information on the door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. In 2012, new residential construction activity closed with a 26.5-percent improvement compared to 2011, [...]

Does Congress Have a Softer Side?

Mar 22nd, 2013

“What?” may be your immediate reaction to the premise that Congress isn’t all bad. At a time when sequesters, fiscal cliffs and budgetary woes dominate the news, this is a pretty hard story to sell. Okay, I’m not really selling it, I am just presenting a different view—one relayed to me, and other attendees of [...]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 21st, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) elected its new leadership team during the association’s Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference held this week. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors elected Mike Salsieder, president of Kolbe & Kolbe Millwork in Wausau, Wis., as the association’s 2013-2014 chair, replacing outgoing Chair Ann Duebner of Eggers [...]

WDMA Preps for Congressional Discussions

Mar 19th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, held concurrently with the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA), which opened yesterday and runs through tomorrow in Crystal City, Va., included issues briefings for members of both associations preparing to take to the Hill to discuss legislative matters with House [...]

Members of Congress Discuss Over Regulation and Escalating Health Care Costs at WDMA/NLBMDA Meeting

Mar 19th, 2013

Representative Bill Johnson

Members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and members of the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) heard from those in the House and Senate today during the association’s annual legislative meetings held in Crystal City, Va. Representative Bill Johnson (R-Ohio) and Senator Angus King, Jr. (I-ME) both agreed that Congress [...]

Wood Door Standard Open for Second Public Ballot

Feb 22nd, 2013

WDMA I.S.6A-11, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Stile and Rail Doors and WDMA I.S.1A-11, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Flush Doors, are now open for their second ballot for recognition as American National Standards. WDMA I.S.6A-11 defines the aesthetic grades and performance duty levels for interior architectural wood stile and rail doors. WDMA [...]

WDMA Adds Speakers to Legislative Lineup

Feb 12th, 2013

Senator King

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association have announced that Senator Angus King (I-ME) will be a featured speaker during the Washington Briefing Breakfast at the Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference to be held March 18-20 in Washington, D.C.    On January 3, 2013, King was [...]

AAMA, WDMA Release Industry Review and Forecast

Jan 17th, 2013

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released the December 2012 update to the 2011/2012 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast. According to the report, in 2012, nonresidential construction activity experienced slow growth in categories favorable to nonresidential door volumes (hospitality, education, healthcare and office). Total [...]

WDMA Releases 2013 National Policy Agenda

Jan 15th, 2013

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released its comprehensive legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013. As the U.S. economy continues its gradual recovery, the association has outlined a number of policies that are top priorities for the door, window and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction [...]