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  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association has filed a brief with the U.S. Supreme Court urging it to hear an appeal filed by the Pella Corp. over a class action case involving one of its window products.  Pella's appeal challenges a decision made earlier by the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court in the case of Pella Corp. v. Saltzman. That decision significantly loosens the criteria that must... more »
  • In letters of support for new tax credits for energy efficient home upgrades sent to Senators Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) and Jeff Bingamon (D-N.M.) last week, the Window & Door Dealers Alliance offered several "suggestions for improvement" to the proposed legislation. In particular, the letter points to a $200 credit for Energy Star-qualified windows in the draft bill as "an... more »
  • The Window & Door Dealers Alliance has submitted a multi-page letter to the U.S. Government's General Accounting Office, citing a possible administrative error by the Environmental Protection Agency in its efforts to impose lead clearance and testing rules on window and door dealers. After implementing the the Lead Renovation, Repair and Painting rule in April, EPA proposed an amendment to... more »
  • The Window and Door Manufacturers Association submitted comments to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency last week regarding a proposal to expand the current Lead: Renovation, Repair, and Painting rule. EPA is considering additional test requirements that could include expensive multiple dust wipe tests through EPA-approved labs after renovations are completed... more »
  • A coalition of housing industry groups, including the National Association of Home Builders and the Window & Door Manufacturers Association, are filing a suit against the federal Environmental Protection Agency for removing the "opt-out" provision from its Lead: Renovation, Repair and Painting rule. The group is challenging EPA's action on the grounds that the agency... more »
  • The American Architectural Manufacturers Association has joined forces with Associated Labs Inc. to offer insulating glass certification. The two organizations are working together to broaden accessibility to such services in time for new National Fenestration Rating Council requirements for IG certification. "The success of the largest North American whole product certification program... more »
  • A delegation from the Window & Door Dealers Alliance visited the Environmental Protection Agency in Washington, D.C., delivering the organization's official response to the EPA's request for comments on proposed lead clearance testing rules under its Renovation, Repair and Paint program.  The WDDA group also brought nearly 200 letters gathered from dealers around the country... more »
  • The National Fenestration Rating Council is planning to host its first Virtual Committee Week meeting July 19-21. The meeting takes the place of NFRC’s usual in-person summer membership meeting. “We are excited to host our first online conference this summer,” says Jim Benney, NFRC CEO. “Virtual Committee Week eliminates costs associated with travel and will provide an... more »
  • 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 »