Posts Tagged ‘ WDMA ’

Code Hearings Show Promising Signs for Alignment

May 16th, 2019

The International Code Council (ICC) Committee Action Hearings took place last week in Albuquerque, N.M., ending on what officials for the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) describe as a “year of alignment.” The event drew a number of collaborations over fenestration-related proposals, including between representatives for WDMA and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association (AAMA). WDMA and […]

Tariff Increase Threatened Ahead of Talks with China

May 7th, 2019

President Donald Trump is putting the pressure on China leading up to trade talks in Washington, D.C., Wednesday—returning to prior threats for increased tariffs. In a Twitter post made Sunday, May 5, the president said that tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese products would increase from 10% to 25% as soon as the following […]

Bob Lewis of Masonite International Elected WDMA Chairman

Apr 5th, 2019

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) announced this week that Bob Lewis, Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Masonite International Corp., was elected the association’s chairman for the next two years. The election was held at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference in Washington, D.C. “WDMA has a great track […]

With Chinese Officials in Washington, Tariffs Hang in the Balance

Apr 4th, 2019

As Chinese officials visit Washington, D.C., this week to resume talks of trade, U.S.-based manufacturers await further details regarding any potential agreements. With tariffs on materials used in door and window products hanging in the balance, manufacturers hold a hopeful eye on the situation, expecting to at least dodge increases. “It was the most recent […]

Discussions Emerge Around Doors and Security

Jan 30th, 2019

The trend toward more secure buildings came up at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s winter conference this week, amid a discussion about consumer trends. Speaker Brad Farnsworth, president of market research firm The Farnsworth Group, stopped his presentation to poll attendees on the subject, inquiring whether or not they perceive increased interest in security-related […]

WDMA Officials Focus on Progress Despite Politics

Jan 29th, 2019

  While politics remain a faux pas in some social and business circles, such was not the case at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association’s (WDMA) winter conference. And with numerous government-related issues hanging over the door and window industries, there was plenty to talk about. Amid a brief set of opening remarks, WDMA CEO […]

WDMA Releases New Podcast

Sep 7th, 2018

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) uploaded the second instillation of its podcast series, “WDMA Open & Close.” The second episode features WDMA CEO Michael O’Brien and Brad Farnsworth, president of the Farnsworth Group. They join together to discuss the recent findings in WDMAs 2018 industry market studies on windows, patio doors, entry doors […]

Energy Star Created For Exterior and Interior Storm Windows

Sep 6th, 2018

On September 5th, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) shared the final Energy Star Version 1.0 Exterior and Interior Storm Windows Specification. Throughout this process, the EPA has taken into account comments and feedback from various Energy Star stakeholders. The EPA summarized their responses to the stakeholders in a letter, and provided a schedule for […]

WDMA Speaks Out On The Trade Deal Between The U.S. And Mexico

Aug 29th, 2018

On Monday the President announced that the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will be updated to reflect a modernized trade agreement. This comes in the form of a new agreement between the United States and Mexico. This new agreement is a sigh of relief for many small and medium sized businesses, and the updated […]

WDMA Launches Industry-Focused Podcast

Aug 9th, 2018

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) has launched a podcast,  WDMA Open & Close. Hosted by WDMA CEO Michael O’Brien, the podcast will provide a mixture of content and analysis of the issues impacting the door, window and skylight industry, as well as interviews with industry leaders, experts and analysts that will provide perspectives […]

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