Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

WDMA Releases 2016 National Policy Agenda

Feb 2nd, 2016

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released its legislative advocacy agenda for 2016, which outlines top policy priorities for the door, window and skylight industry that the association says will boost the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector. “As we enter the second session […]

Crystal Finishing Systems Joins WDMA

Jan 26th, 2016

Crystal Finishing Systems is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Crystal Finishing Systems is headquartered in Schofield, Wisc. It has 1.6 million square feet of manufacturing/warehouse facilities staffed by 800 personnel. All of Crystal Finishing Aluminum Extrusion and Fabrication facilities are ISO certification 9001-2008. “Our company has been serving the Window and Door […]

ODL Joins WDMA

Jan 14th, 2016

ODL, Inc. (ODL) is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). ODL was founded in 1945 and is headquartered in Zeeland, Mich. Its two brands, ODL and Western Reflections, manufacture a variety of residential products, including door and window privacy solutions, decorative and clear doorglass, enclosed blinds, retractable screens and doorglass frames. […]

Menck Windows Joins WDMA

Jan 5th, 2016

Menck Windows is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Menck Windows was founded in 2013 and manufactures energy-efficient windows, doors and curtain walls for residential, commercial and institutional buildings. Earlier this year, the company began building fenestration products for the North American market at its new production facility in Chicopee, Mass. Menck […]

WDMA, NLBMDA Back Legislation That Helps Industry

Dec 21st, 2015

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The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the National Lumber and Building Material Dealers Association (NLBMDA) welcome action completed late last week by Congress  and President Obama that will benefit building-products dealers and fenestration manufacturers. The legislation (H.R. 2029) had strong bipartisan support and includes the permanent extension of the Section 179 deduction, multi-year extensions of […]

This New Energy Bill Could Affect the Fenestration Industry

Dec 4th, 2015

The House of Representatives passed the North American Energy Security and Infrastructure Act on Thursday by a vote of 249 to 171. The legislation is of particular interest to the door and window industry. The bill includes a provision sponsored by Reps. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) and Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) known as “Blackburn/Schrader.” That provision, which […]

Congress Wants to Ease the Merger and Acquisition Process

Oct 26th, 2015

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On September 30, the House Judiciary Committee approved the Standard Merger and Acquisition Reviews Through Equal Rules (SMARTER) Act, which seeks to streamline the rules governing how the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) review proposed mergers and acquisitions. Currently, the FTC and the DOJ each can review planned mergers and […]

WDMA Releases 2015 Window and Entry Door Pulse Report

Oct 8th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has released the WDMA 2015 Window and Entry Door Pulse Report, a semi-annual summary report covering both U.S. construction activity and topline product shipment activity. The Pulse Report projects a slight slowdown in 2015 residential new construction starts from earlier projections (1.07 million vs. 1.1 million), with most of […]

Soft Tech Group Joins WDMA

Aug 31st, 2015

Software maker Soft Tech Group is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Soft Tech Group develops and supports applications for fenestration businesses. From its start in New Zealand in the 1980s, Soft Tech now has offices on five continents working closely with extruders, fabricators and assemblers, dealers and component suppliers. From front-end quoting and […]

Fenster Components Joins WDMA

Aug 25th, 2015

Fenster Components of Noblesville, Ind., is the newest member of the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA). Fenster Components is a niche millwork fabricator specializing in after-market replacement wood window sash for many obsolete brands and models of wood and woodclad windows.  Fenster offers a full line of unique window products in addition to custom […]