WDMA, NWDA to Merge OperationsJanuary 24th, 2017 by Editor
The Northeast Window & Door Association (NWDA) has agreed to merge operations with the Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), with the members of NWDA becoming members of the newly formed WDMA-Northeast.
The merger was announced at Tuesday’s NWDA winter meetings in Baltimore.
Under the new structure, WDMA-Northeast members will continue to receive the same benefits as they did with NWDA, including regular regional meetings, as well as certain services from WDMA, such as legislative, regulatory and code representation, issue briefs and alerts, access to technical experts and participation in WDMA conferences.
Current WDMA members will also have the opportunity to become members of WDMA-Northeast and participate in its activities.
“WDMA is excited that NWDA will be joined with WDMA to better serve window, door and skylight manufacturers and their suppliers,” said Al Babiuk, WDMA chair and CEO of Loewen Windows. “By merging associations we will have a stronger voice to promote, protect and advance the interests of the industry at the national level and in the Northeast.”
“The merger of NWDA with WDMA is a bold visionary step with numerous benefits for the members of both great associations,” said Steve Chen, NWDA president and COO of Crystal Window & Door Systems. “The synergies resulting from the combination of the organizations assures a bright future for the fenestration industry not only in the Northeast, but across North America.”
The merger is expected to be finalized in the next several weeks upon completion of the appropriate state filings. Members of both WDMA and NWDA will be receiving more detailed information on the new structure in the coming weeks.