June 8, 2010
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 »
May 25, 2010
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 »
May 13, 2010
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 »
May 4, 2010
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 »
April 13, 2010
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 »
April 5, 2010
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 »
March 18, 2010
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 »
March 4, 2010
The Tropical Forest Foundation has named Steve Tourek, senior vice president and general counsel for Marvin Windows & Doors, as the new president of its board of directors. The foundation works with conservation groups, government agencies and companies that manufacture wood products to promote training, outreach and research pertaining to sustainable forest management in tropical regions... more »
March 2, 2010
Members of the Vinyl Institute and the American Architectural Manufacturers Association are protesting a proposed credit in the U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design program. Part of a new LEED Pilot Credit Library, the proposed credit would reward projects for not using vinyl products.
LEED v3, introduced in April 2009, included the pilot credit library as a... more »
February 24, 2010
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) and John Engler, president & CEO of the National Association of Manufacturers and former governor of Michigan, are the featured speakers at the upcoming Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference of the Window & Door Manufacturers Association. WDMA is co-hosting the event, scheduled for March 15-17, with the North American Building Materials Distribution... more »