Posts Tagged ‘ Window and Door Manufacturers Association ’

Industry Educates Regarding Window Safety Week

Apr 10th, 2014

This week, April 6-12, is National Window Safety Week, sponsored by the National Safety Council, and some in the industry are doing their part to educate homeowners regarding this important topic. Simonton Windows reminds parents to be extremely cautious with open windows in the home. “Adults can never be too vigilant when it comes to [...]

WDMA Members Take to Capitol Hill

Apr 4th, 2014

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The EPA’s Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting Rule (LRRP) continues to take center stage, when it comes to industry lobbying efforts. When members of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) took to Capitol Hill this week they talked to lawmakers about the LRRP rule, while also asking them to support neutral green building systems [...]

AGC Chief Economist Urges Caution as Construction Industry Slowly Improves

Dec 13th, 2013

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Slowly, but surely, but hardly where it needs to be yet. That was the gist of Ken Simonson’s outlook on what’s ahead in 2014 and beyond for the commercial/multifamily building markets. Speaking during Thursday’s hour-long webinar sponsored by the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), the chief economist for the Associated General Contractors of America [...]

Code Proposals Related to Daylight Zones, Skylights and Replacement Fenestration Approved

Apr 29th, 2013

The International Code Council’s (ICC) committee action hearings continued over the weekend in Dallas with the approval of several proposals related to the International Residential Code and the International Energy Conservation Code. On the International Residential Code (IRC), a proposal by Jeff Inks representing the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), to add section R308.6.9.1 [...]

Industry Informed Regarding FTC and OSHA During WDMA Meeting

Mar 21st, 2013

The door and window industry should be well aware now of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) Guide to Environmental Marketing Claims, more commonly referred to as the Green Guides. Laura Koss, FTC staff attorney, offered further insights into the guides and how companies must pay close attention when making environmental claims. The presentation was given [...]

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 [...]