For Immediate Release: January 15, 2013
Jonathan M. Paine, 202-367-2496
WDMA Releases 2013 National Policy Agenda
for the Window, Door, and Skylight Industry
[Washington, DC] - The Window & Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) released today a comprehensive legislative and regulatory policy agenda for 2013. As the U.S. economy continues its gradual recovery, WDMA has outlined a number of policies that are 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. 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," said WDMA Chair Ann Duebner, Vice President of Sales and Administration for Eggers Industries in Two Rivers, Wisonsin. "We look forward to using this new National Policy Agenda to guide frank and open conversations with Congress and the Administration in 2013."
The 2013 WDMA National Policy Agenda is divided into eight different policy areas:
- Energy Conservation;
- Building Codes;
- Environmental Stewardship;
- Building Safety;
- Housing & Economic Policy;
- Tax Policy;
- Product Supply and Trade; and
WDMA looks forward to working with policymakers to support fiscally sound policies that will spur job creation, and to undo or mitigate the effects of recent actions that overly burden manufacturers with more red tape and costly federal rules and regulations. The 2013 National Policy Agenda will be distributed to all members of Congress and key Administration officials and will be used during WDMA members' visits with their elected representatives during the WDMA Spring Meeting and Legislative Conference on March 18-20 in Washington, DC.
WDMA's 2013 National Policy Agenda can be downloaded here.
Founded in 1927, the Window & Door Manufacturers Association is the premier trade association representing the leading manufacturers of residential and commercial window, door and skylight products for the domestic and export markets. WDMA members are focused on Total Product Performance™ products that are designed and built to performance-based standards. The association is focused on key member needs in the areas of advocacy, product performance, education and information and facilitating business interactions and relationships in the fenestration eco-system. For more information, please visit www.wdma.com.