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Register Now for the 2017 WDMA Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference

Registration is now open for WDMA's Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference which will take place from March 27-29, 2017 at the Renaissance Dupont Hotel in Washington, D.C. This conference is an incredible opportunity to remind leaders of the importance of our industry and advance the advocacy agenda of WDMA.

Over the past few years, we have seen Congress and the White House clash over a range of issues from labor to taxes to the environment. The 2016 elections shook up Washington and 2017 will be a year packed with action on Capitol Hill and at the federal agencies. With so much at stake and so many opportunities to advance our agenda, we strongly encourage all WDMA members to attend the annual Spring Meeting & Legislative Conference!

Click here for online registration and complete meeting information.  

ProVia Joins WDMA

The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is proud to announce that ProVia is the newest member of the association. Headquartered in Sugarcreek, Ohio, ProVia is a leading manufacturer of professional-class entry doors, storm doors, patio doors, windows, vinyl siding and manufactured stone. The professional-class designation reflects the company's high level of quality, service and customization. 

Brian Miller, ProVia's president & CEO said, "ProVia has always viewed the work that WDMA does as valuable. The Association has moved our industry forward through their Hallmark certification, advocacy, and member services. This is the right time for ProVia to become a part of that work."

Please click here to view WDMA's full press release. 

Issue Brief: EPA Formaldehyde Emission Standards for Composite Wood Products

EPA has issued a final rule to implement the Formaldehyde Standards for Composite Wood Products Act, which added Title VI to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA). This final rule includes provisions relating to, among other things, laminated products, products made with no-added formaldehyde resins or ultra-low- emitting formaldehyde resins.

WDMA and our National Architectural Door Council have been following and commenting to EPA throughout their process of creating their final formaldehyde rule.  WDMA wants to make sure that EPA aligns the provisions of the federal statute with the existing requirements of California Air Resources Board's (CARB) Air Toxics Control Measure to Reduce Formaldehyde Emissions from Composite Wood Products (ATCM).  WDMA contends that the CARB rules are working well, and composite panels complying with them are already available.
 

WDMA is also concerned that the requirements of the final rule be fair for door and window product manufacturers, especially regarding the use of compliant composite panels with no- or low-emitting adhesives.
 

WDMA has reviewed the final EPA statute, and is generally pleased that EPA responded to our concerns in a positive manner.  According to EPA, the requirements in this final rule are consistent, to the extent EPA deemed appropriate, with the current CARB requirements. EPA also clarified requirements for laminators and fabricators in a manner that more clearly identifies which group door and window manufacturers fall under.  Further, EPA has specifically identified adhesive classes that are exempt from testing and certification.

Please click here to view WDMA's full issue brief.

WDMA Releases Window, Door & Skylight Certification for Code Compliance & Verification Webinar

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) is excited to announce the launch of the second installment in its free, on-demand WDMA Certification Webinar Series. Window, Door, & Skylight Certification for Code Compliance and Verification will help participants address the required performance details of each fenestration product. At the end of the webinar, attendees will be able to identify best practices that would be applicable to their work environment. This webinar is approved for 1 ICC Continuing Education Credit.

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Learn How WDMA Hallmark Certification is the Mark of Distinction

[Washington, DC- 7/26/16] - For 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 Performance. With 25 recognized primary standards, more than 175 material and component standards and follow-up quality audits, the WDMA Hallmark Certification Program represents the highest level of quality and is considered a mark of excellence in the industry. 

WDMA is committed to laying a stronger foundation for the industry, built on creating value and relevance for residential and commercial window, door, and skylight professionals. Learn more by watching this short, informational video.

WDMA Announces New Portal to Speed Evaluation Reports of WDMA Hallmark Certified Products to Texas Department of Insurance 

[Chicago, IL- 4/13/16] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) will release next month the third phase of the WDMA Hallmark Certification Programs Client Information Portal (CIP) to facilitate an electronic method to submit and process an application for a Texas Department of Insurance (TDI) Evaluation Report.  This system, which is available to any manufacturers certifying products under the WDMA Hallmark Program, should help shorten the time it takes TDI to produce an evaluation report. Read more.

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