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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 […]

WDMA Releases New Product Category Rules

Apr 17th, 2015

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), in cooperation with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM), has completed the development of product category rules (PCRs) for interior architectural wood flush and stile and rail door leaves, announcing “manufacturers can begin using and referencing these PCRs immediately,” in a statement. “Creation of a PCR […]

Same Issues, Different Outlook after WDMA Legislative Conference

Mar 30th, 2015

If the issues on this year’s WDMA Legislative Conference agenda look familiar, that’s because they should. As we all know, the 113th Congress didn’t do much to advance the causes impacting our industry. Or any causes, for that matter. However, this Congress is showing some early signs we might see better results. Granted, I’ve had […]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 26th, 2015

One of the results of its spring meeting, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has formed a new leadership team. Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows will serve as the association’s 2015-2017 chair. Babiuk replaces outgoing chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and Windows. “During the past year WDMA has continued to demonstrate its […]

WDMA Legislative Conference Day 2: Time to Get Down to Business

Mar 24th, 2015

Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) said the EPA has too many regulations.

From congressional speakers to Capitol Hill visits, the second day of the spring meeting and legislative conference for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) epitomized the organization’s mission to be the fenestration industry’s voice in Washington. Republicans Rail Against Regulation Tuesday began with the Washington Briefing Breakfast, which featured Sen. Cory Gardner (R-CO) and […]

WDMA Aims to Amplify Industry’s Voice in Washington

Mar 23rd, 2015

Codes and advocacy were the focus on Monday as the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) opened its spring meeting and legislative conference at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. The annual gathering is held in conjunction with the National Lumber and Building Materials Dealers Association (NLBMDA) and the Northeast Window & Door Association […]

6 Themes in this Year’s WDMA Policy Agenda

Feb 2nd, 2015

Every year, the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) produces a National Policy Agenda (NPA) outlining its take on the many issues facing the fenestration industry. The 2015 version was released recently, and it’s well worth a read, if you haven’t already read it. The comprehensive, 15-page document covers eight distinct categories: energy conservation, building codes, […]

If You’ve Replaced One of These Recently, You Actually Made Your Customer Money

Jan 26th, 2015

Simpson will showcase a variety of its products including its Craftsman line.

Replace an entry door with a steel one lately? Chances are, your customer will recoup more money than they spent on the job. That’s according to Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value 2015 report, which has a 20-gauge steel entry door ranked at the top of the list with 102 percent of the cost recouped. According […]