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AAMA Members Discuss Major Issues of Relevance to Door and Window Manufacturers at Summer Conference

AAMA's Summer Meeting is being held at the beautiful Hotel Hershey. It's design was based on one just like it that Milton Hershey saw in Eygpt.
AAMA's Rick Walker begins the day two of the association's Summer Meeting Monday morning.

The American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA) opened its Summer Conference yesterday at the Hotel Hershey in Pennsylvania with  two large issues looming before window manufacturers. The first is the adoption of the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) regulations about formaldehyde emissions by the Environmental Protective Agency, effective January 1, 2009. These regulations, which have been particularly difficult for window manufacturers in California, are slated to expand nationwide next year. (CLICK HERE for more information.)

The second was a discussion of another California regulation, AB 2505, which concerns PVC packaging. It, too, is expected to expand to include the whole nation. “This is really going to be difficult on a lot of window manufacturers,” said one manufacturer representative, who requested to remain unnamed. “All our company does is ship in PVC—and this will require major review.”

“It was one thing when it was just California,” said another, “but this will affect everyone now.”

CLICK HERE for the full text of AB 2505.

AAMA’s three-day meeting is a combination of general sessions for all attendees and committee and task group meetings for those interested in specific, tightly honed subject matter.

The opening session was a general membership update provided by association services director Janice Charletta who reviewed the association’s website usage and explained the association’s staff reorganization, which moved some human resources and functions under association services.

The event continues Tuesday.

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