WDMA Issues 2013 Policy Agenda

January 15, 2013

The Window & Door Manufacturers Association has released its national policy agenda for 2013. The document outlines a number of legislative and regulatory policies that WDMA sees as top priorities for the window, door, and skylight industry that will aid in the recovery of the housing and construction industry and support continued job creation in the vital U.S. manufacturing sector.


"Manufacturers are trying to ramp up their factories again, but policymakers need to know that overly-burdensome regulations and continued uncertainty about the fiscal priorities of Congress and the Administration continue to threaten the burgeoning economic recovery," says Ann Duebner, VP of sales and administration for Eggers Industries and WDMA chair. "In the 2013 WDMA National Policy Agenda, our members have laid out proposals that will boost national energy efficiency, promote smart tax policy, and support quality manufacturing jobs in our communities. We look forward to using this new National Policy Agenda to guide frank and open conversations with Congress and the Administration in 2013."

The document is divided into different policy areas covering energy conservation; building codes; environmental stewardship; building safety; housing and economic policy; tax policy; product supply and trade; and workplace/workforce issues. WDMA plans to distribute the agenda to all members of Congress and key Administration officials.  It will also be used during WDMA members' visits with their elected representatives during the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference, scheduled for March 18-20 in Washington, DC.