Register Now for the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference
The WDMA Technical Conference has been renamed and expanded into the WDMA Technical & Manufacturing Conference in 2015. The conference will be held in Minneapolis, MN from Tuesday, June 16 to Thursday, June 18, 2015. For the first time, this conference will include specific sessions devoted to plant safety, risk management, ergonomics, lean and sustainable manufacturing processes and creating a skilled manufacturing workforce. Of course, the conference will still contain valuable sessions addressing product performance, sustainability, environmental declaration, emerging product technology and product selection, amongst other topics. Register Today!
WDMA Welcomes Polychem as the Newest WDMA Member
WDMA is pleased to welcome the Polychem Corporation as the newest member
of the association. Polychem Corporation, established in1974, is a prime
manufacturer of securement packaging products i.e. plastic/cord strapping,
corner protection board, strapping equipment, tools, and accessories. The
majority of their products are manufactured in the U.S by Polychem or
Polychem-owned companies. The company is also vertically integrated in the
manufacturing of (PET) polyester strapping, which is made from 100 percent
recycled plastic beverage bottles at their Evergreen Plastic division. Polychem
currently serves the window and door industry with specialized angle side seal
strappers, wide and narrow arch bottom seal banding machines and corner
protection board. Read more.
WDMA Releases New Product Category Rules for Interior Architectural Wood Door Leaves
[Chicago- 4/16/2015] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA), in cooperation with the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) as the program operator, has completed the development of ISO-compliant Product Category Rules (PCR) for interior architectural wood flush and stile and rail door leaves. Manufacturers can begin using and referencing these PCR immediately. Read more.
EPA Extends Recertification Deadline for Renovators Under EPA Lead Rule
[4/9/2015] Yesterday, EPA's Administrator signed a final rule to extend certifications for certain individual renovators (those who received initial certification prior to March 31, 2011) under the Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting (LRRP) Rule. The extensions only apply to individual renovators who must get recertification training within the time frames explained below. They do not apply to firm certifications or individual renovators that need their initial certification. WDMA had strongly advocated for an extension of the deadline. Read more.
WDMA Announces New Leadership Team
[Washington, DC- 3/25/2015] - The Window
and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is pleased to announce that its new
leadership team was installed today at the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative
Conference in Washington, D.C. At the meeting, the WDMA Board of Directors
elected Al Babiuk of Loewen Windows as the association's 2015-2017 chair.
Babiuk replaces outgoing Chair Steve Donner of Weiland Sliding Doors and
Windows, an Andersen company. Read more.
Discover Why WDMA Hallmark Certification is Right for You
more than 40 years, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program has been the one product certification that
provides dealers, builders, architects and code officials with the promise of
Total Product PerformanceTM. Learn why you should certify your
products and the advantages of using WDMA Hallmark Certified products.
Growth in U.S. Entry Door Market Continue into 2015
IL- 8/18/2014] The Window and Door Manufacturers Association's
recently released Window and Entry Door 2014 U.S. Market Study shows
continued growth for the entry door market through 2015. The study,
prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the Virginia Center
for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts modest market growth in
the overall entry door market growth of 5.1% for 2014 and 4.9% for
2015. This follows market growth of 5.3% in 2013 with 14.1 million units
shipped. Read more.
Strong Growth in U.S. Architectural Door Market to Continue into 2015
IL- 9/2/2014] Today the Window and Door Manufacturers Association
(WDMA) released its Architectural Door 2014 U.S. Market Study, which
shows continued growth for the architectural door market through 2015.
The study, prepared, researched and analyzed by Metrostudy and the
Virginia Center for Housing Research at Virginia Tech, forecasts strong
market growth in the wood flush door market of nearly 24% for 2014 and
22% for 2015. This follows market growth of 17% in 2013. Read more.
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