Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

WDMA Applauds Introduction of Legislation Extending Energy Efficient Tax Credit

Sep 18th, 2012

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has issued a statement applauding the introduction of legislation late last week in the U.S. House of Representatives that would reform the residential energy efficiency (25C) tax credit and spur homeowners to make energy-efficient improvements. As introduced, H.R. 6398 would make the credit permanent for the first time. [...]

AAMA and WDMA Release Updated Review and Industry Forecast

Sep 13th, 2012

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) have jointly released an August 2012 update to the “2011/2012 U.S. Industry Statistical Review and Forecast.” This report includes information on door, window and skylight market trends and product relationships. Historic data for 2006 through 2011 and forecast data for 2012 [...]

Stakeholders Weigh in on Latest Energy Star Draft

Aug 28th, 2012

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After submitting written comments and analyzing the latest draft to the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Energy Star for Windows program, stakeholders had the opportunity yesterday to offer their input on the latest draft. Members of door and window manufacturing companies attended the session held in Washington, D.C., along with representatives of some of the industry’s [...]

Georgia Governor Says LEED Rating System is Unfair to Wood Materials

Aug 21st, 2012

Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal recently issued an executive order  directing new or expanded state buildings to incorporate green building standards. These standards would give certification credits equally to forest products grown, manufactured and certified under the Sustainable Forestry Initiative, the American Tree Farm System and the Forest Stewardship Council. “For the past 50 years, Georgia has [...]

WDMA Conference Speaker to Focus on Changing Nature of Door and Window Distribution

Aug 17th, 2012

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced that Brad Farnsworth, president of The Farnsworth Group, will be a speaker at its first ever executive management conference for industry CEOs and senior executives. The conference is scheduled to take place October 3-4 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. Farnsworth’s presentation will [...]

WDMA Announces Keynote Speakers for Executives Conference

Aug 9th, 2012

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced that William Taylor, founding editor of Fast Company magazine, will be a keynote speaker at its first ever executive management conference for industry CEOs and senior executives. The conference is scheduled to take place October 3-4 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. According [...]

Former White House Economic Policy Director to Keynote 2012 Executive Management Conference

Aug 2nd, 2012

Todd Buchholz, former White House economic policy director, will serve as a keynote speaker during the Window and Door Manufacturers Association first ever Executive Management Conference for industry CEOs and senior executives. The event is scheduled to take place October 3-4, 2012 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. During his presentation, [...]

Congress Postpones Vote on Bill that Would Reform the Lacey Act

Jul 31st, 2012

A bill that would reform the Lacey Act was expected to come up for a vote in the House of Representatives last week but last-minute concerns raised by opponents of the bill prevented the vote from moving forward, according to Ben Gann, director of legislative affairs and grassroots activities for the Window and Door Manufacturers [...]

Associations Publish New Installation Standard for Doors in Wood Frame Construction

Jul 26th, 2012

FMA/AAMA/WDMA 300-12, “Standard Practice for the Installation of Exterior Doors in Wood Frame Construction for Extreme Wind/Water Exposure,” is now available from both the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) and the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). The document, which was developed jointly by AAMA, WDMA and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA), includes procedures for [...]

Registration Now Open for WDMA 2012 Executive Management Conference

Jul 17th, 2012

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDAM) 2012 Executive Conference is scheduled for October 3-4 at the Charles Hotel at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Mass. As the association’s first Executive Management Conference for industry CEOs and senior executives, the event will focus on topics and trends expected to shape the industry over the coming year [...]