Posts Tagged ‘ Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) ’

ICC Approves Changes to Window Opening Requirements

Apr 29th, 2021

The International Code Council (ICC) voted to make some changes to the International Building Code (E 83-21) regarding window openings. The action occurred during its Committee Action Hearings taking place virtually through May 5. The Window and Door Manufacturers Association and the Fenestration Glazing Industry Alliance were both proponents of the changes which were approved […]

WDMA Announces New Leadership Team

Mar 2nd, 2021

A new leadership team was installed at the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) Board of Directors meeting on February 26. The Board elected Steve Tourek of Marvin as the association’s 2021-2023 chair. Tourek replaces outgoing Chair Bob Lewis of Masonite International Corporation. “When I was last elected to serve as Board Chair, our industry […]

Political Outcomes Not Expected to Sway Demands for Housing

Oct 29th, 2020

Door and window manufacturers were assured this week that the result of a presidential election should have minimal impact on demands stemming from housing. But that didn’t stop the Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) from delving into the election as part of the lineup for its virtual fall conference. The keynote session Wednesday focused […]

Call for Comments: BSR/WDMA I.S.1A-202x and BSR/WDMA I.S.6A-202x

Oct 5th, 2020

Officials for the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) issued a call for comments this week regarding proposed revisions of two Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) standards. According to the announcement, BSR/WDMA I.S.1A-202x, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood Flush Doors (revision of ANSI/WDMA I.S. 1A -2013) WDMA I.S.1A, Industry Standard for Interior Architectural Wood […]

Industry Coalesces Through Virtual Gatherings

Jun 11th, 2020

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) was undeterred this week by social distancing and coronavirus, instead proceeding with its 2020 Technical and Manufacturing Conference through a virtual format. After opening Tuesday with a session on market expectations, the event reminded attendees that while balancing COVID-19 with day-to-day operations, there’s still progress to be made […]

Stay Up To Date On COVID-19 Business Updates

Mar 31st, 2020

Several industry businesses and associations have announced additional changes following the continued spread of COVID-19. [DWM] has compiled the most recent company and association announcements below. Window and Door Manufacturers Association The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) issued version 2.0 of its Guidance on the Essential Critical Infrastructure […]

Huber Named Soft Tech Vice President of Global Customer Strategy

Feb 26th, 2020

Not quite three years after he joined Soft Tech, a software provider for the door and window industry, Darryl Huber has been promoted from Strategic Account Manager – North America to Vice President Global Customer Strategy. In this new role he will be joining the Senior Leadership Team, in charge of a global team of […]

Construction Industry Praises Signing of USMCA, the End of ‘NAFTA Nightmare’

Jan 29th, 2020

After an overwhelming majority vote in the Senate last week, President Donald Trump has officially signed the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) trade deal in a ceremony that took place at the White House today. The USMCA replaces the nearly 25-year-old trade deal North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). “Everybody said this was a […]

Current Tax Incentive Updates Leave ASE Unsatisfied

Dec 17th, 2019

The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) released a statement today expressing its dissatisfaction with legislation moving through congress, suggesting that it fails to include needed reforms to energy efficiency tax incentives for homes and buildings. Amendments added to the Further Consolidated Appropriation Act, 2020 would extend tax incentives until the end of 2020 for meeting […]

Fenestration Industry Optimistic of What Phase One Trade Deal with China Means

Dec 16th, 2019

Organizations in the fenestration industry are hopeful after the announcement of an agreement between the U.S. and China on what the government is calling the Phase One trade deal that may reduce current tariffs and canceled tariffs set to go into effect December 15. The office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) released a statement […]

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