The Window and Door Manufacturers Association (WDMA) and the Fenestration Manufacturers Association (FMA) announced an agreement in principle to formally affiliate and eventually integrate operations. As organizations dedicated to representing the window, door and skylight industry, the agreement will allow the industry to enhance and expand its representation of the industry in the Southeastern U.S.
For a number of years, WDMA, a national industry association with offices in Chicago and Washington, D.C., and FMA, a regional association headquartered in Tallahassee, Fla., have worked closely on codes, standards and technical issues impacting the industry in the Southeastern U.S. FMA Executive Director Dick Wilhelm has often represented both organizations before state and local governments.
The organizations also share a significant number of the same members. The leadership of both organizations decided the time was right to start planning the formal integration of the two associations to assure the continuity of industry representation in the Southeast and explore ways to enhance it.
Over the coming months both organizations will begin the process of formalizing the details of the agreement for final approval by both organizations, with the formal change expected to take effect in January 2015. +