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  • Designed to gather input to make a case against clearance testing requirements, a Window & Door Dealer Alliance survey indicates that new Environmental Protection Agency rules covering renovations in homes with lead paint are having a significant negative impact.  More than 70 percent of the 100-plus respondents to date say their company has lost business since the Renovation,... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has launched a new, redesigned Web site at www.aamanet.org. Users can now navigate through the site more easily and take advantage of the information AAMA offers, officials note. "Updating the AAMA Web site was a priority initiative, as we think it's vitally important for our members to have quick and easy access to necessary information... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association Summer Conference 2010 kicked off this week with talks about the association’s strategic plan, work on the green products certification, and code changes on the agenda over the first two days of the meeting. Strategic plan In January, the AAMA board met to review the 2009 strategic plan for the association, and update the objectives and... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance is urging dealers to help it oppose clearance testing requirements that could be added to the Environmental Protection Agency's lead paint regulations that went into effect in April. A proposed rule would require contractors working on jobs where lead safe work practices are mandated to achieve certain clearance levels before concluding the renovation... more »
  • The latest on the organization's strategic planning process and updates on recent legislative activity highlight the agenda of the upcoming summer conference of the American Architectural Manufacturers Association. Set for June 6-9, the meeting is being held at the Oak Brook Hills Marriott outside Chicago. High attendance is anticipated at the members-only AAMA strategic planning report session... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its Western region spring meeting last week in Oakland, Calif.  The meeting began with a tour of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and featured an agenda covering the current economic outlook, updates to California building codes and other issues. A member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of... more »
  • Duck Key, Fla.–The legal profession is seeing "green" in the green building movement, suggested David Toney of Adams & Reese, speaking at the annual meeting of the Fenestration Manufacturers Association held here at the end of April.  The agenda also featured Jeff Lowinski of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, as well as several technical and networking... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association held its 2010 Southeast Region spring meeting on March 30-31 in San Antonio, Texas, with an educational program that encompassed glass strength, lean manufacturing and updates on both regional and national issues. Guest speakers included Scott Norville, professor of civil and environmental engineering at Texas Tech University, who reviewed... more »
  • The New York City/Long Island chapter of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry is spearheading an April 15 protest in Washington, D.C., to ask for a delay and modifications to new lead paint rules set to go in effect April 22.  Organizers have reached out to numerous other NARI chapters and other groups "hoping for thousands" of contractors to turn out for the event... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association installed a new leasdership team at its spring meeting and legislative conference in Washington, D.C., this week.  Stephen Sisson of Karona Inc. was elected the association's new chairman by the WDMA board of directors, replacing outgoing Chairman Steve Tourek of Marvin Windows & Doors. "I look forward to serving as WMDA chairman and... more »